Employability Programme for youth in slums

 
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Youth Employability Report from Oct 13 to Dec 13

Beneficiary - at Work Place
Beneficiary - at Work Place

Employability Programme for Youth in Slums

Report for October 2013 - December - 2013

Unemployment is one of the major problems faced by youth in India. Saath noticed that there are many youngsters in Gujarat who have dropped out of schools so that they could work and earn money. But they don’t have proper training for this. So to solve this Saath started employability programs, not only in Gujarat but also in Rajasthan. 

Objectives of the Programme:

  1. To train disadvantaged youth, aged 18-30 years, between 180 - 300 hours and ensure they are placed and try to support of them in relevant jobs with assurance of minimum wages and opportunity for career advancement
  2. To introduce minimum three innovations that would directly impact retention, skill enhancement, and program sustainability

 Report Duration: October 2013 – December 2013

Work done 

Total Trained: 50

Total Placed: 433

Total Undergoing: 1,141 (in the month of December, 2013)

 

Introduction about Programs:

The courses selected for the programs are also a result of market research and need assessment program from the community itself. The courses under which the students are currently undergoing training at various centers are as follows:

  • Bed Side Patient Assistant (BSPA)
  • Beauty Parlour
  • Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES)
  • Computer Hardware
  • Retail Management
  • Tally

The entire above mentioned program is for entry level jobs. Placement assistance is also provided to the trainees.

The sector has been divided into formal and non-formal trainings:

1. Under informal trainings:

  • Bosch and Shivia on informal sector job trainings – Nirman programme

2. Formal training programmes:

  • Umeed
  • Udaan
  • Yuva Mast

For informal trainings, SAATH has collaborated with Bosch India Foundation and Shivia Micro finance as they both are well known for their qualitative and effective work. They use their expertise in providing opportunity to impart training about safety standards. For formal trainings we have collaborated with Government of Gujarat and Rajasthan Mission of Livelihood.

 

Innovations of the program:

  • A road show team has been trained and oriented that mobilizes students for all centers to impart skills, trainings and employment to vulnerable youth. The road show team works closely with faculty to mobilize students for each centre. Mobilization is also done by converting walk-ins into enrolments at the centers. They use different techniques for providing information like door to door, umbrella, canopy and mike show and tent program.
  • Staff Trainings and meetings were held with the core team and faculty to discuss issues of quality and target.
  • Under the Youth Employability program SAATH have taken up different type of trainings in which women and differently abled person were also included. Different types of trainings are:
    • Classroom training
    • Practical training
    • Safety training
    • Finance training
    • Life skill trainings

 TRAINING AND PLACEMENT

During October’13 to December’13, total 2 batches were carried out covering Gujarat and Rajasthan. Profiling of the students was undertaken by the placement cell at each centre. Students were provided counseling during the batch for guidance and placement support to the students. Below mentioned table shows the status for 3 months.

Youth Employability Program Status                               

 (October'13 to December' 13)

Month              Trained                              Placed

                   Male   Female   Total     Male    Female   Total

October' 13 44         6           50        116        217        333

November' 13 -        -             -            47         41          88

December' 13 -        -             -             5           7           12

Total           44         6           50         168        265        433

 

Youth Employability Program Status                               

 (October'13 to December' 13)

Candidates                Trained                          Placed

                       Male     Female    Total    Male   Female    Total

General           44          6             50        163       262        425

Disabled            -           -               -           5           3            8

Total                44           6             50       168        265        433

 

Undergoing in the month of December' 13

Programme         Male           Female         Total

Umeed                 410             731             1,141

Yuva Mast- Gujarat  -               -                     -

Rajasthan              -                  -                     -

Total                    410               731            1,141

 

Batches completed (no. of batches carried out)

Programme       Oct.13        Nov.13      Dec.13        Total

Umeed                   -                  -               -                  -

Yuva Mast- Gujarat  -              -                -                  -

Rajasthan             2                 -               -                  2

Total                       2                 -                 -                2

 

Job Fair was organized in March – 2013

 Success Story:

