IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 08, 2022
Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) Gurugram will now provide skill training to young girls and help them in gainful employment or setting up their own small enterprises besides performing its day-to-day task of imparting training to the employees and officers of the government of Haryana. The skill training to young girls will be given in areas of care giving, pre-school education and running crèches. For achieving this target, HIPA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Footprints Childcare Pvt Ltd.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Davender Singh, Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at HIPA on behalf of HIPA and Ms. Amita Bhardwaj on behalf of Footprints Childcare Pvt Limited in presence of Director General HIPA, Smt. Surina Rajan at HIPA premises. Smt. Rajan said that these trainings to young girls, belonging to poor families, especially BPL families, will be provided in 3 areas namely Caregivers/Nannies, Pre-School Teachers and Entrepreneurs willing to start their own playschool centers.
The young girls willing to enroll in these training programmes may fill the forms by July 15, 2022- https://forms.gle/FkeXZNguxCZV8Hfv7. The courses will be of short term, one month and two months duration. She said that in this initiative by HIPA, its Centre for Entrepreneurship, and the Centre for Gender and Juveniles will be documenting this pilot project and evaluating its quality. HIPA will assess its possible replicability in Anganwadis and its market relevance since as per New Education Policy, Anganwaris were being converted into play schools and their capacities are also being enhanced. This experiment will help in developing an effective strategy for running such skill development programmes on mass scale to address this important element, she added.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram, Sh. Vishram Kumar Meena, who was also present on the occasion, added that the Gurugram district administration is already working with 104 Anganwaris and revamping their infrastructure to convert them into playschools. Additional CEO of Haryana CSR Trust, Sh. Gaurav Singh apprised that a collective of 6 Corporate Companies has agreed to completely revamp the infrastructure of 200 Anganwaris in district Gurugram as part of their CSR initiative. It was also suggested that going forward, HIPA can play an important role in monitoring the quality and documentation of these Anganwaris in working closely with the CSR Trust, Haryana.
It was told that Footprints Childcare Private Limited has offered to provide skill training to young girls in areas of caregiving, pre-school education and running crèches as self-enterprises. This initiative will be undertaken by Footprints Ltd as their CSR activity. Ms. Amita Bhardwaj, CDO, Footprints, emphasized that early year education is unorganized and requires systemic and professional intervention for smooth transitioning into formal education system. The organization will take such training to its logical end by helping these girls in gainful employment and setting up their own small enterprises. The training will be conducted in a hybrid mode having components of online, self-study and NEP physical training.