Women’s India Trust (WIT) is a charitable organization established in the year 1968 by Ms. Kamila Tyabji. WIT started by training less privileged and unskilled women in Mumbai to stitch sari petticoats. Since then WIT has helped many women to develop skills and earn a regular income; this has changed their lives and the lives of their families.
In 1983 The Kamila Tyabji WIT Centre and a girls’ hostel was built in Panvel, on the outskirts of Mumbai. Here, educational programs and vocational skills training are taught. It also houses the production units. WIT has created a sound platform to provide training and employment opportunities for the young girls and women in need.
Various employment opportunities are also offered at the two Mumbai centres and at Panvel. The products made by women are then marketed through WIT’s retail showrooms at Tardeo, Mahim and Panvel as well as regular sales organized in different parts of the country.
WIT – in the 21st Century :
The nature of activities at WIT has evolved with the changing needs of society, but as an organization, WIT has remained women-centred and continues to help less fortunate women secure a better future. WIT remains dedicated to the original aims of its founder, Kamila Tyabji: to help women to help themselves; to encourage women from less privileged backgrounds to acquire new skills; to give them the self-confidence and self esteem required to earn by their own industry and initiative; to enable them to carry this newly discovered skill and confidence into the wider world as well as within the framework of WIT.