VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS
Vocational training helps children learn specialized skills, which can later become a source of livelihood for them. It helps making them confident and self reliant.
Today, globalization and digitization has made it necessary for everyone to know computer skills; proficiency in English language has become critical for competitive jobs. Looking at these needs, Aarohan has introduced Vocational Training Program in Computer Learning, Spoken English. Training in other vocation skills includes Photography, Performing art (Traditional Dance) and other form of arts (paintings). Off late vocational training to women (mothers) in garments making has been initiated.
|Computer Learning Programme|
Computer learning programme is an extension of the ‘Habitat Learning Center’ of India Habitat Centre. Students are taught basics of computers like MS-Word, Notepad, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and other computer skills (using software package for computerized accounting). Training is provided by qualified Faculty on roll. Children are also helped in getting employment.
Training workshop on Photography (still and video) is conducted for children, who are unable to pursue studies beyond middle or high school due to economic reasons or otherwise, so that they could take it up on commercial basis on various social occasions observed by families across socio-economic strata during the year. Training is conducted by a well known photo journalist (voluntarily associated with Aarohan), who also help promote awareness on environmental issues by taking children on exposure visits to nature sites- forest, bird sanctuary. Such exposure visits also provides opportunity for nature photography.
|Art,Craft and Dance|
Training in performing art (dance) helps children in self realization, provides get away from their personal, family and emotional upheavals and boost their confidence. Children are encouraged and have participated in various dance competitions with considerable success.
Further, Mehendi and Rangoli making skills especially help the girls earn some money. These are substantial earning means at the time of festivals and require skillful use of the hand. Aarohan helps children and their families in these skills.
Traditional art, craft and dance help preserve Indian heritage. Our budding artists have been fortunate to have art classes under national award recipient Shri Ganga Narayan Maharana. These classes are held periodically. Some of the innovative paintings of the children have been put up on this site. Our dance classes are held under trained dance teacher Shri S.K. Parihar, who possesses Masters Degree in Kathak from the Jaipur Gharana. These classes are held twice a week.