Sustainable Livelihood:

A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future.

Right Track started work through Community Polytechnic since 2006 under Skill India Program. Later it turns in to sustainable livelihood with the following strategic action;  

Strategies for Livelihood: 

  • Capacitate youths for skill& entrepreneurship development
  • Facilitating youths for suitable employment opportunities
  • Social mobilization and strengthening community people on significance of Entitlement documents with regard to opting suitable livelihood options
  • Linkages & networking with line departments for creating access to various govt. schemes 

Livelihood: Achievement in last 10 years:

  • More than 2000 youth have been trained and linked with placements
  • The skill training had motivated the child labourers to withdraw themselves from hazardous form of labour
  • The family income also increased and the youth are living with dignity

From 2008 the organization has been prioritizing vocational training programme for vulnerable children to reduce vulnerability and simultaneously making skilled workforce who can lead their lives with dignity and thus increasing their family income. The financial condition of the families can be improved and broad positive changes are to be seen within the community. Since poverty is one of the causative factors behind Child trafficking, and Child labour so vocational education can be an effective tool and simultaneously addresses SDGs which state no poverty and decent work and economic growth.

Activities like auto campaign, Talking Doll Show, Street Theatre and Street Kiosk are organized as a part community mobilization to sensitize community people on the issue of employment through vocational training. This innovative approach is very much helpful for sourcing of suitable candidates. Through these programs we can motivate community very easily. The stakeholders like ward councilors, local clubs, local youths, key persons are linked for identification of youths who will be under capacity building programs.

Engage youth for skill development through Market Oriented Skill Training (MOST). Till now 216 youth are engaged in top most Nursing Home / Hotels/ Cafe and shopping malls.

Agro-forestry;Agro-forestry is defined as land use systems which integrate trees and shrubs on farmlands and rural landscapes to enhance productivity, profitability, diversity and ecosystem sustainability.

Right Track has started work to Increase “green” income and diversify of the marginal farmers by protecting land and environmental degradation in Hinglegunge Block of North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India (AGIFARDI) to contribute SDGs 1, 2, 13, 15 with support of ASG, GIZ Germany.

This is a pilot project of 6(six) months, starts from September 2022 and will end February 2023 to achieve the following;

  1. To adopt the locally appropriate implementation process that address the best interest of the targeted population,
  2. To create sense of ownership among the target population for the project.

Building Alliances:

pix-11 Apart the regular activities in slums, squatter colonies in the city and under privileged area of rural Bengal the organization with it’s belief on the strength of community people have initiated the process of alliance building in a concept of handing over the responsibility to the community in context to sustainability of all initiatives. Thus, two alliances named ‘MaheshtalaNavajagaranManch’ and ‘Kolkata NabajagaranManch’, were formed where people were capacitated on their rights who later started moving to government departments for accessing entitlements and benefits available in different schemes. They are also engaged in addressing social issues, e.g. motivating people to send their children to school, ensuring deliverables through public distribution system etc.

Networking and advocacy:

pix-11 The organization has national level networking namely ‘Right to education forum’, ‘State Education chapter’, ‘Campaign against child labour’ etc. through these networking the organization has raised its voice and marked its presence in different forums. In addressing issues like trafficking, domestic violence, gender discrimination it is always in touch with state legal aids for enhancing legal awareness as well as intervention in the project area.