Skill development for an unskilled woman transforms the entire family
Women’s role in Life and Society
A woman’s role in life is to be the architect of society, and their role in society today is to be a part of the powerhouse for economic growth and development. While this is the motto, the reality, however, is that women, 50% of the world’s population, are simply under-utilized and undervalued in their potential to bring change.
In India’s young and booming population, 45% of women aged 15-29 are not part of any education, employment, or training, compared to just 6.5% of men. And when it comes to certain sectors of the economy, women are largely under-represented. Today, the role of women in life excludes them from being a part of infrastructure, healthcare, automotive, and information technology jobs, with this trend extending to the top leadership positions in businesses where a meager 4.7% of women held the roles of CEO in India in 2021.
What is the solution to the gender gap problem? Re-skilling and upskilling.
Skill Development Programs
The meaning of re-skilling is the process of learning new skills to do an entirely different job from the current one, while upskilling is learning new skills to add to pre-existing ones. Skill development, from those that are technical, such as learning computer programming, to entrepreneurial skills, such as setting up a sole trading business, is vital in the journey to empower women, with mentors of these programs being equally important, along with the network of individuals participating in it.
One such example of a skill development program on a national level is Skill India, which is also known as the National Skills Development Mission of India. It is a campaign created by Prime Minister Modi in 2015 to transform the lives of 40 crore individuals in various industry-related careers to create a strong, empowered workforce through skill development training courses and schemes. One of the ways that this skill development program stood out from others, was that they wanted to reduce poverty in the nation, as well as instill competencies rather than qualifications.
Impact of Women’s Skill Development
Women’s skill development is a method of improving a woman’s household’s capacity, autonomy, and employability, and provides the independence that they need to have free mobility. As stated by Devalt, ‘skill is the bridge between job and workforce’ and for women to participate in it, there must be a greater range of courses provided to specifically target them, especially courses that enable them to break into typically male-dominated fields, which require analytical, logical reasoning and inference skills, where pay is higher and jobs are more secure.
UNESCO believes that skill development is essential for women’s empowerment, by using education as a tool to serve this. According to their research, there are still millions of girls who should be in school but aren’t, and adolescent girls are found to be the most vulnerable to conflict, poverty, and discrimination. They also support life-long learning, a type of self-initiated education focussing on personal development. Examples of this are internships and apprenticeships, both of which help teach real-life skills to apply in the workplace. Internships are short-term stints that involve the individual applying their skills to complete a task, while apprenticeships last much longer and involve more classroom-based learning where individuals have the opportunity to shadow a senior member and learn alongside them, working towards a professional qualification that can help land a full-time job.
Reasons for Lifelong Learning
Furthermore, this lifelong type of learning aids in individuals feeling fulfilled and connected on a personal level, increasing their chances of meeting skill requirements in job descriptions and succeeding at a job on a professional level.
Since life-long learning is incredibly beneficial, why isn’t it all the more common? The reason is that its informal learning environment means that families that have a poor culture of learning, challenges such as dyslexia (which increases the difficulty of reading and speaking coherently), or simply low self-esteem, make it unlikely for women to sustainably continue educating themselves.
This is why skill development also serves a secondary role – the role of offering the sustainable development of skills, through an encouraging environment that boosts individual confidence. By keeping a smart company that is knowledgeable in a field, as well as starting a personal venture or project of their own, women are more likely to remain interested in a topic and continue pursuing it within and beyond it for the rest of their lives this way.
Lack of Resources for Rural Women
However, there is still a major barrier to entry – one that sets the hurdle higher for some women than others – which happens to be the place they were born.
Rural women in India are disproportionately disadvantaged by their lack of resources, and confinement to gender norms, which keeps them continuing to work in low-paying jobs. They lack literacy and field knowledge, preventing them from seeking better opportunities and job progression in the city.
SEWA, which is the Self-Employed Women’s Association, is the largest organization of informal workers in the world, which promotes the rights of low-income, independently-employed female workers. Its members don’t want charity – they want immediate work, and this voice was no louder than during the pandemic when hundreds of its members lost their livelihoods and often had to cut down on spending, such as by removing their children from school. Women play vital roles in the agricultural industry and form the backbone of rural economies. Because of a lack of job security, they often don’t have any other source of income to sustain themselves.
This is why we, Ebendavid Charities, encourage you to donate to fund our UpSkill Center, a center specifically designed to teach skills and courses for ladies, that has a tremendous impact on local areas in Tamil Nadu, transforming the lives of nearly 48 families a year.
As a student, you may get involved in volunteering for us, by sharing any skills you know and would like to teach underprivileged women, such as tailoring, MS Office, tally software, and computer training.
Please consider donating Rs. 2,000 a month or Rs. 10,000 for a one-time payment to help us set up and manage our UpSkill Centers. We work tirelessly with our Village/Slum Partners to ensure that the women who benefited from it are from low-income backgrounds and our dedicated Field Officer regularly assesses the skills of both the teacher and the students. We and the women you are financially supporting will be greatly indebted to you. Thank you.
Feed the Hungry Children by Sponsoring a One-Time Meal
True Definition of Hunger
When asked What is Hunger? ” we seem to immediately think about the days when we skipped out on breakfast and arrived at work or school with a poor temperament. The hunger we are talking about is much more serious. It is a global issue – defined by Wikipedia as “the condition in which a person does not have the physical or financial capability to eat sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs for a sustained period”. No matter who you are and where you come from, you will have experienced this hunger, through documentaries, posters raising awareness about hunger, and even people in metropolitan areas begging for food. Access to food, which is a human right, the lack of which is still the number 1 cause of death in the world.
