Make a poor young woman independent by sponsoring a 3 month course on IT-Basics, INR 4500

Protsahan conducts the Basic Information Technology(IT) course in collaboration with NIIT Foundation at Kamalini Vocational Training Centre for Women. 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.
How It Works

• A survey is conducted to mark out urban villages consisting of a sizeable population below a certain income level, the number of young girls and women who are underprivileged and seem capable of learning and earning are chosen as potential beneficiaries.
• The beneficiaries identified are further screened on the basis of the economic status (family income versus the number of dependents) and the need to fill the gap.
• The students are made to undergo 42 sessions of typing to familiarize them with the keyboard and swift typing.
• This is followed by introduction to MS word, used to draft different documents such as letters, banners etc. following which, they are taught Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel.
• In all the training modules, connections to life examples are used to ensure better understanding.
• The project is executed at various stages with people involved in promoting, taking charge of admissions, handling students training, administration and accounts.
• The senior coordinator looks into the effective functioning of the two training centres by handling the administration and accounts.
• At the end of the term, examinations are held and based on the results certificates are issued (joint certification by Kamalini and NIIT).

The Statistics

• The classes are held in batches - 16 batches in a year.
• Each batch has 8-10 students per batch and 1 instructor training them.
• The duration of the course is 3 months and the curriculum involves MS office, typing skills and Internet usage.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Rent 650.00
Teacher salary 1135.00
Repairs & Maintenance 240.00
Operational expenses (electricity, water, telephone, cleaning, academic coordination, etc.) 1370.00
NIIT – materials & certification 375.00
Administrative expenses (per unit) 730.00
Unit Price 4500
Total 4500
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Story of Lakshmi Kashyap
Lakshmi is 24 years old & lives in a rented house in ShahpurJat village with her parents and 5 other siblings. Her father does not work and only at times visits his ancestral village for some farming activities and her mother is a housewife. The family thrives on the little earnings of her elder sister who does cutting and tailoring work. Lakshmi received an interview call for a job that demanded basic computer skills, which she was devoid of.
On December 2011, she joined Kamalini Basic Computer course for duration of six months where she gained knowledge about computers from its basic. She found the best opportunity with Kamalini as a centre to learn computers as for her it was affordable and was nearest to her house. Along with learning computers, she also learnt various other skills to understand the technology and software to have a basic idea about this field.
After completing her course in July 2012, she joined the Child Development Centre at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi from August as a computer technology part time teacher. She now teaches them computer literacy, software and technology, MS office and other computer related work to the students and earns Rs. 6000 per month. She is able to help in her family expenses as well as pursue her MA in Hindi literature.

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