Bharti Infratel

Bharti Infratel

VSO India, with support from Bharti Infratel Limited, is implementing project Aaghaaz which empowers women through skills-based employability in five states in India (Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha).

This project aims to skill and place 3,150 vulnerable women from urban slums in the city of Patna, Ranchi, Raipur, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar over a period of three years.

The Aaghaaz project aims to empower women, and diversify their household income by placing them in formal and dignified employment. Along with vocational/technical training, the project has provision for soft-skills and on-the-job training for easy workplace integration.

Post-placement support has been put in place for these women trainees to reduce drop-out. Aaghaaz will also contribute to these women being recognised as role-models in their own communities and be able to support other marginalised women.

In each of the locations, VSO India is partnering with training institutions that bring local community knowledge and capacity building expertise. The placement of national and corporate volunteers will improve partner capacity in implementing the project. The details of our local level training partners are as follows:

Name of the Organisation

Geographical Location


Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS)

Ranchi (Jharkhand)


Jan Jagaran Sansthan (JJS)

Patna (Bihar)



Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)



Bhubaneswar (Odisha)