CAG identified 2 colleges, Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women and Chevalier T Thomas Elizabeth College for Women, in Chennai. Around 100 interested participants from each college were formed into groups (termed as “sharing groups”) and trained on the concept of sharing and its importance. A sharing group comprised of college students were encouraged to collect and share old clothes and books with others.
A competition was held on making useful materials and the products made by the students were exhibited for sale. A Puppet show on Share and Care was conducted to create awareness among students.
20 women from a low- income community in Royapettah, Chennai who showed interest in tailoring and making accessories, were identified. CAG organised an awareness programme in Royapettah where the community members attended the training program of making sustainable products like bags, wallets, door mats, accessories etc. from old clothes. During this training program a tailoring kit was provided to the community people.
- Educate consumers, including the younger generation, on the importance of sharing and sustainable consumption
- Promote the concept of sharing among students by encouraging them to form a sharing group, collect used clothes and books to be shared
- Encourage students to share used clothes with the needy and books with other students
- Conduct competition among students to motivate them to reuse/recycle old clothes. Promote the concept of sharing among members of chosen community
- Train the selected women from low income community on reusing/recycling of old clothes by using it as raw material for making bags, purse, etc
- Facilitate income generation for the community women by organising sale during awareness programs in colleges