Project #13622

Help-Indian child worker not to work,but to school

by SANTI (Social Association for Nourishment, Training & Improvement )

The updates in the last three months is as follows:

1) We have inaugurated the General Duty Assistance (GDA) course under Pradhan Mantri Kousal Vikash Yojana (PMKVY) with support of M/s. Narayan Mohapatra Director of IDS logic New Delhi. So now SANTI is hosting national level programs.

2) For the above said program we have purchased all the laboratory equipment, CCTV camera, biometric devices which are Aadhar enabled. Some furniture’s were also purchased.

3) A separate ramp has made for the disable person in training hall as per instruction of (PMKVY).

4) The complete Electrification is done for the entire SANTI building.

5) In the last month, our Chairman Ashok Dandpat has visited the project office and reviewed all the activities running under SANTI. He advised us to make a project proposal on agriculture for livelihood support and food security for poor farmers under Laying GP.

6) SANTI has arranged a stall in Rajgangpur Mohotsav (JHARJHARA) for selling different ready-mate garments and dolls which we are made in our vocational training school.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY):

PKMKVY is a flagship outcome-based skill training program of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The program aims to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training and become employable. In a week's time we will be signing an agreement with RIIT (Rajdhani Institute of Information Technology),Bhubaneswar to conduct a skill development training program of 4 years from Oct,2016 to Oct,2020 year in three areas at our centre.

The training will be given in the following areas.

1.Sewing Machine Operator and Self Employed Tailor
2.General duty assistant(GDA),
3.Organic Grover and Dairy Farmer.

Mrs Babita  and Miss Rajani  who are the students of our Vocational Training school have been selected to take training to become trainers for PMKVY and they are going to attend a workshop for three days at IIT Bhubaneshwar from 09/13/2016 to 09/15/2016. Some more of these classes would be held in October 2016, were we will be sending more students.

Forming Women Self Help Groups (WSHG):

We formed 3 (WSHG) Women Self Help Group in the Manderia and Surudi. The groups are WSHG NO-69,SANTI WSHG NO-98 and SANTI WSHG NO-148. The members were trained in Santi Workshop. Mrs Nilima a member of SANTI WSHG NO-98 Manderia, Rajgangpur started the grocery shop through the Bank Loan Rs.2,00,000.00 by support of SANTI.Mrs Boby  a member of SANTI WSHG NO-69 started her grocery shop and is earning a minimum of Rs.6000.00 per month and is maintaining her family with that income.

Computer Literacy Program:

A computer literacy programme has been started by the Nodal Agency DishaaPro at IIT Bhubaneshwar from 1st Aug. 2016 in our SATNI training building.

Dear friends we have some exciting news to share.

Sunita and survi joined SANTI sewing training classes since last couple of months. They were trained to make Indian clothing. Mr Pati came to know that there are job openings in Jana Sikhya Sanstha (JSS). Mr. Pati inspired them to apply for the sewing trainer positions in JSS. SANTI provides certificates to students who finishes the training, so Sunita and Survi had obtained certificates. They were shortlisted for interview and luckily got the job as a trainer. They will receive a monthly salary of INR 5000. Truly is it is one of best achievement of SANTI to provide them permanent employment and this is only made possible by training we provided in SANTI. We really thanks for your effort to support us in running the training center.  

We wanted to provide better training as we felt the need to improve the current level of training. We came to know about Mrs. Sangita a long time trainer. She is really interested to join us she had couple of decades of experience as a  trainer. We expect our students to be better at sewing under her guidance.

Roshni, Warden or Caretaker of SANTI Children is also interested to learn sewing. She is now making the dress and blouses and earning monthly INR 1500. Other learners Jashita, Sanju, Suganti, Poonam and Albina getting trained on few sewing technique such as hemming in summer vacation.

Rajgangpur City Municipality Chairman and Vice Chairman along with executive members visited our Child Labour Vocational Training Center. They were highly impressed about the progress we made so far. They also approved to provide four (4) street light that connect our training building to the main road. Previously the road to our center was dark from the interstate. This is a great recognition for SANTI from local authority. As they help us in long run when we need their support and face any future challenges.

In the month of April 2016 we have got an order from our local political party Mr. Narayan Prasad Modi (leader of BJP) to prepare 15nos.of flag. We have income Rs.2000/- from this programme. This was boost to our students moral as they earned their share.

We are doing our best to serve the community to improve the current state of people by education and employment. Please do contribute to your level best.  



Award Ceremony
Award Ceremony

Hello Friends,

Hope you are doing well and feeling the start of pleasant weather.

We had a great time of appreciation and celebration on International Women’s day 8th March 13, 2016 by SANTI. SANTI and a local cement manufacturing company OCL together organized this event with participation of more than 300 women.    

Boby was awarded as a best member of Women Self-Help Group. She was having a tough time two years ago to support her two daughters, although her husband was working as a tailor. Mr. Pati from SANTI came to know about her situation and suggested to start some business. She asked some monetary help to set up a grocery store in her house. Mr. Pati provided INR 20,000 and she started grocery store. Later Mr. Pati assisted Bobby to obtain a loan of INR 1.2 Lakh from the bank. She was able to run the grocery store and that helps to meet the needs. Her two daughters are currently studying in college and this effort by SANTI helped her to provide education to her daughter. SANTI Stood with her in her difficult time and assisted in making dream comes true. We are proud of Bobby's achievement.

We also awarded following women for outstanding work in past year.

Sabita – Best in Sewing

Lata – Best work in Liploi Mahila Samiti ( a local Women committee)

Anis – Best work under the category of Minority Women Self Help Group

Anita V – Best Volunteer of SANTI Self Help Group

Thanks for your support as we are able to start training following six (6) girls in our new batch. Parbati, Anita T, Bobita, Meena, Suravi and Roshni are in the initial phase of training and will be able to generate some money for their work soon.

Boby’s Grocery store is an inspiration to our community and is an example to many others. 

Please support us to buy equipment for new trainees.


Girls Dancing
Girls Dancing
Mr. Pati Opening
Mr. Pati Opening
Women in Action
Women in Action



Wish you will have fun with friends and families over coming Christmas holidays.

We had a great year in providing training to young women and want to touch base on the updates on our side.

  • Beginning of the year we started to train 3-4 young girls in the tailoring and alteration work. This was to support local market needs. Training and the work was done in our newly partially built house.
  • Now we are fully functional in providing training to Seven (7) students. We pay all of them based on their work produced and sold in the market.
  • Three (3) students are earning about INR 5000 per month and Four (4) other students are still learning and earning in the range of INR 2000 – INR 3000 per month.   

Training these students and providing them a path to successfully earn money was a big thing and we feel that is one of the greatest achievement for us. This year we came a long way to motivate them  and pay all of them. We are successful because of your continuous donation, support and inspiration to do better in our work.    

This was a very successful year and hope to assist more people next year to make their living.


Ashok Dandpat

Please donate in this festive season. 


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SANTI (Social Association for Nourishment, Training & Improvement )

Location: Rajgangpur, Odisha - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Odisha, India

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