The following are MYRADA’s ongoing Vocational Education and Education Projects

  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) and Skills & Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SEDP) for SHGs formed under Livelihoods Promotion Programme of Integrated Watershed Management Programme

Donor: District Watershed Development Department, Kolar

Geographical Area and Coverage: 4263 SHG members for EAP and 1104 SHG members for SEDP in Bangarpet and MalurTaluks of Kolar District

Objectives :
In a typical watershed programme, it is generally the land holders who derive more benfits. The objective of this programme was to address the vulnerable families living in the watershed. Program aim was to increase incomes of vulnerable families (land less, SC/ST, small and marginal farmers)

  • A total of 3731 persons covered under EAP programmes
  • 546 provided training in skills such as Candle Making, Agarbatti Production, manufacturing of food products, soap making. 88% of trained members started income generation activities
  • Short Term Employable Skills training under CSR Employability Project of Godrej & Boyce

Donor: Godrej & Boyce

Geographical Area and Coverage: Over 3000 unemployed youth in the 18-35 age group from low income/socially marginalised families; focus on children of SHG members and sex workers; in Bellary, Chamrajnagar, Chitradurga, Gulbarga and Kolar districts

Objectives :
To give need based vocational skills for those unemployed youth who have been unable to continue with formal education and dropped out of schools/colleges due to various factors

To enumerate all the households in the targeted

  • Project implemented through CMRCs
  • 3830 rural youth trained in skills such as basic fabrication & welding, carpentry, masonry and plumbing.
  • 65% of trained youth supported for either salaried jobs or self-employment
  • Steps initiated to establish model training centres at rural level for providing higher level training in these trades to enable trained youth gain higher skills and earn more incomes
  • Usha Silai School Programme

Donor: Usha International Limited

Geographical Area and Coverage : Unemployed, lowly paid women and housewives in the 18-35 age group from low income/socially marginalised families; focus on children of SHG members and sex workers; in Bellary, Chamrajnagar, Chitradurga, Gulbarga and Kolar districts.

Objectives :
To reach the most remote villages of the country through the Silai School Programme by establishing a school for teaching girls and women in the village to sew as per industry standards and this school shall be operated and maintained by a woman entrepreneur using USHA sewing machine

  • Project implemented through CMRCs
  • Each beneficiary provided with tailoring training material as well as machine and enabled to stitch as well as provide training to other women – around 20 women – in her neighbourhood
  • Child Fund Supported Programme for Children

Donor: Child Fund India

Project Objectives

  • To enumerate all the households in the targeted area
  • To assess the basic demographic and background information of households in target area
  • To identify the children for enrolling under ChildFund India Programme sponsorship based on set criteria for DEV(Deprived, Excluded Vulnerable)

Geographical Area and Coverage : Devdurg taluk, Raichur district