Under the leadership of Fr. Sunil Perumanoor, KSSS started DDU-GKY program at Good Samaritan Centre sanctioned by The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. DDU-GKY program is a skill development initiative by the government of India with the objective of providing skill training and ensure job placement to the rural population in the age group of 18-45 years.
Under this project training is given in the domains of Salesperson (retail), Accounts Assistant using Tally, DTP Print and Publishing Assistant, Food and Beverages Service Steward, and Industrial Sewing machine operator to the selected 470 candidates from the rural areas of Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, and Alappuzha districts. The duration of each course is three months, and the total project period is three years.
DDU-GKY is both residential and nonresidential. Classrooms and practical labs are made available according to the standards set up by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. This project helps to provide better employment opportunities to the rural youth from the above stated districts.
After interior modifications in the building, the project started in June 2018 with 60 students in the domain trades of accounts assistant using Tally (30) and salesperson retail (30).
For the efficient functioning of this project Good Samaritan Centre is equipped with the following:
IT lab with 30 computers with domain supporting software.
Three classrooms are ready with furniture, CCTV cameras, LCD projector screens, and domain related equipment.
Well-furnished office with reception.
Rooms in the centre for the accommodation of female candidates.
One portion of Agape Center is converted for the accommodation of 20 male students.
CCTV cameras in the entire academic area of the Samaritan centre.