This project focuses on providing vocational skill training to 1200 poor, rural youth who belong to women headed families in Trichy and its surrounding districts in Tamilnadu, India.
The temporary migration of heads of families to nearby towns (Erode, Salem, Namakkal) in search of a decent livelihood due to unreliable monsoons (average rainfall between 350-500mm) and the influence of drinking problems have forced women to take up the entire responsibility. Continuing with the education is a big challenge for children from these poor families.Many youth fall under the unorganized sector, embedded with drawbacks like no social security, bonded labour, sexual harassment, etc.
To procure a successful career, youth need support both personally and financially. The only option that is available is the vocational skills training. Vocational training allows students to gain practical work skills within a short span of time without having to pay huge tuition fees as well as enhances their employability. The student's course fee, uniform, text & note books, stationery, lunch and travelling allowance will be taken care off in the project.
Since vocational training begins in high school, students can graduate and prepare to take a high-paying, skilled job immediately. They carry the credential 'skilled trainees' which ensures them 100% employment, improve their livelihood opportunities, reduce poverty, enhance productivity and become more supplementary to the family's financial outline. The standard of living of skilled youth will stand as a witness for the success of skill programmes amongst the inhabitants in their locality.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
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