‘In India, many women who work as housekeepers are exploited by the people who appoint them. Due to lack of awareness about their rights, they face problems such as underpayment, domestic violence, mental humiliation and so on. On the other hand, the house-keepers are not used to work in a modern household and are therefor unable to adequately take care of the needs of the family where they are employed.
The home-manager program bridges the gap between domestic servants and urban households. The central aims of the programme are:
to provide urban households with a reliable, efficient and professional domestic help and
to empower slum residents with increased opportunities for income generation.
Urmila is a home-managers’ training and placement program identifies unemployed and poor women, train them and then place them and thus help them earn their own living. The home mangers receive salary on the guidelines laid by Government of India.
Next to general housekeeping, Urmila also offers trainings in child care and bed side patient assistence (BSPA).’
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