Jayantiben Babubhai (Name Changed)

Jayantiben is 26 years old, a graduate. She is separated from her husband & her father is doing labour work. She came to know about “UMEED” through “UMEED” Road Show. She joined Retail Management Trade at Saraspur Centre in Batch 17TH. She also learned Basic Computer, Spoken English, Readiness Module and Life Skills. After completing Retail Management course, she got a job in Country Club India Ltd. Her monthly salary is Rs. 8,000/-. She works as a tele-caller. Jayanti says that before joining the Umeed course her confidence level was really low but after completion of the course, her confidence level has increased and now through the job she has gotten she can now support her family.

 

Classroom Training
Classroom Training

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Attachments:
Nov 6, 2013

Youth Employability Report from Jul 13 to Sept 13

Life Skill Training Class
Life Skill Training Class

Employability Programme for youth in slums

Unemployment is one of the major problems faced by youth in India. Saath noticed that there are many youngsters in Gujarat who have dropped out of schools so that they could work and earn money. But they don’t have proper training for this. So to solve this Saath started employability programs, not only in Gujarat but also in Rajasthan.

Objectives of the Programme:
1. To train disadvantaged youth, aged 18-30 years, between 180 - 300 hours and ensure they are placed and try to support of them in relevant jobs with assurance of minimum wages and opportunity for career advancement
2. To introduce minimum three innovations that would directly impact retention, skill enhancement, and program sustainability

Duration: July 2013 – September 2013

Work done

Total Trained: 1,088
Total Placed: 323
Total Undergoing: 50 (in the month of September, 2013)

Introduction about Programs:

The courses selected for the programs are also a result of market research and need assessment program from the community itself. The courses which are run in these training centres are:
• Masonry
• Electrician
• Computer hardware
• Tally
• BSPA
• ITES
• Beauty Parlour
• Retail Management

The entire above mentioned program is for entry level jobs. We also provide placement assistance.The sector has been divided into formal and non-formal trainings:
1. Under informal trainings:
• Bosch and Shivia on informal sector job trainings – Nirman programme

2. Formal training programmes:
• Umeed
• Udaan
• Yuva Mast

For informal trainings, SAATH has collaborated with Bosch India Foundation and Shivia Micro finance as they both are well known for their qualitative and effective work. They use their expertise in providing opportunity to impart training about safety standards. For formal trainings we have collaborated with Government of Gujarat, American India Foundation and Rajasthan Mission of Livelihood.

Innovations of the program:
• A road show team has been trained and oriented that mobilizes students for all centers to impart skills, trainings and employment to vulnerable youth. The road show team works closely with faculty to mobilize students for each centre. Mobilization is also done by converting walk-ins into enrolments at the centers. They use different techniques for providing information like door to door, umbrella, canopy and mike show and tent program.

• Staff Trainings and meetings were held with the core team and faculty to discuss issues of quality and target.

• Job fair was also organized on 8th September at Behrampura Umeed Centre, in which 689 youth registered out of which 552 were interviewed and 59 got placed.

• Under the Youth Employability program SAATH have taken up different type of trainings in which women and differently abled person were also included. Different types of trainings are:

o Classroom training
o Practical training
o Safety training- through Bosch Rexroth employee engagement
o Finance training
o Life skill trainings

• Women Focused Livelihood Center
SAATH set up a community based livelihood Centre named “Falah- E- Niswa” at Juhapura (which is an area with a 99% Muslim population) for vulnerable women with the aim of linking them to livelihood resources, providing information and to develop training and capacity building programs to help them get jobs or work from home.
This center has worked on issues like domestic violence, educational, health issues etc., try to guide women to overcome those. Center has also created linkages with other programmes of Saath like Micro Finance, CFS, and Urban Resource Center Etc. This will holistically support the women approaching the center.
         
Women Development Centre- April'13 to June' 13 status
No. of women completed training:   21
No. of women undergoing training:  0

TRAINING AND PLACEMENT
During July’13 to September’13, total 17 batches were carried out covering Gujarat and Rajasthan. Profiling of the students was undertaken by the placement cell at each centre. Students were provided counseling three times during the batch for guidance and placement support to the students. Below mentioned table shows the status for 3 months.

