|Employment at the doorsteps
SAPNA’s drive towards expanding employment and employability of the youth of the area is bearing fruit.
Apart from training the youth, giving them meaningful opportunities, ensuring that adequate work comes
in, supervising the overall work quality, looked more and more intimidating and challenging. A solution to
this was found by setting by a rural BPO in April 2010.
SAPNA has trained more than 100 rural
youth in ICT skills and they are now well versed
in data entry work. We too realised
that the commitment of the youth of Alwar
was far superior than any training they
needed to overcome their rawness due to
lack of professional training. It took sharp
supervision lasting several months to come
to terms with the challenges thrown up by
the sheer volume of hand-written work.
The budding youth, trained by SAPNA,
digitised 14,000 sheets of data in English
outsourced by Punj Llyod Ltd. and were
handsomely paid for the job. SAPNA is
proud to have received an appreciation
certificate from Punj Llyod.
At present, the young boys are engaged in data entry work for India
Post at Vijay Mandir and are also maintaining data at the Post Offices
in Alwar, Behror, Bharatpur, Dholpur and Deeg. On an average, a data
entry operator earns about Rs 5,000-6,000 a month and possibly even
more depending on his capacity to work.
We are now on the lookout
for more work. For us, there is no looking back.
Besides providing meaningful employment at their doorsteps, a sense of engagement and achievement has
gripped the rural youth of Alwar. SAPNA’s model of providing productive and remunerative employment
at the doorsteps has worked towards reducing migration, and all that the latter entails in terms of
displacement, deplorable living conditions, low wages, unfamiliar working conditions and the vagaries of
the job market associated with the urban scenario.
The programme entails empowering rural women by ensuring sustainable livelihoods through Appliqué Work.
Appliqué Work is a French term that refers to pieces of fabric, often colored, and stitched onto the surface of a larger piece of base fabric to form designs. It is a pattern based on a repetition of certain motif constructed from geometric shape. It is a sort of Patch Work or Quilting made from recycled material. Popular patterns have evocative names like Kachua (Tortoise), Darkhat (Tree) and Hatphool , etc. The work in the area has passed on from generations for self use.
The programme provides for training to women and girls engaging up to 15- 20 women to ensure an income of INR 2500- 3000 a month.
This product is handmade by the women of the area. Your support will contribute to the general well being of the local community and help to create sustainable social - cultural and economic life of these artisans.