Creation of an Exclusive OutletThe major source of revenue for the Chanderi Weavers’ ICT Resource Center (CWICTRC) would be generated through the sale of its products, which would be displayed in the in house store, which would function as an exclusive outlet. Products for sale will include both apparels (saris, suits, scarves and stoles) and utility items (cushion covers, table covers and curtains).

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Training in Basic English languageThe ICT resource centre endeavours to impart training in Basic English language skills through the English Relay Program (ERP).

The English Relay Program is devised by IL & FS Education and Technology Services Limited (IETS), an institution promoted by Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Services Limited. IETS is committed to enhancing the quality and delivery of education. Being both comprehensive and interactive, the English Relay Program (ERP) is specially designed to cater to the rural masses.

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Training in Vocational ICT SkillsThe ICT resource centre will also provide vocational training for the youth of in order to equip them for alternative options of livelihood through the skill builder program, which is devised by IL & FS Education and Technology Services Limited (IETS), an institution promoted by Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Services Limited. IETS is committed to enhancing the quality and delivery of education.

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Training will be imparted to the weavers, especially the women, in the basics of textile and apparel design. They will be active participants in this revolution; they will be the facilitators in the process of value addition, that is stitching and apparel design, which is presently being done by outside agencies.

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The ICT resource centre will have an appropriate textile designing software such as CHIC and CARPET – CAD, provided by Media Labs Asia, which will be customized according to the requirements of the weavers. This software will facilitate easy reproduction of traditional designs and aid immensely in their preservation. It will also provide assistance in combining the myriad existing designs, thereby enriching the creativity of the weavers.

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