A team from the ICICI Academy for Skills visited our Baank-e-Loom centre in Uttar Pradesh last month to interact with girls in Saidanpur and nearby villages. Shilpee Adhikari from the Foundation shared details about the bank’s non-profit job-oriented three-month training programme, which will be held in Lucknow, for girls between the age group of 18 to 30. An aluma of the training, Parul Saxena, too, visited the centre to share her experiences. Team Baank-e-Loom visited Bhaisuria, Maulabaad, Kashipurwa and Turkani villages to mobilise communities and make them aware of the various social welfare scehems that are available for them.
At these locations, focused group discussions were held to understand the problems and find possible and effective solutions. Several young members in the families also showed interest to enroll for digital literacy classes being offered at the Baank-e-Loom centre.
Meanwhile, Baank-e-Loom cluster participated in a festival of craft and culture at Awadh Shilp Gram in Lucknow, organised by the department of UP Tourism and FICCI – Lucknow & Kanpur Chapter to empower & encourage artisans. Through its continuous efforts in the cluster, Team Baank-e-Loom has so far successfully trained more than 1,000 students in digital literacy and enrolled another 80, especially young girls and homemakers, for tailoring, mehendi and embroidery designing.