problems Project Proposal “A Comprehensive Proposal on Livelihood Promotion of Women through Training & Capacity Building Programme” SAMPARC Social Action For Manpower Creation 9, Varad Apartment, 292, Yashwant Nagar, Talegaon-Dabhade, Dist. Pune – 410 507, Maharashtra, India, Tel. No. (0091-2114) 227335, 231410 (0091-2114) 227335 E-mail : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Web-site : www.samparc.org INTRODUCTION An empowered community is a self-reliant community, capable of analyzing its own problems and finding solutions. Human resources play a vital role in effectively empowering a community. SAMPARC has been making efforts to empower the community by human resources by various activities. In this process, one of the major tasks is to alleviate the adverse social impact & the stigma that is attached to the people of poor economic condition as this directly affects their livelihood condition. In the light of holistic, people centered development goals envisioned in the mission statement of SAMPARC, a three years program is formulated to enable poor women to respond accordingly. This improved livelihood plan addresses local communities through practical and theoretical curriculum for the development of their skill and self help activities for income generation. These interventions ultimately aim to improve the livelihood condition of the poor women by exploring innovative ways to produce & market on-farm and off-farm products. BACKGROUND Livelihood is a set of economic activities, involving self-employment and/or wage- employment by using one’s endowments (human and material) to generate adequate resources (cash and non-cash) for meeting the requirements of self and the household, usually carried out repeatedly and as such become a way of life. Ideally, a livelihood state should keep a person meaningfully occupied, in a sustainable manner with dignity and therefore this goes far beyond generating income. Hence, a livelihood state is much more than employment. “Less than 10 percent of rural workers in India are employed on a regular basis. Poor rural households engage in more than one activity for their livelihoods.” On the basis of this, SAMPARC plans to improve the livelihood condition especially the village women, by imparting comprehensive on-farm and off-farm training programme. MOTIVATION The main motivation behind the project is integrated development in the villages of Maharashtra. A total of 46 villages are covered under this proposal in Pune district. Through its past work in these villages, SAMPARC has successfully started 186 women's self-help groups (SHGs). The intention is to use the existing base of SHG members to further expand developmental activities in these villages. The collective volunteer strength of the SHGs has become quite significant and it is for this reason that several activities are being planned with the SHG members as the central actors. The goal is to improve livelihood condition of these women with skills so that they can undertake activities that involve interventions concentrating on bolstering the rural economy, starting on-farm and off-farm training & capacity building and increasing their money saving limit. Women from the SHGs have become a strong force to reckon with as is evident from their interactions with the local administration and law enforcement officials. They also command respect in their villages as they have been instrumental in organizing campaigns against social evils. This force needs to be properly tapped to bring about an all-round development among the more marginalized communities of the society and that is precisely what this project aims at accomplishing. Commencement of rural enterprises will be encouraged with the money saved through the group. Skill training and marketing linkages will be provided for enthusiastic entrepreneurs. Mela also will be organized every quarter to bring all these produces to a common platform so that people will be more aware about the products. All these activities are only possible with the availability of a strong leadership among the SHG women. Suitable candidates will be identified and their leadership qualities will be honed. In addition, the weekly SHG meetings will act as a vehicle to monitor progress of the projects from time to time. ABOUT THE PROJECT SAMPARC gathered experiences when it took up different intensive initiatives, especially after the Housing Project of Jimmy Carter Work Project 2006 with support from Habitat For Humanity. Such experiences have enriched the group and lots of ideas have been obtained. The achievements of the organization in the last 17 years are briefed in Annexure-1 The proposed project aims to improve the livelihood condition especially the village women by imparting comprehensive training and capacity building programme and by developing their knowledge through practical and theoretical curriculum for the development of their skill and self help activities for income generation. The project would include training on various on-farm and off-farm fields, Mela and also providing them assurance for the marketing of the products. The inputs will largely comprise of the training programme, which forms the major part in the total cost of the project. The returns from this project would accrue greater disposable income to the women. APPROACH The project aims at mobilizing community strength for development of poor and marginalized sections of society. The focus is to encourage co-operation and mutual help amongst women who can identify community problems and use their combined abilities to help solve their problems. PROPOSED INTERVENTIONS – THROUGH WOMEN SHG’S Today 186 women SHGs have come up through the SAMPARC women empowerment initiatives. Most of the membership is from the economically backward and marginalized groups, more specifically from ST and SC, and women in vulnerable situations. Our work will be with the already