Svavalambhan – Our Initiative for Women

Svavalambhan means self-reliant in Hindi. In order to encourage women to be more self-reliant, we have created a unique program that provides women with home based tutoring to increase their literacy and vocational skills.

We are specifically working with women living in Dharavi, who are migrants from rural India. Many are illiterate, and many cannot speak the local language. Due to these barriers, they find it difficult to encompass self-reliance.

Svavalambhan has been initiated to empower these women and provide them with the skills necessary to increase confidence, independence, and agency.