On the 30th of April our girls from the Mobile Repairing Classes from our Bauria and Howrah Training Centres visited the Azad Foundation to experience an other form of Non-Traditional Skill and Livelihood Training for Women.
On that day we learnt how the Azad Foundation is working, what are their objectives, trainings and problems they face and especially some women shared their experience with the big initiative Women on Wheels.
” The Women on Wheels programme empowers resource poor women to become professional drivers to enable them to gain remunerative ‘livelihoods with dignity’. The programme also enhances their awareness on rights and enables them to become independent and confident individuals in charge of their lives. ”
It was an very interesting, interactive visit and a new experience for our girls and they enjoyed a short ride with the female drivers, who showed us their amazing knowledge and skills.
Please vistit the website of the Azad Foundation for more information about their work.
In the end of the day, to expand the trainees experience and knowledge, we visited the Fancy Market in Khidirpur, Kolkata, the famous market for everything related to Mobile Repairing.
The teacher Animesh showed where to purchase all those things the trainees are using in class and different types of Mobile Repairing Shops in the area.
With this exposure visit the girls and women got a lot of new inspiration and motivation for their class.