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Tata Steel aims to empower women

Jamshedpur, June 12, 2013

~Certificate distribution ceremony for Women Empowerment programmes held at Baridih~

Tata Steel’s Urban Services facilitates a host of community-based initiatives for vocational development of women enabling them to realize their full potential. Since women from its operational basti areas (urban settlements) constitute significant size of the population and are very often in the situation of extreme economic dependence, given the harsh realities of intra-household and social discrimination, the vocational programs aim to specifically address the needs of such women.

Key programs aiming to build the capacity of basti (urban settlement) women comprise skill-building vocational trainings on sewing and design, embroidery, mehendi rachna, zari work, fabric painting, personal grooming etc. The aforesaid vocational trainings open a new pathway to economic self-reliance arming the women with a new found skill to earn.

Through such interventions, Urban Services helps in making much needed resources available to the basti (urban settlement) women, thus, adding considerably to their economic empowerment.

A certificate distribution ceremony was organised today at Baridih Community Centre post the successful completion of the training program at Baridih Community Centre. Ms Vandana Mathur graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. She expressed her pleasure and praised Tata Steel for such commendable work towards empowering the women. She suggested that such programmes should be continued for long term and other areas of opportunities also be explored. 52 certificates were distributed to the successful candidates of sewing, machine embroidery and beautician training.