SAATH CHARITABLE TRUST

Saath Vision: Saath envisions inclusive and empowered communities and individuals; Saath's mission: To make human settlements equitable living environments, where all residents and vulnerable people have access to health, education, essential infrastructure services and livelihood options, irrespective of their economic and social status.
Jul 5, 2016

Employability Program in Slums April-June, 2016

Cleanliness Drive
Cleanliness Drive

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 to earn livelihood. But they don’t have enough skills, so to get the solution for this issue 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: April 2016 – June 2016


Work done 

  • Total Trained: 236

 Introduction about Programs:

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

  1. Formal training program:
  2. Informal training program:
  3. Informal training program for Women:
  • Udaan
  • Nirman
  • Women at Work

 Udaan:

 Udaan program provides livelihood training to youth from vulnerable backgrounds and give them an equal opportunity to employability. The courses selected for the programs are also a result of market research and need assessment program from the community itself. The courses that are currently offered in this program are as follows:

  • Beauty Parlour
  • Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES)
  • Bed Side Patient Assistant (BSPA)
  • Retail Management
  • Tally
  • Career and Workplace Skills

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

Nirman:

Nirman program addresses the training needs of people in the informal sector. Practical and theoretical training is provided which moulds their skills and capabilities to get better incomes. The courses that are currently offered in this program are as follows:

  • Sew machine Repairing
  • Women Drivers
  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Mobile Repairing

We are also running women batches for electrician and masonry course. For informal trainings, SAATH has collaborated with Bosch India Foundation, American 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.

Women @ Work:

Saath started new skill development and enhancement program to empower young women and focus on non-traditional job options which will have an inclusion of micro-entrepreneurship, life skills and technology components to aid them in setting up their own businesses if they choose. In the case of young girls below 18 years, there will be a work readiness module and sessions on how they can re-enroll in school if they would like to. Sew machine Repairing

  • Women Drivers
  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Mobile Repairing

 BENEFICIARY STORY

 Name: Dhaval Udhrejiya(Name Changed)

Age: 19 Yrs

Course: Retail Management

Dhaval comes from Isanpur area where he lives with his parents and older brother. His father and brother run a loading rickshaw and hence their income is not fixed. Dhaval himself has only studied till 9th standard. Dhaval says, “I failed in 10th standard and had to leave my studies after that. I wanter to study ahead but looking at my family’s condition I left the studies and started working at a welding shop where I earned Rs. 3,500 per month”.

 Dhaval was not happy with his current job as he was working in an unsafe environment and the welding fumes started affecting his health but in order to sustain his family he was not able to leave the job. He came to know about the training course when he met one of our field coordinators who visited his home. He came to know about the retail course where the English course and Computer training along with Retail training attracted him and he joined the training. He really enjoyed the training and says, “I learned a lot during the training and especially the life skills sessions helped increase my confidence. I was afraid about finding a new job but the centre staff helped me tremendously and found me an interview for Sales Executive at DBC Communities nearby. I went for the interview and passed it and now I’m working here happily”.

Dhaval is now earning Rs. 8,000 per month, supporting his family much better and his father is very happy with the initiative taken by him.

 April’16 to June’16 status

Month                                            Enrolled                                                       Trained

                                           Male     Female     Total                               Male     Female      Total

April’16                                  91          128        219                                 14             82         96

May’16                                    -           51          51                                   11            73         84

June’16                                 19           85        104                                   35            21         56

Total                                    110         264        374                                  60            176       236

Batches completed (no. of batches carried out)

                    April’16      May’16      June’16      Total

Udaan                7            3                3            13

Total                 7             3                3           13

 

Innovations of the program:

  •  Index for trainees has developed to measure the real life impact of the trainings on trainees as an individual and a group. It shows the success of the program. The Index serves as a complete monitoring tool.

 

  • New trades has been introduced like painting, mobile repairing, sew machine repairing

 

  • Special Women batches have been started in non-traditional trade like electrician, masonry, sew machine repairing, women driving.

 

  • Career counselling is provided to the participants of the programs.

