Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths

by Ruchika Social Service Organisation
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths
Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths

We are happy to present the project report of the project entitled “Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths” before the donor agency and all other well-wishers. This was the most difficult quarter and we had to take a lot of difficulties to cross this quarter of intervention due to unexpected outbreak of Corona pandemic in India. However, with all these odds, we continued Skill development training  for the Slum Youths.

Our country’s skill development ecosystem is the backbone of tomorrow’s workforce. It not only provides vocational training but also assures that the same is translated into meaningful employment through demand supply mapping of skillsets across sectors.

The program was primarily designed to improve the skills and employability of slum youths and making them competitive in the job market by providing demand-driven contemporary skills training with job placement support and enable them to aspire to assimilate into the new economy labour market.

Project Goal:

Creating a cadre of skilled youth with provision of market relevant skills along with entrepreneurial development proficiency and life skills and to create opportunities for the development of talent of underprivileged youth to be bareroot entrepreneur and to compete in the employment market.

Project Objectives:

  • To impart market relevant skills like Cutting and Tailoring, Beauty and Wellness, Industrial Sewing Machine Operator etc to the underprivileged youth especially those   from slums and street.
  • To develop entrepreneurial proficiency among the students to be able to start their bareroot enterprises soon after they complete their   training.
  • To impart employability skills among the students to compete in the competitive job market.
  • To provide functional education during the skill training tenure to enable them to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes in reading, writing and numeracy based on the needs and problems of the of the learners and their community.
  • To provide training facility at the door step of slum women who are not able to access the vocational training center services due to financial crunch and social stigma.
  • To provide relevant life skills to the students to enable   them to equip them with the social and interpersonal skills that enable them to cope with the demands of everyday life.
  • To build self-confidence, encourage critical thinking, foster independence and help the students to communicate more effectively.

 

Target Group:

The project targets to slum youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years. Of course focus is given to the slum girls and women as they are the most neglected ones.. During the year, we targeted a total number of 100 youth to be trained in different vocational trades.

Activities:

Following activities were conducted during the year.

Mobilization:

a)    Meeting with community stakeholders:

 The program defined vulnerable youth as out of school individuals and high school graduates who are between 18 and 35 years of age, who have no further opportunities for study, who are jobless or underemployed. They lack income-earning skills and training and are therefore considered vulnerable to poverty and exploitation.

This quarter Meetings were organized with community stakeholders at community level to ensure access for vulnerable youth to Employability Training Program opportunities by communicating with the target groups of youth, their parents, community leaders and community representatives, Women SHG leaders, Anganwadi workers in the project areas to optimize penetration and reach of this initiative to the most vulnerable and deserving youth at various levels of vulnerability and readiness. The meetings were organized to bring the utmost level awareness of the skill development initiatives in the community so that more people can avail the benefit of the programme.

b)    Mobilization through Placed Students:

We connected our placed students who received training from Ruchika. These students shared their experiences and their achievement with the youths in the community and motivate them to take the same benefit from the program as well as get livelihood. This helps the youths and parents to know the real benefit of the program which motivate the other youths in the community to take admission and access the training as well as get livelihood.

c)    Publicity:

Our Coordinator have planned to mobilize the students from the slums of Bhubaneswar. Our field workers are also engaged in the same mobilization activities. During the mobilization process our mobilizers show the live footage of vocational training centre and training activity to all the parents so that they can see assess the facilities that we are providing. Through this process creates enthusiasm among the parents and students to take admission in the training program.

Facilitation / Skilling:

 Following skills are imparted to the students:

  1. Cutting and Tailoring:

Ruchika provides Cutting and Tailoring skill training to each batch for a period of 6 months. The trainees were imparted with both theory and practical training throughout this period. They were also prepared to compete in the job market. Ruchika provides training at the central office premises for those who can afford to come to the training centre and it also have 2 door steps training centres in the slums for those who can come to the training centre due to their financial or social problem. A total number of 27 students completed Cutting and Tailoring training in which all students are become self employed.

Industrial Sewing Machine Operator:

Industrial Sewing Machine Operations involves stitching of components of garments together using a sewing machine. The role of a sewing machine operator is very critical to the industry as it enhances the quality of the product. These industries have heavy demand for employment of trainees. After the training students are prepared for the interview through mock interview during the training and after that they go for the interview at various industries.  Most of the students get placement in these industries. During this quarter total number 10 students enrolled into the training program out of which 8 students got placed at different sewing industries.

