Training on Herbal Soap Making- Joint Venture between Community Foundation For Children and Aging (CFCA), DM Office South West District and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Najafgarh, Ministry of sports.
On 12th Feb, 2023, a herbal making training was organized in Delhi Pochanpur Village, Dwarka Sub-Project (DPP) which was a joint venture between Community Foundation For Children and Aging (CFCA), DM Office South West District and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Najafgarh, Ministry of sports.
Around 120 mothers actively participated in this day long training, which also included 50 mothers from various other NGOs (non- sponsored families) who were running their own livelihood programs in and around the area.
Guest who particpated and facilitated this training session were Mr. Naveen Kotiya & Ms. Loveleen (DM Office), Mr. V.K. Dass (CFCA), Mr. Har Govind Arya (Nehru Yuva Kendra, Najafgarh)
The participants were shared about the soap making techniques, how we can prepare a chemical free soap, which can be used for cleansing. The list of items were listed down, few of which included, coconut oil, glycerin, tea, water, salt to name a few. Flavors that participants wanted to add by their own choice like turmeric, flowers, rose petals etc were also kept there. Initially they prepared a base for the soap, and this was poured into soap moulds of different shapes and sizes. After which different scent for fragrance and flavors were added and it was kept to cool down, and that’s how the soap was made and shown to all the participants. After this mothers from among the participants were invited to try making soaps on their own and some mothers tried and felt elated to make a soap of their own.
All the mothers who participated received a certificate which was a great moment of pride for all of them. The mothers were very happy to be a part of this training, and the trainer has assured all kinds of support to mothers, and these mothers would be provided with subsidized loans whenever they wish to initiate this process in their respective SHG groups or Community.