Dr. Neelam Gupta, Founder President of AROH Foundation, said that “NGO India 2012 is a platform to exhibit the talents of women who have been trained under the GARIMA programme run by the Foundation with support from GAIL, BPCL and WAPCOS. We can showcase the creative products made by the women of slums and villages, and also use this platform for marketing and resource linkages to create self employment opportunities for these women. Seeing their products showcased at such a big platform, and getting appreciated by visitors from all walks of life, brings the wave of encouragement and new energy in them. The event also helps in generating better and more saleable products, after the feedback received from various quarters.”
Shabana, Beneficiary at AROH Foundation under the project GARIMA said “I just used to stay at my home. But after meeting AROH, I started learning Jardozi work. Now I make Jardozi work on the suits and sell it in the market. It not only makes my day fruitful but also adds support to my family. Renu says that when she sees her product displayed on such a big platform she feels very happy. It makes her more confident.
AROH Foundation is trying to provide the best platforms to their beneficiaries. At this expo AROH Foundation showcased different products made by their beneficiaries. It included different varieties of products like handmade lampshades, embroidery suits, decorated mirrors, flower pots, soft toys, wall hangings, jute bags, cards, hand stitched cloths like bed sheets, pillow covers, wall hangings, curtains, etc Beautiful jewellery made out of stones, pearls. Photo frames made out of waste material like ice cream sticks also drew attention of the visitors.
This event was also a platform of exchanging ideas within the social sector. Several other NGOs, like Navjyoti India Foundation, Smile Foundation, Cry, Hum Hindustani, Mesh, Goonj, etc., also participated in this Expo.
Source : Press Release