Sri Gopal Sannidhi, President,
Title: Skills Development of Persons From remote hamlets of India
About the Program:
Pennidhi foundation is an NGO works to impart skills and to improve socio/economic conditions of the weaker sections of the society. Pennidhi has been working for skill development. Pennidhi acts a bridge between candidates and the training institutes. Pennidhi mobilized candidates from remote hamlets of Andhra Pradesh/Telangana (some do not have motorable roads). Since 2014 Pennidhi mobilized 382 persons. Pennidhi would like to expand skill development programs to 2,000 persons per year in 2016-2017. Project involves conducting awareness campaigns & motivational sessions in remote hamlets and link candidates to the training institutes.
Construction Training at National Academy of Training: Pennidhi mobilized tribal youth from Khammam/Bhadrachalam regions. Pennidhi collaborated with National Academy of construction (NAC) to impart training in construction sector. Thus far 291 persons were trained and are working at various companies.
Tailoring training at APBIRED: Pennidhi mobilized tribal youth from Khammam/Bhadrachalam/Karimnagar regions. Pennidhi collaborated with Andhra Pradesh Bankers Institute of Rural and Entrepreneurship Development (APBIRED). Through Pennidhi 19 girls were trained at APBIRED on MS office/Tailoring.
Crane Operator Training at Tata Nagar: Pennidhi mobilized 26 youth from Telangana and Andhra. 26 youth were trained in operation/maintenance of overhead crane at Tata Nagar.
Candidates from remote hamlets are getting trained at GMR and Ramanandatirhta institutes.
Unfortunately youth in remote hamlets are not aware of the skill development programs and/or how to get skill training
Mobilization & motivation of candidates in remote hamlets is a big task and is often overlooked by training institutes and it requires consistent effort at grassroots levels
Vocational skills training material is not easy to understand and existing training solutions are not scalable; Quality training material is not available in local languages