Vocational Training and Economic Support
In 2009, we conducted a field- visit to meet the Van Gujjars out of Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand who were relocated there 1996. We interacted with the women who are currently undergoing vocational training at a sewing centre run by another NGO. Basic support through machines, fabric, and other material was offered to the women by The Aryavarta Foundation.
In 2012 TAF hopes to continue its support to the resettling families through vocational training, education and awareness activities. We hope to raise funds to support the Van Gujjar Women and help improve their lives and reduce their families’ dependency on the forest around them.