Livelihood Advancement Skills Training (LAST)

The Livelihood Advancement Skills Training (LAST) program is a targeted initiative tailored for girls aged 15 and older hailing from diverse village and slum backgrounds. Recognizing the importance of equipping these young women with practical skills to enhance their economic prospects, the program offers a range of vocational training opportunities.
One of the core components of the LAST program is providing training in various skill sets such as Jute bag making, Home Foods making, Tailoring, and Chapati making. These skills not only empower the participants to generate income but also offer avenues for entrepreneurship and self-sustainability within their communities. By focusing on these specific skills, the program addresses both the local demand for such products and the aptitudes of the trainees.
Moreover, the LAST program goes beyond vocational training by recognizing the educational needs of its participants. Many of the girls enrolled in the program may have limited or no access to formal education due to factors like illiteracy or dropping out of school. To address this gap, Navajeevan, the implementing organization, takes proactive steps to support these trainees in acquiring basic literacy skills.
Navajeevan facilitates the participants’ enrollment in the Open School Scheme, which enables them to pursue education up to the tenth grade. By encouraging and motivating the trainees to complete their education, the program not only fosters personal development but also opens up additional opportunities for future employment and advancement.
Overall, the Livelihood Advancement Skills Training program represents a holistic approach to empowering young girls from marginalized communities. By combining vocational training with educational support, it seeks to break the cycle of poverty and provide pathways to a brighter and more prosperous future for its participants.