The main objective of poverty alleviation programme of Chetanalaya is to enable all women and men to attain and secure sustainable livelihoods through freely chosen and productive employment and work which is essential for sustainable human settlements. Chetanalaya caters its services to poor to support and integrate the economic empowering activities mainly through self-help groups from the slums and resettlement colonies of Delhi. Chetanalaya offers its service to the nation in empowering the marginalized to achieve resource accessibility and economic power.
Skill development and self employment promotion through the Chetanalaya community college is another flagship programme through which the youth in the slums and resettlement colonies of Delhi and Haryana villages. Affiliated to National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), and approved by government of India, Chetanalaya community college offers around ten courses in its 48 vocational education centres. These centres run job oriented courses which are of six months to one year duration. Embroidery and fashion designing, cutting and tailoring, beautician, typing, computer education, two wheeler repairing, AC, refrigeration and electrician trainings are given to youngsters. Chetanalaya community colleges impart highly job oriented quality education, and empower the students with life scoping skills that would give them an edge in the present day life.
Vocational education programmes have ensured that the energies of these youth are utilized in much useful ways. Young girls who often don’t complete education and stay confined at home are also part of these skill trainings and have been able to independent by work.
Entrepreneurship trainings are conducted periodically in all the project areas where people belonging to the economically backward class are given guidance, skills and financial assistance to start livelihood programmes. The constant trainings and awareness building have brought lasting impact in the standard of life of economically marginalized people in Delhi and Haryana.