  1. Beauty and Wellness:

To empower Women in beauty and Wellness skills, we are giving them an opportunity for personal development and earning options. Women falling in the age of 18-35 years are imparted training for 6 months.  This training opened up new avenues for aspiring young women, who with a little push can now earn their own living and more importantly, support their families economically. It prepares women for work in salons or to set up their own micro-enterprises or they can be able to start an initiative at home.

Assessment:

Ruchika usage assessment to collect data to inform and guide training investments. Assessments are also used to address skill gaps to help the training but also energize the trainee. The previous learning skills of the selected students are assessed before joining the course. Then the competency tests are conducted after completion of each skill competency. Then a final assessment is conducted. If the student successfully completes the training and achieved the necessary competencies. After that the trainee is awarded with certificate of the training.

  1. Placement:

  Ruchika assess the industry requirement and existing skill gap to adopt most suitable course curriculum methodology. Our Placement strongly influences the entire training cycle, from the student mobilization to trainer quality, industry engagement and understanding the needs of local employers.  In order to ensure the better placement, Ruchika follows a lot of process like mock interview, direct contact with local employers, searching market demands and so on. Based on these processes we prepare our students for the placement.

During this Quarter, we placed 8 students passed out with different trades in different sewing Industry like Sai Experts Pvt Ltd, Aditya Birla Groups, and in some local parlour and at the same time  48 students are become self-employed. All the students have placed with handsome salary including the facility of EPF .  We track our trainees through regular interaction and motivate them for the retention in the job. 

2. Barefoot Entrepreneurship:

Barefoot Entrepreneurship is the ultimate objective of our Training program.  We trained our students to become a self-entrepreneur with a sustainable effort. Trainees coming from poor families are provided with continuous 6 months training with friendly atmosphere. During the training the trainees are trained on initiating a micro enterprise, organizing land, labour, capital, machinery, customer relations, costing and pricing, market linkage etc. After the successful training program, the trainees are provided with placement the same time if the trainee is interested for self-entrepreneur then he/she is provided with handholding support to start a micro enterprise. 

Special Activities:

Stitching of Masks:

During this Covid pandemic the slum dwellers lost their source of income and faced a shortage of food. It was our responsibility to help the needy ones. During such situation, our trainees stitched mask and distributed to the poorer in the slums of Bhubaneswar.

Celebration on Diwali:

During this quarter our students from Industrial sewing machine celebrated “Diwali” (Festivals of Light) in the training centre.

Ensure safe operations during covid-19:

The Pandemic affected slum people very badly. To avoid such infections Ruchika followed all Covid guidelines and rules like frequent hand wash, use of mask during the training and Sanitation etc. The sanitizers were kept in the entrance of the classroom and all trainees were screened before entered to the training. The classroom was regularly cleaned up and sanitized by the staffs to ensure safe classroom and avoid infection.

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This was a most challenging year in the history of Ruchika’s intervention.  This quarter was full of threats and pressure for all trainees due to sudden outbreak of Corona Virus like fear, anxiety, wariness, loss of livelihood and many other issues associated with Corona pandemic and subsequent national lockdown as a measure to prevent transmission of the virus. However, with all these odds , the pandemic has given us opportunities for stress regulation, research for alternative learning, Online communication and many other ways of communication and social order.

Our country’s skill development ecosystem is the backbone of tomorrow’s workforce. It not only provides vocational training but also assures that the same is translated into meaningful employment through demand supply mapping of skillsets across sectors. The pandemic outbreak has affected our trainees in the first half of the year undergoing training physical training, but we could manage it by implementing the training program on a virtual platform.

With a great courage and dedication, our team started working by arranging online classes right from the beginning of national lockdown.  We reached out to all the trainees telephonically  and gave them courage and strength, counseled them as much as possible to remove fear and panic from them. 

The program was primarily designed to improve the skills and employability of slum youths and making them competitive in the job market by providing demand-driven contemporary skills training with job placement support and enable them to aspire to assimilate into the new economy labour market.

Project Goal:

Creating a cadre of skilled youth with provision of market relevant skills along with entrepreneurial development proficiency and life skills and to create opportunities for the development of talent of underprivileged youth to be bareroot entrepreneur and to compete in the employment market.

