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To Educate is to Empower

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To Educate is to Empower

We acknowledge that a new job is not enough to transcend years of exploitation. To promote healing and knowledge, Anchal offers educational workshops in leadership, financial planning, entrepreneurship, women’s health, self-defense and emotional/stress management. Stress management workshops emphasize community building, support systems, dance & yoga. While financial planning workshops inspire the women to take control of their new income with lessons on budgeting, saving, managing credit and learning to negotiate. All  lessons give women the tools to support an independent life.

Empowering our Artisans 

Many of the artisans in our holistic program were never afforded the opportunity to go to school or were forced to drop out an early age. The reasons for stopping their education vary but almost always tie back to poverty, cultural conditions or some sort of sexual abuse. Unfortunately, a young girl’s education in an impoverished family in India is seldom a priority.

Anchal feels strongly about providing continued education for the artisans in our program, empowering their future. One of the many ways we set ourselves apart from other artisan programs is through  monthly educational workshops to build a skill-set necessary for employment beyond Anchal.

Dreams Becoming Reality with the Circle of Sisterhood

The Circle of Sisterhood is a non-profit organization that raises money to remove barriers and provide educational opportunities for women & girls around the world.We are grateful enough to have received generous grants from Circle of Sisterhood, to be able to hold monthly educational workshops for our artisans  As you know, education is a central aspect of our artisan program and we were more than thrilled to be able to strengthen the quality of our workshops, offer them more frequently & help Anchal artisans create a sustainable future.

Through The Circle of Sisterhood’s donations, we are able to teach our artisans skills they will use for the rest of their lives. Some of the workshops include topics on financial planning, leadership, entrepreneurship, women's health, team building, communication and additional training in design. 

If you are interested in supporting an artisan workshop and empowering the future of our artisans through education, a donation can pay for a workshop leader, materials, tea, and a stipend for artisans to attend.  You can learn more and make a donation here >>>

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