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A ray of hope for school dropouts!

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Dec 12: Tata Trust North East Initiative is set to address developmental issues in the north-eastern states with focus on the uplift of school dropouts under its skill building and entrepreneurship development scheme.
With a view to training 100,000 youths every year on a demand-driven basis, the Trust selected places around the country. The Trust has laid on the uplift of school dropouts in the region by setting up camps at various places to bring them together for training.
Speaking to this reporter, Head of North East Tata Trust Biswanath Singha said, “We’ve already started camps for school dropouts in several areas of the region. They are brought together and allowed to continue their studies from whichever stage or class they dropped off. Some of these schools are residential and some are non-residential.”
Singha said that along with education of students they are also being engaged in certain extracurricular activities and skill development trainings.
Executive Director of Centre for Microfinance and Livelihood Tata Trust said, “Along with the uplift of school dropouts we’re also focusing on allied agriculture livelihoods, entrepreneurship development of women and marginalized population, multi thematic initiatives in handloom, arts and crafts: food security and income generation through technology infusion and enhanced production, integrated approach to technology in education, Tata water mission are also being taken under Tata’s initiative for development in Northeast.”