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  project name ~ Vigyan Ashram - Plan 100 - Vocational Training for Rural Students

category ~ Livelihood Generation

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Vigyan Ashram - Plan 100 - Vocational Training for Rural Students

  NGO

 

Vigyan Ashram

  Category

 

Livelihood Generation

  District

 

Pune

  State

 

Maharashtra

  Budget Approved

 

$ 4000

 

  Year Approved

 

2009

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Srividhya Ramaswami

 

Tempe
Chicago

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

Vigyan Ashram is located in Pabal Village, Pune district of Maharashtra.
Dr S S Kalbag was the founder of this ashram back in 1993. He was concerned with the number of school dropouts who then joined the unorganized sector. “Learning by doing” seems to be the only way in which the students finally find work as carpenters/masonist/farmers etc. A course called DBRT (diploma in basic rural technology) was started in 2001 to give students of 8th, 9th, 10th grades vocational training in various skills in animal husbandry, engineering (carpentry, masonry, electrical work), home and health, energy/environment preservation etc... These skills help in livelihood generation for a number of students after their school education. As part of the Plan 100 program, Vigyan Ashram is working with Lend-A-Hand India to start Basic Rural Technology Centers in 100 high schools.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Vigyan ashram along with Save bombay committee won the ''''''Development marketplace 2007" idea competititon organised by World bank.

 

  Goals

 

 

To equip 20,000 girls and boys from 100 high schools in rural India (Maharashtra) with job and life skills by providing vocational training in rural development.

 
 

  


 
 
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