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Miao Diocese provides vocational training for dropout girls

Bishop George Pallipparambil ?of Miao advised those who completed the training to use the training to make a living for them and their family.

 
Vatican city: 

A batch of 30 poor women and girls, mostly school dropouts, has completed a 6-month vocational training programme conducted by the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao in east Arunachal Pradesh.

The training programme by Seva Kendra Arunachal East (SKAE), the social service wing or the local branch of Caritas, is meant to provide a livelihood to poor women and girls who drop out of school due to multiple factors, lack of schools and early marriage being the primary reasons.

On July 20, SKAE concluded a six-month tailoring course and awareness programme that started on January 19. Certificates and sewing machines were distributed to the best trainees at a concluding function held at its training centre in Namphai-I, Changlang district.

Bishop George Pallipparambil ‎of Miao advised those who completed the training to use the training to make a living for them and their family.

“The certificate and the tailoring machine you receive today have no meaning if you keep them locked in your suitcases,” said the bishop who is president of SKAE.

All the 30 girls who received training for the last six months are from Tirap and Longding districts of east Arunachal Pradesh, which have the second lowest literacy rate in the state with 52.19%.

Sr. Rincy SH, the Director of SKAE, and her team worked with a singular aim of helping dropout girls and women to earn a living. The Director thanked Sr. Pushpa CM, the Chief Programme Coordinator of the training and all other staff who made the training programme a success.

Apart from the vocational training programme, SKAE is involved in various women empowerment activities in the eight districts of eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

Formation of Self Help Groups, weaving, carpentry, wood carving, basket making, awareness programmes on women and child care, medical camps in collaboration with government medical staff, paramilitary forces, Caritas India, the diocese’s KBM Hospital and other civil bodies, are some of the activities SKAE conducts throughout the year.

Source: Vatican Radio

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