According to 2021 statistics on world hunger:
- 828 million people starved in 2021, which was significantly higher than 778 million, a year prior, as stated in a world hunger article by the World Health Organization
- Between 8,000 and 15,000 people died due to hunger per day (Oxfam, 2021)
World hunger statistics in 2022 point out that nearly 10% of the world population is starving, and an NHS report says that over 20 crore Indians go to sleep with an empty stomach every day.
To help analyze the affected population, we can use the Global Hunger Index (or GHI) as a way to measure hunger nationally, regionally, and globally. In 2021, GHI showed that 47 countries have extremely alarming, alarming, or serious levels of hunger. India’s hunger index ranks as a ‘serious’ level of hunger, joining countries such as Venezuela, Iraq, and Nigeria with the index (Global Hunger Index, 2021). As some food for thought, here are 10 facts about world hunger you can read on Opportunity.org that make clear why world hunger is a problem.
Reasons For Global Hunger
We cannot blame any one reason as the culprit of world hunger, since the world collectively agreed to Sustainable Development Goal (or SDG) 2, in 2015, which aims to achieve zero hunger by 2030. However, a common pattern can be noticed throughout our history. At the height of any global conflict or recession, there is an increase in poverty, and therefore hunger.
Take for example the financial crisis of 2008-09, which took place roughly the same time as the 2007-08 world food price crisis. In that period, food prices skyrocketed, the reasons for which are often cited to be major droughts (climate events) in wheat-producing countries, as well as a surge in oil prices (human events due to supply and demand, that consequently increased the price of fertilizers and food transportation). In 2022, food scarcity can once again be attributed to two common factors like the 2009 crisis: a human event (the spread of COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia war) and a climate event (crop failure due to climate change).
Food scarcity during world disasters, including natural and man-made, causes shocks in the economy to persist years after crises are alleviated. The reasons for food scarcity in the modern world are usually not due to the under-production of food (as most people might think), but rather due to the uneven distribution of food. This problem directly correlates to unequal wealth distribution, characteristic of almost any capitalist society today, limiting access to the impoverished and therefore reducing their means to afford that food. Here is a link to a food scarcity essay by StudyCorgi to help you understand the matter.
In these scenarios, the famous saying “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer” would be applicable, leading to the vicious cycle of poverty – a phenomenon in which the impoverished remain forever impoverished, due to reduced economic development opportunities and poor physical and mental health, which render them trapped in this ‘cycle’. During the pandemic, India bore the brunt of food scarcity in the world, as seen through a Hunger Watch survey conducted between December 2021 and January 2022. 79% of households across 14 Indian states said that they faced some form of food insecurity, with 60% of them worried about not having sufficient food to sustain themselves.
Hunger in India is unselective, and exists amongst states from different parts of the country, with the hungriest Indian state being Madhya Pradesh, followed by Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Orissa, and Karnataka.
Long-term Solutions to Hunger
The Green Revolution was implemented across regions in the Global South during the 1960s after World War II and was set to ensure that food scarcity would not be due to the under-production of food. It established modern agricultural standards such as growing high-yielding crops, agrochemicals to boost plant growth, and mechanization to increase efficiency during planting and harvesting. It was one of the first major solutions to end world hunger that lead to a widespread reduction in poverty and a new economic sector to support job opportunities with higher incomes. Later in 2012, the Food Assistance Convention was set up as a treaty signed by 14 signatories and 17 party members that promised to improve the international ability to immediately respond to food emergencies and improve nutrition levels among the most affected populations.
Commonly seen solutions to achieve zero hunger across countries include soup kitchens (which originated from the Great Depression; involve volunteers dispensing soup and bread to the poor) and food shelters (often organized in widely accessible places where people can donate food to be distributed among the poor).
Sustainable agriculture is a growing interest among Indian farmers and consumers to meet the need for food security in India, and as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a “base for economic success”. The efforts for economic development through the spirit of the people are being led in “Amrit Kaal”, a period mentioned by the Prime Minister to be a time of new ventures by its people. Natural farming schemes such as the ‘Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Scheme’ created 30,000 clusters to benefit farmers while the ‘Namami Gange’ project aims to create a natural farming region along the Ganges River. (Business Standard, 2022)
How You Can Contribute To Our Effort
“Every small act makes a difference”, therefore you should strive to participate in charitable activities for the benefit of the poor and needy, regardless of color or religion. This is a vision of Ebendavid Charities, a Tamil Nadu NGO and charitable organization in India. When you ask yourself “How can I help end world hunger?”, you must remember that local organizations such as Ebendavid, are the ones making the most personal impact.
Last year, we celebrated our 15th anniversary in feeding the hungry in what has been a long journey since 2007 to lend a helping hand to those in distress. Whether it was distributing flood relief packages to affected parts of Tamil Nadu, or giving biscuits to hungry children in Kanchipuram that were funded by kind donations, we won’t stop until the next generation who are living on the streets are fed and happy.
By paying a minimum of Rs 50, you can sponsor a child’s one-time meal.
We welcome you to join us by donating as much as you can to feed hungry children in Tamil Nadu, because hungry children fail to perform so many crucial activities that are important in a child’s life which are things most people take for granted – learning at school, maintaining a healthy weight and height, and being able to develop their cognitive abilities.
