Nayi Umang project is basically for farmers and artisans workers, for their skills related training and farm practices for farmers. In this project 2000 workers direct facilitated by organization with different activities like-
Enabling direct marketing for rural women and provide multiple employment chains and developed integrated food chain among the workers and reduce hunger & vulnerabilities
To record and maintain the member data on MMS application.
To enhance the knowledge of digital transaction and digital communication for poor worker women. These trainings include uses of online transaction, uses of multimedia platforms, net banking knowledge etc.
This project is specifically aimed for the welfare of the next generation of Beedi Rollers giving them the opportunity for alternate means of livelihood. Beedi rollers have been facing a number of issues and their main concern is regarding health issues and the poor remuneration involved. They wished for a better future for their children. This laid the foundation of the project. The project provided necessary training in basic tailoring and fashion designing including necessary training in the arts of chikan, zari, mukesh etc. During the course of training, work was also provided to the trainees. During the course of project a total of 198 women and adolescent girls received training. The outcome of this training not only helped them pursue their dreams but helped them acquire new personality. The trainees have been able to put their training to practical use. Many found employment with boutiques and some started their own small shops.
Apart from providing alternate means of livelihood, we also worked for the social and economic betterment of the beedi rollers. This involved numerous activities ranging from getting them registered with the welfare board and getting heir ID cards renewed. This helped us getting them under the umbrella of government schemes and aids. For one instance, the beedi rollers in the area and around were unaware of the location of the hospital for Beedi workers. We provided the very much needed link between the beedi rollers and the welfare board. This enabled them to receive benefits of health aid schemes, scholarship for their children, etc. The project received overwhelming response and we hope to continue our efforts for their cause in the future as well.
This project was a continuation from previous years project “Hunar”. The overwhelming response and the success apart from demand from new trainees prompted us and the funding agency to extend the program for a year. The main object was to liberate women from economic bondage / dependency and poverty and from marginalization so as to liberate them economically, improving their standard of living. This project aimed to create employment opportunities for disadvantaged adolescent girls in urban slum areas (esp. widowed/divorcee at an early age) by providing training in tailoring skills.
The project ensured a free-of-cost course in basic tailoring and fashion designing training to teach young, low-income women in the Lucknow area, the principles of fashion designing, embroidery and tailoring. This course provided students with the skills they need to secure an independent livelihood by producing ladies suits and other clothing items for local boutiques, Chikan embroidery work for manufacturing houses, school uniforms orders and linkage with hospitals of Lucknow. Skill building and training for women workers enhanced marketability and helped women to continue traditional crafts while developing new skills.
The programme supported them to lay foundation to enhance income using their innovative skills. We ensured that the ladies are paid a fair wage and that it brought a positive benefit to their communities.
A long term programme with the aid of other organizations is being conducted in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This program specifically aims to organize and strengthen farmers, improve the farming methods and techniques, provide linkage to the government schemes and aids and train them in better resource management. The object is to strengthen the agricultural sector of India which has always been the key to India‟s growth, development and self reliance.
Agricultural sector has been witnessing a slower growth rate and a drastic shift in outlook of farmers. Poor returns and ever-changing climate has compelled them to migrate to urban areas looking out for alternate means of livelihood. In order to curtail this event and its terrible outcome, several interventions through training and awareness camps are being done.
Trainings in soil conservation and management, new methods of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) & System of Wheat Intensification (SWI), kitchen gardening, water preservation and management, organic farming methods, etc have been conducted in several areas to help the farmers grow. Awareness camps on preserving agricultural land holdings, Self Help Group formations and its benefits, etc have been held. This helps them understand their social responsibilities towards the country and makes them aware of social and economic changes.
Our organization also plays the role of acting as a bridge between various government departments and the farmers enabling the ease of accessibility of various schemes and benefits. We take up the farmers‟ grievances with the concerned departments for resolution. Our continued efforts and interventions have been fruitful so far. We strive to extend our reach to other areas as well and hope to bring out positive impact on the agricultural sector.
This project has been going on in the district of Hardoi for some time. The object of this programme is to provide sustainable livelihood to the women members Under this programme LMST has tried to remove women and their adolescent daughters from the clutches of flesh trade by showing them other ways to earn their living. The organization trained them in the skills of embroidery as well as tailoring and has lately been working on providing them marketing platform to enable them to be self-reliant and enjoy a healthy, dignified and sustainable quality of life.
The project trained 75 women and young adolescent girls during the duration. The programme not only trained them in basic tailoring and fashion designing but also focused on honing their skills. This helped us bringing them upto mark with the prevailing market standards. The project saw that it made them self reliant capable enough to find market for their skills.
In order to enable them do this, we formed a registered society by the name of Usha Shakti Sewa Samiti. This society is being managed by the trainees of this programme themselves. They have been given sufficient knowledge to manage the affairs of the society and now have the access to credit to fulfill their desire towards a respectable and prosperous future.
The year 2017 saw the advent of our new project „Pahal‟. As the project name suggests it is an initiative aimed at bettering the lives of people in areas of Bahadurpur & adjoining (Lucknow) and Beremau (Hardoi). These two areas have diversified needs. Bahadurpur is a shabby slum area and is occupied by many women who are street vendors, construction workers, labourers, domestic workers, chikan workers, etc. On the other hand, Beremau is a village in the district Hardoi, home to struggling farmers failing to make ends meet and looking for sustainable means of livelihood.
The people in these areas are economically and socially backward. This project aims at providing additional skills in tailoring and handicraft art of chikan, mukesh etc. Apart from this, places are in desperate need of proper hygiene and sanitation. We also aim to make these places clean and free of diseases with the help of local authorities and raising civic awareness in the community.
We also aim to upgrade skills of the domestic helpers in Bahadurpur by imparting Nursing Assistance Training in Bahadurpur and bringing them under the ambit of our programme Samman Sewa, which involves caring for children, old & sick ladies and domestic help.
For farmers of Beremau, we are working to improve their farming techniques & skills and help them resolve issues regarding water shortage for both drinking and irrigation. We aim to make farming economically beneficial to them help contribute to the agriculture sector.
The main aim was to train women from the underprivileged section of the society. Under this project, para nursing (nursing assistant) training was given to take care for old and sick ladies. These beneficiaries are trained to perform different tasks like cleaning of bed, pots, clothes of the patients, arrangement of toiletries in the bathroom, sponge of patient, cleaning of room, cooking of food etc. This program developed skills which are helpful in generating income and livelihood for domestic workers.
The success and sustainability of this model has been tremendous. The targeted women have become skilled and professional. They are certified by LMST. Sewa Samman federation was formed with the objective to empower women economically, and make them self-esteemed and self-reliant. Employment is guaranteed for the certified domestic workers as it is a demand driven employment in the informal sector. They are appointed based on their convenience as full-time and part-time workers. It is a much fluid market and they are capable of negotiating for their rights.