Our Primary approach towards Women's Empowerment is through Vocational training program. Vocational Training is by definition training the skills needed for a particular job or profession.
We want to help under privileged women who are willing to improve their life standards and have no support. In our service area, most of the disadvantaged women work as domestic workers, agricultural labors, sweepers & cleaners in schools, hospitals etc.. They do not have permanent, dignified, sustainable livelihoods. Due to lack of skills and regular income generation activities, they are below the poverty line. So, we wanted to provide valuable skills which would help these women come out poverty.
Our Koganti Narayana Rao Vocational centre started on December 2012 and our first batch of Vocational Training program started January 2013. We conducted assessment on various skills which provided dignified and sustainable livelihoods. Based on our strengths and results of the assessment we selected the following skills for vocational training.
Develop basic professional communication skills in Telugu and English. Also enhance basic numerical ability. This also includes basic marketing skills.
- MS Office
- DTP (Desktop Publishing)
- Billing systems
We appointed qualified, experienced staff members to support this program. We also partnered with NIIT for certification of the program so that student's learning is directly recognized by employers.
The minimum qualifications for joining the program is either a pass or fail in S.S.C. We are selecting women based on applications we received and also on the financial situation of the applicant.
Portion of Annual Report
We have conducted three batches of vocational training till now. Depending on the capability of the women course duration can be from three to six months.
The program is providing significant benefits for the women with 90% of the women been placed with decent, stable jobs. On average women are getting around 5000 rupees per month. We are also using the training center for computer classes for Hope for Humanity children.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING PICTURES