Together with ASSIST, the GSRD Foundation has been supporting vocational training in Piduguralla since 2013. In 2017, we started a new project to train another 250 underprivileged youths aged 14 to 18. The aim of the project is to raise the living standard of the youth and their families.
ASSIST provides schooling to adolescents who had either been unable to access or complete primary level education, and who were as a result working in agriculture or hazardous industries, without proper remuneration and safety measures. Intensive training is given to the youth in trades such as computer applications, garment making, fashion design and masonry.
The project supported by the GSRD Foundation provides six month long intensive residential and non-residential trainings. Residential trainings are offered only to girls, providing them with an alternative to travelling back and forth, which is seen as dangerous for girls in India.
ASSIST helps communities to find answers for themselves by giving all its members an active and participative role right from the beginning. ASSIST does not work for the people, but with the people in order to achieve the overall objective: making a community a viable unit for its own development. Read more about ASSIST.