WACA - Social responsibility
In our first little attempt to improve the conditions of our hardworking artisans dwelling in a village near Lucknow, we hosted a free of cost Eye-Checkup Camp on the 22nd of October, 2019 to ensure that our artisans have a perfect vision and are able to perform with greater efficiency. The idea of beginning with a basic eye checkup came after conversing with the villagers themselves where artisans comprising of young men and women complained of severe headaches and in the words of Maharaja Devi, our oldest artisan, who is a 75-year-old lady (in the second and third picture)
"There are certain very intricate embroidery techniques the young generation unaware of and I won't be able to teach it to them, unless I have a proper vision". Thus, in the little step that we undertook, we aimed to ensure the skill doesn't die with one old lady in the entire village but is passed on as a legacy from one generation to another. In the coming weeks we will follow up by providing spectacles to all those who were detected with weak eyesight.
We are very grateful to our optometrist, Mr. Ishtiakh, and his team, who helped us in conducting this camp.