STeP (Smile twin e learning Program)
The e-Learning Program known as STeP was started by Rasta in April 2010. STeP is a 3 month vocational training program primarily designed to guide the youth in their knowledge and understanding of spoken english and provide comprehensive training in computer usage, basic office management and personality development for young female (18 to 30years) belonging to the marginalized and underprivileged strata of the society. All of these enhance the productivity of these individuals which in turn makes them efficient and competent & simultaneously gears them for the challenges that life has in store. Rasta made a conscious decision to reserve this program for girls, who have passed X/XII and who are above 18 years of age.
Rasta trains 120 women per year (30 per batch every quarter). After this course Rasta trains them in interview skills and assist them to get a job. During 2012-15 nearly 500 girls were trained in 5 skills, namely, Spoken English, Baic Computer Skills, Basic Management, Retail Management and Personality Development. Out of these, 226 girls have been able to secure jobs, on salaries ranging from Rs 7000 to Rs 15000/- in places like Call Centre, Sub ka Bazar etc. More girls would have been employed if every one was willing to take up jobs involving night shifts and anywhere in Delhi
The total cost of training one individual on all the aspects described above and make them employable is Rs 12000 /- Your donation will be used to fund teaching expenses, stationery and other miscellaneous expenses.
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About the organization
Rasta a National level voluntary organization is working for the development of under privileged communities since 1994 in the NCR area. Till now Rasta has educated more than 15000 and trained more than 300 girls and women in tailoring/cutting and computer literacy. Rasta also initiated community based organizations and self help groups and motivated them for Right based advocacy. Approx. 500 teachers of other NGO’s and Govt. schools were trained. Teaching learning materials for class 1st
in 3 subjects (Hindi, English and Math’s) have been developed.We have educated more than 22700 children and mainstreamed over 7200 children.
During 2012-15 nearly 500 girls were trained in 5 skills, namely, Spoken English, Baic Computer Skills, Basic Management, Retail Management and Personality Development. Rasta is an implementing partner with Delhi government for (HIV/AIDS, TI Migrants) program. Rasta also organizes immunization and health awareness camps throughout the year.
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I want to become a teacher said 17 years old Sahista Malik daughter of Babu Malik. When she was seating at home after 2 years of her drop out from the school in 2008, during the community visit of Ms. Sabiha prabeen a RASTA’s teacher. There are seven members in her family. Her father is a vendor working with a junk dealer. Livelihood is the priority in the family. Sahista give all credit to Ms. Sabiha who motivated her parents enough and made them to send her to the learning center of RASTA. A very committed team of RASTA teachers did their best and with in 3 years time sahista has cleared 10th standard examination from NIOS. She was admitted to Rasta’s Girls School Khora in 2008. She cleared her VIII standard from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in 2010 while studying in this school. She continued her studies in the same school and cleared X standard in 2011 and obtained certificate from NIOS. Unfortunately her dream to become a teacher and help other children like her who were deprived is remain dream only due to sudden death of her beloved mother now she is looking after here siblings at home. She never has forgotten to those teachers who have brought back her to the school and given her a new life.
Today Sahista is stood very strongly behind her 7 members’ family after the death of her mother.
Kalyani aged 19 years, resides at A-495 Buddha Marg, Mandawli, Delhi-110092. There are five member in her family, her father is a laborer and mother a housewife. Kalyani’s Gand-mother also lives with them. The family expenditures were being met with the meager income of her father & mother. She completed her 10+2 under CBSE syllabus and presently is a non collegiate IInd year BA student of Delhi University. She joined our STeP center in October 2010 and completed the course of six month in March 2011.Rasta assisted her to get employment in NET AMBIT Call center as Customer care associate with a starting pay of Rs. 7000/- per month. She performed very well in the company and made a position for herself. Consequently she was promoted to senior customer care associate and then became Team Leader. Now she is assisting the entire family and motivating her younger sister to become independent. The status of family as changed considerably. She gives the credit of her carrier to Rasta organization.
Sartaj is the 3rd daughter of Abdul Hameed who migrated from Uttar Pradesh years ago and who earns his livelihood by selling fish. The family resides at Khora Colony. Hameed has to feed a family of 14 members including his father, mother and his ten children. Sartaj, like her two elder sisters, who are married, has never been to school. Rasta staff came in contact with her and motivated her to attend Non Formal classes at Rasta Girls School. Enthusiastic and hardworking, Sartaj was able to appear for and pass VIII Class Examination of the NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) in a year’s time and then X class examination. Now she is preparing for XII Class Examination through Rasta’s Distance Education programme. Sartaj has also completed a 6 month’s Tailoring Course from Rasta’s Tailoring Centre and is now working at Astha Boutique, under Rasta’s Nari Garima Project. She makes sure that her five younger sisters and two brothers study at least up to Class X. Sartaj’s parents are now planning her marriage, although she is not keen and would like to continue her studies. A determined Sarita told Rasta's Teachers– "I will continue to study even at my in-laws’ house and ensure that children there go to School"
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E-169, Shanti Marg, West Vinod Nagar
Delhi - 110092.
K.C.PANT, Secretary & CEO RASTA