Gandlapenta rehabilitation center for rural women

We drove 2 to 3 hours to visit a women’s centre - the RDT staff work with the women who were sold for migration, I.e. Prostitution in Bangalore – to provide wealth and gold for the families back home in the villages.

The centre offers the women the opportunity to learn a trade to prevent them from being sold.

The ladies were taught to make incense sticks, sanitary pads, disinfectant, and floor cleaner, they were also taught to bind books by hand.

They earned money from working at the centre and also on what they sold – which keeps them in work and provides food for their own villages – this prevents them being sent back to Bangalore

The RDT staff also provide a counselling service.

They learn a trade for 6 months, all of them appeared happy at learning new skills.

Written by Gillian Goodwin