To provide a means of livelihood to girls from rural backgrounds and also empower them in the process, Uthaan, a Gurgaon-based NGO — in association with the district administration and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd — has launched a skills-training programme at Chandan Nagar in Sector 15, Gurgaon.
They will be trained in nursery management by Uthaan volunteers for the next six months.
The first batch — comprising 12 visually and speech impaired girls picked from different parts of Haryana — is ready for the training.
The district administration has provided the green house, and Honda Scooters is handling other miscellaneous expenses as part of their CSR initiative.
The green house has two sections — a vegetable nursery and a herbal one, where plants like tulsi, lemon grass and aloe vera will be grown.
In fact, this will be the first herbal nursery of Gurgaon.
Speaking of the initiative, Sanjay Kaushik, founder of Uthaan, said, “After the training, we hope the girls will be able to open their own ventures — or work in other nurseries. We’ll teach them how to keep plants in germination trays — how sell to farmers. The objective is to generate more employment opportunities for girls. By the end of it, they should become self-dependent.”