Skill Development

At Naik Foundation we believe that self-respect, enhanced confidence and high esteem can take people to greater heights, in our foundation we open the doors and give opportunity to our people so that explore their own ability to create and establish their own livelihood through the skills that they learn.
At the Foundation we have various programs, such as the Computer Education, Tailoring classes, Vocational training workshops, etc
I had learnt to stitch school uniforms and dresses in the tailoring class. Naik Foundation helped me purchase a sewing machine at a concessional cost so that I could work from home. Through regular work from the foundation, like stitching yoga uniforms and children school uniforms, I was able to pay back the cost of the machine - Mrs. Sunita Dattatray Vaze, Beneficiary

IT Training and Computer Literacy

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One of the activities that the Naik Foundation is actively engaged in is literacy in Information Technology (IT). In association with Aptech, the Foundation provides IT literacy courses at the dedicated e-learning centres in Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) and Endhel (Gujarat). The Students are graded on performance and Aptech certificate is issued and for the students who are trained under MS CIT programs government recognized certificates are issued.

In association with the Tribal Development Project Officer, Shahpur, Thane, the Foundation also trains students from ashram-run schools. Till date, the Naik Foundation has provided IT literacy to around 36,000 + students, some of whom have returned as trainers. For beneficiaries who cannot make it to the centre, the Foundation also provides IT training aboard its Knowledge on Wheels vehicle.

Vocational Training

The Foundation conducts Vocational Workshops in Maharashtra and Gujarat. The duration of these residential workshops depend on the skill set being imparted.

The format of these residential workshops includes skill development depending on the needs of the participants. These workshops include Tailoring, IT and computer training etc. These workshops are conducted at no cost to the participants and certificates are issued on completion.

The Foundation also organizes workshops for teachers, cooks, coordinators etc. A typical module at the workshop for cooks is cooking techniques, hygiene and safety. Another is on proper food storage and handling.

The Foundation also ensures that there is ample time for recreation during the workshops in the form of games, group activities, movie screenings etc.

Tailoring Classes

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The Foundation imparts tailoring skills to women, thus providing an alternative source of income. This training is imparted free of cost and certificates are issued upon completion, allowing women to seek employment or be self-employed.

The Foundation also continues to support those who complete the course. Some women are employed by the Foundation, others are guided on how and where to procure raw materials at competitive prices, and ways to market the finished products. More than 10,000 women have benefited from these tailoring classes.