 

  • Financial literacy and safety training is provided to the participants.

 

  • “Saath Service Point” Mobile application has been developed to serve as a database for the clients who are in need of services like: Masonry, Plumbing, Electrician, and Carpentry.

 

  

Job Fair
Job Fair
Goal Setting Workshop
Goal Setting Workshop
Dhaval-Beneficiary Story
Dhaval-Beneficiary Story

Attachments:
Jun 16, 2016

Progress report for March-May, 2016

Nazneen
Nazneen

QUARTERLY STATUS OF CFS (March, 2016 - May, 2016)

For overall development we conducted various learning activities for their physical and mental development and special care is taken on their nutrition and hygiene. Currently we have 10 centers 7 CFS classes at construction sites and 3 in slums. We have 5 more centers in pipeline

We inaugurated a new center at construction site.

This quarter we celebrated festival of colours, holi with our children. This is also summer time so lot of donors donated king of summer fruits, mangoes. One of the donor provided school kits to children of two centers.

We also gave school kits to the new enrollees in all the classes and at the new centers.  

Lot of corporates did voluntary work at our centers. One of the corporate ATE distributed colouring kit to the kids. They also gave scholarship for a year to 6 deserving underprivileged kids. Another corporate SNL Financials taught children their body parts in English. 

During this quarter “Jewellery Workshop” was organized for under-privileged children. They were taught how to make jewellery. The workshop was held for 4 hours every Sunday for a month and after a month an exhibition was held to display their creations. Now these kids make jewellery on regular basis for their family, friends and ofcoure for themselves.

We have divided the children at the centers in three groups according to their age:

Group A: Children who very young, prayers, poems and basic body parts are taught here

Group B: Children are taught Alphabets and Numbers in English and Gujarati

Group C: Children are taught how to write and also they learn addition, subtraction, multiplication.

Given below is the brief of activities at each individual centre:

Fatewadi

Different activities were done with children according to their age groups. The children were taught English – Gujarati alphabets, names of fruits, animals, birds, colours and they learned about various shapes. Craft activities were also done with the children and they were taught to make various things out of paper and colouring them. They have been taught to make toys from waste material. They have also taught about glass painting and learned different colours names.

Ram – Raheem Tekro

During the 3 month period the children were taught English and Gujarati alphabets, names of vegetables and fruits, they learnt numbers from 1-100, stories were told, sang songs, learnt how to write simple words and draw basic shapes. Few out-door exercise sessions were done for the physical development.

 Vejalpur

 

 At this center the kids continue learning different letters in Gujarati and English. They learnt writing numbers from 50-100. They learnt new nursery rhymes and songs.  Children were taught about craft and painting. They have learned new techniques of drawing.

Mahadev Residency – Naroda

Here children learned simple words, reading and writing the alphabets and small words in English. In Maths the children learned numbers from 1 to 20. The children learned about colours, learned from charts, played various interactive learning games and children songs.

 SW Park – Shahwadi

 At this center, younger kids were taught alphabets in two languages English and Gujarati, the older kids were taught to read and write the alphabets. In Maths, kids learned basic examples of addition. Apart from these children were taught basic disciplinary manners. They were taught general knowledge. Mythological stories were narrated.

Aaryan Opulence - Ambali

In this center children were taught to write numbers 1-50 in English and 1-100 in Gujarati. Songs in Gujarati were taught. We had a volunteer who taught these kids different body parts in English language and few songs and poems in English. They also had regular sports activities at this center. Children also learnt basic manners. They learnt how to greet and meet in English. 

Rajyesh Revanta                                     

In the class the children were taught prayer songs, reading alphabets (English and Gujarati) and reading from 1 to 100 numbers. With the help of interactive games the children were taught about how to give their introduction, identify various colours and counting digits. Children were taught season names and importance of cleanliness.

Aakruti Aangan - Lamba                        

This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

Makarba – SG Highway

 This is the new center that was inaugurated in this quarter. Parents were invited so that they can come and see what activities are conducted here. First month only went in registrations, Children played with toys and few games were played every day so that children get comfortable with teachers. Second month songs and poems were taught.

