Vocational training for self employment of the disabled, vulnerable women, girls:

6/26/2015 12:21:57 PM
Project Value : Rs.126550.00

IHBP also gives vocational training to the differently able students of the Special School and vulnerable women, girls, disadvantaged youths. The main objectives of the vocational training and job oriented training is to make the disabled students confident in various form of arts through which they can be self-employed or get jobs.



In today’s world, Information Technology is a key component in the success of any country. Unfortunately, the high cost of education to acquire computer related skills in certain regions the country prevents the poor, Disabilities and orphans and under privileged youths they are cannot access these skills which are in demand because poverty.

The Institute for Handicapped and Backward People is striving to bridge this gap by offering IT related training to Disabilities and orphans and under privileged youths and adult through Computer Vocational Training Centre in South suburban of Kolkata in the state of West Bengal in India. The main objective of the proposed project is to provide computer training to the disabilities and orphans and under privileged with focus on computer literacy. Taking a step forward, we would like to emphasize on creating opportunities for the youths, girls and adult with disabilities to develop technical /vocational skills that will enable them to be self-sufficient and secure more job opportunities.


Behala falls under the Kolkata Mega City, covering Kolkata Municipal Corporation.  Numbers of small-scale and sick industries are located here.  Once known as the Sheffield of the East, the region has fallen into obscurity, marked by a grinding cycle of endemic poverty, unchecked population growth and overall paucity of development initiatives. A once thriving industrial zone has now become a vast belt for sick and closed factories with feeble economic activity. The economic scenario is at a standstill owing to a marked reduction in the unskilled employment sector. Also the landless and marginal farmers, daily wage labourers and other job-seekers (in many cases with their family members) migrate from adjacent region to this slum of Behala with the hope of locating greener pastures. This further exerts a great deal of pressure on the already inadequate basic facilities of the slums. Consequently, the human development indicators for the areas reveal a stark picture. The women and girls of the poor families easily falls prey to the drug mafia and join other nefarious activities to earn their living by sacrificing their dignity and honor.


The speed of a nation’s development is directly related to the quantity and quality of vocational skills possessed by its workforce. Wider the range and higher the quality of vocational skills, the faster the growth and more prosperous the society. The overall importance of upgrading vocational skills in India is highlighted by the following statement of the task force on employment opportunities:

  “To summarise, the rate of growth of economy cannot be accelerated, in particular in the labour intensive sectors, if there is a general lack of skills among the work force. The example of software industry is sufficient to illustrate what can be done by our youth if the right training facilities are afforded by the society. This requires strengthening of the existing training system.  The role of public sector has to be restructured and conditions created for inflow of funds at a much larger scale than at present. Role of private sector has to be expanded sharply if the requisite resources are to be brought in to bridge the large capacity gaps that exist. The vocational training policy has to respond to this challenge.”



Cost per Beneficiaries per month including all

Cost for One beneficiary per course in quality computer training

Number of Beneficiaries yearly

Total cost for 80 trainee each year

















The following methodology has been devised to achieve the above described objectives with the following activities: It is always the best to offer institutionalized education with hostel facilities for adult, disabled, poorest boys and girls from 16 years of age to 35 years.  

  1. A computer software training center would be started at IHBP Computer Center.
  2. Slums and rural disabled, boys, girls and youth would be trained in Computer literacy and basic hardware.
  3. Students will be provided quality education and practical orientation under a qualified training instructor.
  4. Student would be provided training stipend to continue their computer education without drop-out.

Computer project is aimed to literate 240 students. Computer literacy is needed to sharpen and enhance their literacy and interest.  These students lack access to computer education for reasons like - they are from rural areas and they are not affordable to pay for the fees and buy course materials.


The purpose of this program is to reduce the suffering of the disabled, orphans and vulnerable youths, build their capacity by providing computer vocational training and through simple activities so that they become productive. Aims of the project are to bring those disabled vulnerable girls and women youth in touch with the modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Basic knowledge on computer literacy and communicative English language and upgrade them from their existing condition. And take initiative e-learning, agriculture, climate, bio-diversity, environment, eco-tourism, 3D multimedia, telemedicine system and data collection will be increased information access through internet. Right to information awareness has been co-opted under the program. The proposed project interventions will mobilize the poor women in one network for sharing latest achievements and success in self employment through ICT based training and computer education. Proposed action and methodology is designed on practical problems and prospects of past experience. All activities of the proposed project are designed to deliver specific outcomes. The outcomes of the proposed project will be directly helpful and supportive to change the socio-economic condition. 30 seated training centre accomplished with modern facilities in Kolkata,  North & South 24 parganas district head quarter in West Bengal. Two Facilitators will run the training course. Per course will continue for 6 months a session (daily 4 hours). Total 20 batches each shift, two shifted in a day per session will be trained 40 and 80 beneficiaries will take the training according our syllabus, text, curriculum, program schedule and training module per year. This project will be continuing three year our target 240 disadvantage youths given high quality computer training and employment generating to them within three years.