These healthy habits depend on their ability to access and eat food.
Since our donation link is online, you can donate a kind sum of money from anywhere. Please scan the QR code on the image above or click on this link to donate. Ebendavid Charities and the hungry children you will feed sincerely appreciate your generosity.
Why Child Education is Important?
Child Education plan
Why Child Education is important? Children are the nation’s future & tomorrow’s citizens. Those citizens should be educated to make them responsible for their nation
India is the second most populous country in the world where 39% of the population consists of children and, since the country’s future is relay on children hence; their education is of primary importance for every nation.
The country has reached a stage in its economic and technical development when a major effort must be made to derive the maximum benefit from the assets already created and to ensure that the fruits of change reach all sections and education is the highway to that goal.
Did you know 65% of the parents spend more than half of their annual income on the education of their child and extra-curricular activities? It is important to understand the importance of good education in India.
India is rapidly moving towards a society where the gap between rich and poor is widening. A good education can be a foot in the door for your child to start earning a good livelihood and more importantly not become a liability on your earnings when you need your earnings for your retirement.
Child Education scheme In India
In the “PM-CARES for Children” scheme, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that fixed deposits will be opened in the names of such children, and the PM-CARES fund will contribute through a specially designed scheme to create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh for each of them when he or she reaches 18 years of age.
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana is a Small Savings Scheme of the Government of India meant exclusively for a girl child. The scheme is meant to meet the education and marriage expenses of a girl child. Only ONE account can be opened in the name of a girl child (who is a resident Indian citizen) either in the Post Office or in authorized commercial Banks.
An Account under these rules shall be opened for a maximum of two girl children in one family under normal conditions. The account can be opened by a guardian on behalf of a minor girl child of age 0 to 10. The birth certificate of the girl child in whose name the account is opened must be obtained.
Minimum contribution Rs.250/- and Maximum contribution Rs.150000/- per annum. A contribution of up to Rs. 1.5 lakh qualifies for income tax deduction under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. The entire maturity amount of the Sukanya Samrridhi Scheme and the interest earned is non-taxable.
Deposits in an account may be made till the completion of fifteen years from the date of opening of the account. The account shall mature on completion of 21 (twenty-one) years from the date of opening of the account.
Interest at the rate, of 7.6%(as per GOI notification dated 30.12.2020) Premature withdrawal and closure are allowed under certain conditions. The account is transferable from one Bank to another Bank or Post office.
Parents these days have to invest an amount in their child’s education as per the saying “Your child will keep building castles in the air; you better start buying bricks for those castles today”. Getting a good child education insurance plan in India is one such obligation; in fact, the most important one.
Child Education importance
Early childhood education is an important time in children’s lives it is a time period from a child’s birth to when they enter kindergarten because it is when they first learn how to interact with others, including peers, teachers, and parents, and also begin to develop interests that will stay with them throughout their lives.
It’s a time when children learn critical, social, and emotional skills, and a relationship is built between the child, the teacher, and peers. When this is done successfully, it lays the groundwork for it to continue throughout the child’s education.
Right To Education
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between the ages of 6 to 14 years in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution.
India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010. The title of the RTE Act incorporates the words ‘free and compulsory.
‘Free education means that no child, other than a child who has been admitted by his or her parents to a school which is not supported by the appropriate Government, shall be liable to pay any kind of fee or charges or expenses which may prevent him or her from pursuing and completing elementary education.
‘Compulsory education’ casts an obligation on the appropriate Government and local authorities to provide and ensure admission, attendance, and completion of elementary education by all children in the 6-18 age groups.
With this, India has moved forward to a rights-based framework that casts a legal obligation on the Central and State Governments to implement this fundamental child right as enshrined in Article 21A of the Constitution, in accordance with the provisions of the RTE Act.
The objective of early childhood education is for the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.
Child Education campaign
The enforcement of the RTE Act 2009 has been sluggish despite years of progress in the realization of children’s right to free and compulsory education. Still, India has a large number of children dropping out of school.
Eight million children as per IMRB Surveys, 2009 and 2014 have never stepped inside a school and millions are dropping out without basic schooling. This situation demands urgent actions to universalize access to free and compulsory schooling through child education campaigns.
The child’s right to education is also threatened by the marginalization and segregation that result from unregulated privatization in education.
Child Education NGO in India
India has many NGOs working for Education as their major field. The development sector has given a Corporate Social Responsibility guideline under the Companies Act 2013. Through this, NGOs and corporates joined together and work for the development of education in India. Credibility and potency have become essential features in the sector
Child Education in Covid-19
Due to lock-down millions of children from an underprivileged backgrounds in India lost their only opportunity to get educated. The students from low-income backgrounds did not have any resources to go online and study and due to financial constraints, a lot of students have also dropped out.
Online education has been a major expense on the pockets of parents of students from low-income backgrounds. These children in the future will circle back to poverty if they are not educated.
Ebendavid Charities On Child Education
Ebendavid Charities support children in different ways like providing free computer courses for government school children in rural areas. We also provide supplementary education with holistic life coaching through the child-mother welfare program. Through this, we provide after-school education and also guide the parent of the child in relationship building, health of the child, habitual behavior, etc.
Free Medical Camp in Rural Areas
A free medical camp is a life-saving program with a motive to provide free clinical and medical treatment for people from underprivileged backgrounds by a mobile team with varieties of medical specialized services.
