Income Generation Programmes and Adult EducationMany women living in slum communities are illiterate or have little education. They are often confined to traditional roles in the home, taking care of their families and their households. They have limited opportunities to express themselves, learn new skills, contribute financially to the family, or enjoy any form of independence.

To give these women new opportunities to earn and to motivate them to think differently about their futures, we offer a number of vocational courses. These courses include tailoring, embroidery, and jewellery-making, as well as beautician training and mehendi classes. The skills acquired from our programmes allow women to seek outside employment or to work from their own homes providing services to their neighbours in the community. This year, 417 women were enrolled in our courses and many women from our tailoring classes received outside employment opportunities in the garment industry.

Adult Education Programmes also operate in four of our community centres. These programmes teach basic literacy and math skills to women who did not receive a formal education. This year, 80 women attended these programmes.
Self-Help Groups
Income Generation Programmes and
Adult Education
Health, Social Awareness and Nutrition
Methodist Centre, 1st Floor
21 YMCA Road
Mumbai Central,
Mumbai 400 008, India
For Children
For Women
For Communities