                                           

CFS; Mainstreaming the Marginalized children

 Nazneen Ansari Nur Mohammad, (Name Changed) 12 years’ old girl from the child labor classes, which is part of the Child Friendly Spaces programme of Saath. She studies in Class 6th at the Sunrise school, Vejalpur. Her father suffered from heart attack, so the he had to leave his work and sit at home. Her mother had to take up all the responsibilities of the family. She started working as domestic help in the nearby bungalows and residential complex. Her mother used to get food from the houses where she used to work, which was generously given by them and the family used to share that food during their meal time. The CFS teacher Sanjida ben had reported the Saath office about the financial crises the family was facing. The Saath team understanding their condition had also sent the family food kit, for supporting them. Her mother had back breaking work which affected her health adversely and as a result she was asked by doctor to take rest. Her father was not able to recover after the heart ailment, so he started selling vegetables through cart opposite the house, which was not sufficient for a decent living. Due to financial constraints faced by the family, her mother was forced to tell her daughter, that they would not be able to educate her any further.  This was a heart breaking thing for Nazneen, who was keen on continuing her education. Since her parents could not pay her school fees on time, she was barred from attending the classes and that is when Sanjida ben, the teacher at the CFS class thought of supporting the girl by approaching the Nirma interns for help, who had visited Saath for the Internship. These students got together for fund raising, which enabled them to gather amount of Rs.4000/-. This raised amount was used to pay off her pending school fees and as a result she could get back to school.  Nazneen said, “I wish to study further, and become a doctor one day, but since my family’s financial condition is not good so my mother was forced to tell me to sit at home.” I am thankful to Saath and Nirma students for supporting me and my family. I am looking for more support in near future, so that I can pursue my higher goals. My sister also wants to study further and become a police officer one day.”

CHALLENGES

ü  The attrition rates of students is high

ü  Parents don’t think it’s important for their child to attend such activity classes

ü  They think they are losing household income if children go to school

As the children are from Migrant families, it becomes difficult track the kids once they move to different sites

ü  Stationary, Toys, Teacher Expenses, Snacks are becoming costlier.

ü  Regular funding is not there for this program

  

STATUS OF CFS

 

Child Friendly Spaces- Status in May, 2016

Sr. No.     Name of the Centre                             No. of Children

                                                                 Boy        Girl         Total   

1                Fatehwadi                                  18          17           35

2            Ram rahim no tekro                        13          17           30

3                  Vejalpur                                   18          17           35

4       Naroda- Mahadev Residency                 7          11           18

5       Shahwadi- Swaminarayan park             16         24            40

6            Rajyash Revanta - Vasna                29         31           60

7          Aakruti Aangan- Lambha                   17         18           35

8          Aaryan Opulence- Ambli                     7           9           16

9          Le Jardin- Law garden                       16         15           31

                      Total                                    141        159         300

 Child Friendly Spaces (March – May, 2016)

Sr. No.      Name of the Centre                    Newly Enrolled Children                  Children enrolled to School

                                                           Mar.16  April.16  May.16  Total           Mar.16  April.16  May.16  Total

1                    Fatehwadi                         1            6         -            7               -            -           -          -  

2             Ram rahim no tekro                   -            -           -           -                -            -           -          -  

3                     Vejalpur                            2          -           -            2                 -          -           -          -  

4       Naroda- Mahadev Residency           1           1          -            2                -            -           -          -  

5     Shahwadi- Swaminarayan park          2           -           -            2               -            -           -          -  

6      Rajyash Revanta - Vasna                 7          -          17          24              -            -           -          -  

7      Aakruti Aangan- Lambha                   3          -            7         10               -            -           -          -  

8     Aaryan Opulence- Ambli                    7            5          3        15               -            -           -          -  

9       Le Zarden- Law garden                     -           30          9        39              -            -           -          -  

                    Total                                  23         42          36      101              -            -           -          -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mango Distribution
Mango Distribution
Jewellery Exhibition
Jewellery Exhibition
Corporate Donation
Corporate Donation

