LIFE SKILLS

Lifeskills Training Program for disadvantaged young people has the aim of helping every young Indian to be employable, have selfworth and lead a dignified and productive life.


Programmes:-

Garment Manufacturing Unit:

To impart training in designing patterns, making garments, using sewing machines for stitching and embroidery, knittng and sewing. The training will enable them to acquire the necessary skills to be able to generate income.

Computer Unit:

Computer training on various software usages, which is essential in this computer age. Learning computers will keep them in tune with time and will help them to organize and handle whatever work they take up at a later stage in life.

Food and Beverage:

To impart F & B training so as to be able to qualify in cooking, baking and serving while also learning the essentials of hygiene practice and food safety standards.

Life Skills Training


Our target group is street and slum adolescents and adults.


Computer Unit:


A total number of 280 classes were held this year over 280 working days, attended by 71 students. Out of them 42 appeared for the examination to continue higher studies and 12 placed in different companies.

Achievements:

  • In the course of the year computer unit generated 89350 INR (€1,441 Euros)
  • Candidates of Special Saturday Classes have designed a website for UK based event: Glastonbury Festival introduced by Mr. Tom White. Candidates worked really hard to complete this lengthy project. The website is based on Java codes which took time for candidates to grasp, but finally they completed the project to great success. Students created a Like button of Facebook and Follow button of Twitter in this website and they are linked with it.
  • On 5th September, Teachers day was celebrated in Computer unit with the teacher with great enthusiasm.
  • The Life Skills Unit has used the Social Media to spread awareness about the International Woman’s Day fundraising. The menu Leaflets distributed by the Café carry a message about the commitment, by Hope Kolkata Foundation, to the development of the underprivileged and vulnerable members of Society.

 Success Stories

Priyanka Ghosh

Qualification: B.Com
Priyanka is one of the most hardworking and most attentive candidates of computer unit who wants to become a computer professional. She is 22 years old and she is the only child of her parents. Her father passed away when she was very young so her mother brought her up in difficult circumstances but she was determined to move ahead and graduated with good marks. She is doing extremely well at her computer classes and secured good marks in the exams. She also completed the Hospitality Management course at Life Skills Building. She is currently seeking job so that she can help her family and especially her mother. We have recommended her name in job placement area and she is presently placed in RDB Financial services.


 Tailoring Programme


In 2013-2014, there were 221 working days in the tailoring unit. 23 trainees attended the course. The total amount generated from Garments Construction Unit in one year is an amazing 348,350 INR (€5,619)

Achievements:

  • They were trained in making bags, embroidery and pattern making and stitching. 100% of the total number of trainees completed the course successfully and appeared for the examination at the end of the course. All were awarded certificates.
  • The trainees were also inducted into English and Math classes to equip them to be able to work in professional units and communicate with customers. A total number of 123 classes were taken by an Irish volunteer of Hope Foundation which was attended by all trainees and 59 Math classes were attended by the trainees.
  • 15 trainees have completed the tailoring course from April 2013-November, 2013. Among them 11 students are placed in Nakasha Boutique, 1 student has joined in Sampling unit, 1 student has joined in SHG Unit. 2 trainees couldn’t be placed as one got married and another student didn’t take the offer.
  • 8 trainees have completed the tailoring course from November 2013-April,2014. All of them have been placed except Dipika Ghosh who has been placed for internship in Mani Karni & Akar Boutique.
  • In the sampling Unit this year 1125 samples were prepared and 2376 orders were received, 1902 products were sold generating an income of Rs.183,235 (€2290). In Boutique 316 items were sold generating an income of Rs.39,670 (€496).
  • Total amount generated from Garments Construction Unit in one year is 348,350 INR (€5619)
  • The sampling unit has successfully completed an order for nurse’s uniforms and aprons in July. This was followed by a coveted order of 200 sets of school uniforms for a Government Girls High School. This order is almost complete after which the unit has secured a further order from 2 Government Girls Schools for almost 500 uniforms.
  • The Unit also has a standing order of 200 pcs per month of draw-string bags to be delivered to Palette, a Boutique. To achieve all these targets the trainees of the training unit have had very valuable on-hand work experience.

"23 trainees attended of which 100% of the trainees completed the course and appeared for the examination successfully."

 Success Stories

Sushma Rajak
Qualification: Class XII

Sushma is one of the most diligent candidates of the tailoring unit who desires to learn tailoring and join the garment industry. She stays with her family in Kolkata. She has one brother, and is the younger sibling. Her father is a daily wage earner in a garage and her brother also works in motor garage. She wants to complete her modules successfully, get a job and support her family. She also wants to complete her higher studies after gettng a placement. When she heard of the Tailoring Course in Life Skills Centre, as well as the chance of a job placement she was very excited and joined the course. She is doing very well in every stage of the course including learning English. After completion of the course, she is presently placed in sampling unit.

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 Food and Beverage Programme


In the year there were a total of 299 working days in the training unit and 26 no. of students were enrolled in classes. In the course of the year the Hope Restaurant generated 2,020,037 INR (€ 32,581)

Achievements:

  • Preeti Bansal a Service trainee of Restaurant Unit has joined Casa Toscana, an Italian Restaurant run by Aqua Java at a basic salary of Rs. 4000/-. She is placed as a trainee under the Chef.
  • Tumpa Basu, has been transferred to Kritika Home to assist in Housekeeping and Child Care.
  • Susmita Halder, a Service trainee of Restaurant Unit has been absorbed by the Hope Café.
  • Mita Bera, a Service Trainee of the Restaurant Unit has been placed at Koruna Bakery Pvt. Ltd. As a trainee at a Stipend of Rs.2000/- per month.
  • Sagorika Samoi, a Service Trainee of the Restaurant Unit has joined Roop Beauty Parlour, on Fern Road as a Trainee at a Stipend of Rs.1500/- per month.
  • Tia Karmakar, a Service Trainee of the Restaurant Unit has been placed in Roop Beauty Parlour as a Trainee at a Spend of Rs. 1500/- per month.
  • On the 2nd December 2013, 4 successful trainees from the Restaurant Training Centre were placed in Monginis, a franchisee of Switz Foods Pvt. Ltd. Confectioners of repute in Kolkata. They joined on a starting salary of Rs.3500/- plus Rs. 35/- for each day attended. They will take orders and serve customers and keep the outlet clean and cheerful.
  • Ms. Barsha Pal, 19 + years, Service Trainee from 37/2 Satyen Park, Joka, Haridevpur, joined Monginis in the Ruby Hospital branch.
  • Ms. Jahanara Khatun, 18 yrs, Service Trainee from Srijani, Thakurpukar, joined the same branch of Monginis.
  • Ms. Bisakha Agarwal, 20 yrs, Service Trainee from Srijani, Thakurpukar, joined the Rashbehari branch of Monginis.
  • Mr. Bappan Sheikh, 18 yrs, Kitchen Trainee from Punorjiban, joined the Rashbehari branch of Monginis.
  • On 24th February 2014 Jorina Khatun joined Maka Maka Café at a salary of Rs. 6000/-. Ms. Jenny Browne handed over the well deserved Certificate to Jorina.
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Life Skills Training - Tailoring programme

 Hospitality Management Programme


Globsyn Skills conducted a month-long Hospitality Management Training course with HKF. Ms. Meghna Shahi of Globsyn Skills and Mrs. Geeta Venkadakrishnan got the programme going.

The training was held at Life Skills Centre for 20 young people and the teaching was provided by Globsyn Skills. Many of the candidates were from the Hope Homes. The training was designed to place the candidates in the best job fields according to their qualifications. The 20 young got placed in job.

Hospitality Management Programme