LIVE FOUNDATION envisions a transformed Jharkhand where women, marginalized communities, and the environment thrive together. By focusing on women empowerment, livelihood enhancement, climate resilience, and the rights of pastoral and forest communities, the organization aims to create a holistic environment of sustainable development. Through collaboration with village volunteers and Panchayati Raj Institution representatives, LIVE FOUNDATION ensures the long-term success and sustainability of its projects.
"Live for Life. Live with Dignity." encapsulates a profound philosophy that resonates with the essence of human existence. It emphasizes the significance of not just surviving, but thriving, embracing life's experiences with enthusiasm and purpose. At its core, this mantra underscores the importance of cherishing every moment, pursuing passions, nurturing relationships, and embracing personal growth. However, it equally emphasizes the indispensable value of living with dignity. It reminds us that true fulfilment arises when our actions are guided by respect, integrity, and a sense of ethical responsibility towards ourselves and others. This principle serves as a timeless reminder that life's journey is not only about accumulating moments, but about crafting a legacy of authenticity, compassion, and honour.
Live Foundation is committed to empowering marginalized communities, with a special focus on tribal and local artisans. Our recent endeavor involved supporting our skilled artisans in participating in Aadi Mahotsav, the National Tribal Festival, held in Jamshedpur from 7th to 20th October 2023.
The Aadi Mahotsav Experience:
We showcased elegant Lac handcrafted products made by our trained artisans at the National Tribal Festival in Jamshedpur. Our skilled artisans impressed visitors with vibrant bangles, paperweights, keychains, and more! 💫
Customers were attracted by the unique designs, and traditional touch. Many left with orders for these beautiful items ! 🌈
This event not only boosted morale but also opened doors to broader markets, creating vital employment opportunities for tribal communities. Together, we're preserving heritage and empowering lives!
Om Prakash Laguri of Siringsiya village, becomes a shining example in the world of scientific lac cultivation. He has transformed 15 kg of brood into a 109 kg of high-quality lac. This achievement showcases the blend of tradition & innovation and witness the potential of modern techniques in age-old practices.
Read the Full Story to Discover:
* A Journey Through Science: Witness how Om Prakash Laguri harnessed the power of scientific techniques to revolutionize lac cultivation.
* From Brood to Bounty: Explore the process of nurturing brood to achieve a record-breaking yield of 109 kg of lac resin.
* Redefining Tradition: Uncover how embracing innovation in traditional practices can pave the way for unparalleled success.
* Quality Meets Quantity: Learn how his dedication to scientific methods resulted in not only increased quantity but also enhanced quality of the lac resin.
On July 1, 2023, our skilled artisans took part at TRIFED Artisans Empowerment Fair in Gumla district. The event, inaugurated by DC of Gumla district, was a testament to the rich heritage of handcrafted products & the importance of preserving traditional craftsmanship.
This marked a significant milestone in our "Lac Handicraft Training" initiative, which focuses on empowering marginalized communities, particularly women, by imparting training in innovative Lac handicrafts. LF actively participated in the fair, where artisans proudly displayed their creations, including Lac bangles, earrings, rings, key rings, jewelry sets, and more.
The fair not only provided market exposure but also led to our Lac Jewelry set being officially empanelled by TRIFED. This recognition validates the quality of our Lac products and opens doors to broader markets.
The impact of participation includes recognition from TRIFED, market exposure, motivation for our artisans, & economic empowerment for marginalized women.
The Live Foundation, in collaboration with Jharcraft, organized a two-month training session on Lac handicraft bangles. Twenty talented women participated in this program, held from January to March, where they learned the art of crafting exquisite handicrafts.
We are thrilled to share that four exceptional women from the training have chosen bangle and handicraft making as their vocation. Their extraordinary creations were proudly showcased and sold at the esteemed Bangla Sanskritik Fair, held at Dr. Din Dayal Munda Football Stadium from 5th to 7th May 2023.
These four artisans have not only discovered their passion but have also found a path to economic independence and empowerment. Their journey exemplifies the profound impact of skill development programs in transforming lives.
We applaud the dedication and talent of these remarkable women and celebrate their success as they continue to inspire others with their craftsmanship.
The Live Foundation remains committed to nurturing livelihood opportunities and creating a brighter future for all.
