Rotaract skill centre for youth, women

The Rotaract Club of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ­College of Commerce, D 3011, has set up a vocational training centre for women and youth at Prem Nagar near Nangloi in Delhi.

The club roped in Navjyoti India Foundation, started by ­Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, as its partner to open this skilling centre which trains women in tailoring under its mega Sankalp project. “In a digitally unequal world, we need to focus on bridging the gap between the digitally privileged and underprivileged community of rural India. Sankalp aims to bridge this gap by exposing people to various digital tools and sensitise them to its applicability in their daily lives,” says Yatharth Gupta, Club President.

The centre offers a one-year course with 10 computer systems and five sewing machines and aims to educate at least 1,000 beneficiaries. The Rotaractors held a number of brainstorming sessions with Navjyoti and the landowner before getting a green signal to “turn our dream of Sankalp into reality.”

A piece of waste land was converted into a centre of learning. “We spent around ₹2 lakh to renovate the building owned by one of the teachers of Navjyoti, doing minor repairs, rewiring electrical points, installing computers and creating a good learning environment for the students,” says Gupta.

Rotaractors at the sewing centre.

RC New Delhi President Anuj Khurana was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony and was accompanied by DRR Anmol Chawla, ADRR Shreya Snehi and RAC Young Visionaries President Ankit Lakhina. The then Club President Anshika Walia along with her team shared her experience of realising their dream project Sankalp to the gathering. As of now, 270 students have passed out of this training centre who are qualified to be employed and become productive members of society.

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