Global Empowerment of Women Association, GEWA in short, was launched by RC Chennai Bharathi, RID 3232, with an aim to empower at least 1,000 girls through year-long vocational courses and start-up guidance being provided to the beneficiaries.
GEWA has signed MoUs with 10 institutions in the presence of DG J Sridhar, district first lady Punitha and Rtn Vinita Venkatesh, spouse of RID A S Venkatesh. Club president Santhi Rajkumar, Women’s Empowerment director Shruti Nair and Vocational Services director Rajeshwari are the core team behind the ‘1,000 Girl Children’ project which is being implemented under the GEWA banner.
Four venue partners were selected for training girls (16–25 years) who are from underprivileged families. Technical courses such as digital marketing, basic electronics and robotics, solar products assembling, tally and LED bulb manufacturing will be taught at the vocational centres. In the non-technical category, the girls will be trained on paper plate-making and soap manufacturing.
Blood donation camp
Blood donation camps were organised at two venues by the club with the support of Rotary Central-TTK-VHS Blood Bank. Rotarians and members of Dawoodi Bohra community donated blood at both the venues — Royapuram Mufaddal Polyclinic and Primary Health Centre, Madhavaram. A team of VHS doctors, technicians and paramedics made both the camps successful. Rtn Renuka Ramakrishnan, community health director at the VHS, extended her support to the project.