HWF is dedicated to address the fundamental underlying factors of poverty by implementing long-term solutions that aim to promote sustainable livelihoods for marginalized communities. One of the key initiatives of HWF is the Economic Empowerment Project, which has been designed to tackle poverty at its roots and empower individuals to lead self-sufficient lives.
At the heart of the Economic Empowerment Project are Skill & Vocational Training Centres. These centers play a vital role in providing individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds with the knowledge and skills they need to gain meaningful employment or start their own businesses. The emphasis here is not merely on charity but on equipping individuals with the tools and expertise necessary to create a brighter future for themselves and their communities. These centers offer a wide range of training programs, including technical, vocational, and entrepreneurial skills, tailored to the specific needs and opportunities within the communities they serve. By offering such diverse training opportunities, HWF ensures that individuals can choose a path that aligns with their interests and the demands of the local job market.
Sustainable livelihoods are crucial in breaking the cycle of poverty because they provide individuals with the tools to support themselves, their families, and their communities over the long term. By offering skill development, vocational training, and self-employment opportunities, this program is making a significant contribution to addressing the root causes of poverty and working towards a more equitable and prosperous future for all.
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.
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.
Human Welfare Foundation is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged individuals. We firmly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to improve their circumstances and access better opportunities. To this end, we have taken the initiative to conduct vocational training workshops that are specifically designed to empower those who might not have had access to formal education or technical training.
The primary objective of these workshops is to equip participants with the technical skills necessary to enhance their employability and encourage entrepreneurial endeavors. We recognize that gaining proficiency in various trades and technical fields is crucial for individuals to secure stable employment and even potentially start their own businesses.
In recent times, we have successfully organized a series of workshops covering a wide range of technical disciplines. These workshops have been meticulously crafted to cater to the diverse needs of the participants. Some of the key areas we have focused on include automobile repair, electrical work, solar technology, and the operation of heavy machinery like JCBs.
As we move forward, our goal is to continue expanding and diversifying our vocational training initiatives. We are committed to providing more individuals with the tools they need to create a better future for themselves and their families. By doing so, we aim to uplift the underprivileged segments of our society, fostering economic independence and self-sufficiency. Through these efforts, we hope to build a stronger and more equitable community, where everyone has the chance to realize their full potential.
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.