Women empowering women

PDKF works to overcome gender inequality and build better economic, social and educational solutions for women. All our programs are focused on providing women with opportunities to be independent, financially stable and productive members of their family and community. PDKF also hosts Financial Literacy workshops to help women learn about basic banking, saving options and Government schemes. PDKF has received recognition from UN Women National Committee Canada for outstanding contribution to Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Girls' Education

Knowledge is a Keystone For Community Empowerment

Princess Diya served as the Rajasthan Brand Ambassador for the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” program (Save and Educate the Girl Child). According to the 2011 Census of India, Rajasthan has among the lowest Female Literacy Rate in India at 52.12%. PDKF aims to support girls who cannot afford to go to school, or who are discouraged to attend school because of their gender. PDKF has developed the Shiksha Diya Project (Giving Education), to provide scholarships, material support, computer education and tuitions to underprivileged girls. The Shiksha Diya Project also engage in community awareness with the aim to influence public perceptions and limitations imposed on girls.

Skill Building and Livelihoods

Teaching skills to build economic independence

PDKF provides skill building to disadvantaged women in order to create livelihoods.The Foundation provides training in skills such as stitching, embroidery, heritage crafts and soft toy making. PDKF provides the whole value chain with infrastructure, design,materials, machinery, tools and links to commercial outlets for their crafts and products. A recent survey of the women at the PDKF centers reported an increase of over 42% in the annual household income of the women who participated in the skill building and livelihoods program. PDKF was invited to present their collection of garments showcasing the traditional ‘gotapatti’ work of Rajasthan at the prestigious Rajasthan Heritage Week 2018 and at the Bombay Times Fashion Week 2019 which is the premiere fashion week of India.

Community Health

Promoting Good Health For All

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the women of PDKF came together to aid the community, as they made and donated face masks to frontline medical providers as a part of a flagship initiative, CoAid. PDKF distributes nutritious meal packets, sanitizers, and other medical supplies, to COVID-19 patients and those in need with no access to food or essentials.

Climate Change

Together We Can Make A Difference

Communities, in particular women, can make a significant contribution in the way we use and conserve our natural resources.

Our agenda is to save water, provide access to clean drinking water, conservation of forests, tree plantation and address pollution. Addressing the problem of water scarcity and absence of clean water in the slum areas, PDKF donated water tanks to ensure access of potable water. PDKF also supports the ‘Save Water’ campaign run by the Government of Rajasthan.