Sponsor a young slum dweller for four months towards Job-linked training and placementin Computerized Accounting Environments, INR 10000

ETASHA runs a Training Program titled ‘Confidence in Accounts, Taxation and Tally’. The objective of the program is to prepare youth for a career in Accounts in the context of computerized accounting systems in Small and Medium Enterprises and to assist with placement in reputed organisations. This is a skill building program which focuses on building competency in basic Accounting as well as working on Computers. Hands-on working and practice is built into the program. The program covers: Latest Tally Accounting Packages, Basic Accounting Principles and practices, Basics of Taxation, Usage of Computer and Internet, Spoken English, Intrapersonal and Social Confidence and behavioural skills.

The Basics

Assignments are practical and reflect real life work situations and are designed to teach, stretch and assess students’ accounting skills. In the last weeks of the program students undergo rigorous study and preparation to ready them for placement into the organised sector, with ETASHA’’s placement team managing the procedure of connecting young people with potential employers, arranging interviews and reassuring and supporting them through the process until placement is made.

How it works CATT is ideal program for those interested in Accounts and having an aptitude for working with numbers. Like all of ETASHA’s work, this program is also offered only to youth from underprivileged communities. Eligibility for the program is Minimum 12th pass, 18 years of age, basic comprehension of written English (as per simple written test) as well as Interest and aptitude for administrative work.
Beneficiary identification and retention involves: • Potential trainees from the community that are keen to start working and meet the basic criteria for our programs are identified.
• A simple, Basic English comprehension test is conducted to assess trainees’ level of comprehension of the language and their ability to keep up with the course inputs.
• The Community Mobilisation team conducts a home visit with the applicant’s family to assess their economic circumstances, support for their child’s participation in the program, support for their child taking up work upon completion of the program and to address any concerns they may have.
• Dialogue with the families of participants is kept up through home visits as well as Parents’ meetings in the Centers.
The Statistics

• The training is conducted for batches of 18 to 22 trainees.
• Training starts with building the foundations in Basic Accounting Concepts, Key board Skills as well as Computer and Internet Usage skills. Extensive practice of accounting with examples as well as on the latest version of Tally is a significant part of the program. Basic concepts of taxation and issues related to filing of taxes are also covered
• ETASHA has highly participative methods of transacting concepts and enabling skill development in class
• Placement of Trainees in appropriate jobs in the organised corporate sector is an intrinsic part of our vocational training programs.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Salary of the faculty and local travel expenses minus fees paid by students 2441.00
Training center costs, training material and stationery 2203.00
Placement costs including salary and local travel 1235.00
Communications Team costs including salary and local travel 700.00
Community Mobilization costs 2641.00
Exposure visit costs 200.00
Program Management & Administrative support 580.00
Unit Price 10000
Total 10000
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Vikash Tundhir, CATT 2
Vikash completed his 12th class from government school and enrolled in B.Com (1st Year) Correspondence Course in Delhi University. His father works as a painter and earns Rs. 7,700 every month, which Vikash feels is good but not really enough for their family Vikash enjoys studying Accounts. He wanted to become an Accountant and also wanted to start earning.
Vikash met the ETASHA team in the community and heard of CATT. He joined in August to study Confidence in Accounts, Taxation and Tally (CATT) and to get help with a job. At ETASHA, Vikash’s knowledge of Accounts was strengthened, and he got very comfortable working at Excel and Tally.
After completing the course, he has started working with Unilever Company, Okhla as a Junior Account with a monthly salary of Rs. 8,000. In his job, he is making the best use of what all he learnt in the course specially Excel, Tally and Internet. He recalls his course at ETASHA saying, “Every faculty is helpful and they make us so comfortable that we can easily ask our doubts”. At his workplace, he is learning a lot everyday which will eventually contribute to fulfilling his dream of becoming an accountant.

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