Youth Employability Program Status (July'13 to September' 13)
Month                      Trained                             Placed
              Male    Female     Total       Male     Female      Total
General 441        624       1,065         107        212           319
Disabled 14           9           23             3            1               4
Total     455       633        1,088         110        213           323

Batches completed (no. of batches carried out)
                     Jul.13       Aug.13       Sep.13     Total
Umeed             2              1                 8            11
Yuva Mast- Gujarat 1        1               -               2
Rajasthan        2               2                -              4
Total                5               4                8             17
Currently SAATH has been requested by multiple Nagarpalikas to restart the Umeed program across Gujarat.

Success Story:

Dinesh Indra (Name Changed)

Dinesh, 26, is the son of an auto rickshaw driver, a resident of Gomtipur. He has completed his B.com. The irregular income of his father posed a problem for his family. Dinesh worked at Photocam. His sister had seen road show conducted by the SAATH team, advised him to join UMEED. Dinesh visited the Saraspur centre and was very impressed. He quit his job and enrolled himself for the tally course. He expresses “I was extremely eager to learn. The trainers were more like mentors rather than teachers. The environment was such that we could get our queries and doubts solved at any time. It was an environment that allowed us to grow as individuals.” Dinesh got placed at Eureka Forbes. However he quit this job after one week as he was not satisfied with the work assigned to him. He approached the UMEED center for a new job. The placement cell took immediate initiative and set up another interview for Dinesh for the position of relation executive at HBL. He now earns Rs.7,000 per month and is extremely happy at HBL.

Classroom - Vadodara
Classroom - Vadodara
Enrollment
Enrollment

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Attachments:
Aug 16, 2013

Youth Employability Report from Apr 13 to Jun 13

Classroom Training
Classroom Training

Employability Programme for Youth in Slums

Unemployment is one of the major problems faced by youth in India. Saath noticed that there are many youngsters in Gujarat who have dropped out of schools so that they could work and earn money. But they don’t have proper training for this. So to solve this Saath started employability programs, not in Gujarat but also in Rajasthan.
 
Objectives of the Programme:

1.    To train disadvantaged youth, aged 18-30 years,  between 180 - 300 hours and ensure they are placed and try to support of them in relevant jobs with assurance of minimum wages and opportunity for career advancement

2.    To introduce minimum three innovations that would directly impact retention, skill enhancement, and program sustainability

Duration: April 2013 – June 2013

Work done

Total Trained: 927
Total Placed: 655
Total Undergoing: 1,083 (in the month of June, 2013)

Introduction about Programs:

The courses selected for the programs are also a result of market research and need assessment program from the community itself. The courses which are run in these training centres are:
•    Masonry
•    Carpentry
•    Electrician
•    Computer hardware
•    Nursing
•    Tally

The entire above mentioned program is for entry level jobs. We also provide them placement assistance.

The sector has been divided into formal and non-formal trainings:

1. Under non formal trainings:
•    Bosch and Shivia on formal sector job trainings - Nirman

2. Formal training programs:
•    Umeed
•    Udaan
•    Yuva Mast

For non-formal trainings, SAATH has collaborated with Bosch India Foundation and Shivia Micro finance as they both are well known for their qualitative and effective work. They use their expertise in providing opportunity to impart training about safety standards. For formal trainings we have collaborated with Government of Gujarat, American India Foundation and Rajasthan Mission of Livelihood.

Innovations of the program:

•    A road show team has been trained and oriented that mobilizes students for all centres to impart skills, trainings and employment to vulnerable youth. The road show team works closely with faculty to mobilize students for each centre. Mobilization is also done by converting walk-ins into enrolments at the centres. They use different techniques for providing information like door to door, umbrella, canopy and mick show and tent program.

•    Staff Trainings and meetings were held with the core team and faculty to discuss issues of quality and target.

