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  project name ~ Unnati - Vocational training for underprivileged youth

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  Project Name


Unnati - Vocational training for underprivileged youth






livelihood generation







  Budget Approved


$ 2500


  Year Approved







1   2   3   4  

  Chapter Coordinators


Rangakrishnan Srinivasan


College Station





Students from the retail sales stream of Unnati





Students do not pay any "fee"; their training is completely free. Unnati further provides them with food, bus passes, etc. apart from the course materials.

Computer training is provided.

Unnati is planning to construct its own premises. The budget is INR 2 crores. The facility would include a multi-purpose community hall, 4 vocational training rooms, 1 reading room, dormitory, kitches, etc. The estimated area is around 22000 sq.ft.





105 students since inception have been succesfully trained and placed. 70 students were women. On an average, the annual income of the student''''''''s family was < Rs. 18000 p.m. Students were placed in companies like Levi Strauss, Arvind Mills, Food world, Fabmall, Telemarketing agencies, etc. with an annual income of Rs. 25,000 on an average. The fifth batch graduated recently and all were placed.





Productivity is the solution. It is better to teach a man how to bake bread rather than gift him a loaf everyday. Vocational training for the underprivileged youth in these sectors: - Tailoring/Garment Industry - Retail Market English Spoken skiils, Computer skills, personality development, etc. emphasized. Unnati is planning to further include Secretary and Domestic Caretaker training programs.



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