Opening new paths in Salta
Organization of wokshops for the training of persons who are seeking insertion in the field of work, or the development of a work project.
The Southwest area of the city of Salta is composed of numerous neighborhoods (Barrios) such as, among others, Solidaridad, Fraternidad, Libertad, La Paz, Gauchito Gil, Conviviencia, with an estimated population of 50,000 inhabitants. All of these barrios, some of which began as settlements are of recent formation; little by little the housing conditions are improving. Poverty, unsatisfied basic needs and unemployment prevail in the area. The majority of the families are one parent units of low incomes, receiving social plans; some of the parents have work mainly in services, temporary employment or odd jobs.
Since the year 2002 the Association Sembrando Esperanza (“Sowing Hope”) has worked in Barrio Solidaridad and generates this project to better the possibility of obtaining work for the inhabitants of the area, facilitating the most vulnerable of the population who are unemployed or sub employed by increasing their opportunities to accede to the labour market.
The physical space for the realization of this project is the Taller de María, (Maria’s Workshop) which is the property of the Parish of María Reina de la Paz in Barrio Fraternidad, city of Salta.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
To design and implement a process of formation and training to enable the development of skills, abilities and requirements for a trade.
• Developing the aptitudes and skills needed to obtain work.
• Implementing a plan to monitor and accompany the trainees in their process of integration in the field of work.
Two lines of vocational training are envisaged:
a. WORKSHOP ON THE USE OF MACHINES IN SERIES FOR THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY :
The aim is to develop participants´ abilities and skills for making garments in series, using industrial machines.
- GASTRONOMY AND FAMILY GARDEN WORKSHOPS.
These workshops envisage imparting theoretical and practical knowledge for the cultivation of vegetables in the family garden and the preparation of healthy meals and bakery products both for household consumption and for marketing.
The number of participants will depend on the availability of the equipment and the number of prospective participants and will not exceed 20.
The total duration of both courses: 120 days (4 months) with 2 weekly classes each of 3 hours duration.
The probable starting date: The first week of June 2016.
The funds that The Association is soliciting are to cover the purchase of: fabrics, threads and other sewing items, small kitchen utensils and ingredients for preparing food.
The Association “Sowing Hope” will provide the Industrial Sewing Machines for the textile workshop. “Maria´s Workshop” will provide the oven, mixer, Kneading machine and blender required for the Gastronomy workshop.
After the training, fortnightly meetings will be held with participants to discuss or share with them the most favorable labor alternatives, and to advise them on strategies of action for the realization of small projects, to strengthen their personal decisions and to encourage self-confidence and proactive attitudes.
The presentation of a concrete plan of action for people living in the marginal areas in the southeast of the city of Salta, orientated for their inclusion in the labour market. It proposes the implementation of textile workshops and culinary training. It is destined for people who need basic formation or improvement in their acquired training in order to occupy a post effectively or to develop an independent work project, and so promote an improvement in their quality of life, their self-worth and social inclusion.
If we don’t reach the 100% of the funding goal, we will use it to do the following:
With the 10%
Kitchen utensils will be purchased.
With the 25%
Kitchen utensils and sewing items will be purchased.
With the 50%
Kitchen utensils, fabrics and sewing items will be purchased.
With the 75%
Kitchen utensils, ingredients for preparing foods, fabrics and sewing items will be purchased.