Project Objective

This is right time to work for empowerment of women and increases their moral. Looking at the current strata of the socially and economically disadvantaged women there is lack of awareness and facility in the field of health, hygiene and education. The women from this community are much more behind the level of empowerment. As this community are still in the era of “Bhurka” & “Ghungat” system.
Target Group : Victims of domestic violence, widows, deserted women, divorcees, landless laborers, urban slum area women, unskilled and disadvantage women from rural areas, self help group (SHG) etc.

Education

Education in the field of skill oriented areas is prime objective of this program. The specific tailor made programmes for the skill development of socially disadvantaged groups (OBC, ST, NT, Minorities and women) are organized in various regions of the states, including the less developed areas. Especially, to use the natural talents of girls and women who have no special skills, both in the urban and rural areas, so that they may be drawn into the national economy. To educate girls and women through community based education schools to increase literacy rate in the target area with active involvement of the communities.

Employment

Employment or self employment increases strengthen women economically. To institute training methods on the job, so that needy persons may be enabled to both earn and learn. To assist in the marketing of products made by them so that the training and upgrading of the needy may be undertaken as far as possible on a self-supporting basis. Support women to start their own small enterprise through providing financials aid and availing finance through government agencies and banks. After the course the women either find employment in private companies or are employed as wage workers or entrepreneur through Pragatee Foundation. Some have even set up on their own units.

Empower

Empower women and enhance their capacities through education and training so that they can contribute to the process of sustainable development. The empowerment of women comprises right to :

  1. have and determine choices
  2. have access to opportunities and resources
  3. Have the power to control their own lives – both within and outside the home

Skill Training

Skills based education is marred by multiple access barriers like limited infrastructure facilities, quality of training, rigid entry requirements, lack of financial support, and negative perceptions. These shortcomings exist more for the disadvantaged, especially women and rural communities. The specific tailor made programmes for the skill development of socially disadvantaged groups (OBC, ST, ST, Minorities and women) are organized in various regions of the states, including the less developed areas. Catering for young girls and women with no formal educational background, the vocational skills training provided at the Pragatee Foundation centre have proved a boon for a number of women and girls. Introducing more work-based learning and linking trainees with mentors/masters to gain experience of a specific trade; integrating business, self-employment and entrepreneurial concepts into training activities, especially in follow-up phases, and search for trainers with relevant backgrounds and familiarity with both the formal and informal sector.

The Teaching of Skills(Courses) Involved in Following Sectors

  • Computer Basic (ICT)
  • Medical & Nursing
  • Beauty & Spa
  • Accounting (Import/Export)
  • Tailoring

Training Also Involved Following Compulsory Subjects

  • Communication Skill & Personality Development
  • Health Care & Yoga
  • Self Defense