Health Infrastructure in Rural Areas to conduct Free Medical Camp
A healthy individual contributes to the maximum overall development and growth of a country. A developed health infrastructure also guarantees a country of strong and healthy manpower for the production of goods and services.
Health infrastructure includes advanced machines, specialist doctors, nurses, and other paramedical professionals and developed pharmaceutical industries.
What is Good Health?
Generally, it is difficult to describe exactly what good health means. However, few scholars evaluate good health by taking various signs like an infant and maternal mortality rate, nutrition level, life expectancy, and with the current data of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Medical infrastructure in India
Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors, both in terms of revenue and employment. Healthcare comprises hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance, and medical equipment.
The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a brisk pace due to its strengthening coverage, services, and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. Indian healthcare delivery system is categorized into two major components public and private.
The Government, i.e. public healthcare system, comprises limited secondary and tertiary care institutions in key cities and focuses on providing basic healthcare facilities in the form of primary healthcare centers (PHCs) in rural areas.
The private sector provides the majority of secondary, tertiary, and quaternary care institutions with a major concentration in metros and tier I and tier-II cities. India’s competitive advantage lies in its large pool of well-trained medical professionals.
Health Care infrastructure in Tamilnadu
The health care infrastructure in rural areas has been developed as a three-tier system as follows.
- Primary Health Centre (PHC)
- Community Health Centre (CHC)
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads its footprint across India, the rural health infrastructure is increasingly coming under scrutiny in the backdrop of the largest internal migration of modern times.
Coronavirus started gradually expanding to rural areas soon after India declared the presence of covid-19 in the country in January. The situation has been exacerbated with the reverse migration and a shortfall of healthcare services and doctors in rural areas.
Medical infrastructure companies in India
The Healthcare industry in India comprises hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance, and medical equipment. The industry is growing at a tremendous pace owing to its strengthening coverage, services, and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players.
Growing incidence of lifestyle diseases, rising demand for affordable healthcare delivery systems due to the increasing healthcare costs, technological advancements, the emergence of telemedicine, rapid health insurance penetration, and government initiatives like e-health together with tax benefits and incentives are driving the healthcare market in India.
India is a land full of opportunities for players in the medical devices industry. The country has also become one of the leading destinations for high-end diagnostic services with tremendous capital investment for advanced diagnostic facilities, thus catering to a greater proportion of the population.
Besides, Indian medical service consumers have become more conscious of their healthcare upkeep. The Indian healthcare sector is much diversified and is full of opportunities in every segment, which includes providers, payers, and medical technology.
With the increase in the competition, businesses are looking to explore the latest dynamics and trends which will have a positive impact on their business. The hospital industry in India is forecast to increase to Rs. 8.6 trillion (US$ 132.84 billion) by FY22 from Rs. 4 trillion (US$ 61.79 billion) in FY17 at a CAGR of 16–17%.
The Government of India is planning to increase public health spending to 2.5% of the country’s GDP by 2025. India’s competitive advantage also lies in the increased success rate of Indian companies in getting Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approvals.
India also offers vast opportunities in R&D as well as medical tourism. To sum up, there are vast opportunities for investment in healthcare infrastructure in both urban and rural India.
Medical camps through Ebendavid Charities
Medical camps conducted by Ebendavid Charities provide free medical advice, medicine to the unfortunate people and refer them for specialized treatment or surgery whenever it is required. These camps make sure people are getting healthcare at the right time, and seeing the doctor early enough before a small health problem turns serious.
We join hands with various medical institutions and medical professionals driven by strong ethics of medicine who believe that it is the moral responsibility and obligation to treat each patient regardless of their income, race, or social status.
The main objective of our medical camp is to provide initial care to people in life-threatening conditions which reflects the unique strengths and goals of medical ethics. Other objectives are as stated below:
-Provide free and high-quality medical services for the poor population.
-Raise health awareness among the community and teach them to deal with communicable and no communicable.
-Register rare and severe cases and refer them to specialized centers.
–Evaluate the living conditions and determine the obstacles and challenges to work on solving their problems.
-Refer medical cases towards surgeries if required.
Medical Assistance is a program that has been started where free medicines have been provided and follow-ups to very sick patients, poor people who otherwise could not afford medical care. We have already supported 205 patients under this program.
One Best Skill development course for housewives
Are you a Housewife and you don’t have sufficient skills to earn from home? Life after marriage is a commitment to get busier and it becomes difficult for women to handle their family along with their careers. One of the best Skill Development Courses is to learn Tailoring.
Hence Skill Development Course for housewives helps to support family and helps in Financial stability
Sometimes, women sacrifice their professional careers for their families. But when they want to start their career back it is difficult for them due to the career gap.
If you are a housewife on the quest to restart your career, there are various job-oriented courses for housewives that you can choose from to explore diverse career opportunities.
Women Empowerment to help Housewives
Empowerment definitions entail people having the capability to make important decisions in their lives while also being able to act on them.
Empowerment and disempowerment are relative to the other at a previous time; as such, empowerment is a process rather than a product.
The concept of livelihood extends to include social and cultural means, i.e. “the command an individual, family, or other social group has over an income and/or bundles of resources that can be used or exchanged to satisfy its needs.
This may involve information, cultural knowledge, social networks, and legal rights as well as tools, land and other physical resources”.
Family, a group of persons united by the ties of marriage, blood, or adoption, constituting a single household and interacting with each other in their respective social positions, usually those of spouses, parents, children, and siblings.
