Mahila Jagruthi has been working amongst women in slums and women students
in colleges and hostels catering mainly to girls from lower economic strata
in various towns of karnataka for the past six years.
Gradually the organisation has been able to expand to five different
districts namely Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Kolar and Belgaum apart from
Bangalore. We have also just started extending our work to villages around
the towns. The organisation lays special stress on involving and promoting
girls/women from dalit and backward sections and also from minority groups.
In the course of our work we have found that in general people from poor
economic and social status have little opportunity for formal education or
for any larger exposure that could lead to a finer understanding of the
reasons for oppressive conditions under which they survive. This is more so
for young girls. They are quickly forced into exploitative labour. Their
life is often restricted to a choiceless marriage, care of children and the
old in an undemocratic, highly discriminative family structure.
Many a times we have been painfully watching young, bright, active girls
lacking any proper guidance or direction fall a prey to cosmetic-consumerist
culture, shallow love affairs, sexual violence of sorts and/or being
by exploitative labour processes which simply draw all their energy and time
ultimately fitting them into set patterns of subjugation. The same girls,
given the opportunity and exposure, could have turned into firm, bold women
who would fight their way through life.
This is what has prompted us to form a small commune (SAMANE) for girls from
basically poor oppressed castes in backward regions. We have decided to
start with 6 to 10 girls all of whom have been associated with the
organisation in a small way, who have difficulties in the family environment
and who have participated in one or more of Mahila Jagruthi Campaigns. The
commune is meant mainly for girls of 10 years and above or students from 5th
standard onwards. The students shall attend school or college but will at
the same time be provided with opportunities to develop certain sensitivity
to the realities around, social and political consciousness through regular
meetings, discussions and practical work amongst the people. They will be
encouraged to be assertive, to gather a deeper understanding of life and
society, to face all challenges and in the process learn to be courageous
and committed to the needs of oppressed women/people.
SAMANE will have active links with Mahila Jagruthi, but will have an
independent legal identity. We propose to form a trust consisting of at
least seven women members or more from Karnataka. We are in the process of
meeting the concerned. We plan to lease a simple king of accommodation with
a large Haas and kitchenette. All the basic necessities for the SAMANE shall
be mobilised from well wishers to the extent possible. All members of SAMANE
shall contribute an hour ‘s labour every morning to carry out the day-to-day
work. Mahila Jagruthi activists shall take the overall responsibility to
ensure the smooth and efficient functioning. We have enthusiastically
many different activities for the young members which shall sharpen their
creative and analytical abilities.
Of course, for all this to be realised in full, funds are a must. As per our
calculations the initial investment will come up to Rs.120000/-. The
recurring monthly expenditure will be Rs.1000/- per member, (Which will
include her food, fees, bus charges and other miscellaneous expenditure).
The girls, parents have been requested to share responsibility by sending
what best they can by way of grains or cash. But the real help has to come
from friends who support such cause.
We request you kindly to donate funds for the initial expenditure involved
and also to sponsor the monthly expenditure of at least one girl in half or
full as may fit your budget. We assure you that proper accounts shall be
maintained for all the amounts received. A copy of audited accounts will be
sent to all donors/sponsors from time to time. we will also keep all the
contributors informed about the progress of SAMANE. You are also very much
welcome to visit ‘SAMANE ‘, offer your suggestions and participate in every
possible way in the promotion of the same.
Kindly also see if you can donate any of the following:
Gas stove,Cooker, Big cooking vessels, Plates/Glasses, Mixie/Grinder, Other
Kitchen items, Knives/Scissors etc,
School Bags, School Books/Note Books, Umbrellas, Tiffin Carriers, Children
Shoes/clothes, Books for the library(Kannada and English only)
Papers/Pens/Pencils Writing boards.
Ceiling Fans, Cupboards, Wall clock,Tube lights/Bulbs, Emergency light,
Please let us know the most that you can do for the proposed commune at the
Please send you letters to the following address:
Mahila Jagruthi#29, 2nd Cross, 2nd Main,
.Hosahalli, Vijaya Nagar,
Bangalore- 560 040.
Send your donations to our treasurer-
Sushma a/c no SBI 01190024908
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