The majority of the trainees are children of the house helps.
It was a moment of pride for Asmee Foundation to organise the convocation for 20 underprivileged girls enrolled for their skill development programmes.
The convocation was held on Friday at the Asmee Foundation Centre to felicitate the students who have successfully cleared the training program. The girls were trained in the skills of stitching & embroidery, henna art and artificial jewellery making. The foundation is run by women living in various high-rises of Indirapuram.
Bharti Garg, founder of the foundation told CitySpidey that the training was for six months and its duration was stretched for weak students.
"The duration of the training was for six months and the girls received free of cost training at the centre. However, the training period was stretched for weaker students, who were struggling to grasp our training adequately," said Bharti Garg, founder of the foundation.
“These girls come from a humble background. They are majorly children of the women who work as maids and house help in the highrises. They are facing financial constraint so we decided to impart fee training to them,” told Garg.
Speaking about their mode of work, Bharti narrated that the centre has three trainers who impart skills to the girls. “The trainers train them 6 days a week during the evening hours. This is the time when these girls get free from their school and a few women who work as house helps, get free from their jobs.
The centre has a batch of over 45 girls and women. The majority of the trainees with us are children of the house helps. However, few women who work as maids also receive training at our centre.
“The purpose of training is to make their lives better and upgrade their living conditions,” Bharti added.
Apart from providing free training to underprivileged girls and women, the foundation runs a free of cost primary school for underprivileged children, at the same centre every day in the morning. “Our two-room centre becomes a school in the morning and turns into a skill development centre in the evening,” said Garg.