CEDP Trust has formulated various skill development programmes for community cater to growing needs of community. The need assessment studies initiated by Trust focused on livelihood requirements of underprivileged throwing light on skill gaps among trade sectors. In order to fill this gap CEDP has initiated skill gap analysis on individual sectors on various states and in the country. It was coming to notice that the skill gap among the major industries which drives industrial growth of the county. The insight about it acted as milestones in the formulation of various long term and short term skill development programs.
There are bridged courses also developed based on the market needs and trained students under sophisticated environment to cope up with the industrial requirements.
|General Duty Assistant||Diploma in Medical Lab (DMLT)||Automobile Technician Certification|
|Hotel Management Certification||Nursing Aide Certification||Phlebotomy|
|Sr. No||Activities / Events||Locations||Direct/Indirect Impact (Nos)||Strategy and expansion|
|1||Medical Camp||Bandra, Biwandi, Bandra, Kurla, Santaruz, CST, Dadar, Dombivali, Borivali, Kandivali, Chandivali etc.||850||Connect to more local health posts and engage them in the community development activity of Trust.|
|2||Health Awareness Sessions||Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mankhurd, Govandi, Kurla, Kalva, Diva, Mumbra, Ghatkopar, Varap, Kalyan etc.||1400||Awarenes sessions are organised with the help of Social workers of various NGOs we are in partnership with.|
|3||Career Guidance||Murbad, Bandra, Biwandi, Bandra, Kurla, Santaruz, CST, Dadar, Dombivali, Palghar, Casa, Vikramghad, Borivali, Kandivali, Chandivali etc.||5500||Exposure to students in community through industrial visits to various industrial partners we tied up with.|
|4||Soft skill Sessions||Ghatkopar, Kurla, Borivali, Palghar & Bhandup.||300|
Trust has taken a wide step in impacting talents among communities through competent career guidance sessions. Suitable platforms were effectively used for advocacy on skills development and one to one interactions with students in community about their aspirations and ambitions in lives. Night schools, Creeda Mandals, community events, schools, colleges, NGOs came forward as engagement partners to have those sessions and activity covered underprivileged students from slums pockets of Mumbai and Thane districts. Seminars were organised on platforms like; CCVC (Coordination Committee for Vulnerable Children) and addressed students of NGO Partners; Save the Children India (STCI), Salam Baalak Trust (SBT), The Vatsalya Foundation, Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT) etc. The activity covered more than 2000 students in various urban slums and rural pockets and spreading its values among communities as well.
Active engagement of women in community was ensured through various activities like; empowerment Self Help Groups (SHG) on entrepreneurship skills and know how about govt. schemes were shared through awareness sessions at periodical intervals. More than 300 SHG became partners of Trust, belongs to rural and semi urban villages and gram panchayats of Maharashtra state.
CEDP Trust has been in Robust progress in Skill development of both Rural and urban youth. It has been predominantly successful in the Livelihood linkage of youth and women in the community. But in the livelihood linkage of rural youth and women there had been lagging in past. So CEDP Trust has decided to strongly pay attention on the Livelihood linkage of rural women. Majority of Rural population want to work in their village. Generally, they are considered as remote workforce of our country. When some person decides to work from distant location, outside of the business setup and mostly from his home is known as EDP. In India where 60% of Population lives in Villages and it is quite difficult for them to Migrate to urban location for work. So in our country there is huge possibility of employing these rural youth as remote work force. The objectives of the programme are to develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial quality, i.e. Prepare him / her to accept the uncertainty in running a business. The Trust has initiated various EDP models for the empowerment of rural communities. Which created sustainable livelihood among community which contribute domestic product of the Nation.
|Sr. No||SHAKTI Models||Activities|
|1||Paper Plate Making||Paper plate making either delivered to self-help groups through the Vendor or SHG have to purchase machines under their ownership. Raw materials will be provided to SHG by Vendor and finished products will be collected on time by Vendor and the cost of preparation and packing will be paid as per the agreement|
|2||Masala Packaging||Packing of raw masala will be done by women members in the self-help groups. Raw masala will be delivered to the group and packed masala will be collected as per the schedule finalised with Vendor. The SHG will be paid as per kilo grams of masala packed.|
Note: Trust will enter into Agreement with Self Help Groups (SHG) to partner to implement the above EDP models.
In order to facilitate the activates progressing under SHAKTI model of Trust an Industrial Cooperative Society will be formed, which will monitor activities like; Paper plate making, Masala packing and EDP models of the Trust will initiate in the future. The cooperative Society would be formally named as “SHAKTI Industrial Cooperative Society”.
The major objectives of the Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) are to:
Besides, some of the other important objectives of the EDPs are to:
Currently, we are operating 2 Entrepreneurship models for communities. Those are; paper plate making and Masala packing & sales model in association with various Resource Partners. Both the activities are meant to generate self-employment and create livelihood among underprivileged women and men in the society.
The disposable plates the Company is produced are used mostly for social functions, religious gatherings, parties, marriages, outings, in sweet shops, by caterers etc. The paper products have many advantages and are hence preferred as compared to standard utensils/crockery for serving eatables. Additionally, of its nature they save a lot of labour hours as far as cleaning/drying of utensils are concerned. We Trust in Partnership with a Resource Partner has delivered paper plate making machines to self-help groups in Varap and Neral communities of Thane. Women of the groups are learnt to make paper plates after a week of training provided along with the Resource partner. Women in each SHG are earning an average of Rs. 2,000 to 2500 rupees a month through this activity. The program is catering to various needs of communities like; increased literacy level of children in community, enrol youth to placement based skill development programs of Trust etc. The project is aims for the empowerment of 5,000 women and men in semi urban locations a year by elevating their entrepreneurship skills and in turn create better livelihood support and improved standard of living.
The Masala packing cum sales model is the second model initiated by Trust in association with Resource partner from masala manufacturing industry since 1985. Through the model women and men from various active self-help groups came together and engaged in packaging of raw masala and then indulge in the sale of masala they are packed through a sales channel with the support of Resource partner. Trust is empowering groups by adequate training support to pack masala with atmost hygiene and safety, so that it is worth for marketing in both domestic and national market in the brand name of Resource Partner. Here women who pack masala on a rate mutually agreed and groups who indulge in sale of materials packed on market price of masala finalised by CEDP Trust in consultation with Resource partner. Through the sales activity, the groups earn additional income which is 5 times more than they earn through the packing. Trust aims to empower 300 self-help groups which covers 25,000 women in 5 years ahead through the activity with an average income of a women to 5 K per month from unemployment and zero income. The intervention would increase create self-employment among tribal and rural pockets and generate sustainable income which will contribute the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.