Housewives earning from home have the advantages of being their boss, making decisions independently, and earning money with flexible hours. Housewives become financially independent so that the additional income also helps for future.
All needed is the Skill and Time management, also the preparedness to work hard. Thus, this helps in taking care of family and kids.
Women skill development program to Enhance their skills
Women in our society have different training needs than men since they are burdened with household chores and their off-spring responsibilities, moreover, at times contribute as subsistence farmers or low-paid laborers.
Despite India’s growing GDP at around 7% Female Labor Force Participation is going down i.e. 34% to 27%. Moreover, the female-male wage gap has also been stagnant at 50% (HDR, 2018).
Hence, Skill Development becomes a key to improving their household capacity, autonomy, and employability.
Income earning opportunities also enhances their sustainable livelihood and development in a long run.
Tailoring Skill Development
Clothing is one of the basic needs of human being people one becoming fashion conscious. With changes in fashion & style, the stitching of garments also changes.
Hence keeping in view the market demand and change in Fashion Technology, courses on Cutting, Tailoring & Dressmaking have been suitably designed in the structure of non-formal education. The beneficiaries are new literates and people with low education levels.
Besides in Indian tradition girls/women are expected to know tailoring to fulfill the basic stitching requirement at home.
Stitching garments at home is a money-saving device for the lower-middle-income group. Besides tailoring can be a vocation for self-employment for housewives.
Tailoring course benefits
After completing the course one can get employment in a garment manufacturing unit or get self-employed by opening a tailoring shop or working at home.
Free tailoring course
At Ebendavid Charities we provide FREE Tailoring Course for women in villages whose status is rated Below Poverty Line. We have a set Terms & Conditions for the Beneficiary to take admission for no cost as detailed below:-
1) Age limit for a woman should be between 18 to 50 years.
2)Total Duration of this Course is 6 Months (720 Hours). To qualify for certification minimum 80% attendance. Records are maintained at the center.
3) Every day 2 Hours class for 5 days in a week.
4) End of the course the student should submit an album to present their learning.
6) After completing the course with the certificate many get placed in local garments and some buy the Sewing Machines to earn from home.
Is Tailoring hard to learn?
Learning any new skill can be challenging. The good news is that there are steps you can take to avoid some of the frustrations of the learning process!
Let’s Start with Why: Why do you want to learn how to sew? What do you want to accomplish? Think about what type of stitching you want to learn.
Do you want to design the dress that you saw on Pinterest? Or do you just want to sew dresses for your children or your husband? The single most important choice you can make at this point is deciding what kind of sewing you want to learn.
It’s also a good idea to consider whether you want to learn hand sewing or machine sewing. Hand-sewing can be easier because it is cheaper; you may only need to purchase a needle and a spool of thread to get started.
On the other hand, if you want to sew clothing, you probably need to learn how to operate a sewing machine.
Focus on the beginner anyone can learn how to sew a handkerchief (really, anyone can learn how to sew anything) but you shouldn’t take this on as your first sewing project! It’s best to start with a project that allows you to practice basic skills.
If you want to sew clothes, you will need to learn how to use a sewing pattern, how to cut out the pieces of your garment, and how to pin and sew the pieces together. Once you master these skills, you can sew as many handkerchiefs and dresses as you like!
- Is tailoring a good profession?
Yes, Tailoring is a good profession. All you have to do is find the right opportunity to develop your skill.
- Is tailoring easy to learn?
Yes, tailoring is easy to learn
The best way to learn stitching as a beginner is to get familiarized with the sewing tools and stitching machine, learn basic mending & try simple projects.
- tailoring course benefits
After completing the course one can get employment in a garment manufacturing unit or get self-employed by opening a tailoring shop or working at home.
- What are the minimum eligibility criteria to pursue a course in tailoring?
A person with a minimum education of schooling is eligible to attend the Tailoring course provided by Ebendavid Charities.
What is Covid-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2). Prevention of Children from the third wave of Covid-19 is important as this can spread from one individual to another through respiratory droplets.
These droplets are present in the air and you can catch the virus when you breathe, talk, cough and sneeze.
The first case of Covid-19 in India was reported on 30th January 2020 in 3 towns of Kerala. And the first case of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu was reported on 7th March 2020.
Covid-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu
On 13th May 2020, Tamil Nadu had reported (30,987 cases) which was the largest single-day spike and also became the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 confirmed cases in India after Maharashtra, Kerala, and Karnataka.
Lockdown in Kerala and other parts of the country were announced and went into action on 23rd March 2020 for Kerala and for the rest of the country, it was 25th March 2020.
Covid-19 lockdown in Chennai
After being the fourth-highest number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami announced a complete lockdown for four days in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Madurai from 26th April 2020 to 29th April 2020 to control the spread of Covid-19 before going for full lockdown.
Covid-19 in Chennai today
Recently, Tamil Nadu has 16,221 active Covid–19 cases and has risen up amongst the districts as well with Coimbatore registered the highest number of active Covid-19 cases with 244 people testing positive followed by Chennai with 186 and Chengalpattu with 108 per day.
Tamil Nadu has seen a hike in new Covid-19 cases. On 23rd September 2021 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced that the lockdown on the State would be extended till 31st October 2021 in view of the spread of the virus during the pandemic.
