Women in rural India have restricted opportunities when it comes to work. Due to the restricted scope for women in villages, they migrate to cities and states to find work but due to the lack of education, they are involved in scanty jobs that do not satisfy their needs to feed their family. At our organisation, self-reliance is the belief that permeates everything we do. Our aim is to impart education and training women so that they can live a self-reliant life of dignity and respect. With this in mind, we have set up several vocational training programmes that include computer and parlor/make-up classes for girls and women. We include several awareness sessions where women are sensitized on various issues. The volunteers of VYOM came up with the idea of kitchen garden to overcome the issue of lack of nutrition in villages. Women are encouraged to start and maintain their own vegetable and herb gardens in and around their homes.
Well educated women can help to create an educated society and thus pay her contribution in a progressive nation. Not all women are economically stable to finance their education to thrive in this world. VYOM manages and runs a computer training centre in Umerva and Pavlepur villages to help adolescent girls and boys realise their dream of learning computers and secure a bright career. Women who are unemployed are trained into learning the necessary computer skills in order to acquire a decent job to support themselves and their families. They are introduced to basic software our aim is to teach them Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. VYOM also runs a parlour/make-up class in both these villages where women are trained professionally in waxing, eyebrow shaping, mehendi, bridal make-up and general make-up techniques. This training will enable these women to do basic make-up for other women and that can prove to be a dependable and sustained career for them.