Skill Building & Livelihood
TPL’s Livelihood programme targeted households where income levels dropped between 60-70% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus was on restoring incomes to pre-COVID-19 levels. This was done through providing access to government schemes, programmes and entitlements, linkages for livelihood opportunities and strengthening community institutions.
The program identified household members who were eligible for different schemes and worked with them to ensure that they had the required documents, supported them to apply for the schemes and ensured that they received the benefits. Alternate livelihood trainings on animal husbandry, poultry, kitchen garden, etc. were provided to the beneficiaries to ensure sustainable income for the households.
The program also focused onchildren who were at risk of dropping out from school as a result of the family’s economic condition and change in priorities. It identified students who had dropped out of schools or wereirregular to understand the reason for their vulnerability and worked with them, their parents and the larger eco system to help them get back to school, prevent dropout and ensure completion of education. Life skills sessions were conducted with the students to help build resilience and learning interest among the adolescents to overcome the barriers and stay on the path of education.