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The Karwaan Center provides Vocational and Life-Skill Development Trainings for marginalized women and adolescents to create a vision in their life and change it to the better for a self-sustainable future.

The programme has started in 2015 with the financial help of the European Commission through the ActionAid Association, implemented by Nari-O-Sishu Kalyan Kendra. It is running in three states: West Bengal, Cuttack and Bhopal.

This training opportunity very successfully continues. The idea is to give young women an opportunity to work independently and thus to give them a secured livelihood. The women who are attending these classes are between 14 and 35 years old, so some are still going to Highschool, while others are in college or housewives.

The Syllabus is as follows:

Vocational Training

  • Tailoring (Cutting, Measurement Taking, Stitching, different type of dress making)
  • Beautician (Facial, Threading, Waxing, Manicure, Pedicure, Bridal Make- Up, Haircut and Hairstyle)
  • Mehndi (Arabian and Indian Style, Bridal)
  • Computer Training (Computer Application, Desktop Publishing, Financial Accounting, Machine Embroidery with CAD)

Life-Skill Development and  Enterprise Building Workshops

  • Self-Defense (Karate, physical fitness, different types of Blocks, Punches and Kicks)
  • Dance (traditional Indian dance, modern dance)

We are really delighted to see the young women learn and try new things. And we hope that through this training they get interested in earning money on their own, so they get more independent. Because of this we are really glad to announce that  Chaanda Ghosh, who has a beauty parlour near Bauria Market, is going to teach the participants the different aspects of cutting hair.

For the future, we are eager to see how the project will go and how the skills and also the oppertunities of the women will increase.

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