RSA tied up with DLF Foundation (DLFF) to deliver quality and value in the case of a large, focused and ‘only girls’ college in Gurugram. RSA determined to ensure an appropriate set of girls will take out extra time and go through On-line courses from a few entities that provide for a large number of structured and self-study courses online.
Girls can go through these courses without any usage charges which are offered free by Online providers – except for their certification. So when they need a certification, then DLFF covers the cost for them. Last year we trained and certified over 300 girls in this manner.
This year the girls reaching out to us for the courses is much higher! There are about 7,000 girls in the college and we need to select and give opportunities to the girls who are typically in final year of college. Then we help them choose the courses that align with what they are studying in college and will make them better employable with online training.
The Online training covers videos, assessments, and reading material organized appropriately and in the right manner.
Delivering Government and Foundation’s Vision and Mission through RuralShores Skills Academy efforts
DLFF provides a clear direction and then funds the center for running the show. Ruralshores Skills Academy provides the trainers and managers for the center to drive the center and manage the right training by girls. Guiding them on learning English, so that they can learn and pick up from the online courses fast enough. Government had built the infrastructure and provided the girls college as the main resource center.
Together, the three organizations are making the impact possible!
Here are some statements and comments recorded from students about what they feel and what they study:
Tulsi- did a course in technical voice re-coding as she is doing her graduation in music only. She finds this course really informative and practical and believes that after completion of this she can get in to the same profession.
Sharmila- she pursued a course in programming from Microsoft. She is confident in writing codes and wants to go ahead with more courses in coding so that she can move in to software development.
Jyoti- completed a course in English communication and finds is extremely helpful as she feels confident and less hesitant while communicating in English.
These are a few examples how the college girls achieve what were only dreaming of. RSA has been giving directions and means to the girls so that they can not only move towards achieving their goals and but they must become what they want to in their prospective careers.
The Project was started when DLF Foundation agreed with Government Authority to start supporting and driving it in association with RuralShores Skills Academy Pvt Ltd. The project has been given the name of “Golden Jubilee eLearning Project”.
Sarita, Trainer from RSA: This is a joint effort of Haryana Government, DLF Foundation and RuralShores Skills Academy to empower girls coming from rural areas to the college. These girls are, many times, not even aware that such good career options exist. We help them to find the right path for their bright future by consulting and helping them.
Students who are from B.com, we suggest to them courses related to banking, E finance, Economics, and courses in market analysis etc. Students from Arts side can go into teaching administration and choose a course for their hobbies like music and arts as well. The girls who are not even familiar with the computers we need to help them by training how to use a computer and introducing the modern electronic way of learning.
We hope that it can create a major learning mechanism for all girls across India in the long run!
RSA is willing to work with Foundations that want to really skill the under-served youth.