In today’s world, computer literacy is becoming as important as basic,formal education. Most employers require their employees to have basic computer skills. Once Calcutta Social Project recognized this need to provide computer and advanced english centres. The course started by the year 2002.
This initiative took on a very structured and expanded form after Charities Aid Foundation with funding from Accenture backed the CSP Computer Education and Spoken English programme from 2011 onwards.
The SKM Group started an initiative called “DISHA” where they identify less fortunate women and provide them with an opportunity to learn nursing at the Charnock Hospital and in turn work as “Health Aids Assistants”. This makes them capable of being employable and earn their livelihood. Once the students complete the one year full time course, they get an opportunity to be hired by the hospital or any other hospital as per their choice as a HCA/GDA/Patient Caregiver in various organizations such as small hospitals, nursing homes, home care etc. The Charnock Hospital is used as a base for the course, and the training is conducted by the faculty and doctors and is completely free of cost.
Initiated in 1978, the Girls’ Craft Centre, which was renamed as Kalyani Karlekar Shilpa Shikshalya, is organised for older girls and women for training and earning by needle work, tailoring and knitting. Products range from dresses, embroidered saris, lace, and zari (gold) thread work to jute bags, carpets and various articles of household use. All uniforms and other clothes of the learners and inmates of the Home are made by them. Girls with education up to standard VIII of high school are trained and sent up for the Lady Brabourne Diploma Examinations of the Government of West Bengal.