JSS Janashikshana Samsthe, Mysore
Education is a fundamental constitutional right of the citizens of India. Several Government and non-governmental institutions are striving hard to provide education to all the children in the age group of 06-14 years. In spite of their best and untiring efforts, lakhs of children are still illiterate. To educate them, several non-formal educational programmes are being implemented. These programmes are supported by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. The organizations which implement these programmes were known as Shramika Vidyapeethas. They are now renamed as Janashikshana Samsthanas.
On the 1st of April, 1986, JSS Shramika Vidyapeeta was started. This is an independent registered body and is functioning with the support of the JSSMVP. Presently, the Institute is providing education, skill training, handicrafts and advance training in various trades as well as marketing skills for those who need it and special training for women entrepreneurs.
With the support of the Human Resource Development Ministry of the Government of India, The Jana Shikshana Samsthan is constantly working to identify young men and women who are unemployed and is giving them training and skills in 11 different trades to enable them become self-employed. Trained youth, making use of their knowledge/skills acquired in the Institution, have started their own businesses/enterprises.
The institute is also doing commendable work in supporting such entrepreneurs. Such initiatives have brought about a change in their social status too.During the current year 1877 people were trained in various vocations. The Institute was headed by a Director with two Programme Officers, one Assistant Programme Officer and 9 support staff.
JSS Janashikshana Samsthan, Bangalore
This is one of the oldest institutions of its kind established in Karnataka. It was started in 1979 under the Department of Public Instructions, Government of Karnataka. The Government of India provides grants for running the programmes. To bring about uniformity in all Janashikshana Samsthan programmes, the Government of India, in the year 2000, decided to transfer the Karnataka Institutions to the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysore. This programme was officially taken over by JSSMVP in December 2001. The objective of Janashikshana Samsthan is to provide vocational training to those who have dropped out of formal education system to redress the unemployment problem through providing opportunities and support for their self employment ventures. It also intends to educate them on the current economical and social trends/scenario as well as the political situation. The trainees are also sensitized on nationalism, women’s equality and environment. In the current year, the institute trained 3113 persons in 17 different trades. The institute was manned by one Director supported by three Programme Officers and 8 other staff members.