We at ISAP stand by Joss Whedon who says, “Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity.”
This is the underlying thought beneath each of ISAP India Foundation’s remarkable strides in women’s empowerment with over 1,60,000 adolescent girls undergoing essential life skills and livelihood training.
We believe that empowerment is the key to unlocking the true potential of every individual, especially woman, who have historically been marginalized and underrepresented. Instances of this abound in agriculture as much as they do in other areas. Our Women Empowerment initiative focuses on providing women with the skills, resources, and opportunities that are certain to help them become self-reliant and influential members of society.
ISAP tries to bridge the education gap by offering vocational and skill-based training to women, enabling them to pursue careers and become financially independent. This is done by implementing programs that focus on women’s physical and mental well-being, including reproductive health, counseling, vaccinations and support groups.
Women are encouraged to participate in the workforce through support and training in entrepreneurial ventures, access to financial literacy workshops, and micro-loans. ISAP’s awareness creation sessions for women about their rights as per constitutional law in social as well as financial matters have shown the way to many underprivileged and abuse-surviving women. Thus, breaking the vicious cycle of violence and discrimination.
Through the Tejaswini initiative in Jharkhand, 20,000 women have found empowerment via 2,000 Self-Help Groups (SHGs). Collaborations with influential organizations such as the Ford Foundation, NASSCOM, and NitiAayog further amplify our impact. Project Samarthya is extending support to 7,200 rural elderly individuals, fostering social inclusion, medical aid, financial and digital literacy, legal awareness, and livelihood enhancement. Under the Ujjwala project, we've successfully trained 500,000 rural women in the safe utilization of kitchen fuel. ISAP India Foundation is dedicated to transforming lives and communities through these transformative initiatives. ISAP has shown that together, we can create a world where every woman has the opportunity to shape her own destiny.
ISAP India Foundation exhibits its strength through comprehensive outreach across 3 districts, 30 blocks, and 3382 villages. Notably, in SaraikelaKharsawan (1184 Villages), Simdega (450 Villages), and East Singhbhum (1748 Villages), our impact resonates. We're empowering 160,000 adolescent girls with crucial life skills and livelihood training. Through structured efforts in these regions, including places like Patamda, Golmuri-cum-Jugsalai, Potka, and more, we're fostering positive change. ISAP's commitment to education, empowerment, and holistic development shines as we navigate the intricacies of each district and village, catalyzing progress and transformation.
ISAP India Foundation's strength is epitomized in its collaboration with NASSCOM for the Rural Call Center initiative. Our focus spans Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, and Rajasthan, touching lives across regions. Impacting 100,000 women entrepreneurs, with a deep engagement of 30,000, we cultivate functional enterprise skills through a cascaded approach of training and mentoring. Empowering these women with digital, financial, and entrepreneurship skills is at our core. Through innovative online and offline mediums, ISAP drives tangible change, bolstering digital and financial literacy, and fostering entrepreneurship. Our commitment to uplifting rural communities is resolute, further strengthened by the NASSCOM partnership, propelling inclusive progress.
ISAP has been instrumental in executing the Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat Yojana. With support from IOCL, BPCL, and HPCL, we’ve impacted 17,408 villages across Assam, MP, West Bengal, and Rajasthan. Our strength lies in raising awareness about safe LPG cooking, healthcare, and wellness in remote areas. Through day-long training in 5,000 villages, we have educated women on the benefits of LPG usage and environmental cleanliness. Notably, an additional 12,000 villages were reached, extending the impact. Successfully engaging over 5 lakh women, ISAP's dedication to transformative initiatives shines, fostering a safer, healthier, and greener future for countless households. Our execution of this vital project signifies our commitment to positive change.
ISAP India Foundation's robust initiatives in women's empowerment, supported by NABARD, have ignited transformation. Across Bundi, SWM (Rajasthan), and Maharashtra, we've empowered 20,000 Women Self Help Groups (SHGs). Our strength lies in skill development workshops fostering income generation and sustainability. From 2014 to 2017, remarkable achievements ensued: 80% SHGs initiated savings, 50% were bank-linked, and 8% established livelihood centers. Through ISAP's guidance, SHGs ventured into diverse sectors—goat rearing, poultry, washing powder production, and tailoring units. These outcomes mirror our dedication to propelling rural women towards self-reliance, financial stability, and holistic empowerment.