Information and Communication Technology (ICT)NGAS for the past 4 years , 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 and 2016-17 has trained 640 people out of which 60%(384) are female and the rest 256 (40%) are male. After the training they have been provided Certificates which are recognized by the Government of Karnataka and Government of India .After the training, 192 trainees (30%) are employed profitably in cyber cafes, Banks, the municipality and the Town Panchayat as computer operators and they are earning Rs.15000/- per month. This is a life changing event for them with NGAS playing a catalyst. 64 trainees (10%) have started their own small micro enterprises such as Xerox, DTP Work, Online application filling and other online transactions ,with the support of loans from banks which they used to purchase Xerox machines, Desktops, Scanners etc., . Rest 32 trainees (5%) who are mostly female have been provided an opportunity to earn a second income for their families.
Enabling Drivers’ trainingNGAS has a tie up with the Mudgal Municipality to train youth in driving Light and heavy motor vehicles. Out of the 200 youth who have been trained around 80 of them(40%) have purchased Auto Rickshaws, Maxi Cabs with the support of a bank loan and now they are earning Rs. 20,000/- per month.15 of the trained youth(7.50%) got Government employment in KSRTC as a driver-cum-conductor. The rest 105 youths (52.50%) are working as private drivers in nearby taluk/ districts and in Hyderabad and Bangalore and earning Rs.15, 000/- per month. This is an example of a small skill building that brought changes among the 200 families. NGAS wants to replicate the same with the support of GAP elsewhere.
Garments TrainingFrom 2015-16 and 2016-17, NGAS trained 310 women members out of which 64 women (20%) have their own tailoring machines with the support of Banks / Financial Institutions and are self-employed. 15 women (5%) are employed profitably. Another 15 women (5%) have rented tailoring machines and are working jointly. The rest of them are keenly looking for the job.
Beauty Parlor TrainingFrom 2015-16 and 2016-17, NGAS trained 880 women members. Of that 440 women (50%) set up their own unit and are earning. Another 352 women (40%) are doing the business in their own residence during village festivals, marriage, national holidays and other functions. Another 88 women (10%) women profitably employed.
Child Labour RehabilitationThis was started from 2003-04 and is still continuing. Every year, 50 children have been brought to the Bridge school. The children are there for a year where they acquire their skills and then enrolled in Government Schools. So far NGAS has rehabilitated 700 children. 630 children (90%) who have been enrolled into Government Schools and rest (10%) who were not able to succeed because of various reasons. The bridge school provides nutritious food and supplementary education to them. Students who come here are normally provided support in English, Math and Science subjects in the form of evening classes.
CASE STUDY OF SUMANGALA – GARMENTS SECTORSumangala Jeedi is 35 years old. She is the resident of Begampurpet, Mudgal, Lingsugur Taluk, Raichur District. Her husband, Sharanappa works in the whole sale cloth sop in Mudgal. His earning is not enough to make both ends meet. He is a hard worker and he is the only bread winner in the family. She has studied up to SSLC. In the year 2014-15 she came to know about NGAS. She approached NGAS for Garments Training. She is one of the members of Suvarna women Self Help Group [SHGs] formed by NGAS. She underwent Garments training for 6 months. After 3 months, she opened her own unit with 4 tailoring machines. 4 NGAS trainees got employment in her unit. She does stitching of blouse, lehanga, saree falls, school uniforms and other kind of work. On an average she earns Rs.500/- per day. She earns Rs. 15000/- per month. This is the journey of her success. She is now supplementing her family income. Vocational skill building like this is helping to transform the life of the poor and the marginalized community by way of helping them to train up and establish their own unit(s).She is proud of herself as an owner of the tailoring unit.
CASE STUDY OF Dawood Baig-COMPUTER TRAINING<Dawood Baig S/o Hassan Baig, aged 25 years, is a resident of Killa, Mudgal. His father is a farmer by profession. He has studied up to PUC. He came to know of NGAS and the courses offered through one of his friends in 2013. He joined PGDC (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications) in 2014-15 and completed it in 2015-16. After that he started looking out for employment, NGAS helped to get a job.at the Indane Gas Distributor Agency in Mudgal, Lingsugur Taluk, Raichur District, Karnataka as a clerk cum cashier. He joined in June 2017 and he has 8 months experience in the field. He earns Rs.7000/- per month as salary. If he does Over Time on the job then he can earn up to Rs.9000/-. His family's economic condition improved and he spends his time now usefully. This is one of the success stories of a person whose life transformed after a small computer training. Now he advises his friends to take up the computer training at NGAS. This is a life changing event for him.
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