constituted SHGs in the project area. Currently the SHGs comprises of 1300 members from the scheduled castes, 750 members from the schedule tribes, 550 members from backward classes and 925 members from general castes. The current total savings of these SHGs is more than Rs. 40 lakhs and they enjoy credit facilities too. They have their own registered Pat Pedhi (Co-operative Society ) with 488 shareholders. These women take all financial decisions themselves and do not hesitate to air their views in meetings. They also participate in ‘Shramadaan’ activities for development in the village. In the next year, i.e. 2008-09, SAMPARC would like to act as a federation of SHGs in the district of Pune to promote – Policies to govern the interests of women Training for their skill development Identifying opportunity for promotion of management skills, entrepreneurship development, etc Take up business and production activities by forming various societies, companies and by employing competent professionals for the growth of enterprise under the leadership of women’s group. Evaluation of group strength, empowering them to deal with resources, finance and marketing. Developing policies for their own groups, organizations, economic and management developmental activities. SCOPE Facility for loan lending & repayment amongst the SHG members already exists. This process is known as credit co-operative activities in villages. Through the money lending process, the SHG members set up household production centers and produce products like pickle, papad, bread, paper plates, chikki, jelly, bricks etc. The livelihood of the women in the project revolves also around the agricultural activities and is very labor intensive. On-farm and off-farm training and capacity building will ensure additional income to the family. SAMPARC is interacting with 186 SHGs and targeting another 200 groups to work for housing and economic development activities. We have recently completed the Jimmy Carter Works Project housing programme with the help of Habitat For Humanity and State Bank of India Micro Finance group. SAMPARC conducted an entrepreneurship development survey in all 42 villages and after using the PRA tools (Participatory Research Appraisal) and discussion with SHG members and local officials, it was realized that on-farm and off-farm training and capacities building for the members SHGs are very much essential for growth and development of members for livelihood promotion programme. SAMPARC aims to provide a three years training and capacity building programmes which will be on-farm and off-farm based. Each batch will consist of at least 50 to 100 women. The total cost of the training programme would be approx Rs. 12280000 for the whole year including food, accommodation, training material and honorarium for resource personnel. SAMPARC very much feels the need for support to promote training and capacity building programmes for various SHGs members to improve the livelihood condition. EXPERIENCE IN THE SECTOR At present working with 186 SHGs in 42 villages and working for them since the last 15 years. Through this activity we helped them to improve their living standard and social awareness. SAMPARC is involved in training the local village level groups for the last 8 years on various issues related to agriculture, Animal Husbandry, water harvesting, empowering organization of women’s group, rights of women, training on bamboo and cane with KVIV and developing village level women business groups. More than 200 women have taken training under SAMPARC organization. Through this proposed project SAMPARC can cover more women to improve their livelihood condition. PROPOSED PROJECT In the entire villages of Maval and Mulshi Taluka, where survey was conducted the predominant fact was that the women of the house do the agriculture work as well as non agriculture work. The men are either involved in agriculture and labour work or migrate to other places. It was also visible that the women although involved in household as well as agricultural and non agriculture chores, they do not get much income for their survival. So this project can act as a boon for them who are inclined to work even at the leisure hours of the day to improve their household economy and thereby their status in the society. MISSION “To create opportunities for socially disadvantaged, distressed and economically poor women to get livelihood support through training and capacity building.” OBJECTIVES To improve the economic condition of the women. To provide best alternative to the women for their sustainable life. To reduce the drudgery of women in the villages. To increase rural income without detrimental effects on local culture. To improve the status of women in the project areas. To improve the livelihood condition of the women. To improve the social condition of the poor people. EXPECTED OUTCOMES i. Training and capacity building on various on-farm and non-farm fields for 2500 SHG members and young girls. ii. Training for all SHG members on household products to promote household enterprises. Shop for demonstration of product is already available. It is a new concept in livelihood promotion to spread message of utilization of household product in the industry. Several big companies and hotel industries are in need of such products. We are in touch with various people in Lonavla, Pune and Mumbai area, who can act as agents for these agriculture and non agriculture products and can therefore access into these markets. iii. Household entrepreneur program for 2500 SHG members and group enterprises. Considering the membership in SHGs, their livelihood patterns, requirements, interest shown, organizational capabilities and possible interventions, it has been decided to go up to 2500 Household / Group enterprises. Group enterprises will have the same structure as SHGs. iv. To provide regular market information center (Marketing