Talking #InclusiveBiz No. 2: Educating the most vulnerable populations effectively despite the pandemic through participatory solutions
Industree Foundation (est. 2000) is a Bengaluru-based non-profit working with producers in the farm and creative manufacturing sectors. It builds sustainable livelihoods to ensure that underemployed women can have high and regular incomes, decent and equitable working conditions, and resilience to life crises.
In this second episode of the iBAN podcast, Neelam Chhiber, co-founder of Industree Crafts Foundation, provides an insight into her work reskilling women in rural India during Covid-19. What are the main challenges to the education model due to the pandemic? What are the new tools and formats of learning that have been successfully implemented? And most importantly, what can we learn and how can we adapt to the new situations created by the pandemic?
- Having a smartphone is of critical importance for new learning formats.
- There are simple roadblocks that need to be taken into consideration when working with vulnerable women.
- Never exclude the men from the empowerment work.
- Look at the glass as half full and not as half empty, as an organization.