•    Under the Youth Employability program SAATH have taken up different type of trainings in which women and differently abled person were also included.

Different types of trainings are:

o    Classroom training
o    Practical training
o    Safety training- through Bosch Rexroth employee engagement
o    Finance training
o    Life skill trainings

•    Chart Preparation activity was done in which students were distributed in different groups and asked to prepare charts on different topics and then present them.
 
•    Guest Lecture: Ms. Dipti D. Gajjar from Vyasan Mukti Mandal, Gujarat on creating awareness about the issue of addiction. In this program total 90 students have taken part. Student have done play on Vyasan Mukti, Some have given speech also. The Member of Vyasan Mukti Mandal Have given a speech they have explained the student that Smoking Cigarettes & Drinking Alcohol is injurious for health.

•    Women Focused Livelihood Center
SAATH set up a community based livelihood Centre named “Falah- E- Niswa” at Juhapura (which is an area with a 99% Muslim population) for vulnerable women with the aim of linking them to livelihood resources, providing information and to develop training and capacity building programs to help them get jobs or work from home.

This center has worked on issues like domestic violence, educational, health issues etc., try to guide women to overcome those. Center has also created linkages with other programmes of Saath like Micro Finance, CFS, and Urban Resource Center Etc. This will holistically support the women approaching the center.

6 students from batch 1 who had completed basic computer course has enrolled in 2nd batch and have successfully completed training in computer advance course. 2 students have completed training in both the trade basic computers and English speaking.

Women Development Centre- April'13 to June' 13 status
No. of women completed training:   33
No. of women undergoing training:  21

TRAINING AND PLACEMENT:

During April’13 to June’13, total 14 batches were carried out covering Gujarat and Rajasthan. Profiling of the students was undertaken by the placement cell at each centre.

Students were provided counseling three times during the batch for guidance and placement support to the students. Below mentioned table shows the status for first 3 months.

Youth Employability Program Status (April'13 to June' 13)
Month                        Trained                        Placed
                    Male    Female    Total    Male    Female    Total
General         361      541          902     238      410          648
Disabled         15         10            25        3          4             7
Total              376       551         927     241      414         655

Currently SAATH has been requested by multiple nagarpalikas to restart the Umeed program across Gujarat.

Success Story:

Name Mayuri Raval (Name Changed)
Age: 19 Years
Mayuri raval, 19 a resident of Bapunagar comes from a family of seven. Mayuri is a third year B.com student at PD pandya Commerce College and has to travel a distance of almost 10 Km to reach her college. Her father works at a textile finishing workshop while her elder brother is an estate agent (realtor).  The monthly family income of Rs.20,000 is enough to meet the demands of the family but it leaves no room for future savings. Mayuri would return home from college at 12:00 and thus always had an ample amount of time for other activities or for a part time job. She felt that instead of wasting her time she could utilize it and get a job and earn some extra money. Her elder sister who had witnessed one of the SAATH road shows suggested her to visit the UMEED Saraspur center. Mayuri visited the center and the trainers at the center gave her details about the courses offered, the timings, the charges of the program and other relevant details. Mayuri had always had a keen interest in the nursing field however due to her mediocre performance at school level she was not able to pursue further education in the nursing field. She immediately enrolled her name for the nursing course at the center. The course timings of 1:30 to 5:30 were perfect for her as it meant that she did not have to miss out on her studies and also had ample amount of time after the completion of the day’s lectures. She describes her experience as “The UMEED course acted as a turning point for me. It was an opportunity which I felt I had to grab. The first thing I learned at the center was that the main goal of a nurse should be to provide help to others, without thinking of any kind of personal gains. Along with training in the nursing department I received training in spoken English, basic computers and personality development. To develop our social skills the trainers at the center conducted a number of activities on Saturdays which gave me a chance to bond with my batch-mates. On the completion of the course I got a job at Ashirwad hospital which is extremely near to my house and thus I do not have to waste my time on conveyance. I am able to balance my time between studies and the job and still have some time left for recreation. I hope to become a part of the Government nursing management programme in the near future “.

