Industrial Centres of HOPE - ICoHOPE Chennai

The AIE (Ambattur Industrial Estate) spread over an area of 4.9 sq. kilometers is the largest small-scale industrial estate in South Asia. Textile industries like Ambattur Clothing Limited, Leela Scottish and Bombay Fashions have their facilities here. The Industrial Centre of HOPE-Chennai is located at Ambattur town, 5 km away from the industrial estate.

Leela Scottish Lace ltd (7 unit’s strength of 3000 workers) at ICOH center in ChennaiAmbattur and Regency International (1500 workers) were surveyed before the centre was established. To determine the probable beneficiaries of this programme, a community survey of the factory workers residing in the area was also carried out.

Most of the workers at the Leela Scottish Lace Ltd have studied up to the 10th standard and they work as helpers and tailors. Following a meeting with the general manager of the factory, we decided to run a tailoring course in our vocational training centre as the factory needed more tailors. The Industrial Centre of HOPE-Chennai will be a boon to the factory workers resident in Ramapuram, Venketapuram, Dobi colony and Teacher’s colony.
The following programs will be implemented through the centre:

  • Play school (free English medium education for factory workers’ children)
  • Computer centre (Job oriented courses for factory workers’ children)
  • Tailoring centre (Train tailors for Leela Scottish ltd)
  • Spoken English classes
  • Tuition centre


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