Any sort of construction work in the mountain region requires almost twice the cost as compared to the plains. Irrespective of the cost and the challenges, we have acquired a 1-acre land with plans for building a residential school for the children in and around the region. We are charging only a nominal fee from the parents so that their sense of dignity stays intact along with a little support for the functioning of the school. As a part of the development process, initially, we also started vocational training for ladies in 11 different villages in the region covering around 500 women.
We also, partnered with the NID, Ahmedabad for providing training in glass bead jewelry. Students from NID were taken to those areas as well as women from that region were taken to NID for giving them a cross-training platform. Products made by them were showcased and sold in regional Dastkar fair in Delhi. Plans are also ongoing for setting up Primary Health Center for treating small ailments.