A Singer Rotary Skill Development Centre was started at Ram Narayan Lal Girls Inter College with RC Gorakhpur, RID 3120, donating 45 sewing machines under a global grant project with RID 5610 (South Dakota, US) and TRF.
The centre became operational from July 2018 following an MoU with the National Education Society. At present 160 women are being trained and they can choose any time between 10 am and 4 pm for their tailoring classes. The centre is being looked after by Project Director Purvinarain Pandey.
Adopting the concept of ‘Earn while you learn’, the vocational centre has taken job work from various schools and institutions. While 80 per cent of the earning is given to the trainees, the balance is used for buying consumables and overhead expenditure.
The club is running a Rotary Primary School at Shivpur Sahabganj. It was inaugurated by the then RI President Charles W Pettengill and PRIP Nitish Laharry in 1964. “This legacy of our 73-year-old club is being maintained well. The club celebrates events such as Independence Day and Republic Day at the school,” says Club Secretary M P Kandoi.