Economic development and financial security for women in marginalised communities of India are always a concern. IDEA is conducting various skill development programs for giving these young girls and women another chance to earn their living in a decent way. Our skill development programs include
• Basic and advanced beautician courses
• Home chef course
• Computer training
• Basic and advanced Tailoring course
• Art and craft classes for women
Many women have benefited from this program. We are continuing our efforts to make positive impact in the lives of many more women from poor communities in and around Pune.
Swati's Success Story
Swati is a twenty three year-old girl who has benefited by this project. She belongs to a poor family in Pune. Though Swati was good in studies, she had to discontinue her education after 10th because of financial problems. Though she wanted to work and earn she could not find any job without enough educational qualification.
She could not afford to join any good professional course in her area, but she managed to do a basic beautician course in a nearby beauty parlour. When she heard about IDEA’s advanced beauty parlour course, she was very much interested to join, as with her basic knowledge she could not get a good pay.
After completing IDEA’s advanced course in beauty parlour, Swati’s demand as a beautician increased. She has become very confident and she uses latest machines and techniques with ease. Since last 6 months, she has been using all her knowledge and advance skills in this field and making a good income to support herself and family.
In her own words “The advance course gave me a lot of confidence in this field. The experience I gained from this course was really helpful. Now I work with a beauty parlour and earn Rs. 7000 a month. If not with this course, I would never have been able to earn this much. I am really happy to be self dependent and be able to support my family.” Her picture here, shows a confident young woman.