system plan enclosed in annexure 2) v. To promote livelihood literacy activities vi. Linkages with Govt’s NABARD, SBI, CAPART, and Women and Child development department. The training center will have 70% membership from SHGs and 30% from the rest of the community. SALE COUNTERS AT SHANIWARWADA PUNE. The shop will act as sales point of products made by SHGs members. The sale counter will be a full time shop to sell the product of SHGs. This will become self-sustainable within a minimum period of three years. ON-FARM ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION For promotion of livelihood system for poor SHG members, we propose to give on-farm training in the following selected areas: (I) WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Scarcity of water is a big problem in the area and can be solved by appropriate conservation, effective management and judicious utilization of water in the area. The proposal for water harvesting structures from 3 villages of Mulshi Taluka and 2 Villages from Maval Taluka is found to be more feasible. Our experts after conducting a survey in the 25 villages came to the conclusion that there are total five villages where we can go for contour line, farm pond, bunding and small check dam and the implementation will take place before the onset of monsoon. This project will cover around 75 poor women who can use the project for water conservation which will directly improve their economical condition. (II) DAIRY DEVELOPMENT Our experience over the past 14 years is that this activity helps raise income and has the potential for further expansion. We identified around 90 women from both Mulshi and Maval Taluka as beneficiaries of this project. We will cover various aspects of Livestock development likes important breeds, housing and management, diseases and control measures, fodder development, fodder conservation programme and milk hygienic. Along with this we will also give training on milk processing and we will provide market to sell their products. (III) POULTRY FARM Today Poultry farm can become a source of income. We have identified around 120 women who will take the training on housing and management, disease and control measures, vaccination programme, types of feed, economic importance etc. After the training they will be aware about how to implement and manage the poultry farm. (IV) GOAT FARMING We identified 90 families as beneficiaries of the project who will use this as a source of income. Training will be provided on species of goat, housing management, diseases and their control, fodder conservation programme , manual composting etc. (V) HORTICULTURE PROMOTION Horticulture promotion is a good activity to supplement family income. There are around 260 families who will be beneficiaries of the project. Training will be provided on types of vegetable cultivation, seed treatment, fruit cultivation, nursery development & management, seed bed preparation, method of irrigation etc. (VI) ORGANIC FARMING There are 60 families who will be involve in the project who will use this project as source of income. The various subjects we will cover likes importance of organic farming, types of manures and fertilizers, preparation of vermi composed, composed, blue green algae preparation, green manuring etc. (VII) GREEN HOUSE TECHNOLOGY Today green houses project has become a new dimension for income generation and there are various farmers who are taking interest in the agriculture. It has become a good scope for income generation. We will provide training on types of irrigation and management, types of agriculture products etc. There are 80 families we will cover through this project. (VIII)POLY HOUSE Due to the very high demand of flowers and vegetables in our project area today poly house is using as a center for supply of these products. We will cover 60 families for this project to give training on types of irrigation and management, types of vegetables and flowers for poly house etc. (IX)LAND DEVELOPMENT There are 20 families in the village who need support for their land development therefore we will give training on Soil testing, levelling and preparation of bunds. S.N. Name of Field Total Families will cover 1. Water Resource Development 75 2. Dairy Development 90 3. Poultry Farm 120 4. Goat Farming 90 5. Horticulture Promotion 260 6. Organic Farming 60 7. Green House Technology 80 8. Poly House 60 9. Land Development 20 Total 855 OFF-FARM ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION We also propose to start off-farm training of the women. The project area is very near to the Lonavla which is a famous tourist place. People from all over country and abroad come to Lonavla to spend their time. As the Chikki and Jelly are very demanding products in the Lonavla therefore other off-farm products likes cloth, handicraft materials, bags, Masalas (chilly, Papad, pickles,) artificial jewelleries, phenyl, soft toys and other food items can be very high demanding products. The women who live close to Lonavla can use this opportunity for their economic development. There are around 550 women who can improve their livelihood condition from the off-farm products. we proposed to give this training in following selected fields : (I) CLOTHES MAKING we identified 50 women as beneficiaries of this project. We have plan to give training on making various types of the clothes like readymade materials. Woman and child dress materials, bed sheets and pillow cover etc. (II) HANDICRAFT MATERIALS Today there is very high demand of man made materials in market. There are various types of handicraft materials which attracts to the people. We will give training in handicraft materials, how to make them cheaply, use of house hold raw materials for handicraft making, etc. There are 40 women who will take the training. (III) BAGS MAKING SAMPARC is giving training on making of various types of bags at vocational training center at Malavli. 