Enabling Women of Kamand Valley
Helping Kamand women take command!
The main aim of EWOK is to help local women in the Kamand valley in Himachal Pradesh achieve their goals. EWOK has developed an app that aggregates information about training, education and employment opportunities for women in the area. It is notable that local female interns trained at EWOK finished the project to develop the app. EWOK also provides individual assistance, mentors and guidance for women seeking to set up their own businesses, complete their education, obtain training or find employment. EWOK offers courses for local women wishing to improve their spoken English and the gain basic computer skills. These courses are affiliated with the NIIT Foundation. Women completing the courses receive government approved certification. As most of the women in the valley have a great deal of experience and skills gained from their work in agriculture, EWOK’s main focus now is on agricultural and horticultural projects. We have guided four women to register as horticultural contractors. They are now employing 65 women and men and had a total turnover of 65 lakh rupees. In partnership with the IIT Medicinal Plant Lab, we are working to introduce new crops and techniques to interested local farmers. Crops introduced include tulsi, roses, marigolds and mushrooms. Methods of organic farming are also being introduced. View our brochure for more details.