We developed the Skill Centre in Greater Noida to help underprivileged women to generate an income to become economically independent. Housed in the same compound at our JagshantiUdayanGhar, this programme is to benefit the young women from UdayanGhar as well as low-income women from neighbouring communities. We offer a gamut of courses ranging from stitching, beauty therapy, enamelled products, pottery and papercraft to Computer-aided pattern making and graphic designing, designed to empower under-served women and lead them to financial independence. The Center started in 2003 with just one course in stitching, and later on, we added other courses. We empowered over 1500 women; more than 100 of our students are enrolled in classes matching with their talents.
We are happy to announce that our success with the Greater Noida Skill Centre encouraged us to open a second Skill Centre in Srinagar, Uttarakhand on 1st Oct 2018, thanks to the Uttaroday Kilkileshwar Trust. The aim is to enable people to learn skills from which they can earn an income locally without them needing to venture further afield in search of work.
Ascending to financial independence
We provide training for women from economically weaker sections of society in skills that will enable them to gain employment within their locality. Not only does this give them a certain amount of financial independence, but it also increases their self-esteem immensely and gives them the confidence to face the world.
Women with shining personalities
The Centre exposes the women to new ideas and practices. Also, it provides them with a venue to meet other women and form a group of friends who become their support network even after they have moved into employment.
Providing the marketing platform
We believe that a self-sustaining model is essential for our Centre to be able to continue in this competitive world. We are, therefore, creating exclusive products for sale. It gives employment to women from underprivileged communities while, at the same time, generating funds for Udayan Care.
Impact of Skill Centres
What makes us different
Variety of courses
We offer a range of vocational trainings extending from digital courses to arts and crafts. Our paper craft studio was established to produce gift items under the brand name ‘Sukriti’. Our beauty therapy course is quite popular; women easily find work in beauty salons or even become entrepreneurs with their own portable parlors! The ceramic painting course and the enamel workshop, which creates wonderful gift items, is for our more artistically inclined learners. Our sewing centre conducts Usha International certified courses, as well as Udayan Care certified courses. A production unit was set up in 2015, especially for Udayan Care women who have successfully finished the Usha International course. These ladies work 5 hours daily while their children are at school, producing garments and linen.
Kids’ Playroom for Working Mothers
Established in May 2015, the Day Care Centre offers a secure and fun environment for children of our women trainees at Udayan Care Skill Centres.