St. Joseph’s College of Commerce organized a 2-day workshop for the women of Self Help Groups in Vijayapur on 17th and 18th of September, 2018. The workshop was aimed at enhancing their skills and exploring the possibility of venturing into small scale business which could be commenced with minimum capital requirement and in the comfort of their homes. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Bijapur Jesuit Educational and Charitable Society.
In the first session women were taught the method of preparing 'Panchagavya' and its uses. The next session for demonstration was ‘scented stones’ in other words air fresheners. Mrs. Geetha of Handicrafts Academy in Bangalore taught the women how to make ‘scented stones’ using organic scents and plaster-of-paris. The post lunch session was on Organic Soap making. The women exhibited their creative side and how keen they were to learn new things. The last session for the day was how to make different masalas to provide new taste to their taste buds; they learnt to make two types of Poha.
The second day's session was making of perfume candles which was successfully learnt and done by each of the participant. The last session was hands on experience in Terra cotta jewellery. Fifty women from Vijayapura participated in this workshop.