Third wave of Covid-19 in India
According to the Chief of the Covid-19 working group, India has been experiencing 30,000-45000 cases of coronavirus infection every day for the past several weeks, primarily in Kerala, some northeastern states, and a few districts of Maharashtra.
A panel appointed by the central government, in its recent study has said that the third wave of Covid- 19 in India can witness 6 lakhs cases per day due to the festive season if the vaccination rate does not improve in the country.
In India, the festival season will begin from October to December resulting in socializing and celebrations. A high number of Covid-19 cases have been reported during such gatherings in the past two waves of Covid-19.
“Prevention is better than cure” – Desiderius Erasmus, the Dutch philosopher had said and we all agree with it as well. By taking Covid-19 prevention, together we can stop the spread of Coronavirus. All we need to do is follow these basic Covid-19 prevention measures:-
- Wash your hands frequently after coming home from outside.
- Wash your hands with soap or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, shaking hands with other or giving someone a hug.
- Stay away at least 1 meter apart from others and maintain social distancing
- Wear a properly fitted mask which covers your mouth and nose.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- If you feel unwell, stay home and self-isolate until you recover.
Before you fully develop Covid-19 symptoms, you are likely to carry the virus with you for 2 days or up to 2 weeks.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:-
- Dry cough
- Tiredness or Fatigue
- Body ache
- Loss of taste
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Red eyes
- Diarrhea, or a
- Skin rash
As the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly and there is a high chance of a third wave which will majorly affect the children.
So, we at Ebendavid Charities started with an awareness drive by taking the responsibility of educating the children about the Covid-19 and the precautions that need to be taken by explaining the 6 best ways to protect themselves from Covid-19.
Around 30 children of the age group 8-14 years had gathered for this event and with the help of illustration, they were explained these 6 best ways to protect themselves from Covid-19 so that it’s easier for them to understand and bring it to practice.
Here are the 6 best ways to protect your child from Covid-19:
- Maintain physical distance and stay at home as much as possible, unless required.
- Always wear your face mask which should cover your mouth and nose when you are going outside. Children above two years of age can also wear a mask.
- Wash your hands with soap, or use a 70 per cent sanitizer, making sure the whole surface of the hands is covered. Remember not to touch your face, eyes, nose and mouth.
- Do not share your tea cups, utensils, food or drinks with others.
- Eat a healthy diet which has high nutritional value along with plenty of water.
- If any of the family members are affected by COVID-19 and there is no one to take care of the child then call on 1098 so that CHILDLINE can take care of the child.
By the end of the event, masks were distributed to every individual child. Covid-19 fever temperature range
Covid-19 fever temperature range
Fever is frequently cited as the most common symptom of COVID-19. A July 2020 study of 213 people with mild disease discovered that only 11.6 percent of them had a fever.
The temperature range for fever may vary as per the age during the times of Covid-19. Infants should have a rectal temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher.
Toddlers and children having a temperature of 102.2°F (39°C) or above while for adults, a fever temperature range of 103 F (39.4 C) or higher is a sign of serious illness of Covid-19 infection.
Covid-19 Prevention Home Remedies
If you have mild symptoms or few symptoms of Covid-19, then take Covid-19 home isolation treatment. This is the best and easiest way to cure yourself of Coronavirus with 14 days quarantine duration.
If you or someone else in your family has got Covid-19 symptoms then that person must use a separate room along with utensils and other necessary items.
This is important as it will prevent other family members from getting Covid-19 symptoms. As the immune system of Covid-19 patients is weak, it is important for them to get plenty of sleep which will help to support their immunity.
Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose when speaking or in contact with the Covid-19 patient. Maintain at least a 2-meter distance with the Covid-19 patient.
If someone else washing the Covid-19 patient’s dishes, cups, or other utensils then advise them to wear gloves and wash them using hot water which will help prevent the spread of Covid-19 from one person to another.
Wash your hands after removing the gloves and then touch anything else.
As schools reopen, it is critical to take necessary precautions and prevention measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 inside the classrooms.
- Wear mask on the face which covers mouth and nose
- Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between everyone present at school
- Increase the desk space so that the children can follow social distancing
- Encourage students not to socialize in large groups after leaving the school grounds.
- Make posters on the five steps for hand washing which will encourage students to follow.
- If there is limited access to wash hands with soap in the school, then use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 per cent of alcohol.
- If students sneeze or cough into a tissue or into their elbow then instruct them to immediately wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.
Covid-19 prevention measures taken by Schools
Apart from students, the school needs to take even more preventive measures in the times of Covid-19.
Schools should daily be cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces and objects that are often touched like desks, doors, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items, taps, phones, and toys.
Covid-19 Helpline number Chennai
- CORONA ( COVID 19 ) HELPLINE : 011-23978046 OR 1075
- TAMIL NADU COVID 19 HELPLINE NUMBER : 044-29510500, 25615025, 28414513, 28593990
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No matter how bad things become for people in developing countries, they have no idea what it’s like to be hungry, what feed the hungry is, after all. Undernourishment, malnutrition, and wasting are all signs of hunger. Undernourishment is the most common kind.
According to the World Food Programme, undernourishment happens when people do not consume enough calories to fulfill their body’s minimal physiological requirements. When someone is malnourished, they aren’t getting enough protein, calories, or micronutrients.
Kids can perish from common illnesses like measles or diarrhea if they are undernourished. When someone has lost a significant amount of weight while wasting, they suffer from acute malnutrition and are often starving or ill.
What causes hungry?
