You are donating to : Sponsor A Skill Development Program
Around 276 million people of India live below poverty line. Female workforce participation rate (WPR) in India stands at 31.8%, which is almost half of the male WPR at 73.2%. According to a Mckinsey Global Institute study, India could boost its GDP by $2.9 trillion by 2025, if female workforce participation rate is improved by 10 percentage points. This would be equivalent to bringing 68 million more women into the non-farm labour force. The main reasons for poverty account from lack of education, lack of skills among the people. Adolescent girls are most vulnerable to poverty, discrimination, social pressures. They are the most affected class among the population. In order to improve the participation of women in the workforce of the country the access to quality education, skill development and employment opportunities need to be upgraded and improved.
nder this project of Plan to Empower, we intend to empower the women to enter the workforce and become more independent and confident in their lives. This will help the transformation of an unskilled woman into an entrepreneur. Some of our Livelihood generating training programs are:
- Stitching & Sewing: A tailoring and stitching project is conducted for the adult women and adolescent girls. Under this project the woman is trained for basic sewing skills, tailoring and stitching. After completing the training program the trained woman can start her own small business and even start working from home.
- Beautician Training: Plan to empower has started a training program to impart beautician training course to girls free of cost. This is meant to make the girls self-reliant. There is a huge demand for beauticians in the rural areas too with more and more people getting beauty and health conscious. Under this project they will learn hair cutting, facial, manicure, pedicure, as well as applying mehndi for bridal and general purposes.
- Computer Training: A free computer training course is conducted for underprivileged children every month under the Plan to Empower’s Skill Development program. In order to make the dream of ‘Digital India’ possible, the young generation must be taught the operation and handling of computer systems. At the end of the training program the children will be able to know and operate: Notepad, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Basic Email, Basic Internet, MSPaint and much more.
When you sponsor a Skill Development Program
- You are sponsoring a youth education, healthcare and protection, and well-being of the community.
- You are not just helping the youth to learn new skill but are addressing all the factors that are keeping the youth out of it.
- You are also helping build opportunities for the their family to have a sustainable source of livelihood and income
WHAT IS SKILL DEVELOPMENT SPONSORSHIP?
The youth comprises over one-third of the Indian population which in turn constitutes a major part of the labour force of the country. The number of underprivileged youth in India who lacks education and proper guidance is humungous.
It is not their lack of knowledge that is the reason for this. It is because they do not possess the right skills and attitude. It is crucial for the energy of the underprivileged youth to be channelized properly with proper direction and learning to aid in their economic growth and make them contribute to nation building.