Project Objectives:

  • To impart market relevant skills like Cutting and Tailoring, Beauty and Wellness, Industrial Sewing Machine Operator etc to the underprivileged youth especially those   from slums and street.
  • To develop entrepreneurial proficiency among the students to be able to start their bareroot enterprises soon after they complete their   training.
  • To impart employability skills among the students to compete in the competitive job market.
  • To provide functional education during the skill training tenure to enable them to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes in reading, writing and numeracy based on the needs and problems of the of the learners and their community.
  • To provide training facility at the door step of slum women who are not able to access the vocational training center services due to financial crunch and social stigma.
  • To provide relevant life skills to the students to enable   them to equip them with the social and interpersonal skills that enable them to cope with the demands of everyday life.
  • To build self-confidence, encourage critical thinking, foster independence and help the students to communicate more effectively.

Target Group:

The project targets to slum youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years. Of course focus is given to the slum girls and women as they are the most neglected ones.. During the year, we targeted a total number of 100 youth to be trained in different vocational trades.

Activities:

Following activities were conducted during the year.

Mobilization:

a)    Meeting with community stakeholders:

 The program defined vulnerable youth as out of school individuals and high school graduates who are between 18 and 35 years of age, who have no further opportunities for study, who are jobless or underemployed. They lack income-earning skills and training and are therefore considered vulnerable to poverty and exploitation.

Meeting with community stakeholders were organized at community level to ensure access for vulnerable youth to Employability Training Program opportunities by communicating with the target groups of youth, their parents, community leaders and community representatives, Women SHG leaders, Anganwadi workers in the project areas to optimize penetration and reach of this initiative to the most vulnerable and deserving youth at various levels of vulnerability and readiness. The meetings were organized to bring the utmost level awareness of the skill development initiatives in the community so that more people can avail the benefit of the programme.

b)    Mobilization through Placed Students:

 We connected the already placed students who received training from Ruchika. These students shared their experiences and their achievement with the youths in the community and motivate them to take the same benefit from the program as well as get livelihood. This helps the youths and parents to know the real benefit of the program which motivate the other youths in the community to take admission and access the training as well as get livelihood.

c)     Publicity:

Our Coordinator have planned to mobilize the students from the slums of Bhubaneswar. Our slum and field workers of the organizations are also engaged in the same mobilization activities. During the mobilization process our mobilizers show the live footage of vocational training centre and training activity to all the parents so that they can see assess the facilities that we are providing. Through this process creates enthusiasm among the parents and students to take admission in the training program.

 

Facilitation / Skilling:

 Following skills are imparted to the students:

  1. Cutting and Tailoring:

With change in fashion & style, the stitching of garment also changes. Hence in view of the changing  market demand and fashion, courses on cutting and tailoring have been  designed . 

 Ruchika  provides Cutting and Tailoring skill with life skills were provided to each batch for a period of 6 months. The trainee were imparted with both theory and practical training throughout these period. They were also prepared to compete in the  job market. Ruchika provides training at the central office premises for those who can afford to come to the training centre and it also have 2 door steps training centres in the slums for those who can come to the training centre due to their financial or social problem. A total number of 46 students completed Cutting and Tailoring training. The numbers remain lower than the target because of Covid pandemic.

  1. Industrial Sewing Machine Operator:

Industrial Sewing Machine Operations involves stitching of components of garments together using a sewing machine. The role of a sewing machine operator is very critical to the industry as it enhances the quality of the product. These industries have heavy demand for employment of trainees. Most of the students get placement in these industries. This time a total number 30 students enrolled into the training program.

  1. Beauty and Wellness:

To empower Women in beauty and Wellness skills, we are giving them an opportunity for personal development and earning options. Women falling in the age of 18-35 years are imparted training for 6 months.  This training opened up new avenues for aspiring young women, who with a little push can now earn their own living and more importantly, support their families economically. It prepares women for work in salons or to set up their own micro-enterprises or they can be able to start an initiative at home.

 

Assessment:

Ruchika usage assessment to collect data to inform and guide training investments. Assessments are also used to address skill gaps to help the training but also energize the trainee. The previous learning skills of the selected students are assessed before joining the course. Then the competency tests are conducted after completion of each skill competency. Then a final assessment is conducted. If the student successfully completes the training and achieved the necessary competencies. After that  the trainee is awarded with certificate of the training. 10 students have completed this training and have been awarded with certificates.

 

  1. Placement:

  Ruchika assess the industry requirement and existing skill gap to adopt most suitable course curriculum methodology. Our Placement strongly influence the entire training cycle, from the student mobilization to trainer quality, industry engagement and understanding the needs of local employers.  In order to ensure the better placement, Ruchika follows a lot of process like mock interview, direct contact with local employers, searching market demands and so on. Based on these processes we prepare our students for the placement.

