Women Empowerment

Women have been the main focus of Joy Foundation since its beginning. Women health, economic empowerment and education have been the focus areas of Joy Foundation. To achieve this purpose, Joy Foundation has been running computer centers, literacy centers and sewing centers since 2010. Women are earning through the skills that they learn in the centers. Every year Joy Foundation celebrates the International Women Day as well as Mother’s day. The Joy Foundation Women Group prepares the program and many women leaders and many women from the community participate in these programs.

The skill training centers mainly focus in rural areas where women are not much educated and are limited to their homes. Joy Foundation provides them skills that benefit them in the future so that they can earn for themselves as well as their families. A teacher is hired for the center on the basis of her skills and abilities. The women are trained for 1 year in subjects like, hand embroidery, cutting, sewing, hand work, home economics and child care. The women make their practical copies also, which display their work. After the training course, examinations are conducted for the women and certificates are distributed among them.

Joy Foundation also focuses on women health. We have been working on creating awareness on women reproductive health. There are many women who face many health issues due to reproductive health. The families do not focus on this issue much and don’t prefer talking about such issues. A healthy woman leads to a healthy household. Because women represent the cornerstone of a family’s overall health, ensuring they have access to quality care also can lead to improved health for children and families.