SAATH CHARITABLE TRUST

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Mar 30, 2017

Progress Report for youth employment Jan-March'17

Final Exam
Final Exam

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 2017 – March 2017

Work done :Total Trained: 307

 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:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Mobile Repairing

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

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

 Some of the activities conducted during the quarter include:

  1. One of the activities that Saath recently conducted not only looked at the trainees of the Nirman Programme, but also at the construction workers’ community and the general population at large. Construction workers’ skill enhancement programme conducted awareness event for these workers, irrespective of their association with the organization.  Area awareness event was conducted on the 17th and 19th of March. Interns of Gujarat University took part in the event. Labour nakas of Bapunagar, Thakkarbapa Nagar and railways station area of Sarkhej was targeted. Information about the material used in various trades was shared and the workers were made aware of the safety aspects. Livelihood Resource Centre (LRC) team of Saath also joined and registered name of workers who showed interested to get more work opportunities.
  2.  It is said visual memories are the most long lasting ones. Considering this, there are over 50 chart activities carried out during the course duration of four months with the trainees of beautician’s course. In order to equip them with multiple work appropriate skills they are encouraged to prepare and take part in activities on the topics ranging identity, rights, dreams, networking, professionalism, etc.
  3. The trainees themselves conduct a market survey to understand the demand of their profession. They also visit various salons to see where they stand as far as the skills of a beautician are concerned. This brings them to the reality about how much they are capable and what to expect out of their individual abilities.
  4. With the help of Parivar Sewa clinic, a Health Camp in the area of Juhapura was organized on 25th Jan 17. The main purpose of the activity was to create the foot holding of the Women@ Work program in the area. Resultantly, 83 people received medical help.
  5. Women’s Day was celebrated with various activities such as skit, dance and celebration. The topics covered include dowry, girl child, love marriage, equality, etc.

 SUCESS STORY

 

 How vocational training gave a better life to Mehboob Hasan Shaikh and his family! (Name Changed)

 

Mehboob Hasan Shaikh is a resident of Indiranagar Chhapra in Kalol. He works as a mason since last six months and is earning around INR10,000 to give a better life to his mother, sister, wife and two school going daughters.

 Mehboob belonged to very humble family, where the only bread earner was his father, whose livelihood was from riding pedal rickshaw for commercial purpose and would hardly earn Rs.6,000 for a family of 7. Mehboob his four younger siblings and his parents. With that much income the family could hardly make the ends meet. Mehboob was still studying when his father was diagnosed with cancer. Now being the eldest son in the family, all the financial responsibility fell on him, his father’s treatment as well as to feed his family. Majority of earnings went in the treatment and there was no scope he could make more out of labour work. He wanted to learn the work of a skilled worker, but there were no opportunities. Moreover, the contractor would only give menial work and hence, there was no increase in income. Gradually, he started working as a labourer, which earned him Rs. 200 per day. Once his siblings started helping him, condition of the family improved a bit. He got married at the age of 22.

 After marriage, needs of the family obviously increased and so were the need of income. Expenses of two children were added, but there was no raise in earnings with growing experience and age.

 While Mehboob was going through the dilemma, his friend informed him about the Nirman project. When he visited the centre, he got convinced that he would definitely benefit from it and joined the programme.

 About the training he said, “I learnt about types of tools and materials, measurement of pillars, grades of cement, taking measurement using measuring tape, plaster etc. Most importantly, I learnt how to prepare estimate through which I have started working independently.

 Through this training, I can now work as a skilled worker and my confidence has improved. Apart from technical training, I also enjoyed life skills training, in which I learnt how to communicate effectively to get work done cordially, importance of relationships and team work. More importantly, I started saving in bank and got an insurance done. I learnt how to reduce the unnecessary expenses.

My family and I are very happy with the training. I try to give good education to my daughters and started saving for their future. This change is due to the training at Saath and I am grateful to the organization.”

  

YEP DATA- FOR GLOBAL GIVING

 

January'17 to March'17 status

Month                                    Enrolled                                              Trained

                                Male      Female     Total                    Male        Female       Total

January' 17                34          116         150                        -               17              17

February' 17              17          103         120                       10             72              82

March' 17                    -              -              -                         10             40              50

Total                          51           219         270                      20           129             149

Undergoing training in the month of March' 17

 

                                                                       Male              Female             Total

No. of students undergoing training                45                    262                307

Total                                                                45                    262                307

 

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.
Practical Store Visit
Practical Store Visit
Women
Women's Day Celebration

Attachments:
Mar 13, 2017

CFS Progress Report Dec'16-Feb'17

Christmas Celebration at Hotel Marriott
Christmas Celebration at Hotel Marriott

QUARTERLY STATUS OF CFS (December, 2016 - February, 2017)

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.

Following are few of the activities conducted at the CFS sites:

  1. A dance workshop was organized by aProCh Foundation at Parimal Garden where 17 children from two centres participated.
  2. Usual art activity at the Sky Blue academy took place twice in the month of December.
  3. Teachers’ monitoring meeting was conducted at Saath Head Office on December 8th. Teachers shared and discussed their class specific challenges and learnings. This becomes a platform for them to share the grievances as well.
  4. On the 17th of December, 48 children were taken to Cinepolis at AlphaOne mall for the movie Jungle Book. This brought an immense joy as they usually do not get a chance to visit multiplexes. Children from construction site classes and slum classes, who assist their parents in economic generation activities, participated.
  5. Three medical check-ups were organized at the two Labour Colonies of Godrej Garden City and Savvy Swaraaj site. As per the need of children, supplements were provided.
  6. On the Christmas, 26 children from slum classes were taken for the movie Dangal.
  7. A drawing competition was organized at Courtyard by Marriott for children on the 27th December. The selected paintings were then converted into New Year cards by the Marriott group as official greetings for their clients.
  8. Sweaters were distributed among children of North One, Westgate Business Bay, Aryan Gloria, and Aryan Opulence. 50 children benefitted.
  9. About 20 children participated in a yoga session that was conducted in a park.
  10. A workshop for woollen work was conducted at Parimal Garden. 37 children from different centres participated.
  11. As preparation of kite flying festival, kite making workshop was conducted by aProCh. The event was attended by 50 children.
  12. Gujarat Vidyapeeth students who are interning with Saath took
  13. 100+ children from Saath centres were invite to participate in a huge kite flying event organized by L D College of Engineering, as part of their National Service Scheme (NSS) activity.
  14. On the 26 January, the Republic Day, 52 children were taken to National Institute of Design (NID), where students of Ankur School performed a play for the CFS children.
  15. The same day students of Gujarat University organized a celebration at Godrej Garden City. Children took part in various games and fancy dress competition. They dressed as famous leaders and freedom fighter.
  16. 48 children took a tour to a city based mega Flower Show conducted in January at the River Front.
  17. Children from slum classes were taken to Parimal Garden and played various games.
  18. Total 18 children took part in a craft workshop organized by aProCh Foundation.

Activities at Implementation Level:

  1. Three teacher’s monitoring meetings were conducted for regular updates.
  2. A new centre at Savvy Swaraaj site was started. About 75 children from 0 to 12 years attend the class regularly.
  3. A new CFS centre at North One was set up and currently there are 15 children coming to the class.
  4. Yet another new centre was set up in Hyderabad at P&T Labour Colony.

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

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.

Siblings enjoying and learning at Child Friendly Spaces –

Manisha & Chetan (Names Changed)

Manisha, an 11-year-old and Chetan, an 8-year-old, were found to be playing on the site where their parents work as labourers. When the CFS teacher approached them at the site and asked to join the class, they refused. She then told them if they did not want to work as their parents did when they grew up, they should study to find a better workplace. Parents then showed the willingness to enrol the siblings to the CFS class.

Now, the teachers do not have to go to bring the children to class. Their parents drop them regularly on time. Initially they did not like to study since they had never been educated. All other children would read the charts and Manisha and Chetan would get curious as they knew nothing about reading and writing. They would share their concern with the teacher. She consoled them that they would learn gradually.

         

Once, the children were to taken to US Pizza for a treat. Both of them were excited to join for the outing. However, their parents refused to send them. They revealed that Manisha and Chetan had three more siblings and all have lost their lives. They are still insecure and fear that they would lose these two, too. Hence, they would not leave them alone. But teacher informed them that they were going with the entire class. Also, she assured that she would take care of the two personally and would remain with them throughout. The enjoyed the lunch and were very happy. When the parents saw happiness on children’s face, their belief that they need to study further for better life grew stronger. The parents are willing to enrol their children to a school on returning to their hometown.

Their mother regularly drops them to school and tell them that they need to study to avoid wondering around in order to find work and that too labour work. Manisha and Chetan are now so disciplined that unlike other children, they understand and follow the instructions immediately without having to remind them over and over again. Manisha used to come untidy. When she was taught the importance of hygiene and cleanliness, she started coming neat and clean in class. She comes regularly with her brother and brings newly enrolled students with them.

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 February, 2017

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

                                                                                            Boy           Girl            Total

1                                 Fatehwadi                                          14             18             30

2                          Ram rahim no tekro                                  16             21             37

3                                   Vejalpur                                            21             19            40

4                       Rajyash Riverium- Vasna                             18            15            33

5                        Aakruti Aangan- Lambha                               7             6            13

6                          Le Jardin- Law garden                                 4             5              9

7                          Aaryan Opulence- Ambli                              2              3             5

8                  Westgate Business Bay- Makarba                       6            12           18

9                          Divya Jivan city- Naroda                              4              6            10

10                           Aryan Gloria- Bopal                                   4              1             5

11                    Gujarat Housing Board- Surat                         11              4           10

                                           Total                                           107           110         210

 

 

Knitting Workshop
Knitting Workshop
Fancy Dress Competition
Fancy Dress Competition

Attachments:
Dec 30, 2016

Youth Employability Progam in Slums Oct-Dec, 2016

Driving Training
Driving 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 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: October 2016 – December 2016

Work done 

  • Total Trained: 248

 

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:

  • 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

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

 

BENEFICIARY STORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training Skilled Masons

 

 

Name: Chandrajit Madanlal Chavda (Name Changed)

Trade: Masonry

Contact Number: 8735951288

Address: 1512, Gayatrinagar Society, Near Kubereshwar Mahadev, Saijpur Bodha, Naroda Road, Ahmedabad

Chadrajit is a migrant from a small village in Rajasthan. His father there used to work as a labourer under a mason and his mother was working as a farm labourer. After 12th standard he left his studies as his parents cannot afford his higher education. He started working as a mason labourer with his father earning Rs. 200 per day as wage. He felt his income was less and seeing no proper opportunities in Rajashtan, he decided to come to Ahmedabad Gujarat, and he migrated with his wife and 2 children.

Here he was getting work as a labourer only and was earning Rs. 400 per day as wages. He wanted to improve his skills to increase his income but wasn’t able to find any avenues for that. At one of the Labour Naka’s, he came to know about the Nirman training when the Saath team was conducting mobilization there. After getting all the relevant information, he decided to join the training. Sharing his learning’s of the training, Chandrajit says, “In the training I learned about calculations, use of a calculator, different base measurements, types of construction and plastering, estimate of work and many other things. The life skills sessions taught me about communication, team work and relationship building. The financial literacy training taught me the importance of savings, insurance and through the mobile app I learned a lot more. My reservations regarding the insurance were removed because of it”.

After the training, Chandrajit who was initially earning around Rs. 7,000 per month, is now earning Rs. 8,500 per month. He has started savings and has taken out insurance of his family as well. He regularly counsels his other friends as well to join the Nirman training.

YEP DATA- FOR GLOBAL GIVING

 

October' 16 to December'16 status

Month                                    Enrolled                                          Trained

                                Male       Female        Total             Male        Female         Total

October'16                 -                -                -                   13              64               77

November'16             -               85             85                  26              44              70

December'16             -                -                -                   10              91             101

Total                            -             85             85                    49         199             248

 

Batches completed (no. of batches carried out)

 

                                                  No. of batches completed                                      Total

Oct.16                                                          6                                                             6

Nov.16                                                          3                                                            3

Dec.16                                                          5                                                            5

Total                                                            14                                                          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.
Self Defense Training
Self Defense Training
Work Readiness Session
Work Readiness Session
Chandrajit (Name Changed)
Chandrajit (Name Changed)

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