Seva Kendra Arunachal East concludes Vocational Training for dropout girls
Seva Kendra Arunachal East (SKAE), the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao, concluded its six-month vocational training and awareness programme for dropout girls and women on 20 July at its training centre in Namphai I, Changlang district.
The training programme for school dropout girls and women, which started on 19 January 2017 came to conclude on 20 July with certification and tailoring machine distribution to the best trainees of the batch. Speaking to the trainees at the concluding function, Bishop George, the President of SKAE, advised them to use the training to make a living for them and their family. “The certificate and the tailoring machine you receive today have no meaning if you keep them locked in your suitcases”, he said.
The training programme is to teach a living to the girls and women who dropout of schooling due to multiple factors, lack of schools and early marriage being the primary reasons. All the 30 girls who received training for the last six months are from Tirap and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh, which have the second lowest literacy rate in the State with 52.19%.
Sr. Rincy SH, the Director of SKAE and her team have a singular aim of helping these dropout girls and women to learn a living. Apart from this Vocational Training programme, SKAE is involved in various women empowerment activities in the eight districts of eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. Formation of Self Help Groups, weaving, carpentry, wood carving, basket making, awareness programmes on women and child hare, medical camps in collaboration with Government medical staff, Assam Rifles and CRPF, Caritas India, KBM Hospital and other civil bodies, are some of the activities SKAE conducts throughout the year.
The Director thanked Sr. Pushpa CM, the Chief Programme Coordinator of the training and all other staff who made the training programme a success.