3 years from starting date.


Project target people are disabled, vulnerable and poor women youth, climate refugee, including physically challenged, indigenous, fisherman, landless and climate migrant women. Directly 240 disabled, poorest boys, girls will participate under the proposed project interventions to self-employment and changing economic situation due to vulnerability. Final targeted beneficiaries are 240 in numbers and they will get benefits from the project in the mid term and long term of project including implementer, government ICT department and other community based organizations, non state actors and disadvantaged community people.

(a) Basic computer literacy: The main aim of this project is to provide basic computer education to orphans and underprivileged youths.
(b) Computer as a tool for learning in schools and home.
(c) Computer training for vocational, e.g. accounting, desktop publishing, hardware etc.

The importance of computer has been widely recognized as a means to improve efficiency in business, government and formal education. Rate of learning on computer is four to ten times faster than it is in classroom setting. Retention is likely to be much higher in learning on computer. This is true for academic as well as vocational or skill-based subjects. Computers offer several advantages for rapid and effective learning like,
a. Multimedia – Computer courses combine written, spoken, graphic, animated and motion picture imagery to communicate concepts and illustrate applications that cannot be done in a classroom setting. 
b. Interaction – Students can interact in the training program at every moment to obtain more information, qualify their understanding and test their knowledge. c. Immediate feedback – Computer training has the additional advantage that it can provide immediate feedback to each student at every step of the learning process, which classroom teaching cannot do. d. Paced learning– Students proceed at their own pace according to their own capacity, so it is never too fast for comprehension or too slow to hold their interest.

We believe that the world has now become a global village through Information Technology and these youths should not be left behind. The Institute for the Handicapped and Backward People plans to achieve this through a computer training centre to help the orphans and underprivileged develop interest in their studies, increase their self-confidence and help them acquire certain skills for success in life.
To improve the quality of life of the disabled, orphans and vulnerable boys & girls by establishing computer training centre. Employment for the deserving weaker section & one family one employment. Education for women, raising economic standard of women, raising the economic standards of the weaker sections.

An outstanding component of the program is to formulate productive processes that are conceived as a laboratory in which learning takes place under the principle of “learning by doing”. They constitute a means to foster the creation of productive units that have a sense of permanence, acceptable levels of income, entrepreneurial management, and the ability to sustain themselves with their own resources or by taking advantage of the opportunities that are available to them through the formal system. This means analyzing the improvement in the beneficiaries’ work or the results of that work, that is to say bringing about “manual literacy”.


  1. Computer literacy would provide employment in software and hardware for 240 identified slum & rural disabled, poorest youths and girls in and around in the south Kolkata, Nrth & South 24 Parganas district of State of West Bengal 
  2. The trained disabled, girls, youths would become skilled, productive and creative in computer related jobs.
  3. The targeted youth would have raise awareness of the community as a whole, including the male members, on the constitutional and legal rights of girls to education and to development.
  4. The potential of adolescent girls and boys would contribute to the development of the community they belong to.
  5. The trained youth would develop the habit of savings and become self-reliant.


From what has been explained above, we can deduce that the execution of productive projects contribute to creating more opportunities for work in the productive units and in the rest of the community. These are not only economic or technological opportunities but they are also social in nature. Institute for the Handicapped and Backward People have programs focus on assisting poor, disadvantaged and marginalized communities so that they can better participate in the digital economy. Primary beneficiaries are young people with disabilities and vulnerable group also included girls, ages 16 to 35 years, who will gain the knowledge necessary to be advocates of these issues. Secondary beneficiaries are the rural dwellers who do not have the adequate access to information and as a result become under educated and isolated from the global economy. Participants in the programs are required to commit to 80 hours of volunteer hours in their villages after graduation. Program graduates can serve by mentoring other youth at the center, participating in rural development initiatives (including farming or market-related activities) or volunteering in local schools, civil service organizations or local unions.


The Training centre will become sustainable after three years of time by making it as BPO come training center. Beneficiaries those who are unable job to the corporate and other firm they will be placed and work with our BPO centre of the Institute for the Handicapped and Backward People (IHBP). In this connection Government of West Bengal has been given us permission for opening Call Centre, BPO and Software Development.


Monitoring: All the Activities of the Project would be monitored on concurrent basis by the Director and Project Coordinator along with the concerned Trained Staff.

Reporting: Each Person in the Activity would report to the Project Coordinator weekly in turn he would

report them monthly to the Project Co-ordinator /Director and the same would be reported to the Donor Organization such as Corporate/Company.

Evaluation: Concurrent Evaluation would be employed to assess the Progress and Drawbacks of the Project and a Final Annual Evaluation would also be done to ensure the complete Performance of the Project,

including its Staff. This Yearly Evaluation Report will be sent to the Donor Organization.


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