Chanana Welfare Foundation collaborated with Youthreach in June 2015 for implementing various projects focusing on women empowerment, sanitation and hygiene as part of Youthreach’s Community Development Project at Roorkee and Rewari.
Vocational Training in tailoring for Rural Girls in Roorkee
The tailoring and embroidery centres were set up with financial support from the Chanana Welfare Association at Narsan block at Haridwar district, Roorkee. The girls a 6 months training programme which consists of 4 months of stitching training and 2 months of learning embroidery.
The programme not only enhanced the confidence of the rural girls and women but has also provided skills to them to help them earn their own living.
Under the sanitation project, Youthreach in collaboration with CWF constructed 5 toilets for girls at Unnati education centres, Bawal, Rewari and renovated toilets at 2 primary government schools at Roorkee in the year 2015-16.
The selected schools had dysfunctional and defunct toilets and had no water supply. Under the
renovation project separate toilets with flowing water inside for cleaning hands were made for girls and boys, which are cleaned on regular basis. New admissions have been reported in these schools and one of the reasons for this is presence of clean and functional toilets. According to one of the teacher at the Gadarjurda school, the habits of washing their hand after using the latrines and before meals has increased among the students post the renovation due to presence of proper hand washing facility.
One of the schools has even been selected for “Adarsh School” by the state government after the renovation of sanitation facilities.
To tackle the issues of low educational standards among the girls, Youthreach with help from CWF set up education centers to help students; especially the girls complete their school education through open schooling or mainstreaming them into the formal education system.
Girls who are going to appear in 10th class board exams are enrolled under remedial classes and those who have dropped out before appearing for class 10th examinations and want to continue their education are enrolled under drop out category.