Riding Towards Independence
Being constantly dependent on someone else for traveling is not an easy life. It is usually the case with women living in the rural areas of this country. This dependence may even turn into reluctance to get out of the house thereby depriving them of many opportunities in life. The Ek Pahal program by Raman Kant Munjal Foundation (RKMF) eliminates this dependence by teaching women, who are studying in Haryana’s Women Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), how to ride two-wheelers. It makes them self-supporting and instils a sense of confidence.
Apart from practical lessons, the women are also made to sit through Registration Process & Pre-licence theory sessions. At the end of the program, the women are provided with a learner’s licence.
This program was launched in partnership with the Haryana government and in adherence to the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP). It is funded by Hero MotoCorp CSR. Ek Pahal supports the government’s flagship ‘Skill Development’ initiatives.
A journey of Success
Ek Pahal centres have expanded to several ITIs in Haryana, some of which include Jhajjar, Sirsa, Gurugram, Rewari, Hisar, Sonipat, Kalka, BSPSMV, Tohana, Amabala, Mahendergarh, Narnaulm, Bhiwani, and more.
Impact / Highlights
- 8,000+ women have been taught to ride
- 25+ women trainers imparted knowledge about riding skills
- 15 ITIs in Haryana fall under this program