August 20, Impact 67 : Kshamata


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Aug 31, 2020

About the Charity

Kshamata is a charitable trust working on rehabilitation and reintegration of survivors of trafficking and women vulnerable to trafficking. Kshamata's unique model has three streams – Engage, Equip, Empower - to achieve individual, economic and social reintegration. Initially Kshamata engages with the women, building rapport, providing counselling and medical support. This builds trust and enables Kshamata to assess and develop an individualized plan The 2nd phase focuses on training, both in vocational and life skills. Typically, due to low literacy, the survivors need special support to develop discipline and time commitment needed for regular employment. The 3rd phase focuses on supporting independent stay, along with follow-up after employment. Often the women drop out of the first placement, and Kshamata supports them further to find and retain alternate jobs. To date Kshamata has reached out to more than 2,500 women in 11 shelter homes, of which 750 have undergone extensive training and have empowered 165 women to live independently.

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The project will be implemented across three different shelter homes (40 women in each home). The overall training includes life skills education, literacy, basic and advanced training along with an internship. The aim is to equip the women and girls with technical and soft skills, discipline, and readiness for future work environments. The Vocational Skills Training will be conducted for 5 days a week for 4 hours. The internship for advanced skills; employability and work preparedness will be conducted 3-4 months post training. The Life Skills sessions will be conducted once a week for 2 hours (minimum). Literacy Training (Language, Maths) will be conducted 5 days in a week. In addition, expert trainers will be hired where needed and/or existing trainers will be hired on full time assignment for the duration of the project.