Sponsor computer training for a poor young woman by Protsahan

Sponsor computer training for a poor young woman


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.

You can also help women like Lakshmi acquire skills that can help them with opportunities for a better livelihood. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.


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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.

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About The NGO

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Kamalini Vocational Training Centre is a joint initiative of two non-profit organizations: educational Development Initiatives (a Registered Society) and Protsahan (a Charitable Trust).

Some of the women promoters of educational and Development Initiatives (EDI), after the experience in one of its projects for unprivileged girls, wanted to create an institution especially dedicated to women. Thus, was born Protsahan Charitable Trust.

In 2007 a MoU was signed between EDI & Protsahan through which EDI would provide management guidance, knowledge sharing and human resources (including volunteers) to Protsahan, and Protsahan on its side would bring beneficiaries, run the training activities for underprivileged women and facilitate volunteering programs organized by EDI.

In 2007 Protsahan launched its first Kamalini Vocational Training Centre in the urban village of Shahpur Jat. In 2008, a second centre opened in Kishangarh and in 2010 Protsahan and educational and Development Initiatives signed a MoU to jointly develop a new Kamalini Vocational Training Centre on the Gurgaon-Sohna Road, for which EDI acquired 5 acres of land. The new Kamalini centre operated by EDI opened in 2017. Since 2007, hundreds of women have gained valuable skills to increase their earning power and take better care of their homes and families.

Kamalini has enabled many women to achieve their aspirations of becoming socially and economically independent and above all to realize their inner potential.

Flexibility and care for students' real needs are the main features of their basic and vocational skills education. No formal education is required to attend the private certificated courses. Teachers adapt to the student's capacities and the length of the course is expanded to meet the need. The focus is on "performing" and not on "Knowing". Lecturing is restricted to the minimum and emphasis is given on "hands on training". Individual counselling with an encouraging approach is provided in order to optimize the students' performance. Training is provided to the women in the following areas: cutting and tailoring, machine and embroidery, basic IT, domestic workers programme, spoken English and soft skills.

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Founded in 1991
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Monica Rita de Souza

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