The SVP Delhi chapter was launched in 2016. It has over 10 engaged partners and has made one key investment in the Livelihood space. SVP Delhi is chaired by Rajeev Bakshi, Managing Director of Metro Cash and Carry India and co-chaired by S Madhavan, former Partner at PwC.
Our investees are:
– LITERACY INDIA
The SVP Delhi Chapter has funded a livelihood project for Literacy India at Bhatti mines, 11 kms ahead of Chattarpur village in South Delhi. It’s a cut-off habitat with a population of about 50,000 people, living in abject poverty and mostly devoid of basic infrastructure that the state of Delhi provides. Most of the people here are migrants from Pakistan, and have no ID proofs, birth certificates etc. which makes access to education and jobs very hard. Young girls and women live in the shadows, while trying to make ends meet as the socio-cultural patriarchal environment makes it hard for women to go out of the community to make a living. Hence, there are 50,000 men, women and children who have little or no skills, education, identity and livelihood options compounded by the problems of patriarchy and conservatism.
Engagement: Literacy India has set up a centre in Bhatti Mines to train women in stitching, embroidery, appliqué and beauty services as a step towards gaining livelihood opportunities. The center is currently training 75 women, and we expect to train 150 women over the coming year and build market linkages so that these women can get sustainable employment or build a steady livelihood while staying at home.
– UDAYAN CARE
Udayan Care is a public charitable trust started in 1994 to empower vulnerable children, women and youth. One of their initiatives – Udayan Care IT Centre – offers IT and vocational training skills through four courses: Diploma in Information Technology (DIT), Community Technology Skill Program (CTSP), Tally and Adobe Graphic Design. It has trained 11,000 people till date across 9 centres.
Engagement: SVP Delhi has collaborated with Udayan Care to set up an IT skill training centre. The project will aim to train 120 underprivileged youths across the year and at the end of the training ensure placement with BPOs, Ad agencies, shared services companies. The centre has a placement coordinator who will, with SVP support, ensure placement of most students and also provide feedback to ensure high quality training.
LEARN MORE: Udayan Care collaboration with SVP Delhi
Our partners in SVP Delhi are:
Sujit and Venkat NP