The project will provide alternative livelihoods skills training for women to improve their income. The project advocates the objective of extending training for improving skills and sustainable employment for women through a variety of lessons providing employment to women. There is a need to provide financial responsibilities making women useful to maintain their family. With training activities, women’s role will be enhanced in family and community.
Many slum women are untrained laborers, mostly engaged in labor in construction, domestic helpers in various houses and are laboring for a minimum daily wages. Women in these poor families find it difficult to manage families. They are deprived of nutritious food, health care and minimum education. Therefore there is a need to introduce skill training to rehabilitate suffering women’s economic status by organizing and providing tailoring training.
Women in a slum of Kolkata, West Bengal, will be given training in tailoring for six months in sewing Indian clothes. This will be the first batch. Later as these women graduate we will recruit women for the next batch and thus we aim to train 100’s of women from this community. Women who are trained they will be able to upgrade their economic conditions through this learned skill. They will be able use their efficiency and capacity for the development of their family and society.
•Increased economic, nutritional and health status of the target families
•To improve the quality of life, economic conditions and provide source of income to the target families to minimize their problems and needs related to the financial matters of the families
•Women have economic independence.