Excellent education and pioneering careers cannot be only for the rich.
Young people coming from marginalised groups like the urban and rural poor, Dalits, Adivasis and women, are often at risk of dropping out of the education system. Girls often feel the societal pressure to get married and find their education curtailed and their lives restricted.
We carve out fulfilling and engaging careers for marginalised youth while providing them with support and encouragement to reach for their dreams.
"After marriage, my life was just cooking and looking after my three children and relatives"
Meghana’s prospects seemed bleak. When her father died, she became very disturbed and depressed. In 2014, through SAKHI, an NGO that works closely with Samvada, she learned of a new kind of course about women’s lives. She grabbed the opportunity and enrolled in the Facilitating Women’s Wellness and Justice certificate course. Through the course, Meghana learnt to deal with her own problems and also started speaking to other women in distress.
She has now set up Chaitanya Trust in Hospet and works in high schools and colleges offering counselling, career guidance, sexual health awareness and safety awareness. Empowered and equipped with valuable skills, she created an independent and meaningful career path for herself. She is now very happy, helping others heal and grow. She is even thinking of starting her own pre-school, after learning more about Early Childhood Education.
Our Programme offers
Livelihood Oriented Courses through Baduku Community College
Placement of Students in Socially Critical Professions
Support and Strength through Alumni Associations
Not only does Baduku faculty provide continuous mentoring even after the completion of a course, we also support them in influencing workplace practices and discourses. The Alumni and Associations are always there to support students navigate the diverse experiences and challenges of the workplace.