SILENCE, we believe that the differently-able
should be treated with respect and not with sympathy;
given a proper foundation each one can lead a
decent life with dignity and respect.
has participated in numerous social activities
to change the psyche of the society. And we believe
in SILENCE we have made a mark in this respect.
Fair Trade is another activity that SILENCE
is passionate about. SILENCE believes in
Fair Trade and is an international partner of
the World Fair Trade Organization. SILENCE
sincerely believes that each one should have a
right to a fair wage and one shouldn't be deprived
of it. Additionally, SILENCE disapproves
of middlemen and it tries to eliminate them in
the supply-chain model so that the legitimate
producer of product or service gets a fair deal.
SILENCE believes in self reliance - both
for its members and the organization. It has been
operating production-units for quite some time,
with the sole aim of creating profits for its
members and the organization. Candles.. Incense
stick.. Costume jewelry etc. are a few of the
handicraft items being produced from the units.
These products are mostly for exports to the foreign
market. The products are also sold through an
exclusive SILENCE Store in Kolkata. It
has a huge clientele cutting across all ages,
gender and religion. You can visit the SILENCE
Shop located in Dakshinapan Marketplace, Dhakuria,
SILENCE has a Training Institute in
Kolkata for the differently able people. SILENCE gives training on Art & Craft, Commercial
Art, Computer Data Entry, Computer Hardware
Maintenance etc. in collaboration with Jadavpur
University and Govt. of West Bengal.
Most of the students get employment after
attaining the courses; many of them get absorbed
in SILENCE and they start earning their living
by working in SILENCE, while many have
opened their own production units.
The Training Center is the source of motivation
for SILENCE. It is how it acts on SILENCE'
mission statement - as more and more differently
able persons and people from the downtrodden
community become self reliant by earning their
living after undergoing training.