Since 2007, KEF has worked in two streams - Education and Livelihood.
In the former, it has partnered with over a dozen schools with over 20000 students from under-privileged backgrounds in urban and rural areas in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts and assist them in training the trainers (school-teachers), working with the children on enhancing their English speaking skills, Life-skills, Health, hygiene and nutrition and working with parents to assist their children.
In the latter, it runs vocation-oriented training for youth from the underprivileged class of society - in the domains of Hospitality, Customer Relations & Sales and ITES. It assists in job-placement through tie-ups with corporates in upwardly mobile jobs. Till March 2011, over 3200 youth have been trained and over 2500 placed in jobs.
The projects are entirely funded by trustees, and no external funding is sought. The purpose of registering is to create awareness
Haseena Shiekh: The aspirant from Bhandup centre lives in from Khindipada, Her father is roadside vendor. She is separated from her husband.
Being a conservative family, her parents were reluctant to allow her to work. After a series of counseling they agreed. She was trained in Customer Service & Retail course for 3 months. The aspirant presently works at the Adidas store at Ghatkopar, she has a monthly earning of Rs. 7000 + Incentive. Now, in her spare time, she helps the facilitators at the Bhandup centre voluntarily to mobilise more like her
She says "It was impossible for a below SSC student to get a job at such a elite place like Bandra". She enjoys working there, sometimes even meeting her favorite film stars