There are hundreds of youth who are dropouts who have started their own small ventures after undergoing short term skill training under the Support Services for Employment/ Self-Employment (SSES) Program.
What is highlighted is just the success stories of two girls who did a similar course after which one became self-employed, and the other joined as a wage earner in a production centre.
Banashankari, d/o Prakash
Banashakari comes from a poor family. Her father is unable to work and her mother takes up all the responsibilities of the home. Banashankari has studied till PUC, but failed her Second PUC exams. She wanted to earn and support her mother. So she admitted herself at Carmel Vocational Training Institute (CVTI) and studied Tailoring, Machine & Hand Embroidery and Saree Work. She now works at the Work Production Center.
Banashankari is happy working in the Production Center. She spends her earnings paying back the loan her family had taken and supports her younger siblings studies. She is able to contribute to the familys income and has become an expert in manufacturing Tailoring and Rexine products.
- From Carmel Vocational Training Institute (CVTI), Bidar, Karnataka
Priya, w/o Periasamy,
Priya completed her first year PUC after which she could not pursue further studies because of financial problems. She has one younger sister. Since her fathers income was meager and she wanted to help support the family, she took up tailoring training in our institute from January to April 2007, which she completed successfully.
Priya was then assisted in purchasing a sewing machine and began tailoring for needy clients. She works from home and earns upto Rs. 3,600/- in a month. She is now able to support her father and sister and
has become the primary breadwinner in her home.
- From Annai Industrial Training Centre, Perundurai, Tamilnadu