St. Thomas Charitable and Educational Trust (STCET) works towards creating a positive socio-economic change for underprivileged communities in the downtrodden areas of Tamil Nadu. STCET, through its initiatives, provides access to vocational and skill training thus helping in building a strong future for the downtrodden and rural/urban poor women.
Main activities are:
Swarna Jayanthi Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) Scheme: STCET is one of the implementing partners of the government’s SJSRY scheme whose key objective is to provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed/underemployed by helping them set up self-employment ventures or providing them with wage employment. 5,800 persons have completed tailoring & embroidery training in 225 centers in various districts of Tamil Nadu. Out of these 81% were placed in employment and 14% in self-employment.
School Program under NCLP: The National Child Labour Program (NCLP) has been undertaken primarily to eradicate child labour and help school drop outs and is sponsored by GOI. STCET is conducting schools in 6 places in Sathyamangalam Block, Erode.
Santhosam: It is a family counselling center program carried out with the help of Government of India Social Welfare Board and Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board. The center deals with dowry harassment, depression, stress, extra-marital affairs. In FY15, they dealt with 225 such cases.
NABARD (MEP) Program: The main objective is to enhance the capacities of participants through appropriate skill up gradation/development in existing or new livelihood activities in farm/non-farm activities and to enrich knowledge on enterprise management, business dynamics and rural markets. STCET along with NABARD conducts programs in terracotta doll making, Aari works, design blouse making and jewel making.
Annai ITI: Annai ITI aims to provide vocational training in Motor Mechanic (Vehicle) and Electrical NCVT 2 Years Course to poor students. It also provides training in areas of hand embroidery, beautician, cutting and tailoring etc.
Skill for Progress (SKIP): STCET is an All India Association of Private Vocational Training Institutes in Bangalore. During FY15, SKIP provided Garments training to 100 women through STCET’s Common Resource Centre.
NABARD Financial Services Program (NABFINS): NABFINS, a subsidiary of NABARD, provides financial services in the areas of agriculture and microfinance. More than 1,500 groups have enrolled under this program from March 2006 to March 2015.
Citizen Centre: This center is run in association with Catalyst Trust to provide proper education, health and sanitation to deprived women and youth.
Income Rs6 cr
Expense Rs5 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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