Expert Karen de Loos organized a workshop for 20 women close to Varanasi, India, along with AkzoNobel and Rangsutra. The workshop was part of a stencil project and will lead to a product launch on the Indian market of a packet of template stencils, paints, brushes and an inspirational book. This new product will create jobs for women in rural areas, as they will be hired to make the stencils. The project is a collaborative effort between Women on Wings, AkzoNobel, Fabindia and Rangsutra.
Over a one-week period, 20 women were taught various stencil-making techniques. The product will be launched in Fabindia shops in November 2011, after which it will be rolled out across more branches, making it possible to train even more women.