Saraswati Vocational Training Centre
In 2012 the TVM team decided to start a new project in Odisha. With the help of the members of Saraswati Sangh, Barpali, Odisha, they started supporting a vocational training centre for the differently abled. These special people were trained in the field of masala making, readymade snacks, making of cloth bags, shopping bags, fancy bags, printing, dona patta making, batti making, weaving, bamboo basket making, pottery etc. After training them in these fields, different avenues were created to help them earn their livelihood. As Barpali is a small village, till today the sale of these products is confined to the village itself. There is a need to expand and create a bigger market. Currently there are 125 people from the age group of 13 to 65 training at SVTC.