We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
The Naik Foundation believes that self-respect, enhanced confidence and high esteem can take people to greater heights. The Foundation endeavors to impart skills and provide opportunities to people so that they can explore their potential and establish their own livelihood through the skills that they learn. The Foundation has various programs including tailoring classes, vocational training workshops, computer education etc.
Naik Foundation educates and equips students with the knowledge and life skills needed to create a career and build a future in the hospitality industry. The Foundation has set up state of the art facilities for conducting hospitality training at its Navsari center where the participants are taught food production, housekeeping, food & beverage service, etc. The Foundation has set up facilities including a high end mock up hotel room, restaurant amongst other facilities to ensure the participants get full exposure and are trained with highest industry standards. On completion of the course, the Foundation organizes on campus interviews in order to facilitate recruitment of the participants by hotels in India as well as abroad.
The Foundation conducts Vocational training workshops in Maharashtra and Gujarat. The duration of these residential workshops depends on the skill set being imparted. These residential workshops include skill development depending on the needs of the participants. These workshops include Tailoring, IT, 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. The workshops are tailor made to suit the requirement of the participants. For instance a typical module at the workshop for cooks includes cooking techniques, hygiene, safety, 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.
Naik Foundation imparts Home Science skills to women, thus providing an alternative source of income. - Fashion Design & Clothing Construction - Textile Design - Design Fundamental - Beauty Services 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 32,000 women have benefited from these tailoring classes.
I was part of the hospitality training program at the Naik Foundation, Navsari center. I enjoyed watching and reading posters/frames displayed on the walls of the Foundation. Environment at the Foundation was wonderful. I gave on campus interview on completion of my course and was lucky to find a job in a reputed hotel. Bavin Patel, Beneficiary