Project Name: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Diarrhoea causes 4% of all deaths world-wide. In India alone, around 1,00,000 children, under the age of 11 months die of diarrhea annually. Taking this into consideration, FEED works in collaboration with CHAI (a global health organization committed to strengthening health systems around the world), since the year 2012 to prevent the occurrence of diarrhea, making substantial efforts in this direction by providing support such as making ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts) available to children.
Project Name: OXFAM India
Zardozi, an elaborate style of magnificent hand-embroidery in India finds mention even in the Vedic period. It involves long, laborious hours of skilled Zari artisans to create beautiful designs. Lucknow is home to exquisite Zari work with experienced artisans struggling here. Many of these are hardly able to make a decent living. FEED in collaboration with OXFAM (a global organization fighting poverty and injustice), works for their overall empowerment by providing them with skill-based training and knowledge of modern technology to keep the valuable art alive and help them earn a decent livelihood. FEED is working with OXFAM since 2014, battling for the rights of these artisans and also helping them in earning a justified amount for their work. Our organization is working for their overall empowerment by providing them with skill based training and making their children competent with modern technology by the knowledge of computers.
i- Empowering Marginalized Artisans Of Lucknow
The project is carried with support of Oxfam India. The project aims at strengthening the livelihood of Zardozi artisans particularly women. Majority of them belong to minority community. The condition of women is worst affected, therefore, these women are given quality training at our training & resource centre called “Hunar Ghar”. Many awareness generation camps & activities are organized for the people at Hunar Ghar. FEED is helping these women in developing samples of standard quality & providing market linkages to market their products.
ii -Tailoring & Craftsmenship Program
We are running cutting & tailoring classes for the needy women around the locality. Duration of the course is three months & after the completion of the course certificates are provided to the trainees. We also try to ensure employability to them. FEED in partnership with premiere institutes like AIFT& NIFT etc organizes special programs to empower the artisans with design development.
iii- Computer Literacy & Personality Development Program
We are running computer Literacy & Personality Development Program at our Training cum resource centre. In this program people around the locality including students, women artisans& others are made computer literate. To develop communication skills & enhance their overall personality, sessions are organized on regular basis.
iv- Making Films & Documentaries
We are having dedicated team of experts, researchers & all other necessary resources required to make films & capable to handle such projects successfully. We are producing documentaries on culture & heritage of Awadh & on social issues. Some of documentaries produced by FEED are Life beyond the Golden thread, The Bhands of Awadh, Nishan-e-Lucknow ,Patangbaazi etc.
Project Name:City Livelihood Centre
FEED is running City Livelihood centre in one of the most backward areas of Lucknow city under National Urban Livelihood Mission with the aim to provide suitable employment to the needy people & at the same time facilitating various government schemes.
Project Name: Aarohi
A Training & livelihood strengthening project in Association with State Bank Of India on contemporary courses for Orphans & children in difficult circumstances (living in children home, shelter home & orphanages ),unemployed & unskilled youth & women (widow/divorced).
Project Name:Empowering informal workers in apparel and leather industries through improved access to WASH facilities & positive hygiene behaviours at work place & settlements leading to improved quality of Life .
A project on selected artisans(chikan and zardozi ) at their work place and settlements, in partnership with WATERAID .This project aims to reach across settlements inhabited by these workers and ensure safe water and sanitation facilities ,creating hygeine awareness.Project envisages improvement in overall water,sanitation and hygeine access in factories and settlements through capacity building,service delivery,and policy advocacy with stakeholders,A total research oriented project.