The livelihood and community development projects implemented by Green India Trust have a holistic approach encompassing many components of education, skills training, capacity building, and awareness. The projects work in sync with government development programs and facilitate linkages to public services and schemes for the project beneficiaries. Each community development project is attuned to local needs, through an initial need assessment, wherein the local needs are identified and the final design and outcomes of the project are decided. Each project aims to ultimately enable the beneficiaries to become change-makers in their communities.
We have adopted a village named Indiramma colony and our team stayed there over a period of time and provided livelihood by:
1. Women Empowerment:
Projects under this segment engage in women empowerment through education and training, capacity building, awareness activities and facilitation of self help groups (SHG Groups) and access to government schemes.
2. Skill Development:
Training programs on skill development are implemented, to help improve the employability of the working population including school drop-outs, semi-skilled and un-skilled workers. These programs include vocational training and digital literacy. i.e. tailoring
Green India Trust under takes focused interventions in agriculture, horticulture and livestock management. Such interventions have been designed to improve efficiency in production systems, lower input costs, increase per capita output, and improve food and nutritional security at household level. i.e mushrooming training.
In the adopted villages women/ girls are giving training and expertising in these fields :
- Organic farming
- Basic Health Worker ( Physiotheraphy exercises , Vitals monitoring )
- Rain water Harvesting
- House hold waste management
- Knowledge on nutritive garden
- Implementation of kitchen garden
- Self Help groups ( SHG) formation and supporting .
- “What next” ( About the kids future and education )
- Plantation and Plantation maintenance
- Jute bags preparation .
Sewing And Tailoring Training Center
Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. By empowering women, we can strengthen roots to a better society. So this project aims to provide skills to women to empower themselves.
Objectives Of The Project:
- To empower women and youth, which will generate acceptable investment returns through their active participation in the workplace.
- To provide benefits to them in learning different new skills and providing a range of new employment opportunities previously unavailable to them.
- The intensive program should enable them to acquire applicable skills to advance economically and compete professionally in today’s economy.
- The training center will continue to support community needs in the area hence reducing the level of poverty.
|2||Tailoring (Basic Sewing Machine Operating)|
|3||Maintenance of Machines|
|5||Tailoring – Children,Ladies ,Gents|
|6||Garment Ironing,checking, packing|
|7||Accounting and Stock Keeping|
- Total No.of centers: 2
- Sewing machines: 4
- Beneficiaries: 46
After the Sewing and Tailoring training completion, women are gifted sewing machines. Women became more productive and started sewing clothes for themselves and their families. In addition to that they started stitching clothes for the neighborhood. Furthermore, most of the trained women get self-employed and started generating their own income, which in turn reduces the poverty of the community.
Self Help Groups
Identifying the very poor, mobilizing them, and helping them realize their rights by building their capacity so that they can participate equally in society.
- Bringing large numbers of people together in small, homogenous groups that meet and share their experiences, concerns, and ideas on a weekly basis.
- Generating an attitudinal change in members so that they can unleash their God-given potential. This is achieved by helping members realize that they are worthy, have potential, and can take action for their own development.
- Establishing the structures of a People’s Institution as small groups come to work together through larger clusters, and eventually through a large representative organization that works to bring about structural changes.
- Supporting the structures of the People’s Institution to establish linkages to relevant stakeholders on community, district, regional, and even national levels.
- Handing overall ownership and responsibility to the People’s Institution after developing their capacity to continue independently and sustainably.
Out Comes of Livelihood Project:
- Base Line survey was conducted in 31 coastal villages in the Nellore district and Participatory Rural Appraisal ( PRA ) Exercise was completed in 5 villages reaching 180 families.
- 6 Self Help groups are formed and 75 received regular mentoring they also attended 10 training programs, which increases
- Self–esteem, self-confidence, and Leadership potential.
- Improves hygiene, dietary and environmental protection practices
- Increases Literacy rates among girls
- Reduced suicidal thoughts among widows
- Progressive change of mentality within the society
- Developed skills for workplace integration.
- 6 youths received leadership training
- 46 women learned stitching and tailoring.
- 14 women learned to read and write.
- 640 women attended 14 pre-natal and post–natal care training.
- 1 village learned organic farming.
- All villagers of the Indiramma colony are learning organic farming, Kitchen gardening, Nutritive gardening, and household waste management.