Other Livelihood Initiatives

Skill Based Entrepreneurial Development Program

This program was conceptualised and implemented to develop the earning potential of unemployed women/youth by providing them integrated skills training. This is a holistic program that incorporates all the components of entrepreneurial development. Our trainings include both technical and life skills aspects.

Objective: To equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and confidence to take up entrepreneurship and promote self-employment and develop the spirit of self-reliance among the unemployed youth.

Methodology:

  • We identify trades based on the need of the area be it farm or non - farm based.
  • Professionals/ training institutes are partnered with to provide the trainings.

Entrepreneurship Awareness Project

Skill based awareness camps and entrepreneurship awareness camps are organized to promote entrepreneurship and self employment among the youth in the region.

Objective: The project aims to spread awareness among the youth about entrepreneurship and the opportunities it offers for gainful employment.

Methodology: A comprehensive training is organized for the participants which covers the various facets of entrepreneurship. Our training module focuses on the following aspects of entrepreneurship:

  • How to identify a business opportunity
  • The process of starting a small scale unit
  • An understanding of financial aspects
  • Calculation of Break Even Analysis
  • The power of effective communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills and behavioural approach
  • How to market your product / service

Agripreneurship Development

Agripreneurship Development Programme:

Agripreneurship development programmes are conducted to help the farmers explore various opportunities in the field of agri business and enhance their income earning potential. In 2015, we conducted the programme in partnership with Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (Govt. of Gujarat). The programme was attended by 25 participants from Ankleshwar and Ahwa.

The objective of the programme is to:

  • Help the farmers explore opportunities in the field of agri business.
  • Promoting an entrepreneurial attitude through encouraging innovation (knowledge, ideas and skills) in the field of agriculture.
  • Help the farmers in preparing an agri business plan.

During the programme, case studies on innovative agricultural practices/ businesses were discussed and the participants were taught the finer nuances of making an agri business plan.

UPL Goatery Project

Initiated in 2016-17, this project aims at providing an alternate means of income generation to the poorest of the poor. Goat husbandry is ideally suited for this group because of short gestation period, low capital investment, low cost of maintenance and growing demand for its milk and meat. Around 40 families have been covered under the project. Goats were distributed to the target group of women and training programs were organized to provide guidance for animal rearing, vaccination, de-worming, and improvement in feeding standards, weight monitoring and record keeping.