Prectical Classes
Prectical Classes
Chart Competition
Chart Competition
Chart Competition
Chart Competition
Drama for Deaddiction
Drama for Deaddiction
Lecture on Deaddiction
Lecture on Deaddiction
Women Computer Training
Women Computer Training
Women English Speaking Class
Women English Speaking Class
Mayuri Raval - Beneficiary (Name Changed)
Mayuri Raval - Beneficiary (Name Changed)

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Attachments:
May 20, 2013

Youth Employability Report from Jan13 to Mar 13

Success Story
Success Story

Employability Programme for youth in slums

Unemployment is one of the major problems faced by youth in India. Saath noticed that there are many youngsters in Gujarat who have dropped out of schools so that they could work and earn money. But they don’t have proper training for this. So to solve this Saath started employability programs, not in Gujarat but also in Rajasthan.

Objectives of the Programme:

1.    To train disadvantaged youth, aged 18-30 years,  between 180 - 300 hours and ensure they are placed and try to support of them in relevant jobs with assurance of minimum wages and opportunity for career advancement

2.    To introduce minimum three innovations that would directly impact retention, skill enhancement, and program sustainability

Duration: January 2013 - March 2013

Work done

Total Trained: 1,240
Total Placed: 1,122
Total Undergoing: 874 (in the month of March, 2013)

Introduction about Programs:

The courses selected for the programs are also a result of market research and need assessment program from the community itself. The courses which are run in these training centres are:
•    Masonry
•    Carpentry
•    Electrician
•    Computer hardware
•    Nursing
•    Tally


The entire above mentioned program is for entry level jobs. We also provide them placement assistance.


The sector has been divided into formal and non-formal trainings:
1. Under non formal trainings:
•    Bosch and Shivia non formal sector job trainings - Nirman

2. Formal training programs:
•    Umeed
•    Udaan
•    Yuva Mast
 
For non-formal trainings, SAATH has collaborated with Bosch India Foundation and Shivia Micro finance as they both are well known for their qualitative and effective work. They use their expertise in providing opportunity to impart training about safety standards. For formal trainings we have collaborated with Government of Gujarat, American India Foundation and Rajasthan Mission of Livelihood.

Innovations of the program:
•    A road show team has been trained and oriented that mobilizes students for all centres to impart skills, trainings and employment to vulnerable youth. The road show team works closely with faculty to mobilize students for each centre. Mobilization is also done by converting walk-ins into enrolments at the centres. They use different techniques for providing information like door to door, umbrella, canopy and mick show and tent program.

•    Staff Trainings and meetings were held with the core team and faculty to discuss issues of quality and target.

•    One Job-Fair was arranged in March for giving a platform to youth of slum to get an entry level job, for that companies were invited and after giving first round of interview our post placement team also track them and their job assurance.

•    Under the Youth Employability program SAATH have taken up different type of trainings in which women and differently abled person were also included. Different types of trainings are:
o    Classroom training
o    Practical training
o    Safety training- through Bosch Rexroth employee engagement
o    Finance training
o    Life skill trainings

As a value addition for youth SAATH have organized guest lectures on:
•    Health care
•    Information on computers and internet
•    Motivational aspects
For the persons with disability sensitization lecture is also organized, to take more and more differently abled student sensitized parents are also included for the lecture.

•    Certificate Distribution: For appreciating student’s work certificates are also distributed. The reward and recognition initiative was to give faculty and centers a boost and motivate them to achieve targets with quality.

•    Advocacy:This provides various benefits such as education to children, medical, training, insurance, financial help for construction and purchase of house, etc. to the people who are associated with the informal sectors

•    Women Focused Livelihood Center
SAATH set up a community based livelihood Centre named “Falah- E- Niswa” at Juhapura (which is an area with a 99% Muslim population) for vulnerable women with the aim of linking them to livelihood resources, providing information and to develop training and capacity building programs to help them get jobs or work from home.
 
This center has worked on issues like domestic violence, educational, health issues etc., try to guide women to overcome those. Center has also created linkages with other programmes of Saath like Micro Finance, CFS, and Urban Resource Center Etc. This will holistically support the women approaching the center.

