The vast unemployment among youth due to lack of skills and poverty has been a pressing challenge for India. With an increasing population, out of which 54% is below 25 years of age, bridging the gap between the unskilled youth and the demands of the job market is essential to fight poverty. HPPI, in partnership with its long-time partner Sympany, a Netherlands-based second-hand clothing business, is attempting to contribute towards bridging this gap by reaching out to the communities living in the slums of Udyog Vihar, Gurugram, Haryana with professional skills training and capacity building.

‘Nipun - Tailoring Skill Training Project’ is a three-year project launched in July 2017 and operates through a skills trainings centre offering a professional tailoring course, as well as capacity building to amplify the participants’ chances of securing a job. The Nipun tailoring centre is equipped with 60 sewing machines, 60 hand embroidery work frames and 15 computers for basic digital literacy classes. The project aims to graduate 1800 students, whereof 114 students have already graduated following their 3-month training. Of the total graduates, 73 have secured employment as tailors and 38 work from their homes. In July 2018 the project enrolled the third cohort of tailoring trainees, consisting of 48 students across three batches.

Along with tailoring skills, the project also provides the trainees with basic financial and digital literacy through a pre-defined module that involves benefits of bank account, life insurance, women's rights and human rights, and sessions on health, hygiene & sanitation, reproductive and child health, seasonal diseases, TB and HIV/AIDS, etc. Furthermore, in order to empower and train the trainees to face the competitive job environment, the candidates are educated on entrepreneurship training, soft skills such as communication, team building, negotiation, time-management, planning, etc., through the life skills sessions.

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About HPPI

Humana People to People India is a development organization registered as a not-for-profit company under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 as of 21st May 1998. It is a non-political, non-religious organization. Its mission is to unite with people in India in order to create development in the broadest sense through the implementation of the projects that aim at transferring knowledge, skills and capacity to individuals and communities who need assistance to come out of poverty and other dehumanizing conditions.

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