The daughters of Jharkhand are improving their lives due to the efforts of the Chief Minister Hemant Soren

Ranchi: Parvati and Draupadi Kumari are the real sisters from the Sikidiri village of Ranchi. Both come from a background where it is very difficult for a girl child to get an education. But both the sisters overcame this difficult phase under the care of their mother. Not only crossed the difficult times but also joined the ITI Kaushal College, Prejha Foundation (project carrier of ST, SC, Minorities supported by Welfare Department) on the instructions of Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

The initiative of both sisters paid off. With a commitment to excel, both of them completed the one-year full time residential ITI certification program in skill development and secured placements. Parvati got a job in Hyderabad-based Sodexo and Draupadi in Barbeque Nation. Their starting monthly net salary was around 16,000 (CTC Rs 25,000). But due to her commitment and hard work her salary increased in just 6 months of his service. Her current monthly net salary is 26 thousand (36,000 CTC).

Now the two sisters are not only taking care of their mother, but have also become a role model for hundreds of young girls in their village. Due to the efforts of the Chief Minister, hundreds of girls like Parvati and Draupadi are able to improve their lives. ITI Skill College is an initiative of Prejha Foundation (Project Parivarahini of ST, SC, Minority & Welfare Department) which is the first of its kind to offer one year full time residential ITI certification program in Skill Development.

This program has been developed with the intention of training SC, ST and minority girls from weaker sections of the state as chefs to pave the way for their livelihood. This Skill Development college is an innovative initiative in more ways than one. It has world-class training infrastructure, specially designed curriculum and motivated faculty to provide skill development training. It has been established by the Government of Jharkhand to prepare future chefs for India and the world. 

ITI Skills College is formally affiliated to State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT), Ranchi, Jharkhand. The students are also given certified training by the Indian Federation for Culinary Associations (IFCA). The aim is to make the daughters of Jharkhand food entrepreneurs through this course.

The skill college, run in collaboration with the government, offers a curriculum that is a mix of practical classes, theory classes, production shop (an in house cafe managed by the students), life skills modules (communication, digital literacy, financial literacy, work life balance and entrepreneurship).

The residential college helps the girl students to build up their personality and sense of service to the society. Encourages students to take up entrepreneurship (Food Entrepreneur). ITI Skill College has a student-run service cafe which acts as a nursery for food entrepreneurs. Its aim is to fulfill the dreams of the Chief Minister of inculcating entrepreneurship mind-set among the daughters of Jharkhand.

The principle of this Seva Cafe is to provide job opportunities to the daughters of Jharkhand in Jharkhand itself.

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