Skill Training and Transformations
An economist, farmer, and activist, Chetna Sinha works for social change in some of the poorest and most drought-stricken areas of rural India. She is the founder and the current president of the Mann Deshi Mahila Bank, a micro-enterprise development bank. Mann Deshi's clients are from low-income group women with incomes averaging INR 40 (USD 1) per day. The Bank currently has seven branches, over 185,000 clients, and conducts 10,000 transactions on a daily basis. Federal Reserve Bank of India seeks Chetna's advice on financial inclusion and women banking.
Centurion University of Technology & Management (CUTM), established through a legislation passed in 2010 in the Orissa State assembly is the first multi sector private state university in Orissa. Apart from its various institutes offering higher education across the state of Orissa, the University has a major focus on vocational training & skill building of rural & urban youth and has incorporated a School of Vocational Training in its charter.
A student talks about how getting trained at LabourNet changed his life and provided better employment opportunities.
STAR Scheme trainee, Geetanjili tells the audience how STAR Scheme helped get her a job and gain confidence.
Tanishq improving the living and work conditions of jewellery artisans through Karigar centres, in the industrial town of Hosur on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border.
The skill training initiative of NSDC and CREDAI Pune Metro helped Shankar Shinde to learn skills in order to move up from a construction worker to being a contractor.