Social Engineering and Advanced Technical Education, SENATE, is an entrepreneurship and social development institute formed by engineers, social scientists, and successful entrepreneurs. It aims at enhancing enterprise for livelihood within the community.
The areas of work of SENATE include:
Training, hand holding support for Self Help Group (SHG) women to develop livelihood skills, produce goods and services and sell them in government organized fairs and though networking with businessmen.
Skill development training which includes a variety of skills for the youth – Artificial Jewellery, Leather Products, Jute Products, Computer Hardware & Networking, Mushroom Cultivation, Paper Bag making, Refrigerator and Automobile repairing, Tailoring, Hospitality Management, Catering, and Security Services.
Constellation works with SENATE on social development projects. Recently we have worked on a project of Rotary International which included distribution of van rickshaws to the poor and needy at five locations in West Bengal. Our work involved documentation of the beneficiaries, training on livelihood, first aid & safety, cleanliness and hygiene, and monitoring of the livelihood changes over a period of one year.