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Project Report- Seva Kendra Arunachal Pradesh East

1.     General information

Project title Vocational training for school drop-out girls 2020
Contact person Stichting Arun the Netherlands Sunita Parmar, Seva Kendra, India
Running period



01-01-2020 to 31-12-2020


Reporting period 01-02-2020 (date when first batch has started) to October 31, 2020. See explanation on effect of COVID-19 on the operations of SevaKendra.




COVID-19 effect on training program:


2nd batch began in February 2020. At that time we had 28 girls but sudden lockdown was announced so eight (8) girls from localities nearby were not permitted to move out of the village, so they could not attend classes. Other nine (9) girls we made immediate arrangements to reach to their homes. But 11 girls were from very far away mountains, it takes three days to reach. So we didn’t take the risk to send them back to their homes but rather continued classes. These 11 girls completed as they were supposed to complete in July 2020. In September movements were allowed so the 8 girls from closeby localities approached us to complete the course. Those girls completed in October and we gave them certificates on November 10th.

So altogether 19 girls are trained with all the programmes and activities in this batch from February to October.


The nine (9) girls who went back to their homes are willing to come, but we have no remaining fund, because during and after lockdown period due to price hike our expenses are also a bit higher, teacher’s salary also has gone up for two months extra.

2.     Project overview

Objectives and target group of the project Goal: Improve living conditions by generating income and employment opportunities for school dropout girls/women in East Arunachal Pradesh


Main objective: vocational training in technical skills in the trades of tailoring and handicraft and awareness programs


Target group; 30 school dropout girls/women of eight districts of Arunachal Pradesh (60 for total period since July 2029).

Undertaken activities during the reporting period

Short description of the various activities

1)      Awareness programs on importance of vocational training in the villages (January 2020)


Career guidance Youth animation Monthly savings

Small scale income generation Importance of skill development


2)      Preparation of curriculum for the center


a.       Daily timetable

b.       Orientation

c.       Introduction to the tailoring skill

d.       Leaning the parts of the machine

e.       Oiling, cleaning and problem identification

f.        Paddling, needle fixing and threading

g.       Various stitches (straight, curve, star )

h.       Stitching pillow case and simple marketing bags

i.         Measurement of body, dividing

j.         Diagram

k.       Paper cutting

l.         Sample cloth

m.     Big cloth cutting and stitching

n.       Examination both theory and practical


3)      Admission of students in different skills training available.


–          Distributed leaflets to the parish priests to announce about the course and timing.

–          Announced in the diocesan news letter

–          Personally contacted the leaders of different churches and denominations

–          Various project staff contacted the drop out girls and informed about the program

–          Given contact number

–          Girls contacted and came as per the direction



4)      Appointment of the teaching staff


We appointed Miss Phelem Wangsu as a tailoring teacher


5)      Contact companies for job opportunities and job placement for trained girls


Contacted convents and employed them for the stitching and repairing the hostel girl’s uniforms and house clothes. Contacted various tailoring schools for teachers


USHA tailoring school will give sewing machine to 10 trainees of Changlang districts and those 10 girls have to teach in their own villages. They can charge minimum fees for this training


Other girls are taught to apply for a loan to government and start tailoring school as well as workshop in their villages. They are taught for this.


6)      Networking with government and apply for schemes where trained girls can start their own shops.


Ÿ  We have applied for the same under MSME scheme of government and USHA tailoring school

Ÿ  We have written a government project SFURTI – Apparel and Garment Cluster for all the unemployed and self employed trainees to facilitate their products and broaden the marketing.


7) Follow up of girls of after the training and job placement.


Miss Nima, Miss Phejai and Miss Phelem


Miss Nima took up government project of stitching reusable sanitized face mask and now she is aspiring for the diploma in fashion designing


Miss Phejai is appointed as a teacher of local tailoring school in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh


Miss Phelem had received award from Sevakendra as a best student and is appointed as a teacher in Sevakendra


All three of them are provided with machines and materials and necessary equipment

Results (until now)

If possible, please quantify the

results. For example: how many people participated in the project?

1.  Number of girls in the center undergoing training.


28 girls started in 2nd batch, but because of COVID-19 only 11 girls initially completed the training in July 2020.


Other 8 girls completed the course on October 2020., see under explanation of COVID-19 on 1st page.


(Was for 1st batch) 30 girls in 1st batch (July – December 2019))


2.      Number of girls running their own business


Five of them are now self employed. Because of COVID 19 girls are sent back from their working place as the employers also can’t afford paying them monthly.


(Was for 1st batch) It is difficult to get the data of all the girls but 4 girls in Tirap district, 1 girl in Lower Dibang valley district and 2 girls in Changlang district are self employed


3.      Number of girls employed


Four girls are employed in the institutions and five of them are self employed. (other girls were told to fill up forms and give the details get machines from government)


(Was for 1st batch) Two girls employed in the girl’s hostel

Difficulties encountered during the reporting period

For example related to the political/ economic situation in the country/city where you are operating, or difficulties encountered during construction work

1.      Lack of motivation and seriousness in their career;

2.      Financially poor;

3.      No garment companies around;

4.      Self employment is possible only after much practice;

5.      No access of anything in the villages, cities are very far away to purchase raw materials

6.      COVID 19 pandemic changed the life style. Purchasing capacity has decreased.

7.      We could train only 19 girls out of 28 girls who enrolled their names.

8.      Price hike affected our day today running of the center.

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