This project aims towards the upliftment of the socio-economically backward population in the slums of Jogeshwari by providing them training for formal employment. Its main focus is to empower the underprivileged living in this slum, particularly women and girls, by inculcating the requisite skills in them and generating employment opportunities.
With a large percentage of the destitute population being settled in Mumbai, slum colonies have become an integral part of the city. Jogeshwari, which is home to more than 4 lakh people, ranks as the third largest slum area in the metropolitan.
This project is designed to motivate these deprived people and provide them a fair chance at white-collar jobs through formal training in soft skills, basic management and sales, computers and English proficiency.
The project also ensures their overall personality development through counseling sessions. Industry visits, live interactions with experts from different professional sectors and placement assistance further helps them choose their own career and work towards a better, brighter and more dignified future.
Smile Foundation has partnered with Society for Human & Environmental Development (SHED) for implementing this STeP project.