Centre For Green
Building Material and Technology

Crossover II – A Bamboo Workshop For Women Empowerment

Date: September 18, 2014 Organizer: CGBMT, Bangalore

A workshop for Awareness building about Bamboo sector and providing livelihood security and entrepreneurship development for women. The aim was to introduce the craft of bamboo products that can have a market value. With the  same intent, CGBMT and MGIRED tied up with NGOs like Parikrama Humanity Foundation, Samarthanam, Spastic Society of Karnataka, etc who could take advantage of this opportunity. There were approximately 25 participants for the workshop. The participants were taught how to make different bamboo products like agarbattis (incense sticks), jewellery, candle holders, bangles, etc. The workshop served as an opportunity to learn something new, thus empowering them to earn a livelihood by working from home.