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 in 2006 under Skill India Program. Later it turns into a sustainable livelihood program with the following strategic actions;  

Strategies for Livelihood: 

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

 

Livelihood: Achievement in last 10 years:

  • More than 2000 youths have been trained and linked with placement opportunities.
  • The skill training motivated the child labours to withdraw themselves from hazardous forms of labour

Since 2008 the organization has been prioritizing vocational training programs for vulnerable children to reduce vulnerability and simultaneously make a skilled workforce who can lead their lives with dignity and thus increase 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 it addresses SDGs which state ‘no poverty’ and ‘decent work and economic growth’.

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

Engage youth in skill development through Market Oriented Skill Training (MOST). Till now 216 youth are engaged in the top Nursing Homes / 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 diversity of the marginal farmers by protecting land and environmental degradation in Hinglegunge Block of North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India (AGIFARDI) with support of ASG, GIZ Germany. Introducing the concept of Agroforestry and Sustainable Land Management among the farmers who, alongwith their existing farming practices started mixed farming (planting fruit trees  and vegetables simultaneously) without affecting existing farmingyields.