UK-India Music Project to Support New Employment Skills for Women in Mumbai

UK-India Music Project to Support New Employment Skills for Women in Mumbai, global education magazine 

Superact, the UK based music and arts non profit organisation, will run a pilot programme in India to deliver training unemployed women with low esteem who want to enter the labour market.

Funded by UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), Superact will engage the female participants using its accredited BTEC Qualification “Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness” (SEPE) which was developed in conjunction with the University of Exeter and Edexcel. The programme will be delivered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and use art and music as a means of supporting participants’ personal development.

The scheme builds on a number of very successful SEPE development programmes that have been delivered by Superact in the UK. In India, a number of Indian organisations have been recruited to help deliver the project including the Don Bosco Tech Society training provider, the Musicians Federation of India and the events and media production company Coconut Works.

Partners based in India will recruit project participants through their connections with women’s groups in their community.

Commenting, Ali Smith, Chief Executive of Superact said:

“At Superact we know that creativity improves lives and are confident that our courses will have very positive impacts on women who wish to enter the labour market in India”

 

“Acting as a springboard to future employment, the SEPE qualification will develop participants’ self esteem and foster foundation skills such as team working, organisation, management and planning.”

 

Supported in the UK by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), the project is designed to aid international capacity building with a focus on education and skills development.

 

Notes to Editors

1 – There will be a number of exchange visits both to UK and India. There will be one Kick off meeting in the UK by the lead managers and teachers from our Indian Partner at the outset of the development discussions for the programme. The purpose of this visit will be to view the Superact training in practice, to talk to clients and participants and to discuss and consider any implications for the implementation of the training in India.

2 – Subsequent travel will be from the UK team to India to help with staff training, quality assurance of the progress of the programme and consideration to any new developments in the programme. There will be a final sharing event which will take place in Dada, Mumbai for an audience of VIP invited guests.

3 – The impact of the programme will be evaluated by a student in their final year at a prestigious Indian University specialising in employment research. The piece of research will be guided by Ben Neild, Assistant Director, Marchmont Observatory, University of Exeter.

 

About Superact:

Superact is a UK based non-profit CIC using music and the arts to develop and deliver a range of social impact projects. Working in the key impact areas of community development, employability and health and wellbeing,

Working in partnerships across the UK and abroad, Superact’s participatory creative projects are designed to improve lives and strengthen communities.

www.superact.org.uk

 

About UKIERI:

UKIERI is being implemented with the aim to bring forth a unique initiative that strengthens the bilateral relationship between India and the UK and set an example of best practice in international cooperation. The initiative works towards developing programmes that meets the priorities and needs of both India and the UK and bring about a systemic change in the educational sector of both India and the UK.

Phase Two of UKIERI was announced by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in July 2010. This phase is being jointly funded by the Indian and UK Government. The main activities under the phase two of UKIERI have been identified based on the experience of UKIERI in phase one, deliberations during various policy dialogue events, outcomes from consultations, roundtable discussions and scoping for the next phase of activity.

UKIERI is a multi-stakeholder partnership programme supported from the UK by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Council, Department for Employment and Learning, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department for Science and Technology, Ministry of Labour and Employment, University Grants Commission and All India Council for Technical Education from India respectively.

About Coconut Works:

 

Coconut Works (Coconut MediaWorks Pvt. Ltd.) is TV and Televised Events Production Company, which specialize in Branded and Entertainment Content. It is also a Broadcast and Live Events Production Company of HD Cameras, Broadcast and Live Performance Audio, Automated Lights and Trussing.

Coconut Works for clients like M TV, Vh1, Zee TV and Viacom18. It is founded and headed by Satish Burange who has over 15 years experience in creating and managing events across a broad spectrum of verticals. He has been a professional DJ, released two music albums, and produced and anchored a show on News Channel Sahar Samay Mumbai. He has worked with companies like Reliance MediaWorks, Carnival Media, Enterprise Nexus, Hinduja Group.

 

Contact:
Nick Roberts
Project & Communications Manager
Superact CIC
Old Market Studios
68 Old Market Street
Bristol
BS2 0EJ

t: + 44 (0) 117 214 0366
m: + 44 (0) 7966224375

Tweet us @superact_uk

New Employment Skills for India – NESI

Funded by UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Superact will run a pilot programme engaging women with low esteem who want to enter the labour market. We will trial the BTEC Qualification Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness (SEPE) that we developed with the University of Exeter and has been accredited by Edexcel. Our partners are the Don Bosco Tech Society training provider, supported by Professional Musicians, The Musicians Federation of India and the event company Coconut works. The programme will be delivered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Our Indian partners will recruit women through their connections with women’s groups in their community. The SEPE qualification will develop their self esteem and provide them with basic employability skills – team working, organising themselves and others, planning etc. They will be encouraged to progress with the personal development to take up other modular and more functional courses that will further help their employability. The programme will be delivered by a mixture of musicians recruited from our contacts in India and teachers/Assessors from Don Bosco Tech Society.

The project is designed to aid intuitional capacity building, the 20th High Growth Sector with a focus on Education and skill development. Supported in the UK by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)

There will be a number of exchange visits both to UK and India. There will be one Kick off meeting in the UK by the lead managers and teachers from our Indian Partner at the outset of the development discussions for the programme. The purpose of this visit will be to view the Superact training in practice, to talk to clients and participants and to discuss and consider any implications for the implementation of the training in India.

Subsequent travel will be from the UK team to India to help with staff training, quality assurance of the progress of the programme and consideration to any new developments in the programme. There will be a final sharing event which will take place in Dada, Mumbai for an audience of VIP invited guests.

The impact of the programme will be evaluated by a student in their final year at a prestigious Indian University specialising in employment research. The piece of research will be guided by Ben Neild, Assistant Director, Marchmont Observatory, University of Exeter.

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