Life Skill Project

Skill Development Program for girls

Dropping out of school has serious consequences for students, their families. Students who decided to drop out of school face social stigma, fewer job opportunities, lower salaries, and higher probability of involvement with criminal activities. The dropout rate of girls in India is very high. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), 62.1 million children are out of school in India. Looking after the younger siblings, early marriage, lack of safety in school and low aspirations related to girls' education are some of the vital reasons that leads them dropping out. It is often seen that they drop out of schools and take up odd jobs as child labourers to support their family financially.

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In India Education to all is a vital RIGHTS but still in rural area there is GAP in implementation. This is where NGOs and the government should step in to help!

Kripa Benevolent Trust started skill development class for the underprivileged girls at Bijee area, Garia, Kolkata. There is a slum around Birjee area. 15 girls joined the class are aged between 15-25 years Most of them are dropout from school and also they belongs to low socioeconomic background. There is art and craft teacher.

Focus: -

  1. Artificial Jwellery making
  2. Candle making
  3. Cake & cookies
  4. Tailoring

Skill training needs a push to help of school dropouts for their better life. We also encourage them to start education from Distance Education. New Skill Development program started from 7th September 2020 in collobaration PRAYTASHA TRUST at Thakurpukur, Kolkata. The beneficiaries are destitute girls and women with learning disabilities and other disability. There are around 14 girls taking training in skill development. They are making candle and painting Diyas.