The challenge for women living in rural India is more severe as compared to their urban counterparts. In rural societies, gender discrimination reduces economic opportunities for girls and young women. Deprivation and bias, cultural norms force many girls from poor families into early marriage and childbearing, where they are physically exploited. The burdens of domestic tasks are added. Impoverishment compels several young women to hunt employment within the formal sector, wherever they notice themselves restricted to low-skilled jobs with negligible financial gain potential, long hours and unequal power relations that always cause exploitation. Opportunities for girls in rural areas are restricted, because of restricted mobility and access to education.
WE BELIEVE solution for all these types of problems for rural women is empowering them through skill development and entrepreneurship .
Women have the capability to accelerate the economic growth of the country, if their participation in the workplace is increased.
Sleepwell Foundation presents Chhoti Seekh Badi Jeet, a video series with Richa Anirudh, famous media personality, to skill rural women with soft skills to enhance their personal development and growth. These videos are also intended to create awareness of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Skill India Mission of our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.
These video series, comprising various topics from the curriculum of Skill Development for Better Productivity, as is taught for entrepreneurship development, is made for self learning. In content and in language that can be understood by all, we wish these videos enhances skill, change mindset, creates emotional wellness and most of all transform lives.