India has a population of about 1.3 billion people, out of which a large portion lives in poverty. These economically weaker sections of the society are vulnerable to poor health and hygiene. In addition, they have little to no means to obtain a good education or basic skills to break this vicious cycle of poverty.
Most underprivileged people aren’t able to receive the medical attention they require due to the lack of facilities and shortage of healthcare professionals in their areas. Moreover, a lack of funds restrains them from reaching out for the necessary help.
Insufficient funds are also the leading factor behind stopping the education of their children in economically weaker families. The dreams of numerous hard-working students are shattered due to a lack of financial support.
Serve Samman works towards uplifting the underprivileged communities by tirelessly working in several areas to spread awareness about the importance of good education, nutrition and hygiene, and providing means to achieve the same.
A large portion of the underprivileged youth is forced to drop out of secondary school due to various socio-economic factors. To provide aid to them, we have designed various courses for children who wish to develop new skills to get jobs and lead a self-sustainable life.
Serve Samman currently runs various vocational centres, where approximately 80-120 students are enrolled. The courses provided at these centres aim to make the students self-reliant. Underprivileged children belonging to low-income families, from nearby villages are selected to attend our program.
Women are the worst affected due to poverty and unemployment. Having no means to create an income, they need to depend on men for everything. If the men are also unemployed, their situation worsens. We can empower such women with skills that help them become either small entrepreneurs or get respectable jobs and become self-reliant.
In our centres, theoretical and practical training in beauty and cosmetology is available for those children who wish to work in these industries and become working professionals.
ServeSamman has recently started training women in make-up and hairstyling so that they take a step towards self-grooming along with becoming independent. Our sewing centres train interested women in embroidery, stitching and fashion designing from scratch, enabling students to get jobs at a boutique or in the garment industry. Further, basic tailoring skills enable women to work from home, earn and look after their families. The course duration is 6 months for basic cutting & sewing. The participants can progress to the next level of training in detailed art & creativity.
Started with one sewing centre having 6 sewing machines, and 18 students in Kot, Dadri (Uttar Pradesh); it has now expanded to six centres in UP, Delhi, and Uttarakhand.
We are currently running 2 (Two) centres, one each in Village Devli, near Sangam Vihar, New Delhi, where 120 students are enrolled and Mahavir Enclave, in Janak puri, New Delhi . where approx. 80 students are enrolled. Vocational training programs are carried out at these centres, as follows;
All courses duration is for 6 months basic plus 6 months advance and passing examinations is necessary for certification for all courses. Course curriculum and certification is carried out by external agencies , such as LAKME, SINGER, Jan Shiksha Sansthan – PRAYAS.
All courses are taught for 6 months for the basic level and an additional 6 months for the advanced level. Apart from offering specialised courses, we also offer various skill development courses to the students which are in line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJNA. It is necessary to pass the final examination to receive certification for all specialised courses. Course curriculum and certification is carried out by external agencies, such as Lakme, Singer, Jan Shikshan Sansthan – PRAYAS. All the courses at Serve Samman Vocational Centres are certified by JAN SHAKTI SHIKSHA SANSTHAN (JSS).
ServeSamman, along with C & S Electrical Limited, repaired the only Primary School in the village and reopened it for the children. They also distributed free water bottles, tiffin boxes, biscuits and juices. Moreover, water purifiers were installed in the school and at two other locations to ensure a clean and hygienic water supply for the children.
Apart from providing courses at our centres, ServeSamman has been actively involved in providing scholarships to meritorious students at various levels (school and college) to provide them with better opportunities for higher education and thereby helping them reach their highest potential and gain employability.
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