Project Breakthrough: SKHM Youth Programme

Project Breakthrough: 18 – 25 years

In most cases children who grow up to be youths of the red light area are who may have been victims of abuse in their childhood, repeat the same cycle, thereby propagating a cycle of violence. SKHM's goal is to break the cycle of violence by prioritizing education and psychological intervention among the youth and also giving them vocational skills that helps them choose better, safer and more fulfilling lives for themselves. In late 2014, Project Breakthrough was formed formally.

Psychosocial interventions: Counselling is mandatory part of all Safe Centre interventions. In the case of youths it encompasses group to one-on-one counselling, along with art-based therapy and a special de-addiction program.

Occupational skill building:
Cooking & Canteen Management Course (C&CMC)
Costume Jewellery Training Course (CJMC)
Driving Classes
Computer Classes
Spoken English Classes (using TLM)
Liaison with government-run programmes / institutes (Project Hunnar, Beauty & Wellness course, etc.) or (similar) NGO-run training programmes

Youth are encouraged to get documents in order (such as)
• Voter cards
• Ration cards
• PAN card

Breakthrough members are taught financial literacy to instil a culture of saving
Breakthrough members are encouraged to open & maintain accounts with the help of SKHM staff

Through mental health sessions youth are encouraged to address personal & relationship issues

Daily room & street visits

Breakthrough youth can enrol into literacy classes Breakthrough youths can opt for NIOS Breakthrough youths may opt for college (in special cases SKHM pays for their fees, books, etc.)