A workshop, ‘Trash to Treasure’ – A Social Business enterprise and Swachch Bharath Abhiyana was organised for the members of Spandana – Self Help Group of SBRR Mahajana First Grade College.
This workshop is an initiative of Prof K V Prabhakara, Principal of Mahajana College aiming to educate one and all on the importance of recycling.
As a part of the workshop, a demonstration was given to the members to make broomstick out of areca palm fronds which are generally discarded. These broomsticks are ideal for sweeping rough floors and were sold at Rs 5/- per piece thus fetching the group its first earning.
The members also learnt to make bird – feeder containers out of discarded plastic water bottles which could be placed in gardens or hung on trees. These were priced Rs 1 per piece. The members of the self help group got hands-on experience from the leaders Latha and Alsumaya.