Budding Enterpreneurs

Our Chennai staff have an exciting new initiative to promote entrepreneurship, healthy eating, and well-being at our Chennai hubs. We have started Cloud Kitchen Courses for women in our communities where they will learn to cook everyday meals with healthy substitutes like millets and vegetables. They also learn about the nutritional values of all of these foods.

Ponmozhi, our cloud kitchen trainer, says that “Everyone goes to work in our communities, and women often choose easier options to cook faster, which are not always healthy, leading to diabetes and obesity. So, in our classes, we teach women to substitute rice with millets and to include vegetables rich in nutrients in all the dishes. They learn to cook smarter and faster.”

Our goal is for women to take this up as a small business, either as a group or individually.

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Dear friends and patrons,As 2022 draws to a close, I would like for us to look back at a year that heralded in new directions for Oasis India: year one of the 5-year strategic plan of new partnerships, a year of social enterprise, and organisational sustainability.While it was certainly challenging in many ways, it also showed how strong our commitment to the vision and mission are as an organisation – be it as board members, supporters, members of senior management, the national leadership team, or project staff.We can take pride in the fact that we resumed the annual Mukthi Bike Challenge this year, launched Oasis India’s 5-year strategic plan for 2022–2027, and started a new integrated community empowerment project in Assam—Oasis Academy Guwahati and Football for Life (FFL). We also initiated potential partnership discussions with PCI-Mizoram for anti-human trafficking and Thrive for Good under food security, etc. These great achievements lays the foundation for our work in the upcoming new year.There were notable life-changing stories of beneficiaries in each of Oasis India’s hubs and the many other challenges we overcame as a team. Successes achieved in a time when we were forced to adapt to very adverse circumstances So, I want to thank all our staff for the hard work and commitment they have shown over the past year. Our combined strength is what makes us flourish as an organisation.Thank you, our supporters, for walking this journey of growth and development hand in hand with us. As you celebrate Christmas with friends and family, I hope you will look back on the year with the same sense of accomplishment and joy that we all feel at Oasis India.I wish you and your family a happy Christmas season and a prosperous 2023! Best regards,Mangneo LhungdimExecutive Director,Oasis India