Holistic Care and Vocational Training

Partner: Sawed Trust
Country: India
Start date: 01/05/2011
Project type: Vocational training
Project reach: 1,390 direct beneficiaries

Together with Sawed Trust, the GSRD Foundation empowers underprivileged rural youth through vocational training in the drought-affected Dindigul District in Tamil Nadu, India.

Vocational training is offered, tailored to meet the labour demand in the Indian market. The training will help students find a job. Training in automobile mechanics, driving, computer skills, tailoring, electrical motor rewinding technology, domestic wiring and power distribution systems are offered.

After acquiring skills and experience the trainees are empowered via vocational training and life skills education to become self-employed or find a job in nearby urban areas using job placement procedures led by the Sawed Trust. The project aims to increase the income of the underprivileged families, leading to an increased living standard and a reduction of the inequality in the area.

Sawed Trust is an Indian non-profit organization established in 1994. Sawed Trust works towards the empowerment of underprivileged women and children via health care, vocational training and educational programs. Their mission is to take care of the basic needs and priorities of the poorest, especially women and children, and empower them towards their overall development and self-reliance. Read more about the Sawed Trust.