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Wayanad Social Service Society



For women empowerment, Ministry started “Nai Roshni”, a Leadership Development Programme for Minority Women in 2012-13. The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among minority women, including their neighbours from other communities living in the same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels. Empowerment of women per se is not only essential for equity, but also constitutes a critical element in our fight for poverty reduction, economic growth and strengthening of civil society. Women and children are always the worst sufferers in a poverty stricken family and need support. Empowering women, especially mothers, is even more important as it is in homes that she nourishes, nurture and moulds the character of her offspring. The effort would embolden minority women to move out of the confines of their home and community and assume leadership roles and assert their rights, collectively or individually, in accessing services, facilities, skills, and opportunities besides claiming their due share of development benefits of the Government for improving their lives and living conditions. "Nai Roshni" programme is run with the help of NGOs, Civil societies and Government Institutions all over the country. It includes various training modules like Leadership of women, Educational Programmes, Health and Hygiene, Swachch Bharat, Financial Literacy, Life Skills, Legal Rights of Women, Digital Literacy and Advocacy for Social and behavioural change. WSSS is acting as the Program Facilitating Agency (PFA) in Kerala State.

Fashion Designing & Garment Technology:

Wayanad Social Service Society started a vocational training course in tailoring at its office campus 15 years ago in order to maintain the unemployment problem among the girls. The course strictly followed the govt. syllabus and training norms accordingly the trainees on successful completion of the training were entitled for govt. certificates with validity to get employed as tailoring teachers in schools. The govt. now has revised the course by upgrading some of the subjects and including new ones in order to cope up with changed demands of employment in the garment sector which is on the path of steady progress. The duration of the certificate course is the same two years whereas the name of the vocational trade stands changed as "Fashion Designing & Garment Technology". There is a thorough revision in the subjects also with several new additions with a vision to enhance the employment potential of young women in the backward district of Wayanad with vocational skills and innovation matching with global standards. The candidates for admission should have completed 10th Standard Examination with a minimum age of 15 years