Children between the age of 12-18 years are considered to be in the period of adolescence, which is the most vulnerable age. The children residing in CCIs are on a higher risk of being left out of the system of formal education and employment, thus, keeping them away from prospective opportunities.
In order to prepare children for economic independence when they attain the age of 18 years, there is a need to give them employable skills/skill training or vocational training which will lead to their empowerment and independence and their reintegration into the mainstream of the society.
“As per the Section 37 (Subclause 1) of Juvenile Justice Act 2015, every Child Care Institution shall provide gainful vocational trainingto children according to their age, aptitude, interest and ability,both inside to outside Child Care Institution. “In order to provide skill training to children residing in the Child Care Institutions of Haryana, the society has initiated Project ‘Samarth’. With this, children above the age of 14 years residing in the Child Care Institutions of Haryana will be provided skill based vocational training within their premises. In this context, the society has also selected an agency that will training about 1300 children during the first phase of the project . A budget of Rs 40,393,111 / – in total has been approved for the said project.