Attachments:
Apr 8, 2016

Employability Program for Youth Report Jan-March16

W@W team celebrating Women
W@W team celebrating Women's day at Novotel Hotel

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 to earn livelihood. But they don’t have enough skills, so to get the solution for this issue 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: January 2016 – March 2016


Work done 

Total Trained: 236

 Introduction about Programs:

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

  1. Formal training program: Udaan
  2. Informal training program: Nirman
  3. Informal training program for Women: Women at Work

Udaan:

 Udaan program provides livelihood training to youth from vulnerable backgrounds and give them an equal opportunity to employability. The courses selected for the programs are also a result of market research and need assessment program from the community itself. The courses that are currently offered in this program are as follows:

  • Beauty Parlour
  • Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES)
  • Bed Side Patient Assistant (BSPA)
  • Retail Management
  • Tally
  • Career and Workplace Skills

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

Nirman:

Nirman program addresses the training needs of people in the informal sector. Practical and theoretical training is provided which moulds their skills and capabilities to get better incomes. The courses that are currently offered in this program are as follows:

  • Sew machine Repairing
  • Women Drivers
  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Mobile Repairing

We are also running women batches for electrician and masonry course. For informal trainings, SAATH has collaborated with Bosch India Foundation, American 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.

 Women @ Work:

Saath started new skill development and enhancement program to empower young women and focus on non-traditional job options which will have an inclusion of micro-entrepreneurship, life skills and technology components to aid them in setting up their own businesses if they choose. In the case of young girls below 18 years, there will be a work readiness module and sessions on how they can re-enroll in school if they would like to. Sew machine Repairing

  • Women Drivers
  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Mobile Repairing

 Ramesh’s Dream comes true- Runs his own mobile shop!

Ramesh (name changed) is 20 year old young man residing in Isanpur area of Ahmedabad. He lives with his family that includes his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He had been working at one of the mobile shop as a salesman. Ramesh aspired to open his own mobile shop, but due to lack of guidance and support, he was unable to take the big leap.

Ramesh came to know about theRetail Management course run by Saath from Kanjibhai, who is a part of the resource mobilization team during one of the door to door promotions. He got keen about the training course, since it was linked to job placement. As he started off with the course, his hope of opening his own mobile shop again got ignited. He found the training very useful, since he got to learn many new things like life skills and spoken English from the interactive and interesting sessions. Also he got all his doubt cleared during the training. It was a complete learning and unlearning experience for him. He also learned about team work and work place readiness. He learned the effective ways of communicating with the customers, which would fetch him more business.

After completing three month of training, Ramesh has now started his own mobile shop in his own area. He is now managing the entire shop on his own, where he is repairing the mobiles and also selling mobile phones. The shop is helping him earn Rs. 12000-15000/- per month.

January’16 to March’16 status

Month                                 Enrolled                               Trained

                              Male     Female     Total          Male     Female     Total

January’16               91         128          219           14           82           96

February’16                 -         51           51            11           73           84

March’16                  19         85          104           35           21           56

Total                       110        264        374           60          176         236

Batches completed (no. of batches carried out)

 

                 Jan’16              Feb’16            Mar’16           Total

Udaan            7                     4                   3                 14

Total             7                      4                   3                 14

 

Innovations of the program:

  •  Index for trainees has developed to measure the real life impact of the trainings on trainees as an individual and a group. It shows the success of the program. The Index serves as a complete monitoring tool.

 

  • New trades has been introduced like painting, mobile repairing, sew machine repairing

 

  • Special Women batches have been started in non-traditional trade like electrician, masonry, sew machine repairing, women driving.

 

  • Career counselling is provided to the participants of the programs.

 

  • Financial literacy and safety training is provided to the participants.

 

  • “Saath Service Point” Mobile application has been developed to serve as a database for the clients who are in need of services like: Masonry, Plumbing, Electrician, and Carpentry.
Beauty Parlour Training
Beauty Parlour Training
Retail Course Training
Retail Course Training

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