How our project empowers

A little background to our Training for Empowerment Programme

Our training for empowerment programme plays a central and important role at Secret Projects and forms the basis of our vision of a world where all women have the confidence and resources to make choices, thrive and contribute to the strengthening of their communities.

Working closely with established and reputable Indian based charities and NGO’s, we are able to link with communities of women with good sewing skills, who want to be able to earn their own living from their expertise, but need support to find relevant and authentic opportunities. These women become part of our Maker Community, forming local Maker Groups and with our guidance, learn how to make Secret Products.

Each one becomes part of our 4 stage Training for Empowerment Programme (see below) that not only provides a route to both the domestic and international sales markets, but also gives each member the tools to be able to form their own micro-enterprises, if this is something they want to pursue.

The four stages of Training for Empowerment


Stage 1 Training

Makers learn how to make foldable Secret Products, e.g. Secret Pillows


Stage 2 Professionalism

Makers are supported to produce products of the highest export standards


Stage 3 Enterprise Development

Makers are coached to uncover local opportunities to generate an income


Stage 4:Leadership

Emerging leaders are encouraged to develop their leadership skills and grow their confidence

Our Values and Training for Empowerment

Our values act as a foundation for our Training for Empowerment Programme, with each of our Maker Groups learning about exactly what they are, and mean to us as an organisation from the on-set. The women tell us that they admire our values and are proud to be part of a business that has such an ethical, caring and professional bedrock. Learn about our values here.

If you have any questions about our Training for Empowerment Programme, or would like to know more, please email our CEO, Fritha: fritha@secretprojects.org