For Manisha, who wished to change into a medical skilled however couldn’t proceed her research owing to monetary issues at house, a ability coaching programme launched by Delhi police has come as a well timed alternative to fulfil not solely her ardour but in addition assist her household throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The e-Yuva Skill Training Programme, which was launched on July 24 as a web based course, has seen the utmost enrollment from ladies. Of the 60 individuals enrolled, practically 40 are ladies, who’re both pursuing their research or are college dropouts. About 10 first-time offenders have additionally enrolled for the programme, Delhi police officers mentioned.
“Though I’m an arts student, I was always interested in pursuing my career in the medical field. Due to financial problems, I could not continue my studies. When I got to know about the training course, it gave me a ray of hope,” mentioned Manisha, 17.
She mentioned the coaching will assist her discover employment and fund her research. After the three-month course, she hopes to work as a common responsibility assistant to nursing employees.
Manisha lives together with her five-member household in Punjabi Basti in Central Delhi. Her father labored in a manufacturing unit however misplaced his job throughout lockdown.
“We had to depend on relatives for financial help. After the lockdown was lifted, my father did try to find employment but failed, so he took an auto-rickshaw on rent. He pays Rs. 400 to the owner daily but he hardly gets any ride these days,” she mentioned.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Sanjay Bhatia mentioned the programme goals to channelise the vitality of youth, together with ladies, in order that they’re gainfully employed.
“After completion of their course, all the candidates will be required to qualify an exam after which they will be eligible for employment in the health sector. The fee for the examination will be taken care of by the police department,” he added.
The programme initially started in March however needed to be discontinued due to the lockdown. It was re-launched as a web based course final week by Delhi police in coordination with Star Education Training Institute Private Limited. Officials mentioned they’ve tied up with companies within the healthcare sector for placement of the candidates.
Several candidates PTI spoke to mentioned they discover the courses very extraordinarily helpful. although a few of them rued which have entry to just one smartphone at their house.
Sameer Bhati, from Star Education Training Institute, mentioned 50 candidates are attending the courses and they’re attempting to rearrange studying gear for 10 others.
The courses are held in two batches from Monday to Friday.
Aarti Rajput, who could not pursue training after class 10 owing to monetary points, mentioned she joined the course to change into financially impartial and assist her household.
“After class 10, I thought I will take up Science but had to discontinue my studies. When I heard about the programme, I felt I still stand a chance to purse my education and make a career. If I pass this course successfully, I will be able to help my father financially and will be able to help my two younger brothers with their studies,” she mentioned.
Appearing a bit disillusioned, Rajput, who lives together with her household in Patel Nagar, mentioned she would have gotten a job by now had the pandemic not pushed the course timeline.
Asked whether or not she was fearful of working within the healthcare sector amid the pandemic, she mentioned, “Every job has its risks. I shouldn’t be scared of the responsibilities attached with my duty. It becomes my duty to take care of patients and give them the best assistance. I’m not afraid, in fact, I’m more eager to take up my responsibility.”
Balbir Singh, one of many trainers on the programme, mentioned the course imparts candidates with sensible and classroom teachings — from explaining to them the functioning of the healthcare sector, to the tasks of caring for a affected person.
After each class, there’s a question-and-answer spherical to clear the doubts, he mentioned.
Preeti Kumari, a category 12 scholar, mentioned she would not thoughts juggling between her on-line college courses and the e-Yuva programme as she sees this as a possibility to complement her data.
“I found it exciting. I attend my school classes in the morning. In the afternoon, I attend the two-hour training session. At night, I brush upon my syllabus,” she mentioned.
For Chanchal Tiwari, a category 12 passout, this is a chance to be not missed.
“During lockdown, my father’s income was hit severely. We had to borrow money. It needs to be returned, so I need to earn and make a living,” the 19-year-old mentioned.
She lives together with her household in Anand Parbat in Central Delhi at a rented home for which they pay Rs. 2,500 monthly.
“My father earns Rs. 8,000-10,000. With a decent employment, I will at least be able to help my father with some of the expenses,” she added.
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