Our Work

Skilled Programmes

CEDP Trust offers a diverse range of skill development programs designed to address the evolving needs of our community. Through comprehensive need assessment studies, initiated by the Trust, we have identified the specific livelihood requirements of underprivileged individuals, shedding light on skill gaps within various trade sectors. In response, CEDP has conducted skill gap analyses for individual sectors across different states and the nation as a whole.

Our findings have revealed significant skill gaps within key industries that drive the country’s industrial growth. These insights have served as crucial milestones in the development of both long-term and short-term skill development programs.

Additionally, we have developed bridged courses tailored to meet market demands, equipping students with the necessary skills in a sophisticated learning environment to meet industrial requirements effectively.

Courses Offered By CEDP NGO:

General Duty Assistant Diploma in Medical Lab (DMLT) Automobile Technician Certification
Hotel Management Certification Nursing Aide Certification Phlebotomy

Community Development Activities

At CEDP Trust, we recognize the importance of community involvement in the process of skills development. We are dedicated to fostering a sense of community that prioritizes mutual support and skill enhancement. Through collaborative efforts with community leaders and other stakeholders, we are actively bridging the gap in skill development. Our initiatives extend beyond skill training programs. We have organized various medical camps facilitated by students from our Skill Institute, as well as conducted awareness sessions on health in marginalized slums across Mumbai and Thane districts. These activities aim to address the holistic needs of our communities, promoting both physical well-being and skill enhancement. CEDP Trust's impact spans across more than 40 communities, with the active participation of over 15 volunteers. Through our efforts, we have positively impacted the lives of over 2000 individuals identified as in need during our trust's need assessment studies. By empowering communities and fostering collaboration, we strive to create lasting change and uplift those most in need.

Sr. No Activities / Events Locations Direct/Indirect Impact (Nos) Strategy and expansion
1 Medical Camp Bandra, Biwandi, Bandra, Kurla, Santaruz, CST, Dadar, Dombivali, Borivali, Kandivali, Chandivali etc. 850 Connect to more local health posts and engage them in the community development activity of Trust.
2 Health Awareness Sessions Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mankhurd, Govandi, Kurla, Kalva, Diva, Mumbra, Ghatkopar, Varap, Kalyan etc. 1400 Awarenes sessions are organised with the help of Social workers of various NGOs we are in partnership with.
3 Career Guidance Murbad, Bandra, Biwandi, Bandra, Kurla, Santaruz, CST, Dadar, Dombivali, Palghar, Casa, Vikramghad, Borivali, Kandivali, Chandivali etc. 5500 Exposure to students in community through industrial visits to various industrial partners we tied up with.
4 Soft skill Sessions Ghatkopar, Kurla, Borivali, Palghar & Bhandup. 300

Career Guidance Seminars

CEDP Trust has made significant strides in nurturing talent within communities through impactful career guidance sessions. Utilizing appropriate platforms, we have effectively advocated for skills development and engaged in one-on-one interactions with students to explore their aspirations and ambitions. Our outreach efforts have been extensive, spanning night schools, Creeda Mandals, community events, schools, colleges, and NGOs across Mumbai and Thane districts. Through collaborative partnerships with organizations like CCVC (Coordination Committee for Vulnerable Children) and NGOs such as Save the Children India (STCI), Salam Baalak Trust (SBT), The Vatsalya Foundation, and Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT), we have conducted seminars addressing the career needs of over 2000 students from urban slums and rural areas. These seminars provide platforms for students to gain valuable insights into various career pathways and opportunities.


Soft Skills Sessions

Active engagement of women in the community has been a priority for us, achieved through a range of activities. We've facilitated empowerment sessions for Self Help Groups (SHGs), focusing on entrepreneurship skills and providing insights into government schemes through regular awareness sessions. Over 300 SHGs, hailing from rural and semi-urban villages as well as gram panchayats across Maharashtra state, have partnered with the Trust. This collaboration has not only fostered economic empowerment but also facilitated the sharing of knowledge and resources among women, thereby enhancing their socio-economic status and contributing to the overall development of their communities.

Empowerment of Self Help Groups (SHG)

CEDP Trust is dedicated to empowering rural and urban youth through robust skill development programs. While our efforts have been successful in facilitating livelihood opportunities for many, we recognize the need to focus more strongly on empowering rural women. A significant portion of India's population resides in villages, with many expressing a desire to work within their communities. Recognizing this potential, we have initiated Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs) tailored to empower rural individuals to work remotely, outside traditional business setups. These programs aim to equip participants with the skills and mindset needed to navigate the uncertainties of entrepreneurship. Our objectives include developing and strengthening entrepreneurial qualities among participants, preparing them for the challenges of running a business. By leveraging EDP models, we aim to create sustainable livelihoods within rural communities, contributing to the nation's domestic product while fostering inclusive growth and development. Join us as we empower rural communities and create pathways to economic independence.

SHAKTI - Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) Model.

