After receiving overwhelming response from the people of Kataberia village, Essar Foundation initiated its second Essar Jono Bikash Kendro at Jatgoria village with the objective of serving as a community-based learning and skill training center for women and adolescent girls.
The Foundation has made efforts to provide the opportunity of vocational training for promoting income generation activities towards economic self-dependence. Initially tailoring and kantha-zardozi embroidery training will be provided to women and adolescent girls with the support of technical partner Durgapur–Sundaram. It is expected to train more than 150 women and girls in a span of one year in two batches of six months each.
The training center was inaugurated on August 22, 2013. Mr Biswajit Mukherjee, Officer-in-Charge, Kanksa police station and Mrs Kalyani Karmakar, first auxillary nurse and midwife (ANM) were present as chief guests. More than 100 villagers, mostly women from that area and community leaders of Jatgoria attended the event.
The center has enrolled 28 women in tailoring trade and 18 women in kantha-zardosi embroidery trade in its very commencement. Essar Foundation continues to bring a large number of women and youth into the mainstream of economic activities by providing capacity building and support to livelihoods in lucrative trades.