Haryana Institute of Public Administration joins hands with Footprints Childcare to provide skill training to young girls

Haryana Institute of Public Administration

Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) Gurugram, will now provide skills training to young girls and help them with lucrative jobs or set up their own small businesses, in addition to performing its daily task of training the employees and officers of the government of Haryana. Skills training for young girls will be given in areas of care, preschool education and management of kindergartens. To achieve this target, HIPA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Footprints Childcare Private Limited.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Davender Singh, Head, Center for Entrepreneurship, on behalf of HIPA and Amita Bhardwaj, CDO, Footprints Childcare Pvt Ltd, in the presence of Surina Rajan, Director General, HIPA. Rajan said that this training will be provided to young girls, who belong to poor families, especially BPL families, in three areas, namely caregivers / caregivers, preschool teachers and entrepreneurs who are willing to start their own play school centers.

Amita Bhardwaj emphasized that early-year education is disorganized and requires systemic and professional intervention for a smooth transition to the formal education system. The organization will take such training to its logical end by helping these girls find profitable jobs and set up their own small businesses. The training will be conducted in a hybrid mode with components of online, self-study and NEP physical training.

The young girls who are willing to enroll for these training programs can complete the forms by July 15, 2022 – https://forms.gle/FkeXZNguxCZV8Hfv7. The courses will be short term. She said that in this initiative by HIPA, its Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Gender and Youth, this pilot project will document and evaluate its quality. HIPA will assess its possible repeatability in Anganwadis and market relevance, as Anganwadis are being transformed into play schools according to New Education Policy and their capabilities are also being improved. This experiment will help develop an effective strategy to execute such mass-scale skills development programs, to address this important element, she added.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Gurugram Vishram Kumar Meena, who was also present at the event, added that the Gurugram District Administration is already working with 104 Anganwadis and is refurbishing their infrastructure to convert them into playschools. Additional CEO of Haryana CSR Trust, Gaurav Singh, has informed that a collective of six corporate companies have agreed to completely refurbish the infrastructure of 200 Anganwadis in Gurugram, as part of their CSR initiative. It has also been suggested that HIPA may play an important role in the future in monitoring the quality and documentation of these Anganwadis in close cooperation with the CSR Trust, Haryana.

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