Destitute older girls, are not interested in basic education for some or the other reason. At age of 18, the inmates are expected to leave the orphanages and fend for themselves. Often results in the children ending up with small-time employment as domestic help, in shops or on daily wages. The girls sometimes find themselves drawn into sleaze. CSA's aim is to enhance the employment prospects of institutionalized girls providing them with vocational training and skills to meet their end.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Destitute girls, in the age -group 0f 8-18 years are brought up in orphanages. Most such orphanages provide a basic education up to the 8th or 10th standards. At age 18, the inmates are expected to leave the orphanages and fend for themselves. Inadequate education, lack of employable skills and inability to handle themselves, often results in the children ending up with small-time employment as domestic help, in shops or on daily wages. The girls sometimes find themselves drawn into sleaze.
How will this project solve this problem?
CSA's aim is to enhance the employment prospects of institutionalized older girls providing them with vocational training and skills that offer employment opportunities. Programs are identified in keeping with the location of the orphanage, the specific needs of the girls, the local employment prospects and the availability of suitable Resource persons. CSA helps set up the infrastructure e.g., work stations/equipment, provides course material and employs the resource persons. 20 girls/ batch.
Potential Long Term Impact
Some of the Girls have come from red light area or with some unfavorable family background. Being institutionalized is not a happy feeling for them. These type of avocational courses boost their morale and gives a new hope towards life. They feel more addressed because of individual attention given to them. They are confident of being economically independent once they are out of the institution and feed themselves and their family with white collared jobs instead of getting stigmatized jobs.
Total Funding Received to Date: $370
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $370 . The original project funding goal was $6,260.