During this pandemic year, we placed 25 students passed out with different trades in different sewing Industry like Sai Experts Pvt Ltd, Aditya Birla Groups, and in some local parlour and at the same time  56 students are become self-employed. All the students have placed with handsome salary.  We track our trainees through regular interaction and motivate them for the retention in the job. 

Barefoot Entrepreneurship:

Barefoot Entrepreneurship is the ultimate objective of our Training program.  We trained our students to become a self-entrepreneur with a sustainable effort. Trainees coming from poor families are provided with continuous 6 months training with friendly atmosphere. During the training the trainees are trained on initiating a micro enterprise, organizing land, labour, capital, machinery, customer relations, costing and pricing, market linkage etc. After the successful training program, the trainees are provided with placement the same time if the trainee is interested for self-entrepreneur then he/she is provided with handholding support to start a micro enterprise.  Following is the details of the placement and barefoot entrepreneurship for the year 2020.

Activities undertaken During Covid-19 lockdown:

During the Covid lockdown the slum dwellers lost their source of income and faced a shortage of food. Such population including daily labourer’s, petty businessman, shop assistants, factory workers and rickshaw pullers are become economically inactive during this time.it means per capita income in the slums had dropped during this lockdown. It was our responsibility to help the needy ones. During such situation, our trainees prepared mask, and distributed in the slums of Bhubaneswar. In addition to these, fruits have been distributed among the children. Ruchika have resolved to continue distribution of rations to the needy families during the lockdown.

 

Ensure safe operations during covid-19:

The Pandemic affected slum people very badly. To avoid such infections Ruchika followed all covid guidelines and rules like frequent handwash, use of mask during the training and Sanitation etc. The sanitizers were kept in the entrance of the classroom and all trainees were screened before entered to the training. The classroom was regularly cleaned up and sanitized by the staffs to ensure safe classroom and avoid infection.


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Project Title: - Skill Development Training for 120 Slum Youths

Supported by: GlobalGiving

 

We are happy to present the Progress Report of the intervention from January to December 2020 of the Project entitled “Self Sustainability of Underprivileged Youth through Skill Development Education Program” before the donor agency and all other well-wishers. With the support of GlobalGiving, this year of intervention has been successfully completed. Despite Indian government’s Skill India initiative, a large chunk of its population, nearly 93 % never received any vocational or technical training. According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18, merely 1.8 % of the population received formal training on technical aspects and employment ready skills. While roughly 6 % received informal training on job skills, self-learning etc. unfortunately, half of the youth that is trained is not employed as per PLFS data. Approximately three in every five skilled women were recorded as unemployed. This clearly indicates an alarming rate of unemployment in India. Vocational skill helps young people in the better performance of their jobs as they acquire a great learning experience. Working professionals get a chance to hone their skills while making money. It consists basically of practical courses through which one gains skills and experience directly linked to a career in future. It helps students to be skilled to acquire better employment opportunities. It not only increases the better chances of employment, but also creates opportunities for higher earnings levels, increases job satisfaction, improve flexibility and mobility. After all, the students acquire a lifelong learning. In view of the skill crisis and increased unemployment emergencies among young people especially those living in Bhubaneswar urban slums and streets, Ruchika started its first Vocational skill intervention program in the year 1990 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India with the support of the Deptt. Of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of Odisha .

Project Goal :

Creating a cadre of skilled youth with provision of market relevant skills along with entrepreneurial development proficiency and life skills and to create opportunities for the development of talent of underprivileged youth to be barefoot entrepreneur and to compete in the employment market.

 

 

 

 

 

Project Objectives :

To impart market relevant skills like Cutting and Tailoring, Beauty and Wellness, Industrial Sewing Machine Operator etc to the underprivileged youth especially those from slums and street.

To develop entrepreneurial proficiency among the students to be able to start their barefoot enterprises soon after they complete their training.

To impart employability skills among the students to compete in the competitive job market.

To provide functional education during the skill training tenure to enable them to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes in reading, writing and numeracy based on the needs and problems of the learners and their community.

To provide training facility at the door step of slum women who are not able to access the vocational training centre services due to financial crunch and social stigma.

To provide relevant life skills to the students to enable them to equip them with the social and interpersonal skills that enable them to cope with the demands of everyday life.

To build self-confidence, encourage critical thinking, foster independence and help the students to communicate more effectively.

