Functional Computer Training is an essential prerequisite today for employability to any Establishment, Organization or Company. Additionally, a large number of services can be accessed through internet such as train ticket booking, exam results and on line job vacancies and applications. Realizing the dire need for Computer Training among underprivileged youth. Amba Foundation stared ‘Basic Computer Training’ & ‘Advance Computer Training’ as part of its Vocational Training Program.
A six month Basic Computer Training Course for women only was started in 2009 under its GRC Project. In partnership with Delhi Govt.
In 2011 a three month Basic training course and a six month Advance Training Course in Computer Applications was stared in under the ‘Ujjwal Bhavishya’ Project. Under this more than 500 boys and girls have been enrolled and trained in Computer Applications so far. The response of the Community to this Program has been very good and demand is more than the number of seats for this course. A majority of students who completed the Basic Computer Training enrolled for the Advance Course and many of them today are employed as Data Operators in offices and business establishments in the area. Some of our ex-students are also employed as Computer Trainers.
Cutting & Tailoring
Training for cutting & tailoring is provided to women for providing them with employability skills. The women are given six months of training after which they are evaluated and government recognized certificates are awarded to them. This program is conducted under the GRC Samajik Suvidha Kendra program of the Delhi government. 700 women have received training under this program since 2010. After receiving training the women are able to find employment in local boutiques, start their own tailoring work and some are even found employment as Trainers. This training continues to be very popular especially for girls and women who can read and write but were unable to complete their high school.
Training skills for employability
With a fast expanding service sector such as retail, marketing and BPO in urban areas, there is tremendous job opportunity for trained youth. To train youth in English speaking, computer applications, sales and marketing and personality development Amba Foundation provides training in these skills for youth in the age group 18-25 years. In the last one year it has trained 150 youth and helped them in getting suitable employment.
Product & Handicraft making for income enhancement
Women are taught handicrafts such as jewelry making, gift bags, cards, shagun envelopes, diya making, home decorations and cloth bags. The purpose is to train the women to make products for sale. These are then marketed through stalls put up by Amba at various melas and haat in the city. To encourage self employment after completion of vocational training (cutting & tailoring) students are linked with market needs and encouraged to make products for sale.
Handicrafts & paper products made by the women are also marketed by the Organization through stalls at fetes & melas in different parts of the city.