It is an important question to ask to understand the issues seriously. Hunger is a complex issue that affects people both at home and abroad. The explanations are numerous, varied, and frequently intertwined.
The primary cause of hunger around the globe is deprivation. This condition of hunger is prevalent for both wealthy and underdeveloped nations. This is valid for both urban and rural residents.
Smallholder farmers in developing countries are the world’s most influential group of individuals living in severe poverty. They don’t have enough land to grow enough food to feed their families for a year, and what little money they get from selling it means they can’t afford to buy food from other sources when their supply runs out.
Poor infrastructure contributes to hunger by making it difficult, if not impossible, to deliver food to regions of a country where it is scarce. One section of a country has seen people starve to death even as another had enough supplies.
Because the roads were so bad, the food could not be delivered to everyone who needed it to survive. Water is required for the growth of crops.
Most developing country farmers cannot afford irrigation infrastructure. Hunger and malnutrition are exacerbated by inadequate water and sanitation facilities.
Effects of hunger
Effects of hunger can go a long way. We all know that nutritious meals are necessary for a healthy body and mind at any age.
Having nothing to eat at all or having too little food with a low nutritional content can significantly influence someone’s health. It is challenging to get out of the vicious cycle of inadequate nutrition and ill health once it’s started.
Hunger in Covid-19
Due to Covid-19, those poor children and families have gone through the worst conditions than us. I know you all would agree with me. They have eaten whatever food they got, these are the people who don’t care whether the food is nutritious or not.
For families whose income is low and are in poverty, them getting food is a big thing and they are not concerned about how will it affect their health and immune system.
How can we Feed the Hungry?
Ebendavid Charities thought of giving these poor children with nutritious food as they need to eat these nutrients which are chemical compounds that are used by the body to function properly and maintain health.
It is the process of taking in food and using it for growth, metabolism, and repair. This nutritious food in various ways likes to increase the height and healthy weight gain of the children who are at a growing age by making their muscles strong.
Why to Feed the Hungry?
As per the survey, in India, nearly about 3000 children die due to hunger daily, and over 20 crore people go to sleep empty-stomach every day, this is almost 14% of the total population in India.
Seeing the current scenario, we at Ebendavid Charities, a non-profit organization situated in Chennai, came up with “Feed the hungry Project” and are trying our best to at least reach out to 5000 children in and around Chennai to feed with One Time Meal, especially children of the age group 3-15 years. So help us to help them by being a part of this cause and our mission to eradicate poverty from India.
Where to Feed the Hungry?
Ebendavid Charities organized an event on 25th August 2021 at Kalaingar Nagar, Manali Village, Chennai, and provided children of laborers and below the poverty line with a food packet that contains rice, proteins, soya, vitamins, minerals, dried vegetables, and other essential nutrients.
Each packet weighs 1/2 kilogram and 2 packets were given to all the children out there. In total, we have given to 25 children, which would serve them up to 7 days but our mission is to reach 5000 children.
Let me ask you, did you feed the hungry and if not, don’t worry we have got the opportunity for you and all you need to do is contribute a small amount of Rs. 50 for a One Time Meal for one child.
How can we donate food to poor people?
We at Ebendavid Charities organize events to Feed the Hungry periodically, you can sponsor a meal for Rs.50. You can use the QR code to do the online payment.
You can sponsor any number of children. Also, you can spread the message on all your social media platforms like Feed the hungry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, WhatsApp and become a part of this cause by donating Rs 50/- only and stop the child from starving.
Together we can reduce poverty by feeding the Hungry and help our future generations to grow and live better lives.
Women empowerment and economic involvement are essential for women’s rights to be strengthened and to take control of their lives and exercise influence in society. Unsustainable progress is impossible without women’s economic empowerment. As a result of achieving gender parity and empowering women, development initiatives expand.
Wage disparities and the responsibility of unpaid care have driven more women out of the labor force and into poverty. Even before the pandemic, women’s earning income in India was just one-fifth that of men. During COVID-19, more women lost their employment globally and in India.
According to recent research by the Centre for Sustainable Employment at Azim Premji University in India, just 7% of males lost their employment over the first lockdown in 2020, in contrast to 47% of women who lost their jobs and did not come back to work by the end of the year.
Women did significantly worse in the informal sector. During March and April 2021, rural Indian women made over 80% of the lost jobs in everyday occupations.
Nearly 70% of the health care workforce is female, putting them at increased risk of infection. Still, women are under-represented in leadership and decision-making processes in the health care industry.
Women’s jobs, companies, earnings, and overall living standards may be more vulnerable to the predicted widespread economic impact from the crisis due to persisting gender disparities across many dimensions.
Many women are living alone on low salaries in the world than males. This situation puts these women at greater risk of economic instability.
Government on Women Empowerment
The Indian government has implemented various policies and regulations within the constitutional framework to increase women in different professions. In India, the majority of women are unskilled. As the link between job and labor, skills are essential.
Women’s employability and income-earning possibilities can be improved via skill development, as can rural livelihoods and sustainable rural development. Indicators of income inequality and poverty provide a glimpse into the social effects of the economy.
Indicators of employment outcomes include employment rates, unemployment, youth dropout in education, and wages.
We at Ebendavid Charities have created a vocational training program to help women at a disadvantage and have little exposure to technical skills and knowledge. Currently, India has a capacity of about 3.1 million people per year for skill development.
