Working in the slums has made Project Krushi realize the importance of education, vocational training, medical help and counseling, to the residents. With these in view, the concept of “Community Centers” has been developed and implemented in slums.
B. K. Guda
The concept of “Community Centers” was first introduced in the B. K. Guda slum in March 2002. This is one of the largest slums in the Twin Cities, located in an inaccessible area, sandwiched between the Hyderabad Airport and the Railway Line. With financial support from Friends Indeed, the center provides vocational training – presently in the field of embroidery, crochet/tatting and tailoring for girls to supplement their family income.
The second community center was taken up in the Pardhi Basthi slum, in Fatehnagar, and has become operational from January 2003. It is located in one of the rooms of the renovated school building. The enthusiasm with which the community has joined in the efforts of Project Krushi is heartening and vocational courses on similar lines as in B. K. Guda slum are being introduced in this Centre.
Borabanda – H.F. Nagar
This centre was started in 2004 October. 40 women have been trained and another 30 are going to finish their training by the end of January. A community center UPADHI was constructed within the Krushi Home Premises and Welding and stitching equipment have been installed. The center is expected to start functioning soon. The 25 station computer center has started functioning.