Vocational Training

ConneXions Vocational Training & Production Centre

ConneXions Vocational Training & Production Centre was founded by Markus and Katherina Freudiger from Switzerland. The project is located in the heart of one of Kolkata’s slums and has become a focal point of the community, providing skills training to young women. The training includes tailoring courses held in collaboration with Jadavpur University, paper crafts, spoken English, business skills and life values. The women are paid a fair wage for their craft work and are therefore able to become economically stable. Their self esteem and dignity are built up and they are empowered to enhance the quality of their lives.

Erica Project

Erica Project is a vocational training training and knitware production unit for vulnerable women, facing difficult circumstances. The project teaches the women machine knitting and sewing, using machines gifted to Emmanuel Ministries by Mrs. Erica Chilver. The project empowers them to have a positive impact in their own families.