Women are agents of change. When we invest in women's education and economic empowerment, we create a ripple effect that benefits everyone."Focusing on the development of skills in women would be crucial in motivating them to develop life skills that will lead to higher-paying and better-quality jobs, a better livelihood, economic independence, and the ability to earn for their families. Underprivileged women's restricted access to productive resources, educational levels, and the pre-existing social norms concerning labor that are proper for women tend to confine them to lower-paying, lower-status jobs with limited prospects for skill training and promotion, thus keeping them bound to their lower status. In many Underprivileged women firms, widespread patterns of insecure employment and transitory and unstable contractual arrangements restrict employers from providing training to women. Underprivileged women's vocational education and training are sometimes restricted to a small number of female-dominated areas, reinforcing their traditional roles and obligations. While such training improves their economic options, it limits their opportunities to gain from newer, non-traditional professions such as information and communication technology (ICT).women and adolescent girls dropped out of training due to a lack of smartphone ownership, unfamiliarity with phone functions, expensive data charges, and a lower priority given to women's skill training.
Hamari Pahchan NGO’s initiative called the SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME conducts workshops and training sessions for women from underprivileged backgrounds and destitute youth and helps them find employment as well as provides a platform to sell their products, thereby providing them with financial security. We help them move towards a life of self-sufficiency, or ‘Atma nirbharta’.We start by identifying the skill gaps, conducting surveys, and then, based on our findings, honing and developing those skills further. Our aim is to empower women and make them capable enough to earn their livelihoods. We conduct classes for makeup, handicrafts, knitting, sewing, embroidery, candle and diya making, music, etc. All the proceeds from the sale of their products go towards the women’s benefit. We provide them with training from skilled professionals as well as raw materials and necessary equipment. After the women are finished with their training, we also provide them with certificates that may aid in their job search and assist them in finding lucrative employment opportunities.
Cost of Skill Development (workshops) for 1 woman = Rs.999/- for a month.
PLAN OF ACTION
- Frequent training programs.
- Workshops to impart vocational skills.
- A platform where unemployed women can sell their produce.