Women Empowerment

Women's empowerment can be defined as promoting women's self-esteem, ability to make their own decisions, and right to influence social change for themselves and others. Chockalingam Trust believes in women's empowerment and works toward an equal society.

Women Empowerment Cell

Sona "Women Empowerment Cell" is a society run entirely by and for girls. All of its programmes are geared toward achieving the mantra of Manifestation, Empowerment, and Women's Augmentation.

The goal of the Women Empowerment Cell is to promote an ethnicity of esteem, equality, and protection for women.

Objectives of the Cell

To provide awareness programmes, Guest Lectures, and Workshops for women to empower and advance their development as individuals in their own right.

To provide a safe environment for women to discuss their problems.

Members of the Women Empowerment Cell

Chief Coordinator - Dr.M.Renuga, Head of the Department, Department of Humanities and Languages. Ph: 0427 - 4099780

Cell Coordinators - Ms.A.P Jayakrishna , AP/ECE Ph: 0427 - 4099772

Ms. T. Ilakkia, AP/EEE Ph: 0427 – 4099999

Email id: sonawec@sonatech.ac.in

Sona - Women's Technology Park

The Department of Science and Technology's Science for Equity, Empowerment, and Development (SEED) Division has awarded SONA College of Technology funding to construct the Rural Women Technology Park (WTP) in Salem to train rural women. The project's total cost is estimated to be around Rs. 1 crore thirty lakhs. Rural women will be given training in industrial technologies such as Solar Food Processing, Differently Abled Sewing Machine, Pulse Plating for Silver Anklet, Wastepaper Recycling, and Paver Block Development. The WTP will assist rural women in establishing and managing production units. This project's proposed technologies are location-specific and best suited for rural women.

The SONA DST-WTP Team has completed the first batch of sewing machine training for differently abled women from Salem. Dr. D. Raja, Co-Investigator of the DST-WTP project, has developed a device to reconfigure the sewing machine so that people with no lower limbs can use the powered sewing machine without spinning it. A two-week training programme was held, and the valedictory function was kept on May 12, 2018. The function was chaired over by Shri. C. Valliappa, Chairman of SONA College of Technology, also distributed the certificates. The recipient was honoured by Dr. S.R.R. Senthil Kumar, Principal of SONA College of Technology, and Dr. Prakash, Professor of Anna University. Dr. M.Usha, Principal Investigator of the DST-WTP project, explained to those in attendance how the training would help the women gain confidence and help them sustain their livelihood. It was encouraging to see how proud the women were to wear the garments they had made on the new type of sewing machines. The training article was published in a few of the daily newspapers.