St. Thomas Charitable and Educational Trust
SECTOR: Livelihood
SUB SECTOR: Vocational Training
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 26 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Information awaited
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 81.3% Highest: 99.3% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs39 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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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.
6 cr
5 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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