Target Group :

The project targets to slum youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years. Of course focus is given to the slum girls and women as they are the most neglected ones. During the year we targeted a total number of 100 youth to be trained in different vocational trades.

Activities : Following activities were conducted during the year.

  1. Mobilisation :

 

Mobilization is basically a process in which we contact and reach community to identify and select beneficiary or the trainees for training programme. Time and again we have experienced that "Community outreach and mobilization are an important and challenging activity in the entire programme and it plays a very decisive role in the success of the programme. Hence, considering mobilization as one of the strongest pillars of skill ecosystem, Ruchika follows a defined strategy and approach for mobilization

 

Publicity : Our Coordinator used to mobilize the students from the slums. In addition, the slum teachers and field workers of the organisation are also engaged in the mobilization activities. During mobilization our mobilisers show the live footage of Vocational Training centre and training activity in the field to all the parents so that they can see and assess the facilities we are providing. This activity also creates a lot of reliability among the parents and enthusiasm among the candidates as they can directly connect with the people now.

 

 Mobilization through Placed / Rehabilitated students : During mobilization we also connect the parents and possible candidates with our already trained and placed students and those who have been rehabilitated with the help of Ruchika. These students share their experiences, their personal journey and their achievements. Since we try to connect with the candidates who belong to the same place, this whole activity brings a lot of authenticity and reliability among the parents and candidates.

 

Parent-Trainers Meet: We have started conducting a regular parent’s meet with trainers. This is to bring the trainers and parents closer. Many times we have experienced that due to parent’s pressure candidates drop out from the centre, since parents don't have clarity on the programme and features. To bridge this gap we are conducting regular meeting with the trainers so that parents get aware of the programme, understand its importance and how it will change their child's life.

 

Meetings with Community Key Persons : We have also started meeting and training the community representatives such as Corporators, Women SHG leaders, Anganwadi workers, Asha Workers and Slum Presidents etc. to bring the utmost level awareness of the skill development initiatives in the community so that more people can avail the benefits of the programme. Ultimately these key people become our contacts and resource who mobilize the students for the training program.

 

 

2. Facilitation / Skilling :With a goal and vision to retain interest of students in learning required skill set for respective job role, and involve learners in their self-development and careerdevelopment during training and during their first job -We Engage our Learners. We make a learner understand how to set career direction, and shape a work-life for maximum success. Following Skills are imparted to the students .

a. Cutting and Tailoring:

Cutting and tailoring skill are imparted with a minimum of 6 months duration. This training is imparted central in the office premises for those who can afford to come to the training centre. In addition, we also have two Door Step Training Centres in the slum communities for those who cannot afford to come to the training center due to financial or social problems.

 

b. Industrial Sewing Machine Operator :This sewing machines are operated in the cloth industries and these industries have heavy demand for employment of trainees. Most of the students get placement in these industries.

 

 c. Beauty and Wellness :The student take theory training at the training centre and practice in a specialised Beauty centre operating near the organisation. Trainers training is one of our area of expertise. The trainers / facilitators are frequently trained on training methodology, assessment processes, changing dynamics of job markets, skill requirements in the market, entrepreneurial proficiency development etc.

 

  1. Assessment :The previous learning skills of the selected students are assessed before joining the course. Then the competency tests are conducted after completion of each skill competency. Then a final assessment is conducted and if the students successfully complete the training and achieved the necessary competencies then she/he is awarded certificates. The organization follows a strict assessment and certification policy to maintain the quality of the training program. By now Ruchika has developed a brand value for its training program.

 

  1. Placement :

Prior to actual training, Ruchika assess the industry requirement and existing skill gap to adopt most suitable course curriculum content methodology. Another important task is to identify the right trainee. Our mobilization team continuously monitor the level the catchment areas for potential candidates who are then taken through a screening process before enrolling to check their seriousness as well as ability to function in the targeted role. We deliver leadership, team and personal development training to learners in order to make them employable. With interactive content and training session we help learners to enjoy successful careers, and contribute positively to the success of their organizations. During initial period of their employment, we track our trainees through regular interaction and handhold them to ease the induction process. Our Coordinator used to do all the task.

 

  1. Barefoot Entrepreneurship :

Our ultimate objective is to produce barefoot entrepreneurs from our training centre. The students are trained on entrepreneurial development proficiencies during their course curriculum which include initiating a micro enterprise, organizing land, labour, capital, machinery, forward and backward linkages, customer relations, costing and pricing, market linkages etc. After the training program if the student is interested, he/she is provided with handholding support to start a micro enterprise. The Barefoot Entrepreneurs are also provided with support and guidance for at least 6 months.

