Setting Up And Training In A Grassroot Workshop

Some pointers based on my experience with working with rural and urban community members

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The key purpose of the training program is always, “how do we enable increased access to livelihood opportunities for the community.” Mapping and exploring their  outside environment, and their inner fears and insecurities. Understanding their skills and available resources as  a group is key to a successful setting up and running of a social enterprise.

objectives of the training are:

  • Developing mechanisms to identify problems, gaps , needs or challenges in their environment and to come up with practical solutions.
  • Identifying and articulating their individual skills, knowledge, passion, talent – whatever they can bring to the table
  • Ideas to put all available resources, land, capital and time to productive use of earning an increased income and reduce unemployment
  • Be able to initiate AND run a sustainable social enterprise. Take responsibility and ownership.

    Inspirational quote – Bill Drayton , Ashoka

    Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give fish or teach you how to fish. they will not rest until they have changed the fishing industry

Angela and The Lila Project!!!!!!!!!!!

We have always introduced our Best Associate of Month before hand or at least in the recognition post.  But, we haven’t done that for our Best Associate of September 2015. The reason being that their noble work deserves a separate post.

Our Best Associate Angela is the brain behind the “The Lila Project”. These folks are just starting out.

They started this project by carrying products from an enterprise named “I Love Syria”. A wonderful and compassionate woman named Rania Kinge started “I Love Syria” and through this venture she trains displaced women ( women who have lost their husbands and homes ) in weaving, jewelry making. And these women create most exquisite items using lovely stones, precious metals, and also beautiful woven bags. The most important aspect is that these women make efforts to keep ancient and traditional crafts alive, and also empowering them to help others.

Basically, thats the small gist of “The Lila Project”. You can Facebook them over HERE

In Angela’s words – “”The Lila Project”, recognizes the disparity between those living under conditions of war, or whatever the extreme circumstances may be. We pay up-front the entire amount for the purchase from wholesalers or retailers. Hence, new resources can be purchased easily. The Lila Project is not in it for the money, as all our profits just go into ensuring more products are made, thereby providing a continual flow of income for the ladies. Also staying in the place of their ancestors is very important, so we don’t see tragic migration, and desperation.”

To close off, You can Facebook them over HERE

Best Associate of September 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of “Best Associate of September 2015 – “Ms. Angela – The Lila Project ””

We like to thank Ms. Angela for her valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with her.  Look forward to associate with her very soon in the future.

Best Associate September

 

Best Associate of August 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of “Best Associate of August 2015 – “Mr. Ajay Sharma – Small World India ””

We like to thank Mr. Sharma for his valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with him.  Look forward to associate with him very soon in the future.

Best Associate August

Best Associate of July 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of Best Associate of July 2015 – “Ms. Karuna Singh – Director, Earth Day Network India ””

We like to thank Ms. Singh for her valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with her. Look forward to associate with her very soon in the future.

And, Ms. Singh is not a new face to our ardent blog readers. The first acquaintance happened HERE

 

 Best Associate July

Best Associate of May 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of Best Associate of May 2015 – “Mr. Robin Passi – Writer, Creator, Artist and recent fame being “Beauty Renewed – Recycled Art &’ Artist in India ””

We like to thank Mr. Passi for his valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with him. Look forward to associate with him very soon in the future.

And, Mr. Passi is not a new face to our ardent blog readers. The first acquaintance happened HERE

Best Associate May

Best Associate of April 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of Best Associate of April 2015 – “Ms Lee Alison Sibley – Author, Actor, Vocal Artist, Teacher, Social Activist and most importantly a Mother ”

We like to thank Ms. Sibley for her valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with her. Look forward to associate with her very soon in the future.

And, Ms. Sibley is not a new face to our ardent blog readers. The first acquaintance happened HERE

Best Associate April