Provide a 3 months voc. course to orphan girls

by Catalysts for Social Action
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Summary

Destitute older girls, are not interested in basic education for some or the other reason. At age of 18, the inmates are expected to leave the orphanages and fend for themselves. Often results in the children ending up with small-time employment as domestic help, in shops or on daily wages. The girls sometimes find themselves drawn into sleaze. CSA's aim is to enhance the employment prospects of institutionalized girls providing them with vocational training and skills to meet their end.
$370
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Destitute girls, in the age -group 0f 8-18 years are brought up in orphanages. Most such orphanages provide a basic education up to the 8th or 10th standards. At age 18, the inmates are expected to leave the orphanages and fend for themselves. Inadequate education, lack of employable skills and inability to handle themselves, often results in the children ending up with small-time employment as domestic help, in shops or on daily wages. The girls sometimes find themselves drawn into sleaze.

Solution

CSA's aim is to enhance the employment prospects of institutionalized older girls providing them with vocational training and skills that offer employment opportunities. Programs are identified in keeping with the location of the orphanage, the specific needs of the girls, the local employment prospects and the availability of suitable Resource persons. CSA helps set up the infrastructure e.g., work stations/equipment, provides course material and employs the resource persons. 20 girls/ batch.

Long-Term Impact

Some of the Girls have come from red light area or with some unfavorable family background. Being institutionalized is not a happy feeling for them. These type of avocational courses boost their morale and gives a new hope towards life. They feel more addressed because of individual attention given to them. They are confident of being economically independent once they are out of the institution and feed themselves and their family with white collared jobs instead of getting stigmatized jobs.

Resources

http:/​/​www.csa.org.in/​
Vocational program conducted
CSA website
Child Care in India
CSA annual Report-2011-12

Organization Information

Catalysts for Social Action

Location: Pune, India - India
Website: http:/​/​www.csa.org.in
Project Leader:
Bharati Dasgupta
Pune 411037, Maharashtra India India

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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