Pipal Tree Foundation, established in 2011, operate in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Telangana and West Bengal through initiatives in vocational education, sustainable livelihood and women empowerment.
The Mission is to create sustainable livelihood for poor youth and women. They want to achieve this by providing Trainings, creating Employment, supporting with Financial and other assistance, and helping them to start successful Small Businesses. The Impact is measured by analyzing the growth of the trained youth, in terms of raise in their income levels and change in their personalities.
The Objective is to: (i) Equip the youth and women with employability skills, especially in the construction areas where there is a huge demand for skilled workers, to make them financially self-reliant. (ii) Promote employment by identification and placement of these trainees in various organizations. (iii) Encourage and develop entrepreneurs in various sectors, as per their available skills and resources. (iv) Train women in skills required for livestock development, and provide them technical and financial assistance to build their own livestock and earn handsome income.
Pipal Tree Foundation believes in the life-force of partnership and participation with community, organization, civic bodies, corporate, educational and development institutions as well as the Government to strengthen their cause and upgrade the situation of the underprivileged in India.
Their activities in FY15 include:
- The Foundation started more training centers in Bihar, Odisha and Telangana and also started their first training center in West Bengal.
- They made deliberate efforts to shift to innovative approaches to address women empowerment. In addition, they also started their first ‘Women Only’ Construction Site in Sonabhadra. It was a great success with more than 150 women working as semi-skilled workers.
- Preparatory works to kick start a Goat Farming Project for women in Telangana.
- Pipal Tree, in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra, plans to start Multi-skills Vocational Training for students studying in 9th and 10th Standards in Government Schools, which would help them to get exposure to construction skills and make a career in the construction industry, if they desire.