Jan Shikshan Sansthan formerly known as Shramik Vidyapeeth started its operations in South Andaman District in the first week of October 2021. The approval letter with the names of 58 other NGOs was received by us on June 30, 2021, and the registration of the society was completed by September 22, 2021. The inauguration ceremony of JSS South Andaman was held on 2nd October 2021 in Tusnabad Panchayat hall and we were overwhelmed with the response we received.
We started by setting up centers in Habertabad, Namunaghar, Tusnabad to name a few, which are the most rural parts of the South Andaman district. Within few months, we saw a rise in the number of enrollments and we started operating in a total of 13 centers, where vocational training on 16 traits was being provided. Apart from skill development we also conducted capacity building programs in which we educated the candidates about how our project is helping the underprivileged section of the society to be self-sufficient and earn their living. As the majority of our enrollees were females and we conducted programs on Women’s day in various centers as a token of appreciation where altogether 200 women participated. A total of 900 candidates were trained and accessed during the period of October 21 to March 22.
Few of the candidates who enrolled for the room attendant courses with us, have been placed in the same hotel where they were trained. We saw the same trend with some of the candidates who attended the automotive welding course, which shows the program has genuinely helped to generate employment opportunities. Many candidates who were trained in tailoring expressed interest in buying sewing machines so that they can set up a business from their home itself.
About Jan Shikshan Sansthan
Jan Shikshan Sansthan, South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar has been registered as Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 vide Online Registration No. 20211011RS00009 at Office of the Registrar of Societies and Joint Stock Companies vide F. No. 8/B/1208/LS-2021/5021 dated 9th of Nov, 2021 situated at Prayas, Near KPN Hotel, Austinabad, PO Brichgunj-744103, Port Blair, South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar IslandsTarget group of Jan Shikshan Sansthan
JSS South Andaman has identified 14 Job Roles (Agriculture Nursery worker-20, Agriculture Mushroom-40, Self Employed Tailor-80, ABT-80, Furniture & Fittings, Cane Seat-40, Furniture & Fittings Bamboo Furniture-20, Handicrafts & Carpets, Bamboo Mat Weaver-20, Handicrafts & Carpets Crochet Lace Tailor-40, Handicrafts and Carpets, Decorative Painter-Glassware-40, Handicrafts & Carpets, Traditional Hand Embroidered-40, Retail Store Ops.Asstt.-40, Tourism & Hospitality, Trainee Cheff-20, Tourism & Hospitality, Room Attendant-80).
Total number of Centres covered: 13 - Austinabad, Herbartabad, Icy Spicey Workshop, Iravat Farm, Maxwell Industries, Namunaghar, Nursery Worker Training Centre, Ranchi Basti, Retail Training Centre, Sea Hill Hotel, The Pearl, Tusnabad, Wandoor Community Hall