 

  1. Life Skill Education :

Life skills education, have found to be an effective psychosocial intervention strategy for promoting positive social, and mental health of young youths which plays an important role in all aspects such as strengthening coping strategies and developing selfconfidence, emotional intelligence and social behaviour. Since most of the students who come to the training centre are young girls of slums they are taught different life skills like coping mechanism, social behaviour, health and hygiene practices, education on sexual health, decision making etc.

  1. Functional Education &Skilling :

Many of the students who come from lower social strata from slums are in need of functional education as it is found that a high degree of regression of their academic proficiency when they join the training center. Hence they are not able to understand the technical aspect of the training. Therefore we teach them through functional skilling – which means they are trained exactly what they need to understand to acquire a skill.

 

 

Success Stories:

1.Puspalata( Not Real Name) of Siripur slum and her child was relinquished by her husband. It was difficult for Puspalata to survive without any work. As she studied upto +2 and had no experience to work as daily labour, life was a challenge for her. In the mean time she learned about Ruchika Vocational Training program and immediately joined Industrial Sewing Machine Operator Course. After completion, she joined Aditya Birla Exports in Bhubaneswar and earned Rs. 8000/- per month. Now she is able to look after her small family and put her child in the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Dream comes true :

Supriya (not real name)of Pandav Nagar slum married after her education and now is the mother of one child. Her husband works in a small company and earns a little for the family. She had a great interest to be a Beautician and a dream to set up a Beauty Parlor in Bhubaneswar. Before marriage it was not possible for her as she had no training and as her family’s economic condition was not good. When she learned about Ruchika’s training program she immediately came and expressed her interest to take Beauty and Wellness training. After completion of 6 months training course she was interested to set up her own Beauty and Wellness Centre in Bhubaneswar. Hence Ruchika helped her to get a Bank of loan of Rs. 50,000/- and with this money she started a Beauty Centre viz. “RIDHISU Beauty & Spa at Rabi Talkies Square. Now she earns more than 15,000/- per month.


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Bijaylaxmi’s husband is an Auto rickshaw driver who was somehow able to manage his family of four people including two daughters. Since his income was just hand to mount they were not able to invest money for the education of their children. A visionary woman, Bijaylaxmi wanted to earn herself to supplement the family income so that their children can study well and live a dignified life. She learned about Ruchika’s Vocational Training program and joined the training. She was found dedicated to her skill training. Soon after her training completed she was helped to get a job in Navajyoti Tailor, Bhubaneswar for Rs. 7000/- per month.

Meanwhile the National lockdown was started in India in March 2020 due to outbreak of Corona virus. As a result the movement of people was restricted and even when lockdown was lifted her husband was not able to earn enough to feed his family as people are not using auto rickshaw in fear of Covid infection.

So Bijaylaxmi was the only support to the family. During lockdown she started making quality masks and sold in them in the community and in local market. She earned about 5000 - 6000 rupees per month and when her establishment was opened she started working and received her monthly salary. Her family is totally dependent on her earning and living happily. She became the rescuer for her family during Covid crisis.


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Success story of Mrs. Sangeeta

Trade: Tailoring &  Stitching of Dress materials

Sangeeta (not her real name) Sahoo is now around 33 years old women. When she was an adolescent her poor parents got a good marriage proposal from a well to do family. As she was very beautiful, the groom liked her and marries her. Since she was from a poor family, her parents could not able to give dowry. After marriage, she lived with her husband happily for three years and had a baby girl. Her husband was an auto driver. Life was so good for her. Unfortunately, her husband met with an accident and bed ridden for more than 6 months. Her family suffered a lot because he was the only bread-winner of her family. Gradually the economic condition of her family deteriorated and She decided to do something to help her family. She came to know about our free vocational training program and joined immediately. After six month's training and her jeal for learning she stood first in her batch. She completed the training and got "Rehabilitation Kit" (Sewing machine and stitching articles) from Ruchika to establish her own 'Tailoring & Dress Making Unit' in her home. Gradually her shop is gaining confidence and popularity and ladies customers are coming to her shop for stitching their dresses. She is now earning around six thousands rupees per month. From this money she is managing her family, husband's medicines and daughter's education. She is very happy and thankful to Ruchika and GlobalGiving for making her the bread-winner of her family.

 

Glimpses of the Rehabilitation Kits donation ceremony


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Ruchika Social Service Organisation

Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha - India
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