Introducing SHAKTI - Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) Model, a transformative initiative by CEDP Trust aimed at empowering rural women and youth to excel in their communities. While CEDP Trust has made significant progress in skill development among both rural and urban youth, there has been a historical lag in providing livelihood opportunities for rural women. Recognizing this disparity, CEDP Trust has decided to prioritize the livelihood linkage of rural women through the SHAKTI program. In India, where a substantial portion of the population resides in villages, there exists immense potential to harness the talents of rural individuals as a remote workforce. SHAKTI aims to tap into this potential by offering Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs) tailored to empower rural individuals to work from their homes or distant locations, outside of traditional business setups. Through SHAKTI, CEDP Trust seeks to create sustainable livelihoods within rural communities, thereby contributing to the nation's domestic product and fostering inclusive growth and development. Join us as we empower rural communities and pave the way for economic independence through the SHAKTI Entrepreneurship Development Program.
Sr. No SHAKTI Models Activities
1 Paper Plate Making Paper plate making either delivered to self-help groups through the Vendor or SHG have to purchase machines under their ownership. Raw materials will be provided to SHG by Vendor and finished products will be collected on time by Vendor and the cost of preparation and packing will be paid as per the agreement
2 Masala Packaging Packing of raw masala will be done by women members in the self-help groups. Raw masala will be delivered to the group and packed masala will be collected as per the schedule finalised with Vendor. The SHG will be paid as per kilo grams of masala packed.

Note: Trust will enter into Agreement with Self Help Groups (SHG) to partner to implement the above EDP models.

Formation of Industrial Cooperative Society.

To streamline and support the activities under the SHAKTI model of the Trust, we are excited to introduce the establishment of the SHAKTI Industrial Cooperative Society. This cooperative society will serve as a dedicated platform to monitor and facilitate various initiatives, including paper plate making, masala packing, and upcoming Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) models. Formally named the "SHAKTI Industrial Cooperative Society," it will play a crucial role in overseeing the implementation of our programs, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in achieving our goals. Through this cooperative endeavor, we aim to empower rural communities and promote economic sustainability by providing opportunities for local entrepreneurship and skill development.


Entrepreneurship Development Activities

While our Trust has made significant strides in skill development among both rural and urban youth, there has been a noticeable gap in connecting rural youth with sustainable livelihood opportunities. Recognizing this challenge, CEDP Trust has developed a platform focused on bridging the skills gap and enhancing the livelihood linkage of rural youth and women. We understand that the majority of rural youth aspire to work within their villages, often considered as a remote workforce. To address this, our Entrepreneurship Development Activities aim to empower rural individuals with the skills and resources needed to thrive in their local communities. Through this initiative, we are committed to fostering entrepreneurship and economic empowerment among rural youth and women. By providing training, support, and opportunities for entrepreneurship, we aim to create sustainable livelihoods and contribute to the overall development of rural areas.

Objectives Of EDP:

The Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) initiated by CEDP Trust are designed to achieve several key objectives:

  1. Develop and strengthen entrepreneurial qualities, including motivation and the need for achievement.
  2. Analyze the environmental setup related to small industry and small business.
  3. Assist in product selection and formulation of proposals.
  4. Provide understanding of the process and procedures involved in setting up a small enterprise.
  5. Identify sources of help and support available for starting a small-scale industry.
  6. Acquire necessary managerial skills required to run a small-scale industry effectively.
  7. Understand the advantages and challenges of entrepreneurship.
  8. Foster entrepreneurial discipline and mindset.
  9. Enable entrepreneurs to set and pursue objectives for their enterprise.
  10. Prepare entrepreneurs to accept and manage uncertainty in business operations.
  11. Develop decision-making abilities among entrepreneurs.
  12. Enhance communication skills to effectively interact with stakeholders.
  13. Foster a broad vision about the business and its potential.
  14. Ensure compliance with legal requirements.

Currently, CEDP Trust operates two Entrepreneurship models focused on paper plate making and masala packing & sales, in collaboration with various Resource Partners. These activities aim to create self-employment opportunities and generate livelihoods for underprivileged women and men in the community. Through these models, the Trust seeks to empower individuals and contribute to socio-economic development at the grassroots level.

Paper Plate Model

The paper plates produced by the Company are primarily used for various social functions, religious gatherings, parties, marriages, and other events. These disposable paper products offer numerous advantages over traditional utensils/crockery, making them highly preferred for serving food. Notably, they save significant labor hours by eliminating the need for cleaning and drying utensils. In collaboration with a Resource Partner, our Trust has facilitated the delivery of paper plate making machines to self-help groups in Varap and Neral communities of Thane. After receiving a week of training provided by the Resource Partner, women in these groups have learned to manufacture paper plates. On average, each woman in the self-help groups earns between Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 2,500 per month through this activity. Moreover, this program serves various community needs, including increased literacy levels among children and the enrollment of youth in placement-based skill development programs offered by our Trust. Our goal is to empower 5,000 women and men in semi-urban locations annually, enhancing their entrepreneurship skills and thereby improving their standard of living.


Masala Packing Model

The Masala Packing cum Sales model is another initiative undertaken by our Trust in partnership with a Resource Partner from the masala manufacturing industry, with a legacy dating back to 1985. Through this model, women and men from various active self-help groups collaborate to package raw masala and engage in its sale through established channels with the support of the Resource Partner. Our Trust provides adequate training and support to ensure that the masala packing is done with utmost hygiene and safety standards, making it market-worthy under the brand name of the Resource Partner. Women involved in the packing process receive compensation based on mutually agreed rates, while the groups engage in the sale of the packed materials at market prices finalized by CEDP Trust in consultation with the Resource Partner. Through this sales activity, the groups earn additional income, which is typically five times more than what they earn through the packing process alone. Over the next five years, our Trust aims to empower 300 self-help groups, encompassing 25,000 women, with an average income of Rs. 5,000 per month per woman. This intervention will create self-employment opportunities in tribal and rural areas, contributing to sustainable income generation and ultimately enhancing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.