Livelihood Programme

Sundarban Bonomalipur Community Development and Research Centre (SBCDRC) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) was established in 2004 at Banamalipur village of Mandirbazar Block  of South 24 Parganas and  registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act in 2004 and under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act in 2010.   The Organization has made a commendable existence through its work in Community and Social Development primarily in the following areas:
 Child Education,   Livelihood,   Environment,    Women Empowerment, Development for the Youth, Health & Hygiene, Human Rights &   Rural Library.
Presently SBCDRC has undertaken an Youth Development Programme in collaboration with “Smile Foundation” (A National Level Development Organization working for underprivileged children and youth) with the funding help from ERICSSON.
The Center which is run by SBCDRC is located at 59, TRIKONE PARK, BALIA (NORTH), GARIA, KOLKATA-700084 keeping in view the Development and upliftment of under privileged and BPL Category youths.
THE NAME OF THE PROGRAMME IS SMILE TWIN E-LEARNING PROGRAMME (STeP)- LEARN TO EARN WITH THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES TO EMPOWER MARGINALIZED YOUTH BY ENHANCING THEIR JOB PROSPECTS IN THE BOOMING SERVICE AND RETAIL SECTORS BY PROVIDING SKILLS BASED EDUCATION  THEREBY MAKE THEM EMPLOYABLE IN TANDEM WITH MARKET REQUIREMENT.
The programme includes training & Development in the area of basic computer knowledge – Microsoft Unlimited Potential; Basics Management skills; Retail Sales Management; Basic Communication Skills; Personality Development, and career counseling, Exposure visit etc.
THE PROGRAMME IS MEANT FOR THE YOUTH BETWEEN THE AGE GROUP OF 18-25 YEARS WHO ARE EITHER 10TH OR 12TH CLASS PASS HAILING FROM BPL/ UNDERPRIVILEGED FAMILY.
THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD BATCH HAVE BEEN TRAINED. THE MAIN CHALANGE OF THE PROGRAMME IS THAT, IT IS A JOB GUARANTEED PROGRAMME AND 85% OF THE TRAINED YOUTH HAVE TO BE PLACED IN THE JOB AFTER COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING.