Vocational Training (Annual Report 2011)
The Deepalaya Vocational Training Centre at Delhi, supported by Tech Mahindra Foundation, continued to recruit and train youth in various market oriented trades – Computer Hardware/Software, Electricals. A/C & Refrigeration, Dress Designing and Beauty Culture. 125 new admissions happened through out the year. Apart from the trainings, value additions through English Speaking classes, Life Skill Training, Updation of curriculum also happened through the year.
Deepalaya Vocational Centers running at other project locations-Tavru, GRC, Pataudi, and Uttarakhand have coached a large number of young adults and equipped them with crucial technical skills. The units are run on the Social Entrepreneurship Model. Instructors are recruited from the community and a nominal fee for services rendered is charged.
“SSK NE MUJHE EK PEHCAHAAN DI HAI”
This young and bubbly girl- Deepika, could not continue her studies after class 6th due to limited family means. Her mother is the only earning member in the family of five.
Deepika always wanted to help her mother and contribute in some way in the family income. GRC’s cutting and tailoring course fulfilled her dream. She is very thankful to Deepalaya for supporting her and helping her in completing the course.
Now she not only saves money on the tailoring expenses of her family members but has also started working in a boutique and earns Rs 800pm.
Merit cum means Scholarship
The Merit cum means Scholarship program was initiated in 2007 with the funding support of Pakhar Foundation. The aim of the project was to support the professional education in various streams of students from poor economic and social background. The timely support extended to students has thrown open the doors of professional courses to bright students and have helped them to realize their dreams. Till December 2010, a total Rs 463575 was disbursed as loans benefitting 46 children from states of Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Utharakand, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala. Out of the 46 students supported by the scholarship, 20 students have completed their courses successfully. Out of the 20 completed the course 12 are doing their internship/ training at the respective Institute/ Colleges. Six out of 20 are working and 2 are trying for placement.
FROM A DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL TEACHER
“The Merit Cum Means Loan Scholarship has helped me to be one among the professionals and the FIRST such girl from my village” is what the proud Manorama Suyal says.
Living in a family of 5 members with a meager income of Rs 5400 per month, Manorama- a resident of Bhakuna Village in Uttarkhand, had never imagined that she could complete her Masters in Education and work as a lecturer. After completing her Bachelors in Education, Manorama aimed to complete her masters and support her father- an ex serviceman.
Manorama came to know about Deepalaya’s Merit Cum Means Loan Scholarship program and applied for one such loan. The sanction of the loan has helped her to complete her education and work as a lecturer in Govt Inter College in her village. Today she earns Rs 20,000 pm, is confident and supporting her family financially.
Cover | Table of Contents | From the President’s Desk | Education – Highlights 1, The Achievers 1, The Achievers 2, The Achievers 3 | Vocational Training – Highlights | Gender Equity – Figures, Stree Shakti | Microfinance Figures | Community Health – Highlights | Main Streaming the Differently Abled – Highlights | Institutional Care – Highlights 1, Highlights 2 | Marketing and Fund Raising | Human Resource | Credibility and Transparency – 1, 2, 3 | Financial Summary - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10