Nectar Nectar’s commitment goes beyond jewelry with the Nectar Foundation and Nectar Town.
These represent a not-for-profit organization and social arm working to directly transform the lives of individual women, homes and land daily.
The not-for-profit arm of Nectar Nectar New York focused on building economic independence for women. Imparting skill training via entrepreneurship workshops, jewelry workshops and training sessions in our community.
NECTAR TOWN, INDIA
This social arm of Studio Gempro & Nectar Nectar in India, has plans adopted a village and provides all-round development of that village through initiatives such as building cow shelters, building water ponds to provide clean drinking water, providing skill training sessions for tribal women and education to their children. We have planted over 1000 herbal trees, rescued over 60 Cows from slaughter and sheltered them with love and care in Nectar Town, Santosh Nagar a village in Odisha district.
SWARAJ JAIL UNIVERSITY
The Swaraj Jail University Correction Centre in Udaipur-Rajasthan, started in October 2018 with the purpose of prototyping a self-designed learning program in the Udaipur Central Jail. The purpose is to help inmates explore their passions, gain practical skills, and re-ignite self-esteem, leadership and life vision in the face of the numerous challenges of incarcerated life. The inmates are invited and supported to design their own personalized learning programs based on their interests and needs. Everyone is a teacher and a learner in the Jail University. It is inspired by last 20 years of action-research in Shikshantar and Swaraj University.
We train and employ women inmates so they can make money and support their families, even while in jail. Their women have been making our gemstone dolls, silk wrapped beads and more crafts.
The Peoples Institute for Re-thinking Education and Development. Shikshanter Resource is a Center for home-schooling, Un-schooling, Self-Designed Learners.
Nectar Foundation is part of the Fellowship program for Girls 16+ age group. They have been trained to craft our artisanal jewelry elements like the Silk wrapped beads, wooden carving, hand painting on pearls etc.
The place for creative expression! Studio Gempro brings the finest gemstone art and goodness to life. They create art with gemstones that define the feelings and strengthen the bonds with human and nature.
Nectar Nectar New York supports innovation, design and development of their new upcoming archetype collection. We share the same noble objectives with Studio Gempro to catalyze the process of economic independence amongst women artisans
VIDYA INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENTS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
VIDYA’s Motto is to Educate, Empower, and Transform the lives of children, youth and women from marginalized communities through its high-quality training programs.
The skill development program for the women covers basic communicative English, basic computer skills, as well as vocational skills which included Tailoring, Embroidery, Crochet, jewelry design and other crafts such as Mahbubani paintings, block printing, and paper crafts. A strong sense of ethical values has been integrated in the coursework and provides quality education giving every youth an opportunity to succeed.
Tribal Youth Leadership Academy with the shared mission to ignite inner motivation/self-initiative while providing practical skills, emotional well-being, creativity, self-discipline, cultural self-confidence, entrepreneurship and community vision of tribal youth. Hunarshala is open to tribal youth ages 16-25. Many of these youth have dropped out of school and have worked as migrant labor in big cities.
WHE by Abira Creations
WHE by Abira is a design-driven, ethical fashion accessories company, committed to bring marginalized families out of the poverty cycle and inspire consumers to buy eco-friendly and handmade products. WHE promotes fair family investment in education, health, and savings by adding mothers to the workforce and increasing their family income.
Ecohut is an alternative experiment to share natural and handmade products and artworks with people. Its purpose is to give a platform to local artisans and practitioners, to share their art and create opportunities for learning exchanges. Ecohut conducts workshops on how to upcycle waste and make something creative out of it i.e, handmade jewelry, upcycled creative products, décor items and anything environmental and eco-friendly.
Their women have been crafting our Silk wrapped & Crochet beads used in our jewelry.
Mewar Collective aims to empower women by providing educational resources along with material to manage menstruation cycles. Their founding pillars are: Maximize impact with up-cycling fabrics, making eco friendly products, working with local talents, to produce high-quality clothes and accessories from environment-friendly fabrics.
Their women have been crafting fabric wrapped beads, other fabric accessories used in jewelry.
PRABHAT GEMS & JEWELS
A leading sophisticated and modern technology jewelry manufacturing plant founded by Prakash Singh, a passionate jeweler, with a vast experience of over 20 years in Gems and jewelry. Employs over 150 skilled artisans and trained staff that crafts our beautiful NectarNectar jewelry.
Dhayas Foundation, the group of assistance programs designed to ensure the well being of a nation's citizens. It is a system that aims to provide quality care to society participants. A non-profit organization, promotes varied arts and employment to local artisans and encourages women to come work for economic independence.
I had a dream to study. It took backseat when I got married at 17 (now 29 yrs old) and later became mother of two sons. I am reliving it again at Nectar Nectar. I learnt to speak in English, working on computers, manage the team etc. I am an inventory manager now. I got an opportunity to represent Nectar Nectar at EPCH trade fair in Delhi where I could confidently talk to overseas buyers and State textile minister Mr. Ajay Tamta. Nectar Nectar empowered me to manage my dreams and responsibilities together in a better way. My family now respects my aspirations.
My sister made me join Nectar Nectar. I’m still very proud that I said yes to that change in my life. At the age of 24, I am a mother of two sons. I faced a lot of domestic violence in my in-law family and ran away one day. My elder son is still with them. I came to Pune alone after leaving my younger son with my parents. I didn’t have money for his education and upbringing. Nectar Nectar stood by me and gave me the confidence to fight against odds. I had joined Sales associate training with Nectar Nectar and got placed with a retail brand Cotton Village. Now, my parents and younger son live with me.
My biggest achievement at Nectar Nectar is the confidence to raise my voice for what I truly believe in. I was married at the age of 15 (Now 32yrs old). When my son got good grades in 10th standard, it was clear that our current financial situation will not be able to support his dreams. I started working at Nectar Nectar against the wishes of my family. Initially it was merely a job but now became an important part of my life. It introduced me to my true potential. I started with manufacturing jewelry but now take care of salary processing, Nectar Nectar database, financial inclusion of new trainees, performance management, admin etc.
My daughter is my inspiration. She is pursuing B.Sc. Computer science. I want to work hard to provide her all the resources for her education." Nectar Nectar is her first workplace. Financial stability has made her confident. Today, she is open to sharing her passion for stitching and has started working on new designs.