Village visit timeline

November 2014 Key activities: -Bamboo craft workshop -Self help group development (bank accounts, management training, conflict management workshop facilitated with theatre methods by Sujata) Participants: Linda Lehto, project and partnership managing; Henri Halla-Aho, managing training programme; Drakhya Gogoi (AIACA) management trainer; Rakesh Patra, personnel from the local partner RAWHAA; Lalon, local designer; Sujata, facilitator from Natya Chetana. June 2014 Key activities: 1 […]

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Design Helps ideology

DESIGN HELPS! by Taina Snellman, founder of Tikau Share ry My journey towards Design Helps thinking started when I was living in India for the first time about ten years ago. I think this is a good time to tell you the whole story, even though it has been and remains a long road, just […]

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Dalits – who are they?

Discrimination on the basis of caste in India has been outlawed since 1950 but undoubtedly still exists on a wide scale. UNICEF estimates that 250 million people suffer caste-based discrimination globally. The proportion of Dalits in positions of authority and responsibility has increased significantly in India in recent decades, with about one in ten of […]

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Grant from The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved a detailed application for a funding grant for Tikau Share in December 2013. The grant is to support development cooperation in Tikau Share’s main target village in Odisha, India. The grant, totalling around €85,000, is allocated over a two year period, from 2014 to 2015, and is intended […]

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