Through vocational training programs, Sambhav works towards helping adult women to earn and contribute towards family income. We have partnered with different organizations to bring about a unique set of programs, including setting up of mobile training centers, to enable rural women take up vocational training at their doorstep.
Sambhav supports rural women in obtaining financial independence by encouraging entrepreneurship. Women start individual or group micro-enterprises through training and mentoring given by Sambhav for development of business plan, providing market linkages and initial work orders. They are provided with handholding in the initial years of their entrepreneurial journey.
Sambhav’s skill intervention has been very useful for women, especially for those who find it difficult to commute to far off places to pursue any form of education or training. Sambhav’s centers within the community and at the doorstep has broken the chains for women from the weaker section of the society, college/school dropouts and women from economically weaker households to take up formal skill development programs.
Many women re-enter their career after a long absence from work. At this stage in life the confidence to start working again is quite low, they may lack the skills that are needed in the current job market. We have designed a special intervention program for women returning to work after a break. We take our training program to their door step. We impart them with training in Tailoring, BPO skills, Beauty and Wellness and Retail Sales to name a few. Our training program also focuses on soft skills and behavioral management. This helps women gain self-confidence and negotiate for better remuneration in their respective industries.
29 year old Shilpa, owner of an apparel micro enterprise in Hosur, has proved that wrong. Typical of her lot as a girl born to a low-income family with more than one sibling, Shilpa’s father, a jackfruit vendor, couldn’t afford the cost of higher education of his daughter after she finished her PUC from a government school. She decided to take up a free tailoring course offered at the neighbourhood Sambhav centre. After completing the training, her trainer suggested her name for supervisor’s role at a micro enterprise. Today, she has successfully taken the reins from Sambhav and runs the micro enterprise independently, employing about 20 skilled tailors.
It surprises her to see her own transformation from a housewife to a beauty entrepreneur today. Jashoda was always interested in the beauty field, but familial duties held her up until she came to know about the beauty and wellness course by L’Oréal and Sambhav. After completing the 5-month training, with her family’s help and trainer’s mentoring, she opened a small parlor in a village close to her locality. On gaining some confidence in the business, she decided to take it to town in order to increase her customer base. She has opened a parlor in a shared space in Baddi town. Since then, her earnings have improved and she is all set to open her exclusive parlor soon.
Anita Maske, a 10th qualified housewife hailing from Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, was always passionate about makeup and beauty treatments. She enrolled for the free training from Loreal Sambhav center located in Ghansoli. After successful completion of the training, she interned with a salon, Identity Spa and Salon, and was hired by Lakme, a renowned salon in India, with a starting salary of INR 14000. Anita underwent a positive transformation in her personality with the help of soft skills training integrated in her program. This further helped her land her dream job.