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Vocational Training Project

Let’s Bring Change through Vocational Training

The Vocational Training Project provides vocational training opportunities to vulnerable people, including women and youth. Run by GMP partner Hosanna Ministries, they provide training to people in villages in the Yavatmal district and Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The vocational training gives participants skills and confidence to get a job, start up their own business or undertake further education. 

A greater ability to earn income means that participants can support their families financially and socially and take a step toward freedom from poverty.

Classes teaching skills such as tailoring, computer skills, wedding make-up or driving provide vulnerable people new opportunities to find well paid jobs. Participants receive a certificate on completion of their course. Hosanna Ministries also help students to prepare for interviews and supports them in their search for work or starting their own businesses. 

With your support, people can break the cycles of poverty by receiving training and support they need to find well-paying jobs. With the capacity to earn an income they can support themselves and their families, and pursue further education.  

Hosanna Ministries’ Vocational Training Project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)


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Kiron and Nalini Gaikwad

Kiron and Nalini Gaikwad

We have founded, built and directed the work at Gnyan Sampada Residential School (formerly Ankoor) and lovingly parented its many residents. Nalini was orphaned herself, and was adopted by missionaries. This is a strong part of her motivation for the work.

Danny and Smita Gaikwad

Danny and Smita Gaikwad

We have relocated to the Thane area of Western Maharashtra where there are high levels of poverty, unemployment and out-of-school youth. We have established a range of vocational training opportunities for both boys and girls, particularly those from minority and slum backgrounds. 

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