Please join us in celebrating the conclusion of the Women Empowerment Project, conducted by AMMACHI Labs with support from the United Nations Democracy Fund. In the past 18 months, over 3000 women across Kerala and Tamil Nadu have received vocational and socio-democratic training, thereby gaining the knowledge and confidence to earn their own income, speak up, and make changes for themselves, their families, and society.
On the first day, we will welcome the Women Empowerment graduates with special events to encourage their continued personal and professional growth.
Public events begin at 10:30 am and include:
WE Expo, inaugurated by Ms. Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, showcasing WE graduates’ handmade products
WE Photo Exhibit, illustrating the impact of the Women Empowerment Project
AMMACHI Labs classroom, interactive demonstration of vocational training classroom
Special events for the graduates include:
Inauguration Ceremony, including a special guest address from Mr. Bala Iyer, Vice President, Learning and Development, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.
Product Quality Competition, competing for highest quality product in the categories of fabric painting, home decor, and jewelry making
Knowledge Exchange Session,sharing life stories and experiences with an expert, who will give a motivational talk followed by a Q&A session
Workshop Sessions, learning about entrepreneurship, origami making, jewelry making, counseling, home repairs, and waste management
Idea Innovation Session, developing product designs and marketing materials
On May 3rd, we invite the public to attend A Celebration of Empowerment, officiated by Her Excellency the Governor Smt. Sheila Dikshit, as well as UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Lise Grande,and the renowned film actor Shri Kunchacko Boban. See Invitation Here
In addition, the WE expo, WE photo exhibit, and Ammachi Labs classroom will be open to the public throughout the day.
Schedule of Events
Welcome address by Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Program introduction by Ms. Bhavani B, Director of Ammachi Labs
Invited Guest Address by Ms. Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative
Invited Guest Address by Shri Kunchacko Boban, Cinema Artist
Award Ceremony presented by Her Excellency the Governor, Smt. Sheila Dikshit:
Kickstarting business initiatives
Changemaker awards presented
Product competition awards
Chief Guest Address by Her Excellency the Governor, Smt. Sheila Dikshit
Vote of thanks