A critical part of getting women to successfully work and retain employment is the development of life skills, soft skills (communication, decision making, etc.) and job readiness (imbibing discipline, working to time, acclimatising to the work environment). Not all the women engaged in the outreach component are ready to take this step. Based on the interest expressed by the women, a smaller number are selected for intensive residential training at Kshamata’s Skill Development Centre (SDC), at Anandnagar, Ghodbunder Road, Thane West.
Training on life skills are provided to selected women both at shelter homes and more intensively at SDC, with in-house trainers.
The specific steps involved in Life Skills Training are:
At Kshamata’s SDC, facilities for training in tailoring/craft, beautician course and catering have been set up, with support from Zuventus. In addition, support for training, in terms of meeting training costs, has been received from Animedh Charitable Trust for a period of one year to date.