Every woman to have an equal opportunity to lead an empowered life.

Our Objectives

To provide market oriented skills and build confidence in women from economically weaker families


Project AVANTI (Women Skill Development Program) was developed in 2010 with an aim to provide skills and build confidence of women from economically weaker families, thereby leading to their economic and social independence. Having a vision for holistic advancement of a woman, AVANTI has prepared an integrated approach for support through ‘TRAIN – TRANSFORM – TRIUMPH’:

  • TRAIN : Train women on various market-oriented courses
  • TRANSFORM : Conduct life-skills workshops on multiple aspects along the lines of social, personality and career orientation like financial literacy, health & hygiene, child care etc.
  • TRIUMPH : Hand holding women during job placement and market linkages and support them post training as well with periodic review.

Program Description

Before initiation of the project, a detailed need assessment and area mapping will be carried out in and around the target location, this data will form the baseline for the long-term project planning. The Women Skill Development Center will conduct 3-month training program for women from financially constrained families. The selected women beneficiaries can choose to be trained in vocations including but not limited to tailoring, embroidery, bag making, beautician and the like.

The training shall be carried out daily by experienced faculty as appointed by Nirmaan. The selected women beneficiaries will undergo training daily from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm. After the completion of the training program, the beneficiaries will be assessed by a third-party examination and would be provided with certificates after successful completion of training.

Apart from the regular training program, the women would be trained on various income generation programs and value addition skills, by organizing different workshops and learning sessions.

Key Activities

  • Mobilization : Various awareness generation activities will being conducted in the community before the start of each course
  • Interviews : Rigorous selection process is carried out to identify the correct beneficiaries of the project. Selection criteria such as willingness to travel and work, below-poverty line factors are being considered during the interview process
  • Training : Training will be being imparted in multiple market oriented courses, i.e., tailoring, beautician and basic computer skills. Duration (3 months) and timings will be as per women’s feasibility. Certification will be provided on successful examination
  • Workshops : Various workshops will be conducted twice a month to create awareness about various topics like life skills, health and hygiene, relevant exposure visits etc.
  • Placement Support : Placements are being arranged regularly and efforts are being made to build a network of relevant and potential employers for placing women. Women are being supported through various workshops to prepare themselves for interviews like mock interviews, workplace readiness etc. Follow-up with women after 6 months and 1 year

Our Impact

Impacted 3500+ women through 6 Women Skill Development Centers across Hyderabad and Pune

Success Stories

She was in distress facing family problems. When she heard about VTC center, she immediately joined it where she received good training and support on tailoring. She gained confidence to work and support her family. Now she has started her own business, opened a small shop at her home with the support of her husband. She is receiving lots of work orders. She is happy and grateful to this VTC project. She is earning 15,000/- pm now. When she told her story during certification event ADP leaders got surprised and happy because of that students got inspired.
- Santoshi (Tailoring Course Graduate), VTC Pune

I am very thankful to Nirmaan Organization and HSBC for giving us this wonderful project. I learned a lot during my 3-month course at the center. The training center enabled me to learn after 10 years of marriage. Workshops were engaging and HSBC volunteers supported us all through training period. The exposure visit to HSBC corporate office opened our eyes to the professional working environment and motivated all trainees to aspire for better career opportunities.
- Vodlogu Mamtha (Basic Computer Course Graduate), VTC Fathenagar

I come from a family which migrated from UP to Borabanda, Hyderabad for livelihood. My father was working as a carpenter. I always used to think to support my father as my father only doing work in family for income. From my childhood I have passion to become famous beautician. I have got an information about Nirmaan Vocational training Centre in Borabanda while Nirmaan team is doing mobilization in Rajiva Gandhi nagar. Then I have joined in 3months course. At present I am working in Nithya’s Beauty Creations, Madhapur, Hyderabad with Salary of Rs.8500/-. Now I am giving my vital support to my family because Nirmaan - ADP training centre. Thank you so much for this life changing opportunity.
- Sonika (Beautician Course Graduate), VTC Borabanda

Team Involved

  • Uma Kesani
  • Sathya Murthy
  • Moulana
  • Imran Ali
  • Shiva Kumar
  • Rajashree
  • Vanaja
  • Rajinish

Major Sponsors

HSBC ADP Arcesium
Synchrony Cyient

Major Achievements

  • Training Completed Successfully for the 54 Women and 44 placements at VTC Borabanda center

Recent Activities

  • Organized workshop by ADP volunteers on Marketing and Sales at VTC Borabanda
  • Industrial visit to Charminar for maggam course trainees
  • Corporate visit to HSBC Corporate office for basic computer course trainees as part of exposure visits
  • Stress Management workshop by Makro Foundation