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Jodhpur Community Tour: Empowering Women Through Textiles

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  • Spend an afternoon learning about the various projects of Sambhali Trust, a grassroots women's empowerment center in Jodhpur, and help provide the tools necessary for center graduates to start successful businesses..Explore traditional Indian textiles and crafts and shop authentic, ethical fashion..Learn about traditional Mehndi designs and receive a special henna painted just for you by local women impacted by the empowerment programs.
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Are you passionate about becoming involved in the global women's empowerment movement and want to discover how? Interested in learning about what is being done in India to help support local underserved young women? Come join this grassroots women's empowerment trust in Jodhpur, India for an afternoon of visiting various projects. During this tour, you'll learn about traditional Indian textiles from sewing center graduates and enjoy a chai tea with the founder as he explains the work this trust has done over the past decade. Finally, you will receive a painted henna design created just for you by the local Indian women impacted by the various projects. Tour Itinerary: I. Introduction to Sambhali Trust from Founder and Managing Trustee Govind Rathore Sambhali Trust has helped at-risk Indian women break the cycle of poverty and financial dependence by teaching them valuable practical skills necessary to earn a living. Hear about how this foundation, operating for a decade, has impacted over 10,000 local women and children, and learn about women's rights in India over a chai tea. II. Visit the Jodhpur Empowerment Center Indian women at this center learn tactical skills to create handmade crafts in order to earn an independent income. Math and English are also taught to the women by international volunteers. Visit the Graduate Sewing Center program where you learn about textiles and have a once in a lifetime opportunity to shop uniquely designed ethical fashion and small goods items. In the decade since this project debuted, over 300 women have graduated and received sewing machines to help launch a successful future. III. Tour ends at the office of Sambhali Trust Complete your memorable afternoon in the trust's beautiful office learning about traditional Mehndi designs as you receive a special henna painted just for you!Note: Visitors have the option to include a cooking lesson in their tour for an additional price.
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