Lakshmi overcomes her shortcomings to become a computer trainer
Lakshmi is 24 years old. She lives in a rented house in ShahpurJat village with her parents and 5 siblings.
Her father is unemployed. He occasionally does some farming activity but does not earn much. Her mother is a housewife.
The family thrives on the little earnings of her elder sister who is a tailor. Lakshmi received an interview call that required basic computer skills. She couldn't get the job as she, unfortunately, didn't have the necessary skills.
On the advice of a well-wiser, she enrolled in the six-month basic computer course at the Kamalini center. The center was affordable as well as close to her house thus not burdening her financially.
She worked hard and gained knowledge about computers. Along with basic computer literacy, she also learned to work with technology and software.
After completing her course, she joined the Child Development Centre at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi as a part-time computer teacher.
Lakshmi now teaches young students computer literacy, software and technology, and MS office.
She earns Rs. 6000 per month. She is now able to help in her family expenses as well as pursue her MA in Hindi literature.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Protsahan conducts the Basic Information Technology(IT) course in collaboration with NIIT Foundation at Kamalini Vocational Training Centre for Women.
One unit of donations to this program will cover the cost of the trainer's salary, rent, center maintenance, training materials, certification expenses, utilities, and administrative expenses for one student for a month.
The purpose is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the curriculum, which is more attuned to meet the industrial and job market needs.
Protsahan conducts a survey to mark out urban villages consisting of a sizeable population below a certain income level. They identify and select underprivileged girls and women who are capable of learning and earning. The beneficiaries identified are further screened by economic status, family income and the number of dependents.
The students undergo 42 sessions of typing to familiarize them with the keyboard and fast typing. The duration of the course is 3 months, and the curriculum involves MS office, typing skills, and Internet usage.
The course starts with an introduction to MS word following which, they are taught Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. At the end of the term, examinations are held and based on the results the students receive joint certification by Kamalini and NIIT.
In all the training modules, connections to life examples are used to ensure better understanding. The project is executed at various stages with different teams like admissions, training, administration, and accounts.
The senior coordinator looks into the effective functioning of the two training centers by handling the administration and accounts.
The classes are held in batches - 16 batches in a year. Each batch has one trainer who trains 8-10 students.
When you donate to this program, you help women and girls from underprivileged backgrounds access to computer skills that can help them with better employment opportunities.