Young people learning computer skills during a vocational training courses at KSWA training centre
The Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA) Vocational Training Centre is called ‘Second Chance’ in the Marathi language and has already graduated 730 adolescents in the Project Umeed catchment area in its first two years, 80% of them were female.
With the support of the makers of Slumdog Millionaire, Plan is working to improve the lives of 5,000 children in the slums of Mumbai through the Umeed Project. India’s rate of growth has led to rapid urbanization with thousands moving to cities to find work and a better quality of life. However many end up living in crowded slums, earning a daily wage that is insufficient for their families’ needs.