We are committed to driving positive change and taking conscious steps to support and empower communities. Through the JSW Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of the JSW Group, we pursue six strategic spheres of activity: Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Cleanliness, Rural Development and Safety.
We imparted tailoring skills to rural women of Gadivemula, Andhra Pradesh to uplift their economic status. 276 women are availing training on stitching clothes, saree painting, acid and phenyl and jute products manufacturing. We established two tailoring units in Kutra block, Odisha and imparted training to women.
The main aim of establishing the jute training centre is to empower women through new skill sets and create a pollution-free environment as jute is biodegradable and eco-friendly. The training will enhance the skill of women, thereby enhancing their income. This will enable them to support their families and improve their quality of life. A batch of 30 women have completed the course. They formed a group named ‘Spoorthy’,which has been enrolled and registered in District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) for availing benefits from the government.
We trained 126 women in Salboni, West Bengal from the SHGs for establishing kitchen gardens.
Training on phenyl making is being provided to the 14 women of Bilakalaguduru.
Training on saree painting is being provided to the 30 women of Bilakalaguduru & Gadivemula.
From the underprivileged sections of Bilakalaguduru and Bulunur villages JSW initiated Wire works in addition to tailoring for the welfare and well-being of women. The program was initiated on July 23, 2015. Currently skills on wire work are being imparted to 11 women of Bilakalaguduru village.
Sanitary napkins were provided to 500 girl students from classes 7th to 10th to promote menstrual hygiene. We also set up incinerators in schools for safe disposal of sanitary napkins.
We created awareness among rural women about personal/menstrual hygiene and provide sanitary napkins to 603 women every month.
A new product ‘saafkin’ has also been introduced. This sanitary napkin is washable, reusable and biodegradable.It has the following properties: