Feb 20, 2020

Progress Report - February, 2020

Caring Brother
Caring Brother

Child Friendly Spaces

 

The typical day at the center starts with morning prayers. Then the class is divided into three groups. Group one which is for the children who have no introduction to education, Group two where children learn basics like alphabets, words, numbers, shapes etc, Group three is where children learn how to form sentences, higher maths, English. Then for 2 hours each group do some studies. After that its snack time, everyday different snack is served as per the nutritional chart prepared by the experts to make sure proper nutrition is given to children. After snacks its play time, children play different indoor and outdoors games. This takes care of the physical activities in children.In last quarter along with Approach foundation, which is an Ahmedabad based organization, Saath has been conducting diverse activities for the psycho-social development of the children at CFS, who are getting exposure of the wider world, which will develop a broader perspective and awareness besides the classroom learning they are acquiring at the CFS set-ups. 

Activities conducted during December, 2019 – February, 2020 are as follows-

  1. Five mehndi making workshops were conducted during the months of December and January. Children from different centres participated in a huge number.
  2. Children from CFS classes took part in a session on how to operate camera. One such session was organized in a park and children learnt to use the techniques of clicking pictures. Even children from a regular school accompanied them with their own camera.
  3. 78 children from five centres were taken to Cinepolis at AlphaOne Mall for an animated movie “Motu-Patlu” with support from aProCh Foundation. 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.
  4. Woollen work was taught to interested children. Twenty children from two classes participated.
  5. Employees from the Novotel Hotel conducted a clothes donation drive for the students of slum class in the locality on 20th December.
  6. Another paper craft activity was organized in Prahladnagar Garden.
  7. As part of employee engagement activities, KPMG visited one of the centres and taught the children craft items.
  8. At Godrej Garden City centres, children engaged in creative aspect and prepared Rangoli in the class.
  9. Through donor’s support, 20 shortlisted children have been enrolled to an art activity centre named Sky Blue. The short listed children are from the slum classes for a specific reason. They will be going to art classes for a year or two. Though there are good talents in children of construction worker, their stay for long term is not ensured. They go to the centre once a week for two hours. They learn innovative arts and crafts activities that would enhance their skills to greater heights. A van has been arranged by the centre to pick from and drop them to the class.
  10. Interns from Nirma University conducted various activities across the centres. They taught children science concepts through innovative methods, painted walls of the classes, made cardboard desks for children for class work, showed them animated films, did art activities, etc.
  11. A new centre at Savvy Swaraaj site was started towards the end of November. About 75 children from 0 to 12 years attend the class regularly.
  12. The Marriott group organized a ride for the children on the occasion of ‘Joy of Giving Week’. They took the children out for a joy ride in a big car.
  13. On December on the 17th, 15 children were taken to Cinepolis at AlphaOne mall for the movie Jungle Book. Total 59 children from across the centres participated.
  14. A medical check-up was organized at Savvy Swaraaj site.
  15. 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.
  16. Another medical check-up was organized at the two Labour Colonies of Godrej Garden City in November. As per the need of children, supplements were provided.

 

Story 1-Sheetal (name Changed) emerging out as a leader

Sheetal Minama, an energetic kid of 9 years, is wiser compared to her age group. However, she was totally different when she started coming to CFS centre in January, 2016. She would not mix about with others and did not like to read or write. She would in no way engage with anyone and observe various activities from distance. She would also not go to picnic or exposure visit stating that she did not like to go out. It is difficult to say whether it was because of her introversion or some sort of fear or just an initial apprehension. But as time passed, she turned out to be a confident child of her class.

She now makes other children read the chart. She has overcome her fear and shyness and talks freely with everyone including teachers. She has opened up and shares her household matters, too. She is equally friendly with stranger visiting the centre. She writes well and makes other children write properly. She helps other children if they find any difficulties in their class work. Her leadership skill is apparent now. She teaches others as if she were a teacher. She makes other children read, write and sing. She takes part in all exposure visits and outings.

She loves studying. If a teacher is on leave for a day, she would ask her the reason why she did not come and express her feelings. She talks about her dreams, “I want to become a teacher when I grow up. I would teach children the way you teach.”

Proud Parents
Proud Parents
Lunch Time
Lunch Time
Lego Fun
Lego Fun
Let's paint the world
Let's paint the world

Attachments:
Feb 20, 2020

Progress Report February, 2020

Dream Job
Dream Job

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: Dec, 2019 – Feb, 2020

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

 

 Rajan’s Dream comes true

Rajan (name changed) is 25 year old young man residing in Isanpur area of Ahmedabad. He lives with his family that includes his parents, and three sisters. He had been working at one of the mobile shop as a salesman. Rajan aspired to open his own mobile shop, but due to lack of guidance and support, he was unable to take the big leap.

Rajan came to know about theRetail Management course run by Saath. 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, Rajan has now started working in a departmental store in electronic section. He is now managing mobile section in the store. On the side he is also repairing mobiles. He earns around Rs. 18000-25000/- per month.

Farewell of Nirman Batch
Farewell of Nirman Batch
Inauguration of a new center
Inauguration of a new center
Certificate Distribution
Certificate Distribution

Attachments:
Nov 22, 2019

Progress Report YEP from September - November 2019

Trainees
Trainees

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 Jharkhand and Bihar. 

Objectives of the Programme:

 

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

 

 

Report Duration: September 2019 – November 2019

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
  • Retail Management
  • 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 enhance their skills and capabilities to get better incomes. The courses that are currently offered in this program are as follows:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Masonry
  • Welding

SAATH has collaborated with American India Foundation and Ambuja Cement Foundation 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 adolescent girls below 18 years, there will be a STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) and Life-skills Module, through which they recreate interest in science stream also this programme, will help them in re-enrolling back to school.

  • Electrician
  • Mobile Repairing
  • STEM

 Activities during month of September, October & November:

 1)      Counselling of students: Counselling of students was done at Udaan programme’s vocational training centres of Isanpur and Ghodasar. Main aim of this exercise is to know students preferences pertaining to the available jobs also to counsel them to join job. Around 20 students participated in the process.

2)      Exposure Visit to a post office:  Under Udaan’s Beauty parlour trade, Beautyparlour students of Ghodasar and Isanpur center visited Rambuag post office on 10th of october to know more about  financial management and various types of savings and deposit schemes. Around 20 students participated during the visit.

 3)      Workplace Readiness Session:  A session on how to appear for the interview and moc session was conducted in Ghodasar by Volunteer from Canada Ms. Barbara and Monitoring Manager, Mr. Kunal. A total of 25 students participated in the session.

4)      Lifeskills Session:  Life skill session on Human rights was taken by our Life skill trainer Ms. Hansaben.  A total of 24 students participated.

 5)      Expert lecture: An in-depth combine batch (Mason and Electrical) session on how to make water tank and water proofing was taken by Civil engineer, Mr. Hasmukhbhai was organised at Nirman’s Meghaninagar center. A total of 28 students actively participated in the session. Same session was taken by him on 29th November at Isanpur center, where 18 students participated

 6)      Teachers training workshop: Under Women@Work programme, two days STEM teacher’s training were organized at Saath Head office on 18th and 19th September with an aim to enhance and build the capacity of newly joined staff so that they can easily implement new STEM project and workbook activity with the adolescent girls.

 7)      Exposure visit to Construction site:  Under Nirman programme, exposure visit to a construction site (Ramesh Bunglow, Panchvati) was organized in Kalol. Students were exposed to various intricacies of Mason trades. Students also learned about how commercially on a large scale all the process are being implemented. 17 students participated in the visit.

 

Success Stories

 

Name: Salmabanu Ilyas Mansuri (Name Changed)

Age: 29

Trade: Beauty & Wellness

 

Family & background

Salmabanu is married past 11 years. She was happy with her marriage. Day after day passed and she got to realize that her husband isn’t supportive enough let her dream and work independently. Still she was living happily with her husband three beautiful children. On an unfortunate day lost one of her three children in an accident. Situation got even worse, her family was losing strength over the finances. She had to start working as a maid. She tried everything to support her husband but somehow that wasn’t enough for her husband. She eventually started facing domestic violence.

Dark days continued to rise. One day she found something unusual with her daughter. She took her to the hospital to realize that she has some mental disorder. She broke down into tears. After all these she did not lose the courage to fight for a happy life. She took the responsibility of her children and herself.

 How did you get to know about this course?

She got to know about this course via door to door mobilization. Her husband first did not allow her to step outside the home and learn this trade of beauty and wellness. She tried and convinced her husband after some time to join this course.

 Salmabanu’s journey

She took some time to come at the centre and learn technical skills in the trade of beauty and wellness even though she could hardly manage her routine and her children. She successfully completed the course with a very good score. ‘’Salmaben showed specifically more interest in makeup and hairstyling during her training period’’ Tasminaben(her trainer) says.

 

In what aspects this programme influenced your personality/life?

Immediately after completing the course Salmaben started to provide with this salon services at her place. She now has generated another source of steady income. She wants to open her own and bigger salon in her house. She is more than happy after generating this source of income to her children.

HairStyling Session
HairStyling Session
Life Skills Training
Life Skills Training
Practical Session
Practical Session
Theory
Theory

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