The VWF Education and Skills Centre
In 2012 the VWF Foundation opened its first Education and Skills Centre in the Cantonment area of Varanasi. From this Centre we provide a variety of services including: Work & Life Skills, Health Education, Numeracy & Literacy, Play groups, Support for Young Mothers and Basic Computing.
Young women from the slum areas can learn Computing, English, Beauty Therapy, Sewing, Tailoring, Knitting, Crochet, Painting and other handicrafts. These skills will help them support their family and provide the girls with the means by which they earn a living. Whilst in the Centre we can also provide them access to information on health issues, basic literacy and numeracy.
In 2017 we were pleased to open a 2nd Skills Centre for Young Women in the Lalapura area of Varanasi. More than 100 young women have already registered there and are attending sessions in Computing, Sewing and Beauty Therapy.
In 2018 a 3rd Centre was launched providing again training in the core areas of sewing, computers, and beautician in Basai, a small rural area of Varanasi.