YMCA - Vocational Skill Training Programme
'as part of Women Empowerment'
Our Programme clearly focuses on women who comes from a very poor backgrounds [rather slums] who are looked down upon by men in their families; The men also in the family work in menial jobs such as Labourers, Vegetable Vendors, pavement petty shops, etc., who are very rude. But the women who are mostly domestic servants earn a meager income to support their family, naturally these women are deprived of education and health care, totally neglected in the family, which creates great impact on their minds. In addition to this, they have to face the harassments of dowry, domestic violence etc., which make them totally depressed and hence not capable/confident to face the world.
In taking into consideration these facts, this programme is mainly focused on women empowerment and their health related programmes and community development at large. We organise regular Health Check ups, Health related awareness programmes, Hygiene awareness programmes and also Skill training like Tailoring, Beautician Course, Crafts & Jewellery making, Tuition for school going girls etc., to improve their economical empowerment.
And also it is observed that these kind of skill training programme will give them more avenues to earn their living. These Vocational training skills (tailoring and beautician courses) will enable women and girls to learn and enhance their skills, which goes a long way in improving their confidence levels by making them self reliant.
Tailoring & Embroidery skill training :
The YMCA centre imparts sewing and embroidery skill training to the young women in Kumbalgodu area. So far the centre trained around 800 women in sewing and entrepreneurship skills which empowered them to acquire suitable employment.
Many students trained in our centre are working in the Garment companies in Bangalore and some of them have set up their own tailoring shops and earning well to support their families.
Our Women Isssue Centres
YMCA Women & Children Centre, #30/1, 1st Floor, Ramadass Road, Pipeline MB Colony, Yeshwanthapur, Bangalore - 560 022
YMCA Women & Children Centre, Doddigunta, Cox Town, Bangalore - 560 046