Smile Foundation Project Manzil inspires young girls to seek aspiring careers
Project Manzil, run by the Smile Foundation, encourages young females to choose jobs that need 21st-century abilities. Smile Foundation Project Manzil project has already provided employability training to over 14,000 young girls and helped another 5,000 females to receive on-the-job training to guarantee their future. The Foundation has aided the girls by enrolling them in vocational training programmes.
Manzil’s girl-centered activities (both in and out of school) based on skills, information, and stakeholder engagement help to alleviate the socio-economic restrictions that lead to early marriage. Evidence suggests that adolescent girls with employability skills and work prospects are less likely to marry young. Women’s economic empowerment also allows girls to have more influence in the home and on matters such as marriage age.
IPE Global is implementing Project Manzil, a five-year project supported by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Smile Foundation is in charge of the training component that takes place in schools. This initiative aims to promote female school retention and guarantee a smooth transition from school to higher education and/or work by providing vocational skills training in schools, as well as apprenticeships and jobs for out-of-school adolescent girls (15-19 years).
Smile Foundation Project Manzil
Smile Foundation is moving another step further in providing quality education to young girls across Rajasthan by giving practical information to pupils in addition to theoretical knowledge through Project Manzil.
NEP 2020 emphasizes the need of addressing skill development through vocational education. From schools to universities, skill-based training is an important part of our educational system. Girls who wish to learn skills rapidly but cannot afford a university degree can benefit from vocational education. For girls, this training offers up various job prospects. The project aims to reduce females’ dropout rates by introducing vocational training at the high school and college levels.
“Academic and occupational learning are complementary to one another,” remarked Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation. When practical industry-based vocational training becomes a component of schools, it enables students, particularly girls, to make educated life decisions. This endeavour has had an uplifting effect.”
Manzil uses three techniques to increase the quality of vocational education: schools, students, and industry. By assisting girls in making educated career decisions, these initiatives improve the overall effectiveness of vocational education. IT, healthcare, beauty & wellness, security, retail, vehicle, fashion, home furnishing, agricultural, tourism & hospitality, and electrical & electronics are among the fields in which Manzil trains girls. Project Manzil strives to give young girls the tools they need to achieve their career ambitions.
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