The Rotary Club of Mumbai Greencity, D 3141, recently inaugurated a computer centre at the Good Shepherd Convent, Andheri, in association with Vedanta Foundation, for which 36 trainees signed up. The three-month course costs Rs 1,000 a student.
“In this digital age, computer education is a must and the launching of this lab could not be timelier. Job fairs will be held to facilitate employment of those who have completed the training,” said Sr Pushpa Louis, President, Good Shepherd Convent. Vedanta Foundation will depute a placement guide in the last week of the course to help students get employed.
Likewise, the club’s two-month beautician course has benefitted 52 women so far. “Most of them are employed in beauty parlours or have their own practice, thus upgrading their lives with a good jump in their incomes,” said Club Secretary Parvez Merchant.
Shobha Das (38), a widow and mother of a four-year-old boy, said, “Before this training, I was selling household items earning Rs 2,000 a month. Now as a trained beautician, I get called to my clients’ homes. My average income is Rs 4,000 now.”
The club organised a seminar where 60 women from local slums were explained the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and running businesses.