Women have always been marginalized and relegated to the status of a subjugated class in the Indian society. In our country rural women suffer from the double whammy of being both economically and socially invisible. Social invisibility is a result of the general status of second-class citizens, usually accorded to Women. It is not surprising that developmental programs which do not take into account the aspirations of women are not effective in achieving their objectives. The growing realization that women and girls are truly productive, hard working adults who have coped with the battle for survival from a very young age, makes their participation in the development process increasingly necessary and imperative. This is the critical area of concern for forming the base and objective of this project.
- Mobilization: Reach out to the potential beneficiaries through mobilization and outreach initiatives encouraging girls to enhance their skills by enrolling for either stitching, embroidery course or beauty parlor course.
- Training: Formation of peer groups/self help groups. One year program starts soon after enrolling the students. We start from basics to the business ethics to managing their business on their own.
- Exposure Trips: Skill enhancing exposure trips for the beneficiaries to improve their selling & negotiation skills.. This would also help them in learning more about the market and the latest trends.
- Recognition: Post successful completion of the course, certificates disbursed to the beneficiaries.
- Distribution of Kits: On successful completion of the course, students would get the Diploma Certificates along with the kits that would allow them to sustain an earning for themselves.
- Need-based curriculum to enhance the skills of the women beneficiaries.
- Growth of requisite skills among the target beneficiaries.
- Enhanced awareness on social issues through charcha mandal and Chintan Center.
- Exposure visits to broaden the horizon of the girls making them aware of the latest trends in the market.
- Measurement and monitoring of beneficiary performance & certification of their skills.
- Regular follow-ups during and post completion of the course to assess their social and economic impact.