Livelihood Training for Women
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS
Skill Development Training Programs
Economically disadvantaged women in villages and urban slums of Kurnool District lack education and employable skills; they migrate to cities in search of low-skill jobs or work as domestic help, agricultural laborers, and as maids in schools, hospitals, shops and establishments. SERUDS has conducted baseline survey to identify skills needed in the job-market and has developed training programs for women to help them become micro entrepreneurs or get better paying jobs.
Fashion Designing Training
We give training in fashion designing to poor women for them to find employment or set up their own business / micro-enterprise. The course duration is six months with batch size of 20 students; the curriculum includes basic cutting, fashion designing, tailoring and zari-work. To date we have provided theoretical and practical training in dress making to 120 women in Kurnool District.
We would like to expand this program to cover more women; this is possible only with your support. We request you to help us expand our work and support women get employment by your contribution.
Donate for Women Empowerment
“Women’s empowerment” refers to the process of increasing women’s access to control over the strategic life choices that affect them and access to the opportunities that allow them fully to realize their capacities.
There is great demand for computer trained professionals in Kurnool town and other districts of Andhra Pradesh. Considering this demand, we have developed a computer education project as part of skills development initiative. SERUDS has identified the need for training in computers to the educated unemployed youth. We select the poor youth from rural villages, urban slums based on their family income, which should be low or below poverty line to be eligible for this program
Every financial year we select 50 deserving poor youth to impart 6 months software training. The course syllabus includes Computer Fundamentals, MS Office, DTP, Internet Concepts and Soft Skills. We mainly concentrate on job oriented courses to create sustainable livelihoods and employment opportunities. During the training we provide study material to all the trainees free of cost.
Since 2006 we have trained 470 youth & girls and provided employment opportunities to 345 youth & girls and helped to 55 youth and girls to get loans with the banks and other financial institutions to start their own business. We provide job placement in private and government sectors in Andhra Pradesh. After completion of the computer course, certificates are awarded and course participants are placed in private and government sectors in Andhra Pradesh. So far, 345 young people have got opportunity to work in shops and establishments in and around Kurnool District.
Appeal to the Donors:
- We request you to support our initiative to provide sustainable livelihoods to educated unemployed youth.
- Sponsor to train one person in Computer Skills Training for one month Rs.1000/-
- Sponsor six-month Computer Training for one person Rs.6000/
Training in Tailoring & Embroidery
We have been providing 3-month training program on Tailoring & Embroidery to women every quarter. After completion of the training, each of the participants is given a free branded sewing machine and tool kit.
To encourage women empowerment, we assist them in establishing the unit, purchase of raw material and sale of finished products. We tie up with garment factories for supply of ready made garments, social welfare department for supply of school uniforms, with wholesale cloth merchants for supply of petty coats, baby dresses. As a result they earn Rs.150-Rs.200 per day. Every women/ girl are able to earn Rs.150 to Rs.200 per day. But they work over time for additional income for giving better facilities to their children. We request you to Sponsor sewing machine and tool kits for the trained women and girls in dress making & fashion designing.
We request you to fund for sewing machine and tool kits for women who have completed the training program.
How to sponsor vocational training in Tailoring & Embroidery for women:
- Cost of Sewing Machine Rs.4500
- Raw material & tool kit for 3 months training Rs.3000
- Total Sponsoring Amount for one woman INR 7,500