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GoodWeave India’s recent growth has entailed the addition of the finest talent in the industry. To commemorate the recent expansion and evaluate the progress this year, GoodWeave India conducted its All Staff Meet on 7th and 8th November, 2016 in Greater Noida.

On 20th October, 2016, GoodWeave’s project village Tilbegumpur witnessed a myriad of education-related slogans in a rally that was intended to bring the concept of child friendly communities to every street. The rally composed of community facilitators, village children, and enthused adults, snowballed its way through the village, stimulating a conversation on the importance of education. “Hum bhi padhenge” is now a movement in the village that preaches a firm insistence on education for all, to prevent everyday acts of child labour.

Held in Jaipur and Greater Noida for village Community Facilitators

GoodWeave India organised two sets of residential trainings for its village facilitators in Rajasthan, Sikandrabad and Panipat regions. The facilitators were trained in play-way pedagogy and multi-level teaching techniques as incorporated in our Child Friendly Communities project for mainstreaming children back to schools. The first training was organised in Jaipur for facilitators in 14 villages from 27th to 29th of July. This was followed by a similar training in Greater Noida for participants from Panipat, Kanwra and Tilbegumpur on 22nd to 24th August. GoodWeave partnered with emerging organizations Sandhaan and Jodo Gyaan for the implementation of the training sessions.

GoodWeave India by the virtue of its social program has been actively organising Health and Awareness camps for workers in the Carpet Weaving communities. By partnering with Employee’s State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to conduct these localised camps, the organisation has attempted to strengthen and facilitate the already existing worker health programs, and enhance service delivery. The program’s latest endeavour involved a local health camp in Panipat that offered health assessment (spot diagnosis and treatment) as well as awareness and counselling to individual workers. Besides a continued insistence on free testing, the initiative also aims at providing enough information resources to make the workers active recipients of Public Health initiatives. 

GoodWeave’s CFC project builds local efficiency to abridge education gaps in Rajasthan’s weaving community

The issue of education and access is a prevalent one. It gets further complicated in scenarios where communities are generationally linked with carpet weaving and their children find themselves absorbed in the process.  The last one year has been a boon for children in as many as 14 villages in Rajasthan where GoodWeave’s CFC (Child Friendly Communities) project is being implemented. Belonging to predominately carpet-weaving communities of Jaipur, Alwar and Dausa districts, a large number of these children (1394) were identified as academically lagging and extremely vulnerable to child labour.

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