NGO Sofia has a Handicrafts Welfare Society, a registered unit to provide training program in handicrafts. The primary objective of this program is to support and strengthen economically deprived women to help them improve their chances of earning a livelihood. Besides, the handicraft training program also contribute to keep alive the traditional Indian art and handicraft culture practiced by rural artisans who create articles of unmatched beauty and great market potential.
Indian craft heritage is rich and unique as the country has been the land of great artists. Taking inspiration from its rich past, NGO Sofia intends to revive the ancient culture and provide today’s deprived generation a medium of earning a livelihood. Through handicraft training program, we train artists and crafts persons to enhance their skills as per modern requirements and attain immense recognition.
Our training centres provide practical knowledge under the guidance of volunteers and trained artists to help enrolees learn new ideas and contemporary designs which gain worldwide attention. We also organize workshops to help women understand the trend and feel confident about their knowledge and skills.
In handicrafts, major training programs involve:
- Jari and patchwork
- Stone carving
- Dari and carpets
- Jute goods
- Leather goods
- Soft toys
Through the program, NGO Sofia intends to empower the women of modern India.