• WEDS is dedicated to promoting women's empowerment. WEDS has organized over 150 "Self-Help-Groups" to make this possible. These self-help groups collaborate to provide job training opportunities and support for working women.

  • These self-help organizations also work to educate their members about financial responsibility so that they can develop long-term financial habits. These self-help groups also work to provide similar job training opportunities for groups of young women.

  • Those who have been identified by self-help groups are given the opportunity to receive specialized training at the WEDS tailoring center. These young women are encouraged to enter the workforce after completing their training. WEDS has used the well-respected craft of tailoring to help many women build and/or reform their lives.

  • WEDS provides food, clothing, shoes, school supplies, and even personalized follow-ups to help students continue their education.

  • Our main goal is to educate people. WEDS' target population includes child laborer's and Dalit girls, as well as school dropouts who live with their families. However, the majority of the time, the background is poor. Many of these families are unable to pay for their children to attend school. WEDS assists in the continuation of education for poor children, as well as the identification and re-education of school dropouts and child labourers.

  • WEDS has always been a staunch supporter of organic agriculture. Before it can be served to the women in our target area, all of the produce must be certified organic.

  • The Dalits make up the majority of the population in our target area. India's most oppressed demographic. Dalits are typically landless people who work as day labourers on farms or as servants to wealthy landowners.

  • They are the lowest caste in society, and they are frequently forced to live in poverty.

  • Many Dalit women have no choice but to shoulder the burden of household responsibilities on their own. Their husbands' constant need to migrate in order to find work is the reason for this. These Dalit men are typically hired as day labourers for a single day's work, for which they are paid a pittance of less than 1.5 USD. This salary is insufficient to feed a single person, much less a family of four.

  • WEDS established the farmers club to show our support for organic farmers. WEDS is conducting agriculture training for our target area. The farmers club seeks to organize and unite organic farms near nearby villages through sustainable cultivation practices and conservation methods. WEDS implements organic training for formers in community development projects.

Family micro-business

  • Our micro-business programme focuses on Dalit women and their families. This programme is designed to provide these families with the knowledge and/or skills they need to start their own micro-business. For example, through the practice of goat rearing and the sale of goat products such as milk, meat, cheese, hide, and manure, one of our projects provided an additional source of income for a family, allowing them to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

  • The tribal areas of Sirumalai, Adalur, and Pantry Hills are surrounded by three districts in Dindigul. We've been implementing various health programmes to assist tribal communities and raise awareness about the effects of leprosy, anaemia, and skin diseases on these people. This programme provides tribal communities with timely medical assistance and free treatment.

  • WEDS has also begun offering health education classes to all members of its self-help groups.

Napkin Unit (Health for women)

  • WEDS is working in the rural areas of Dindigul District for adolescent girls and women from the most marginalized communities (Dalits and Tribal).

  • Due to a lack of health knowledge, women face significant health and hygiene issues. As a result, WEDS established a women's self-help group with twelve women, all of whom are former textile workers. This group received sanitary napkin production training and exposure.

  • This organization is in charge of production and marketing for women's organizations, self-help groups, and textile industry adolescent girls.

  • WEDS educates the general public and schools about the benefits of trees and how to properly care for them in both the rural and urban environments.

Awareness in schools

  • 1500 students in 20 schools were educated about the importance of drinking pure water. It was explained to them how water becomes contaminated and how to test the purity of the water. The students were given 120 kit boxes and practical training on how to use them. Another awareness tool was wall painting and writing in schools; wall painting was done in 20 schools. Materials approved by the IEC WEDS distributed 3000 free copies of a booklet on water and sanitation to the general public and schoolchildren.

Capacity Building Training

  • Building Capacity For 50 people, training was provided by TWAD board grass-roots workers in Dindigul District. These trainings were held separately for VWSC members who work as OHT operators and PRI, and all members were able to attend and benefit.