WILD IDEAS PROGRAMS – Not Just A Transaction
Twice a year the Wild Ideas team takes a break from usual commitments and routine to explore our beautiful country.
These exposure trips have been instrumental in building their connection with our culture, geography and history which helps them understand their role as stewards of this beautiful land.
These trips also help them learn how to navigate this world and speak to people confidently. It also serves as a wonderful way to bond with other and go past petty differences and baggage carried in their day to day world and roles. They look forward to these trips with great joy and anticipation.
A woman’s role as a caregiver at home usually doesn’t include her own bodies needs. Annual check-ups done here at Wild Ideas brought a number of issues to our attention. Given that our food is our medicine we decided to start by educating the women on eating right and eating well.
At Wild Ideas we stopped tea and coffee and instead started drinking Ragi Koozhu (a fermented millet drink) rich in nutrition.
Ensuring that each of the women is mobile and can take care of her family’s needs without depending on anyone is an important initiative in Wild Ideas. This helps build self esteem and confidence.As part of this program the women are taught to ride cycles and those who want to learn to ride a TVS or moped is taught these skills as well. Picking up the courage to learn to ride a cycle or moped is a special moment for them.