Sustainable Livelihood and Self Employment

Sustainable Livelihood

HWF addresses the root causes of poverty through long-term solutions which promote sustainable livelihood. Under Economic Empowerment Project, we establish Vocational Training Centres (VTC) and Skill Development Centres (SDC) and execute self-employment programs in order to achieve this sustainable livelihood goal.

Vocational Training Centres

Human Welfare Foundation’s skill development and vocational training projects aims at helping underprivileged segments of the society improve their technical skills, enhance their employability level and enable them for employment and entrepreneurship.  Such institutes are set up in most backward regions in the country. 

HWF establishes Vocational Training Centres (VTC) and Skill Development Centres (SDC) to provide short-term job-oriented courses. These courses are designed to make youth especially from backward communities capable of securing decent jobs in various industries. Currently, HWF runs seven such centres in Delhi, Haryana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, and Rajasthan.

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Self Employment and Sustainable Livelihood Projects

This program intends at supporting poor households with opportunities for income enhancement leading towards economic mobility. Under the program, we provide individuals and communities with training in small-scale skills and interest-free business loans which offer them dignified and well sustainable ways to make a living.

During this year, we implemented 114 projects in the states of Delhi, Bihar, Assam, Jharkhand, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan providing livelihood means such as e-rickshaw, wheel cart, small business shop, service centre, production unit, goat farm, etc.

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Vocational Training Workshops

We conduct vocational training workshops to help underprivileged segments of the society improve their technical skills, enhance their employabilitylevel and enable them for employment and entrepreneurship.

In 2021, we organized four-day workshops for automobile technicians in Haryana, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan providing successful training for90 technicians. HWF also conducted workshops in Maharashtra for solar electricians associating with NSDC providing training for 212 participants.

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Covid Handholding Project

COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns have adversely impacted individual lives of the middle class and lower middle class irrespective of their caste, creed, and gender. It has brought economical and financial challenges for the marginalized and low-income groups from the unorganized sector. ‘COVID-19 Handholding Project’ is an initiative by HWF to brave this unprecedented situation, to ensure our contribution in handholding of the needy in their challenging times and to play our part in the nation-building.

The project aims at providing financial assistance in the form of loans to the individuals whose livelihood activities got adversely affected due to the COVID pandemic and related restrictions. This project also addresses the issues of micro and small livelihood activities. So far, as the first phase, we have implemented 500+ livelihood projects in different parts of the country.

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