June 13th, 2017
The road from Indore to Bhopal is barren, a plain that stretches onwards, not made for people to live but just, seemingly, for the road and for travellers.
The LAHI team arrived at Indore at 6 am and set off at 8 am for Bhopal, where the Skills on Wheels bus put on its first show for the Subhash Excellence School, one of Bhopal’s largest schools. Ms. Shipa Gupta, Additional State Project Director, and Ms. Kamna Acharya, Deputy Director of Directorate Public Instruction at Department of School Education, made remarks and the LAHI team’s students demonstrated practicals for the students and staff.
The LAHI raahis then made their way to the PSS Institute of Vocational Education (PSSIVE) campus to the show the bus to the Joint Director, Professor Rajesh Khambayat and staff. PSSIVE has been a key organization in LAHI’s journey, as it approved the IBT curriculum and reviewed LAHI’s course material.
Why is LAHI reaching out to schools and institutions? LAHI noticed that vocational and entrepreneurial training could serve as a practical solution to the low employment rates in rural areas. So, Skill Yatra is an innovative journey to spread awareness about the vocational field and why it is a necessary component in India’s overall economic growth and also, at the micro level, for individual self-sustainability.
What’s next? After PSSIVE, the team moved onwards to Delhi, for meetings with the education department at the central government.