Education & Training
Education and Training are key aspects to empowerment. From running balwadis (pre-school classes) in slum communities to training rescued sexually exploited women in tailoring and computers, Oasis attempts to empower its beneficiaries in the tried and tested and most efficient way.
Providing basic education to young children, is also a means to securing their future and rescuing them from the bondages of poverty. Meanwhile, as their mothers attend adult-literacy classes within the community and grasp the importance of being literate, there’s further encouragement for the young to dream big.
Moreover, women are provided with options to receive training in different skills to add to their family’s income. Training is also provided to rehabilitate women as they return back to mainstream society. Through training courses and computer classes at communities; Aari work , training in hospitality and house-keeping at transitional homes- Purnata Bhavan and Potter's wheel, Oasis provides the beneficiaries with personal assessment and followup.
Linked to the tailoring training programme in Bangalore is a unit that produces and sells fair-trade hand-made clothing and accessories under the brand name Jacobs Well. Find out more at www.jacobswell.biz