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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



Vigyan Ashram



Livelihood Generation







  Budget Approved


$ 4000


  Year Approved







1   2  

  Chapter Coordinators


Srividhya Ramaswami












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.





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





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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