Help young women like Vidhi overcome their circumstances and become computer proficient
Vidhi has completed her 12th from Sarvodaya government school, her father works as a Guard Supervisor. After completing her studies, she wanted to pursue further education but due to financial constraints she decided to support her family. She always had a positive outlook towards life and an urge to provide better education to her younger sister. She enrolled herself in Basic so that she can enhance her skills in computers which automatically laid a path for her to achieve something in life with her by appearing for interviews in companies. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.**
By donating to this program
You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
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.
7 October, 2021
Sponsor computer training for a poor young woman
In the last 5-6 months we have had 6 batches of computer students out of which 3 batches have completed their course. A total of 32 students enrolled in the course since we opened the centre after the lockdown. The area covered is the urban village of Shahpur Jat. Many of the students who enrolled were school students who decided to learn computers since their schools were shut and the classes were happening online. The computer course helped them to do many of their online projects and to improve their skills to help them in their future studies.\n","section":"Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months","question":"
\n 1. Please tell us what activities you have undertaken in this program in the last 5-6 months.You can refer to following pointers as\n
- Any milestones achieved? \n
- Any major events? \n
- Areas covered (cities, states, regions etc) \n
- Number of people impacted? \n
- How were they impacted or helped? \n
It was difficult to get beneficiaries after the lockdown but after repeated mobilisations, the students started enrolling. In fact due to the schools being shut many schools going students were able to enrol on the course and take advantage of the free time they had. In the next few months, we plan to incorporate English Speaking classes for these students which will help them in their future job prospects.\n","section":"Challenges faced and next steps","question":"
\n 2. Challenges in utilising funds/carrying out operations. Please refer to following points for reference:\n
- Any challenges faced? \n
- Any covid related hurdles? \n
- How did you overcome it? \n
- What is your goal/aim/activity plan for the next 6 months for this program? \n
Stories from the ground: We had a student named Guglesh who has a beauty parlour as a family business. They wanted to computerize their business records and billing methods. So she enrolled on the course to equip herself with computers and help her husband. She has completed her and is now helping in the business.\n","section":"Stories from the ground","question":"
\n 3. Any beneficiary impact story you would like to share?\n"}],"images":["https://cdn.givind.org/static/images/update/51ae8808-429b-496e-ab9c-a6b16c6767dd.jpeg"]}
23 March, 2021
Educating poor young girls on basic computers
During the lockdown we were unable to give computer classes to girls online for the simple reason that they lacked the facility or the skill to attend classes online. Once we reopened our centre in October we invited girls to join our basic computer course. We realised that most of the school- going girls were very interested to learn computers since all their classes have now become online . They realised that they needed to have a good hang of operating computers and softwares like MS Word and Powerpoint. They are also taught how to operate the e-mail and search on the internet for information in order to learn new things. The idea is to accustom them to the use of computers so that in future they are capable of self-learning many technological upgrades. This is very handy for their future education. The teacher also assists them by giving personal advice on how to execute the online projects they receive from school.
5 August, 2020
Life- skill session for computer students
Life- skill session for computer students
We have organised a life skill session for computer students twice a month so that they are more confident and self sustain and to brush their skills and knowledge.
We have also conducted Basic IT exams for the student to check their level of understanding and knowledge and to see what they have learned during the training sessions.
The studentsalso got the opportunity to attend career mela where they gave interviews for various company.