A 15 million-person increase in yearly capacity is envisaged under the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP11). As of 2022, the country aims to have 500 million skilled people on its payrolls. Increasing the capacity of skill development programs is therefore necessary. We have already successfully taught about 130 women skills like tailoring to earn their bread and butter.
Improving women’s access to skill development, gender mainstreaming of content and delivery of training, and usage of digital platforms like YouTube for women’s empowerment are just a few of the policies that should be simplified to enhance the productivity of the economy and the involvement of women.
It will serve as a road map for skill development and assist the government in accelerating the process. We have gathered a few critical starting points for making this movement even more accelerating:
- Increasing the number of seats for the training program: There should be an increase in the number of training and apprenticeship seats and the number of female trainers to improve access to skill development.
- Mechanisms for certifying trainers should be robust, and a new training institute for women trainers should be encouraged.
- The unique Delivery mechanism is need of the hour: The importance of gender mainstreaming in training cannot be overstated. Unique delivery methods, such as transportable training units, flexible afternoon batches, and training tailored to local requirements are needed to overcome the gap.
- Should also consider problems relating to women’s rights such as a safe training environment, the hiring of women trainers, and an equitable compensation system and complaint resolution process.
- For skill development, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) should be used. Promote the use of the internet or mobile-based platforms that would link talented women with employers.
- A particular focus should be placed upon those women who are eager and ready to return to work after a hiatus, as well as those who are affected by migration. Following techniques can be used for retaining female employees:
- Introduction of role models in the relevant fields to the trainees is essential.
- Increase the number of opportunities for students to get their hands dirty.
- Encourage trainees to share their experiences by collecting and displaying testimonials.
- Quickly locate candidates in under-served areas.
- Initiate and implement a comprehensive equity strategy to identify and resolve discriminatory behaviors and artificial barriers to girls’ enrolment.
Airbnb, for example, is working with the government to boost homestay services by offering training in the hospitality and tourist industries. AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETH is working with PMKVY to empower women in rural areas via skill development and job creation. While the initiative has a strong focus on disadvantaged people, it also includes indigenous populations.
The initiative has been conducted in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, with over 50% involvement from women. In Odisha, a partnership with the Humara Bachpan Trust seeks to provide job and business possibilities to about 1500 women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
As part of a partnership with Industry Crafts Foundation, a collection of producer group enterprises, women in Karnataka are being trained and supported. Homestays in the North East (Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh) are getting better because of a partnership with Youthnet Home Stay Project.
According to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), over 450 employment opportunities are devoted to the training of women’s skills. Female involvement in new-age employment positions linked with Industry 4.0 like artificial intelligence, 3D printing, data analytics, etc., is encouraged by Skill India.
The number of women participating in hard skills such as welding and automotive mechanics has also grown. For example, CNC mechanics, artificial intelligence, and cyber security, which represent the future of work, have become popular among young ladies who have been exposed to our programs.
During the last two years alone, 892 women were trained as automation specialists, while around 500 were educated as CNC Operators, according to the report.
With the help of global industry giants like SAP, Adobe, and IBM, Skill India has created skill development programs matched with Industry 4.0 requirements.
We must test and mainstream COVID-resistant skilling models as soon as possible. Identifying talent shortages in important industries requires a comprehensive knowledge of the demand and supply imbalance.
Skill-based training is a critical component of employee development in India, and Ebendavid Charities is preparing to extend its skill-based training programs to make women develop their skills in tailoring and earn their meals.
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We all know how Coronavirus disease 2019 has affected globally. Many people have lost their lives, jobs, loved ones, became homeless, and even lost their appetite.
As per the survey, nearly about 3000 children die due to hunger daily and over 20 crore go to sleep empty-stomach every day. Seeing the current scenario, we at Ebendavid Charities, a non-profit organization situated in Chennai, are trying our best to at least reach out to at least 5000 children who are in need, especially children of the age group 3-12 years.
We realized that due to pandemics, they are not only affected by losses that we all have gone through furthermore suffered from malnutrition, poverty, limited access to education and medical services. During the lockdown, we stayed connected through social media platforms. But these poor children who live in slum areas and on the platforms were all living isolated. They had nobody to talk to or play with.
As the cases are rising daily, there are high chances of 3rd wave of COVID-19. So maintaining all the rules and regulations of COVID-19, we have decided to help the children by providing them with a meal. Because where will these kids go?
At such a young age, they had to go through isolation, malnutrition, limited access to education, and no friends or gadgets to play with. These kids are our future generations who are as talented as our kids, all they need is a life with necessities like proper food, education, family, and shelter.
Try giving a thought of how amazing you would feel when you help these kids and see a beautiful smile on their faces. You can even teach your kids how to do a good deed at such a young age.
So help us to help them by being a part of this fundraising event and spread the word across so that we can reach out to the maximum number of children and achieve this target of feed the hungry by contributing Rs 50/- only per meal, your support can be to as many you can so that we can reach 5000 children.
Join our mission this month and make a difference in their lives by contributing only Rs 50/- per meal for a child. To do so in this post on the top you will find a link DONATE NOW or SCAN the QR code to take action.
Also, you can spread the message on all your social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and become a part of this cause. Together we can reduce poverty and help our future generations to grow and live better lives.
If you have any other fundraising ideas or want to volunteer then feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to welcome you all towards our mission of making every individual self-reliant and end poverty.
We at Ebendavid Charities thank you for sponsoring and beautifully impacting their life.