Sponsor vocational training for poor young women by Protsahan

Sponsor vocational training for poor young women


Support vocational training for women like Sabita

Born in a remote town in a farmer’s family, due to tough financial conditions, she had to stop her studies in intermediate. She got married to Nikunj Biswal who works as a Plumber. Her hardships continued as her husband’s pay was spent on her medical treatment and was insufficient to provide them with good living conditions. She heard about Kamalini Vocational Training Centre Cutting and Tailoring Classes and decided to take up the course. Thereafter, she completed her 6 months Basic Cutting and Tailoring and advance Cutting and Tailoring. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.**


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You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month

About The Program

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Program Description

Protsahan runs the Kamalini Vocational Training Centre for Women where they provide training to underprivileged young girls and women in Cutting & Tailoring -Basic & Advance, Embroidery and Government Certification courses in C&T as per the guidelines of Directorate General of Education and Training.

One unit of donations to this program will cover the cost of the trainer salary, rent, electricity, and center maintenance for one student for a month.

Protsahan conducts a survey to mark out urban villages consisting of a sizeable population below a certain income level. They identify and select underprivileged 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 duration for each course varies from 3-6 months depending on the level of skill being taught at any given point of time. At the end of the term, an examination is held to determine their knowledge and understanding of the programme and the skills being taught and their results are declared accordingly.

The project is executed at various stages with people being involved in promoting, taking charge of admissions, handling student training, administration, and accounts. Besides the ongoing training, short term sessions/life skill workshops are organized for the students to improve their skills and upgrade their overall knowledge and understanding of various vocations.

The classes are held in batches - 16 batches of 3 months course and 8 batches of 6 months course per year. Each batch consists of 8-10 students with one instructor training them.

When you donate to this program, you help women from underprivileged backgrounds access to skills that can help them with better livelihood options.

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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
NGO Leadership

Monica Rita de Souza

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Women | livelihoods

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Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

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Verification Report 1

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Program Updates

Program Updates

7 October, 2021

Sponsor vocational training for poor young women


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

The activity covered under this programme is the basic and advanced Cutting and Tailoring course. The region is covered in the urban village of Shahpur Jat, although we have students from other parts of Delhi as well. In the past 5-6 months a total of 40 students have benefitted from the course. During the lockdown, many of the students were able to continue the course online and also received COVID-relief food packages from us.

Challenges faced and next steps

After the lockdown in April, it was difficult to get the students to come for the classes since many of them had gone back to their villages and some discontinued the course. But through our efforts in mobilisation, we were able to take new admissions and bring back some of the older students, although even now the centre is not running at full capacity. For the upcoming months, we are sponsoring 30 of our students, both new and old, to undergo a training programme by MasterG and Daughters Pvt. Ltd. The goal is to upgrade the skills of the students to be able to make products of better quality for better pay.

Stories from the ground

Stories from the ground: A student of ours named Mansi Kumari had come to Delhi from Jharkhand to visit her family just before the March 2020 lockdown. Due to the lockdown, she got stuck in Delhi for many months and as a result, she decided to join the Cutting and Tailoring Course. She has completed her basic course and is now going back to her Village in Jharkhand where she plans to set up a small tailoring business from home. She says that it would help her earn an income as there are not many tailors in her area. She will be getting married soon and this business would help her in meeting the small household expenses.

23 March, 2021

Equipping women with tailoring skills


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The cutting and tailoring course has always been the most popular course at Kamalini. During the lockdown our teacher made sure that she kept in touch with the students and helped them by giving classes online through WhatsApp video call. Those who could avail this facility continued their course and came back to the centre once it was opened in September. The students also got small orders to make and this exercise gives them a sense of responsibility and makes them more alert about their quality of work. It also gives them an idea of how they can find work for themselves or set up a small business and operate it. They are also encouraged to do embroidery, both machine and hand, to increase the value of their products. Thanks to the familial and friendly environment of the classes, it is a wonderful way for the women to break away from their mundane routines at home and to interact and make friends with others is a safe and cordial environment. We were also able to acquire and renovate a much larger classroom that is more conducive for learning.

5 August, 2020

Encouraging women and girls to enhance their skill


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Encouraging women and girls to enhance their skill

We had organised a special class for sewing zip pouches and tote bag were 43 students have attended the session and are now stitching for their families and for selling purpose to earn some income.
After completing the course of cutting and tailoring for 6months the students on the first week of every month attend exams after which they receive their certificate which marks the completion of the course. We also celebrated women's Day to encourage women participation.

3 December, 2019

Women immersed in vocational training activities


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Women immersed in vocational training activities

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

Currently we have 28 students who are learning cutting and tailoring, Advance cutting and tailoring and Embroidery. 13 students have successfully completed the course and are pursuing advance cutting and Tailoring. 15 students are pursuing Basic IT.The students are also trained so that it can help them open up further employment opportunities for the beneficiaries attending the courses. , Awareness session and workshop are conducted for the beneficiaries on various topics to create a higher impact. We have four class session from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. For the next quarter will enrol more students for Basic It, Cutting and Tailoring though Outreach programme and mobilisation.

Story from the field

Sabita is 29 Years old she married at a very young age when she was 18 years Old she migrated to Delhi with her husband in search of Job her husband works as a plumber and has a minimum income they live in shahpur Jat New Delhi in a rented house. Last year Sabita decided to Pursue Basic Cutting and Tailoring and enrolled herself in the course and completed the course and later pursued advance Cutting and Tailoring, she has completed all the level of the course. Sabita along with her Husband migrated to Delhi for job and to get better treatment. It has been 12 years of marriage Sabita could not conceive baby all the money that her husband earned are spent on her Medical treatment, Electricity bills, Rend and other expenses and also they have taken loan from their relatives for her treatment Which was very hard for her husband to pay alone so she decided to learn a skill so that she can be a support to her husband, now she is working at Lila boutique as a Tailor and also stitch from home and earns Rs. 9000/- per Month. Sabita is so grateful towards her husband for supporting her and she is now confident that she can have a better future and get a better treatment and manage her medical expenses on her own.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?250
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date310
Village/City/State where project is locatedShahpur Jat New Delhi
Total Budget for the project for FY18-193
Total Expenses for the project YTD3