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BHAMINI

Bhamini

The majority of the work JanPragati does is focused in and around slums. Women in these slums are considered weak and unworthy; a being created to serve man and his children. She is treated as dirt, and eventually, she develops a state wherein she has low self-esteem, lacks confidence and becomes completely dependent on others. This situation incentivised the initiation of ‘Bhamini’.

BHAMINI means beautiful and glorious.

Bhamini is a women empowerment program. It runs literacy, skill development/vocational training projects for underprivileged women. Under vocational training, we have a tailoring school named Bhamini Silai (Stitching) School. Here, they imbibe basic tailoring skills so that they can use this skill as a means for their livelihood.

The women at the slum need constant emotional support, which they rarely receive from their families. They have relationship, emotional and cognition issues. Education, starting from the elementary level, is used as one of the tools to address these issues. Furthermore, Bhamini has seminars on relationships, womanhood, self-esteem, etc to help them conquer these hurdles.

 

For women who haven’t completed their secondary level education, we help by enrolling them in a central government open university for completion of their desired course. This helps them become qualified for higher paying jobs, and consequently culminates in economic empowerment.

 

We also provide medical aid to those women who require any. We try not to make them completely dependent on us, but rather, try to help them when their husbands/guardians are reluctant towards addressing their condition. Awareness is also raised on basic health and hygiene issues, along with frequent medical camps.

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BHAMINI stands for the following:

  • For the rights of underprivileged women who have lost all hope

  • To help them discover their real potential

  • To enable them to have the power of making decisions for themselves.

  • To help them be empowered in all their roles as a woman

  • To help in dealing with their life issues and help find proper solutions.

  • To help them have better health and hygienic living

  • To enable them to have healthy menstrual periods by distribution of sanitary napkins.

  • To give them vocational training for better future prospects

  • To enable them to stand on their feet independently and have social acceptance.

  • To help them have good moral ethics

  • To help them have a holistic change

  • To lift them above the poverty line.

  • To provide medical aid for all those who require one.

 

Overall, Bhamini aims to be a channel for those underprivileged women who need help to restore their lives emotionally, physically and mentally. We wish to see them have a better personal and family life, to be empowered enough to acknowledge their worth and to know that they are precious in God’s sight.