The Astha Gram Seva is committed to providing sustainable solutions to the social problems stemming from poverty. Self-development is crucial to achieving this. By giving people training, skills and trades, we are giving them power. The power to take control and change their lives forever.
The Life-skills Training Institute delivers high-quality vocational training to individuals who are unable to avail of such services elsewhere. Professionally designed training, which is tailored to suit the capabilities of the trainees, provides the young women and men with the opportunity to train and get a job placement.
The institute was initially set up to help distressed and marginalized women. Now it’s also open to young people from Astha Gram Seva protection homes, surrounding slum areas and through placements from other NGOs working towards female and youth empowerment. These will typically be kids who have not received formal educations. Astha Gram Seva runs further vocational training in Bihar through a separate training institute which is overseen and monitored by Astha Gram Seva.
Life-skills training encompasses practical approaches and hands-on learning. These skills empower trainees, build confidence and enable them to gain employment. Each training course is complimented with a certificate upon completion and work placement opportunities, as a stepping stone for trainees to enter the wider workforce. This programme ensures they can earn a wage, breaking the cyclical poverty trap they were born into.