6 students from batch 1 who had completed basic computer course has enrolled in 2nd batch and have successfully completed training in computer advance course. 2 students have completed training in both the trade basic computers and English speaking.
 

         Women Development Centre- January'13 to March' 13 status

Centre Name    Batch date             Trade                         No. of Women
                                                                                   completed training
           
Juhapura        1st Jan. 13      Basic & advanced computers   18
                  to 1st Mar. 13                 English speaking         11
                                                        Beauty parlour            17
                                                                     Total            46

TRAINING AND PLACEMENT

During January, 13 to March 13, total 27 batches were carried out covering Gujarat and Rajasthan. Profiling of the students was undertaken by the placement cell at each centre. Students were provided counselling three times during the batch for guidance and placement support to the students. Below mentioned table shows the status for first 3 months.

           Youth Employability Program Status (January'13 to March' 13)

Month                              Trained                          Placed
                       Male     Female  Total                     Male  Female  Total
General             750      457      1,207                          634    468    1,102
Disabled             25        8          33                               13     7      20
  Total               775       465     1,240                         647    475    1,122

Currently SAATH has been requested by multiple nagarpalikas to restart the Umeed program across Gujarat.

Success Story:

Name: Rakesh Joshi (Name Changed)
Age: 19 Years
Rakesh is a 12th pass student. In his home he has a brother, a sister, his parents and his grandparents. His father is a Pandit in a temple, and the monthly income of his father is 3,000 Rs. The economic condition of his home was poor. He got a pamphlet of Saath Employment Training Centre in which there was given a 100% job guarantee. On the basis of this he filed a fee of 1000 Rs and joined the course of ITES and Life Skill. After this he got a job in Datalink Company for the data entry job. His monthly salary is 3500/- Rs and now he is able to support his family economically. He has plans to study further along with continuing his Job.

Job Fair
Job Fair
Women Development Centre
Women Development Centre

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Attachments:
Feb 25, 2013

Youth Employability Report from Oct 12 to Dec 12

Minaz
Minaz

                                                        Youth Employability Report 

Unemployment is one of the major problems faced by youth in India. Saath noticed that there are many youngsters in Gujarat who have dropped out of schools so that they could work and earn money. But they don’t have proper training for this. So to solve this Saath started employability programs, not in Gujarat but also in Rajasthan. 

Objectives of the Programme

  1. To train disadvantaged youth, aged 18-30 years,  between 180 - 300 hours and ensure they are placed and try to support of them in relevant jobs with assurance of minimum wages and opportunity for career advancement
  2. To introduce minimum three innovations that would directly impact retention, skill enhancement, and program sustainability

 Duration: October 2012 to December 2012

Work done 

Total Trained: 989

Total Placed: 455

Total Undergoing: 756 (in the month of December 12)

Introduction about Programs:

The courses selected for the programs are also a result of market research and need  assessment program from the community itself. The courses which are run in these     training centres are:

  • Masonry
  • Carpentry
  • Electrician
  • Computer hardware
  • Nursing
  • Tally

The entire above mentioned program is for entry level jobs. We also provide them placement assistance. 

The sector has been divided into formal and non-formal trainings:

1. Under non formal trainings:

  • Bosch and Shivia non formal sector job trainings

2. Formal training programs:

  • Umeed
  • Udaan
  • Yuva Mast

 For non-formal trainings, SAATH has collaborated with Bosch India Foundation  and Shivia Micro finance as they both are well known for their qualitative and effective work. They use their expertise in providing opportunity to impart training about safety standards. For formal trainings we have collaborated with Government of Gujarat, American India Foundation and Rajasthan Mission of Livelihood.

