This Project will help empower over 100 poor, uneducated young girls and women to study and learn new skills to become self sufficient and start a new life full of respect for themselves. The project provides various vocational training's like tailoring, beauticians, handicraft, nursing and spoken English. It will also help women who cant leave their homes for jobs to learn a skill and practice it within their reachable environment and earn some money for themselves and their children.
All across Goa there are hundreds and thousands of women and young girls who are unemployed as they have no vocational training to do any form of professional work. Many of them are not permitted to leave their homes and go to work. Due to this the poverty level is very high as a lot of them cannot provide any financial help to their families. The self esteem of these women and girls is very low because they consider themselves useless and unemployed.
Our project is based within the slums and it supports and empowers women and girls to be independent and financially stable to provide for themselves and their children. We Teach them various skills like Nursing, Computer basics, Adult Literacy, Tailoring etc. These training's enable them to work within their homes and outside the homes. We help raise their Self Esteem so they feel themselves as worthy individuals each contributing some income to their homes.
Our aim is to teach women the importance financial prudence and that education can change their lives for better. "All I did was housework," says Sobha, "but then I heard of this centre." Sobha has regularly been coming to the centre where she learnt sewing and started her own little home-based business, accepting orders for stitching clothes. 'Netra first did a beautician's course at the centre and worked in a parlour in Margao for on-the-job training. She also learnt the art of henna design.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).