"50% of beneficiary base is young women and adolescent girls"
While 50% beneficiaries of the skill development initiatives of IGCSM are girls and young women, the organization also lays special focus on development and empowerment of women and adolescent girls. Two projects, have been undertaken, towards fulfilling this initiative. Though both these projects are in their elementary stages, they have benefitted around 500 girls and women already. IGCSM is now looking forward at strengthening this initiative with some needed support.
Microfinance and Microenterprise for women – In 2012-13 IGCSM launched this project with support from Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises. This involved establishment of 24 self help groups involving 240 women in different parts of the counrty. The project promoted, saving habits among women. It also trained them in microenterprises, while helping some of them to start group enterprises.
Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME, GOI
Department of Women and Child Development, GOI
Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Delhi
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