visit to Apne Aap SteP centre
A visit from Sooch Foundation representing Asset Foundation was faclilitated by Smile on 15th September 2011. The newly established STeP centre with the partner organisation Apne Aap focusses on special community to target beneficiaries from the vulnerable group and children of Commercial Sex Wrokers in the particular Community.
Currently, 26 girls from vulnerable group are being trained at the STeP centre from last two months and the process to establish several such sub-centres in the nearby community is under process. During the visit a brief introductory session was done with the students followed by the future plans of the girls. Lot of girls specifically mentioned that the program has made them understand that learning computers is not difficult now a days. " The fact that this center is located very close to our home, we really feel that this 6 month program would bring about positive changes in our lives," added Poonam Kumari who has passed Class XII and wants to become a Computer Trainer.
The visitors from Texas, US were overwhelmed to the response from all the girls who have completed Basic Word & Paint Skills on Computer. " They are really working hard to prove themsleves in the outer world," Said Ms. Caroline , one of the visitor from Sooch Foundation. The visit concluded after a discussion with the instructors and coordinators at the center to give the visitors a glimpse about the operational aspect of the program.