Teenage girls of self-help groups in Saidanpur village of Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh, were engaged in a Food Processing Training Programme, which was organsied in collaboration with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and FICCI Flo Lucknow-Kanpur Chapter. At this training, teenage girls were trained in making mango pickles and jams with the aim to provide them with vocational skills in preservation and pickling, so that they can go on to start their own small-scale enterprises. Through these trainings, FICCI FLO wishes to empower women by enabling them to contribute to their household incomes.
Meanwhile, in Madhya Pradesh, CIRC Sohagpur is installing sewing machines in the centre after several demands for the same were made by young women in the village. Adolescent girls and young women have shown keen interest in vocational training for sewing and stitching. Some of them already have plans to use the Internet to find the latest designs to replicate on their sewing machines.