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Vocational Training for Educated Tribal Girls, West Bengal

Moyrabandh Gram Bikas Kendra (MGBK), Bankura, West Bengal

Contact: Mr. Uday Narayan De
Dates: July 2021 – June 2023
Total Budget: Rs. 5,18,000
2023 Budget: Rs. 2,76,000

The main objective of the project is to provide vocational training to indigenous tribal girls on mask making, sanitary napkin making, and aya (caregiver) nursing training for senior citizens.  In turn, this will prepare the girls for a dignified livelihood and mainstreaming in civil society.

In the first year, 18 girls were successfully provided training in making high quality sanitary napkins at competitive prices. The girls are gainfully employed with an income of about 4,000 per month.  Local panchayats have come forward for extending marketing support. 

In the second and final year of the year of the project, twenty girls have undergone the aya nursing training and started to earn money. The training allows senior citizens be helped by ayas in the area of walking and light exercise, planning and preparing meals, clean-up, making beds, bathing, dressing and grooming, laundry and ironing, taking out garbage, running errands (pickup prescriptions, dry cleaning), providing medication reminders, escorting to appointments and  events, and engaging in activities (games, memory books). The trained ayas have been able to earn a good salary of Rs.8000 per month.

2022 Report   2023 Final Report

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