Our partners are running employable skill training programs in rural and urban areas for young girls and women whose lives are at risk. They live in the Shamirpet area of Hyderabad, where many oppressed, Dalit community members reside. The training program includes computer classes, tailoring, and spoken English courses. The girls will master a skill which will empower them and help them to become self-reliant and independent.
What we like about it:
Our partners have a mission to see every child in a secure environment with quality education, food and shelter. They are seeking to rebuild the lives of needy women through counselling, self- awareness programs and access to income-generating skills. Providing a healthy upbringing and prospects for a better future, every woman’s life will be rebuilt with a healthy sense of trust, confidence, independence and ultimately, integration into the society at large.
Budget: $21,000. The annual budget trains a total of 240 women in a 3-month computer, tailoring or spoken English course.
The project is necessary because our partners work in a region where many Dalit families are lagging in all developmental aspects of life. These vocational training programs help break the vicious cycle of poverty, restore dignity and the women have increased confidence and self-reliance. This safe guards them from many forms of exploitation.