The Rural Woman’s Development Trust received a £6,000 grant from ERSF for five Education Coaching Centres. Before starting the project, the drop out ratio was high among children in primary schools and high schools but with the introduction of evening coaching classes has secured higher marks and pass rates for more than 170 youngsters.

The money has also enabled some 100 girls and women to undergo six month’s Cellphone Mechanism training, enabling them to get jobs at nearby cellphone stores and creating a set up for self-employment units.

Managing Trustee of RWDT, Ms Umasankari, said: “RWDT has an idea to form a Community College to provide skill development training and vocational training in eco-friendly products, to help the poorest of the poor.

“ERSF has done remarkable work in terms of the livelihood and development of deprived people all over the world. We are very proud to be one of the partners in implementing the programmes.”

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