Innovations of the program:

  •  A road show team has been trained and oriented that mobilizes students for all centres to impart skills, trainings and employment to vulnerable youth. The road show team works closely with faculty to mobilize students for each centre. Mobilization is also done by converting walk-ins into enrolments at the centres.
  • Staff Trainings and meetings were held with the core team and faculty to discuss issues of quality and target.
  • Under the Youth Employability program SAATH have taken up different type of trainings in which women and differently abled person were also included. Different types of trainings are:
    • Classroom training
    • Practical training
    • Safety training- through Bosch Rexroth employee engagement
    • Finance training
    • Life skill trainings

As a value addition for youth SAATH have organized guest lectures on:

  • Health care
  • Information on computers and internet
  • Motivational aspects

For the persons with disability sensitization lecture is also organized, to take more and more differently abled student sensitized parents are also included for the lecture.

  • Certificate Distribution: For appreciating student’s work certificates are also distributed. The reward and recognition initiative was to give faculty and centers a boost and motivate them to achieve targets with quality.
  • Advocacy:This provides various benefits such as education to children, medical, training, insurance, financial help for construction and purchase of house, etc. to the people who are associated with the informal sectors
  • Women Focused Livelihood Center

SAATH set up a community based livelihood Centre named “Falah- E- Niswa” at Juhapura (which is an area with a 99% Muslim population) for vulnerable women with the aim of linking them to livelihood resources, providing information and to develop training and capacity building programs to help them get jobs or work from home.

This center will provide the information to women on issues like domestic violence,  Educational and Health issues etc and try to guide them to overcome those. Center will also create linkages  with other programmes of Saath like Micro Finance, CFS, Urban Resource Center Etc. This will  holistically support the women approaching the center.

Activities undertaken are as follows.

  • Mobilization: Group discussion carried out with the women residing in Juhapura area and they were informed about the training program

                          Women Development Centre- Status as on 30th December 12

Centre Name         Batch date                                      Trade                       No. of Women undergoing training

Juhapura               15th Sep. 12 to 15th November         Computer Course      23

Juhapura               15th Sep. 12 to 15th November         English Speaking      17

                            1st October to 31st December 2012   Beauty Parlour          12

                                                                                                Total        52

TRAINING AND PLACEMENT

During October, 12 to December 12, total 25 batches were carried out covering Gujarat and Rajasthan. Profiling of the students was undertaken by the placement cell at each centre. Students were provided counselling three times during the batch for guidance and placement support to the students. Below mentioned table shows the status for first six months.

                         Youth Employability Program Status (October 12’ to December 12’)

                                                       Trained                                              Placed

                           Male         Female          Total              Male        Female        Total

General                573            400               973               287           162             449

Disabled                8                8                  16                 6               -                 6

Total                   581             408               989              293            162            455

SAATH has achieved and gone beyond the target set out for the year 2011-12. Currently SAATH has been requested by multiple nagarpalikas to restart the Umeed program across Gujarat.

Success Story:

Name: Minaz Mehmood Saha

Age: 21 years

Minaz lives with her parents and 2 brother-sisters at Sankalit nagar, Juhapura. Her mother is a house wife and father is a daily wager so their economic condition was not got. Due to her socio- economic Minaz had to quit studies but due to her interest in computer she joined the course her family was not happy with her decision, her father told her that doing a computer course wont give you a job then what is the use of learning it? But she was determined to learn the course. One day she went to a nearby balghar(preschool) where she met  women development coordinator Zaheeda Shaikh , she asked her about her education and family background. Looking at her enthusiasm and determination Zaheeda offered her a computer teacher’s post at her center.  Minaz was really happy but was reluctant to say yes. When Zaheeda asked her about her reluctancy she told her that her parents won’t agree on this. Zaheeda then went Minaz’s place and convince her parents. After initial hesitancy her parents finally agreed to do a teacher’s job at the center. After joining the center Minaz helped many underprevilage muslim girls in learn the basics of computer, during this period she developed an interest for studying again. Minaz met Zaheeda and told her that she again want to continue her studies. Zaheeda not only encouraged her but also convinced her parents. Now Minaz has continued her 12 standard studies and also she’s working as a computer teacher at Women development centre.

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Project Leader

Keren Nazareth

co-director
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India

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Map of Employability Programme for youth in slums