Kalakkal Kadai is an attempt to work out a marketing initiative for adults who are either working from home, or in neighborhood initiatives or within an organization like Vidya Sagar. Livelihood is a huge challenge for people with disability and also for people working with persons with disabilities.Vidya Sagar believes that every adult with disability (no matter how severe the disability) should have the opportunity to not only work, but also earn a livelihood. The first option is open placement. But there are people who might choose to work on their own or in a group. The shop will facilitate marketing for them. Kalakkal Kadai is an experiment; but more importantly it is also a first step in trying to promote a collective / cooperative of people with disabilities.
To make this possible we have tried to make reasonable accommodations, adapt machines and network with designers and marketing professionals. This collaboration between professionals has made possible the beautiful products that are on sale. The products range include various types of bags like Hand Bags, laptop bags, Travel Bags, Wallets, sling bags, cushion covers, stoles, runners, dinner mats, lamp shades, bedspreads, sarees, leafware products, paper products, wooden trays, office stationeries and more.
But it is important to recognize that this is not the end. It is the first step in a long exploration with people with disability, activists; government and groups of other marginalized sections of our society, to find an answer which makes equity to livelihood a reality.
For details contact Ms.Anuradha Shankar @ 9840154285