Empowering Women, A Decade of Transformation

Aranyaj Teachers Training Initiative

Aranyaj Matriseva

Aranyaj Sanitary napkin Production & Distribution

Support to Tiger victim

Aranyaj Tailoring training

Aranyaj Teachers Training Initiative

he Aranyaj Teachers Training Programme offers a wide array of benefits that are not only enriching for educators but also hold tremendous value in the global job market.

Firstly, this program equips participants with the skills to understand the nuances of teaching English to non-English speakers, making it an invaluable asset for those seeking to teach in diverse linguistic environments. This leads to the evolution and enhancement of confidence in facing a class, an essential attribute for any successful educator.

Nurturing effective teaching skills and methodologies is a core component, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to engage and educate their students. Moreover, gaining an in-depth understanding of learner’s psychology aids in tailoring teaching approaches to individual needs while promoting unbiased pupil evaluation.

One standout feature is the ability to create unique and original lesson plans, capturing students’ attention and fostering a love for learning. Effective class and time management techniques enhance productivity, while innovative teaching methods connect educators with their students on a deeper level.

In terms of career prospects, an Aranyaj Teachers Training Programme certificate is highly credible and recognized worldwide. Graduates find themselves inundated with job opportunities from across the globe, including well-paid positions as English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. This not only fulfills the desire to explore new countries but also elevates job profiles and CVs.

Most importantly, the program satiates the thirst for knowledge related to the English language, making graduates not just teachers but lifelong learners. Displaying the AAEFL certificate creates a unique niche, setting educators apart in the competitive field of English language instruction.

In summary, the Aranyaj Teachers Training Programme empowers educators with a holistic skill set, opening doors to a world of career opportunities and personal growth. It’s a transformative journey for those passionate about teaching and eager to make a global impact.

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Our Journey of Hope and Hygiene

Aranyaj Sanitary Napkin Production & Distribution units:  

We are a voluntary organization that aims to bring about a positive change in the lives of women who are victims of domestic violence and social injustice. Our initiative involves running three low-cost sanitary napkin manufacturing units in Ashokenagar, Dumdum, and Sundarban. The objective behind this initiative is to provide livelihood support to women and increase the accessibility of pads, which helps break the silence surrounding menstruation and provides a shared sense of social and economic empowerment.

One of the significant problems faced by India is the improper disposal of sanitary napkins. It is estimated that at least 60 million napkins are not disposed of properly, which poses a severe threat to the environment. Keeping this in mind, we have taken the initiative to manufacture pads using 80% biodegradable raw materials. This not only helps in maintaining a clean environment but also promotes sustainability.

We received financial assistance from ONGC for this project, which has enabled us to make it successful. We have also organized a series of sensitization camps, including the KAP program (Knowledge-Attitude-Practice) specially designed for school children who have started menstruating. The program aims to educate them about menstrual hygiene and management and helps them lead a healthy and dignified life.

Our organization has also designed a “Menstrual Hygiene Management Programme (MHM)” for adult women. This program aims to educate them about the importance of menstrual hygiene and management, empowering them to take control of their menstrual health. The program aims to motivate women to collect the pads at a subsidized rate or a no-profit-no-loss cost from the distribution center. This way, we ensure that every woman has access to affordable and hygienic sanitary pads. Our organization has made a significant impact on the lives of many women by providing them with livelihood support and educating them about menstrual hygiene management. We believe that by educating women and providing them with access to affordable and sustainable menstrual hygiene products, we can break the taboo surrounding menstruation and promote a healthy and empowered community.

In conclusion, our voluntary organization has taken an important initiative to manufacture low-cost sanitary pads using biodegradable materials, which not only helps the environment but also empowers women. We believe that by educating women and promoting menstrual hygiene management, we can break the taboo surrounding menstruation and promote a healthy and empowered community.

 Support to the Ill-Fated Tiger Victims of the  Sundarbans

In the heart of the Sundarbans, a breathtaking and delicate UNESCO World Heritage Site, exists a community of resilient individuals whose lives are intricately woven with the threads of nature and tradition. For generations, they have depended on the bounties of the forest, especially fishing and crab collection, as their primary source of sustenance and income. Yet, their choice is not one born of luxury but of necessity.

The Sundarbans, a region that straddles India and Bangladesh, faces unique challenges. With a scarcity of arable land due to the encroaching salinity from the sea and limited irrigation possibilities, agriculture is limited, leaving few options for livelihoods. Per capita land availability is strikingly low, pushing the residents of this tiger land to brave the perils of the forest. They venture in search of fish, honey, crabs, and other non-timber forest products, all while facing the constant threat of tiger attacks and encounters with crocodiles.

Tragically, many breadwinners of these families meet untimely and gruesome ends in the jaws of these fearsome creatures, plunging their households into abject poverty. The fundamental needs of food, shelter, education, and healthcare become distant dreams, exacerbated by the absence of any compensation system initiated by the government.

Recognizing this harsh reality, Aranyaj Society has embarked on a noble mission as the first non-profit organization to conduct an extensive baseline survey. Our aim is to identify these courageous yet ill-fated women, who have come to be known as “Tiger victims.” In the Basanti block, one of the 19 revenue blocks in the Indian Sundarbans, we have discovered over 250 such Tiger victims residing in 50 villages.

Aranyaj Society’s commitment to these brave souls goes beyond recognition; we are dedicated to providing them with essential support to elevate their lives. Guided by the Fundamental Living Index (FLI) guidelines, we offer them a lifeline through ration support, livelihood assistance, new clothing, educational aid for their children, medical support for their families, and initiatives like our tailoring unit.

