Impact in Facts & Figures

Through its graduates, the School is working towards building a cross-country network of weaver for collaborative work, targeting a greater impact at policy level and change in business practices, in the long run.

Impact in Figures

07

BATCHES TRAINED

100

GRADUATES

Rs 13000

AVG. MONTHLY
INCOME PER
ALUMNUS POST-GRADUATION

Rs 5000

AVG. INCREASE IN
MONTHLY INCOME
PER GRADUATE

64%

INCREASE IN
ANNUAL INCOME
OF GRADUATES

14

ALUMNI WENT
ON TO BECOME
ENTREPRENEURS

9

NEW BUSINESSSES
STARTED BY
GRADUATES POST-
GRADUATION

10

ALUMNI WENT ON
TO BECOME
INTRA-PRENEURS

57

ADDITIONAL
WEAVERS
EMPLOYED BY
GRADUATES

105

WEAVERS WHOSE
PRODUCTION &
MARKETING
ACTIVITIES ARE
MANAGED BY
GRADUATES

Rs 9000

AVG. MONTHLY
INCOME PER
WEAVER MANAGED
BY GRADUATES

Rs 2000

AVG. INCREASE IN
MONTHLY INCOME
PER WEAVER
MANAGED BY
GRADUATES

Qualitative Impact

The project has been instrumental in bringing a change in the views of its graduates regarding the perception of employment opportunities, belief on a more positive future, skills and behaviour. An assessment conducted by Tata Trusts found the following.
"Being at THS has given the young weavers the confidence of taking up handloom weaving as viable livelihood. Some have taken up full time weaving post CDEM, a few are more confident to take up and be comfortable with complex textures and fibre varieties, which increases income levels. They are very aware of quality, which they continue to maintain with family members also."
Through the program, the young weavers have developed a newfound respect for their traditional craft and traditional weaving techniques, and also a greater acceptance of use of technology. The same assessment also commended the School for producing "confident, articulate graduates with new and different thinking ('soch badala')."