IL&FS TN Power Company CSR Initiative - apparel skill training for Tamil Nadu rural SHG women
Tamil Nadu: IL&FS TN Power Company Limited conducted an apparel skill training programme for the rural SHG women of Tamil Nadu as a part of its CSR initiative.
The programme was instituted in January 2011, with the aim provide employability skills to the rural women in the apparel sector and also form a producer company with the SHG women as shareholders, after they attain a level of competency in conducting commercial operations.
The training programme began with the setting up of the mobilisation camps in 5 villages and creating awareness about the apparel training programme. 57 women from 18 SHG groups were selected from the mobilisation camps.
The two months training programme was conducted at new apparel training centre with 32 students in the first batch. All the physical and the technical infrastructure was provided by IL&FS TN Power. This is a very unique initiative where trainees are provided with sustainable employment opportunities without migrating to other places.