Women's weaving/crafts projects

 

Women's weaving/crafts projects

Tihar Jail, Delhi

Tihar Jail is the largest prison in Asia; this prison program assists the rehabilitation of women inmates at this location. This "Weaving Behind Bars" venture allows women inmates an opportunity to express their creativity by providing them with training in the arts of weaving, sewing beautiful soft toys and stuffed animals, and by candle-making.

These beautiful finished products are available for purchase at the Omkarananda Ganga Sadan Gift Shop. Sale of these gift items assists the women with much-needed income; these products are also marketed worldwide by another foundation. After release, many women are able to find work using their handicraft skills and selling their products; more than 350 women have benefited from this project so far.

For further information on this and other prison programs in India, visit: www.indiavisionfoundation.org

Vladimir Malutin