Additionally, we empower them with valuable resources, including animal husbandry products like goats, chicks, ducklings, and shrimp, along with the necessary provisions for their care. By equipping them with paddy seeds and various vegetable and fruit seedlings, we ensure they have the means to shape their destinies.

We extend an earnest invitation to compassionate souls like you to join us in this transformative mission. With your support, we can extend our reach, bring light to the lives of these courageous Tiger victims, and help them rebuild their futures. Your contribution can make a world of difference, bringing hope and dignity to those who have long been overlooked by society.

Join us today and become a beacon of hope in the lives of the Tiger victims of the Sundarbans. Together, we can make a lasting impact and create a future filled with promise and opportunity for these incredible women and their families.

We the Team Aranyaj: Stitching Dreams, Sewing Success!

 Empowering Vulnerable Women Through Tailoring:

For over a decade, our organization has been dedicated to uplifting the lives of vulnerable women in Ashokenagar and the Sundarbans, two areas deeply affected by economic challenges and limited opportunities. We recognized the immense potential that lay dormant within these women and sought to harness it through tailoring training programs.

Creating Pathways to Self-Sufficiency

Since 2011, our commitment to empowering women has led us to provide comprehensive tailoring training to more than 300 women. This initiative was driven by the belief that with the right skills and opportunities, these women could transform their lives, become self-reliant, and contribute positively to their families and communities.

Entrepreneurs in the Making

The tailoring training program has been instrumental in opening doors to financial independence for these women. Through our rigorous training curriculum, they have acquired essential sewing skills, honed their craftsmanship, and gained a deep understanding of garment construction. As a result, many of them have embarked on successful journeys in the world of fashion and sewing.

Small-Scale Industry Employment

Our efforts have also paved the way for some women to secure employment in small-scale industries. The skills acquired through our training have made them valuable assets to these enterprises, offering them steady incomes and a sense of purpose.

A Transformative Impact

The impact of our tailoring training program goes beyond economic empowerment. It has instilled confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of dignity in the women we have trained. They have emerged as empowered individuals who are better equipped to meet their basic needs and support their families.

Looking Ahead

As we reflect on our journey of empowering women through tailoring training, we remain committed to expanding our reach and making a lasting difference in the lives of even more vulnerable women. Our goal is to continue providing opportunities for skill development and economic independence, creating a ripple effect of positive change in the communities we serve.

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Join Us in Empowering Lives

We invite you to join us in our mission to empower women and transform lives. By supporting our tailoring training program, you contribute to the growth and success of these women, enabling them to break free from the cycle of poverty and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.

Together, we can continue to make a significant impact and create a world where every woman has the opportunity to thrive and shine.

Our “Matriseva Prakalpo”- Care for Mother

In the heart of remote villages in Sundarbans, where life often unfolds in the shadow of adversity, a ray of hope and empowerment emerges through our dedicated initiatives. We believe that supporting needy mothers is pivotal in transforming not only their lives but also entire communities. Here’s a glimpse of our multifaceted approach to bring smiles and empowerment to these remarkable women:

Ration Distribution for Nourishment: We understand the significance of a nutritious diet in ensuring the well-being of families. Regular ration distribution forms a core part of our efforts, ensuring that mothers and their children have access to essential food supplies.

Project “ASHRUMOCHAN” ( Wiping Tears): In our ongoing efforts, we distribute chimneys to women in the village who use wooden chulas for cooking. These chimneys help release smoke, which can pose serious health hazards. By providing safer cooking environments, we ensure that these women no longer suffer from chest problems, ensuring their well-being.

Saree Distribution During Durga Puja: Durga Puja is a time of celebration and togetherness, and we make it special for the mothers in remote villages. We distribute new sarees, allowing them to participate in the festivities with dignity and pride.

Cultural Programs for Inclusivity: We firmly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to showcase their talents. We organize cultural programs that encourage the active participation of these mothers, fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence.

Picnics for Celebrating Togetherness: Our picnics are not just about leisure; they symbolize unity and shared joy. Through these outings, we aim to strengthen the bond within the community, imparting the message that we are all equal. During these moments, they can forget their sadness and sorrow, living in the present with smiles on their faces.

Awareness Programs for Empowerment: Knowledge is empowerment. We conduct awareness programs on various vital topics such as health, the fragile environment in Sundarbans, domestic violence, and financial literacy. These programs equip mothers with valuable information to make informed decisions, ensuring they understand their rights and can act upon them when required.

Support for Small-Scale Livelihood Activities: We empower these mothers to explore small-scale livelihood activities such as selling saris, jewelry, honey, small kitchen garden, small poultry and other products. This initiative provides them with the means to fulfill their small desires and build financial independence, one step at a time.

Our commitment to supporting needy mothers extends beyond charity; it’s about providing opportunities for them to thrive, fostering independence, and nurturing self-esteem. We believe that when we uplift mothers, we uplift entire communities, paving the way for a brighter future for all.

About Us

Aranyaj-“Aranyaj Society For Educational And Environmental Development is a non-profit, Voluntary, Tax Exempted, 80G & FCRA registered organization

Charity ID : AACAA3817G

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Your donations are tax exempted (50%) under Section 80G (5) (IV) of Income tax Act 1961

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Send your contribution in favour of Aranyaj society for Educational & Environmental Development,
A/C: 38129632263
IFSC Code: SBIN0070816
State Bank of India
Rajarhat Branch

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