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Microfinance complement by having targeted intervention for ensuring educational attainments of the children from poor households. While the poor households avail loans from their SHGs for their children’s educational needs. Though smaller amounts would be sufficient to meet the needs of primary and secondary schooling of their children. Women look for higher amounts of loan when their children go for college education or higher education. They also need support for availing education loans from commercial banks. When their children get admitted in professional courses.

Knowledge and skills are essential for all (women) to successfully respond to the wide opportunities in cities. The number of youths unemployed and under employed is increasing in the cities. On the other hand industries and prospering service sectors are in need of trained/skilled man-power.

Livelihood Initiatives with Functional Education (LIFE)

Women have entrepreneurship potential, but they need training for acquiring new skills as well as upgrading their skills. The Livelihood Initiatives with Functional Education (LIFE) provides skill building training to improve their employability in skilled livelihoods.

The LIFE centers provide courses on computer application, tailoring, jewel making, cell phone mechanism, beautician, zardosi, two wheeler and four wheeler mechanics, small millets recipe preparation, catering services, house-keeping and equipment management etc. New skill set trainings were included as per the demand.

Community Resource Centre

Four federations offer life skill training in accessible point close to their neighborhood through Community Resource Centres. Community resource centre’s consists of computer centre and tailoring unit along with e-services accessible to community through internet, to apply for certificates in government portals.

Study centers managed by the federations offer education for the poor slum kids at their door steps. Along with their regular academic curriculum these study centers focuses on moral education and co-curriculum activities to exhibit and nurture their talents.

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