LIVE FOUNDATION is not just a social enterprise, it is like a tree, with the board as its firm roots, the mentors as its strong trunk and team as its green branches. The success of each project, the smiles of the people who get associated and benefitted are the fruits.
With an impressive career spanning over two decades in the realm of mass communication, this Chhandosree Thakur brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Having navigated the dynamic landscape of national newspapers, she has honed her skills in disseminating information to diverse audiences with finesse and precision. Her journey through the rural landscapes in search of human centric stories has not only honed her skills but has also showcased her unwavering commitment to the world of media and human rights. Chhandosree has worked beyond traditional journalism, as she has also made significant contributions to the development sector. As a seasoned development professional, her focus on development communication has been instrumental in conveying critical messages, igniting social change, and bridging gaps between communities. Her affinity for development communication underscores her commitment to utilizing her skills for driving positive change. Her unique ability to blend her mass communication prowess with her passion for development has yielded transformative results, leaving an indelible mark on both the media and development landscapes. With 22 years of invaluable experience, she stands as a beacon of knowledge, poised to continue her impactful journey of bridging communication and development for a brighter future.
Dr Bharti stands as a remarkable individual whose diverse talents have culminated into a harmonious blend of academia and artistry. She seamlessly bridges the two worlds. Armed with a doctorate in Economics, her scholarly pursuits delve into the intricate fabric of rural women's economic empowerment. Her extensive research sheds light on the transformative potential of empowering women in underserved regions, unlocking a cascade of socio-economic progress. She has touched the nerve of an often-overlooked dynamics of the rural terrains that is decision-making and economic empowerment of women. Bharti's brilliance transcends the confines of academia, as she is also a celebrated artist. Her mastery over the traditional Sohrai paintings, an art form hailing from the heart of Jharkhand, showcases her deep connection to the land and its stories. Her paintings portray that she is a true custodian of cultural heritage. Through her artistry, vibrant strokes and intricate detailing, she breathes life into the canvas, encapsulating the essence of her community's history and culture. In her unique journey, Bharti not only empowers through words but also immortalizes the tales of the land through her captivating artwork, leaving an indelible mark on both the world of scholarship and creativity.
Jyoti Devi, a remarkable individual with almost two decades of experience in managing SHG, stands as a testament to the power of grassroots empowerment. Hailing from a humble background herself, she intimately comprehends the significance of economically empowering women. Her journey began with a resolute commitment to bring about positive change in the lives of women, propelling them towards self-reliance and dignity. Jyoti's background provided her with an inherent understanding of the challenges faced by marginalized communities. This empathy became the driving force behind her relentless efforts to uplift women, particularly those residing in urban slums, who often face compounded injustices. Her advocacy extends beyond economic empowerment, encompassing broader aspects of women's rights and social justice. Her work resonates as a beacon of hope, inspiring countless women to break free from the cycle of poverty and dependence. Through SHGs she orchestrates platforms for skill development, financial literacy, and collaborative growth. Her visionary leadership fosters a sense of solidarity among women, empowering them to navigate life's complexities with resilience.
Resham comes with more than 20 years of rich, qualitative experience in diverse content roles. She started her career as a reporter at leading dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The Telegraph. She covered a range of beats from science and scientific institutions to core industries. Resham also worked at the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), researching, writing, and editing international and national stories. She has also led the content vertical at a communications agency, taking on thought leadership and other ghostwriting assignments for a variety of clients. Over the past few years, Resham has freelanced as an editor, writer, and journalist, executing multiple projects across industries. Currently she is a senior content person at Sixdegrees BCW- a WPP company.
Ms. Deepti Arora is a dedicated and innovative pre-primary teacher with 16 years of experience. She holds a B.Com, B.Ed, and a PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism. Ms. Arora has completed certification courses in STTAR and MINDLER foundation, enhancing her teaching skills. She has received several awards, including Best Teacher, Most Dedicated Teacher, and Most Result Oriented Teacher at Mothers' Pride in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. She has also been recognized for excellence by DPS, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. Ms. Arora is passionate about teaching and has worked with children with special needs. She has mentored over 1700 students since 2008, using new technologies and teaching methodologies. Currently, she is employed at DPS, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.
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