25 women have already been trained and another 30 women are ready to take the training on Bags Making. (IV) MASALAS ( CHILLY, PAPAD, PICKLE, ETC.) As it is already mentioned earlier the project area is very close to Lonavla which is a famous tourist place. The hotel industry in and around Lonavla daily use many house hold products likes red chilly powder, pickles, papad, different types of spices, etc. Therefore demands of these products are very high in the market. We plan to give training on making and standard packing of these products. There are around 220 women who will be beneficiaries of this project. (IV) ARTIFICIAL JEWELLERIES SAMPARC is giving training to 35 women and young girls on making artificial jewelleries at vocational training center. Through this project another 30 women can take the training. (V) PHENYL MAKING SAMPARC will give training on making phenyl which is becoming high demanding product of Hygiene. There are around 20 women who will get the training on making phenyl. (VI) SOFT TOYS MAKING We will provide training on making different types of soft toys. There are 25 women who will take the training as beneficiaries of the project. (VII) PROCESSING OF OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS We also plan to give training on processing of food products like Mangoes , Kokam, Pineapple, Banana, Potatoes, breads, wafers etc. There are around 140 women who will involve in the project. S.N. Name of Field Total Members will cover 1 Clothes Making 50 2 Handicraft Materials 40 3 Bags Making 25 4 Masalas ( chilly, Papad, Pickle, etc.) 220 5 Artificial jewelleries 30 6 Phenyl Making 20 7 Soft Toys Making 25 8 Other Food Products 140 Total 550 INFRASTRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL AVAILABLE At Malavli Center we have a Vocational training centre and a spacious Community Hall. In the housing project also, we have a community hall. At Bhambarde we have one School and Hostel. Presently we have following persons in organization to look after the rural development and community development programme. Name of Person Qualification Experience Mr. Anuj Kumar Singh MBA (Rural Management) 3 years Mr. Dayanand Gundap MSW in Personnel Management 4 years Mr. Bapu Mane MSW in Urban and community development 2 Years Ms. Jeeta Chaudhary MSW in Urban and community development 1 year Mr. Arun Kamble MSW in Urban and community development 2 years Ms. Vaishali Rashal MSC Agriculture 2 years Ms. Aparna Jadav BSC Agriculture 1 Years Mr. Umesh Mali MSW in Urban and community development 2 months Ms. Leela Kadam Graduation 8 years Ms. Shashikala Thorat B.Com 6 years Ms. Ankita Matondkar B. A. Sociology 5 Years Ms. Sunita Ghare SSC 10 years In addition to the above we plan to recruit specialized personnel to run the training programme accordingly. PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Name of Person Working Area Experience Mr. Amit Kumar Banerjee 28 Years Dr. Satish Patil 30 Years Ms. Puspa Singhvi Advocate in High Court Ms. Lata Pande Ms. Ratna Banerjee WAREHOUSE SAMPARC has process to procure 20 rooms building near Malvali which will be use for keeping the products in the building. It is very close to Malvali station and transportation is also easily available. TRANSPORTATION SAMPARC has a Pickup van to transport the products along with this SAMPARC has also plan to purchase a Riksha to transport the products from village to Market. It will help to reach the products in time. MONITORING As a non-government organization, the SAMPARC organization has a well developed monitoring system with required staff strength to undertake occasional visits to the spot. The monitoring committee appointed for the purpose will closely monitor each and every activity and will make necessary adjustments as and when required. The team will also submit reports and accounts to the concerned authorities from time to time. SAMPARC organization will give half yearly and yearly monitoring reports to the funding agency involved in the project. Following are the areas where the progress will be monitored: No. of training conducted No. of trainee taken the training Improvement in the livelihood condition Improvement in status of women Time expend by women in drudgery work Beneficiaries’ participation in the project Improvement in Social, Economical and Political condition Budgeted cost versus the actual cost Comparison with agreed timeline for the project Community participation EVALUATION SAMPARC organization will implement a self-evaluation of a participatory nature, involving local people, Panchayat members, development officers and the project staff. The project management committee will do the time to time evaluation of the project and will see the project as per the plan. The experts, for the project after his field visit during the project will design the actual details of the evaluation process. PROPOSED PROJECT COST STRUCTURE (In Rs.) Sr. No Items Family 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Total A. COST COMPONENTS FOR ON-FARM PROGRAMME 1. Water Resource 75 Development (including Training, 20000 10000 10000 40000 countore line, 40000 40000 farm pond, bunding, 375000 375000 Nala plugging 70000 70000 and small check dam) 300000 300000 + Maintenance and Management 15000 15000 30000 2. Dairy Development 90 Including ( Training 30000 10000 10000 50000 Purchasing of 2 Milch 1440000 1440000 Animals for each family 3. Poultry Farm 120 (Including Training 10000 5000 5000 20000 Purchasing of birds for 48000 48000 each family) 4. Goat Farming (Including Training, 90 15000 10000 10000 35000 Purchasing of 4 Animal 216000 216000 for each Family ) 5. Horticulture Promotion 260 ( Including Training 60000 30000 30000 120000 Nursery development 1500000 1500000 and management 6. Organic Farming 60 ( Including Training 30000 10000 10000 50000 and developing Vermi 240000 240000 composed 7. Green House 80 Technology (Including training and 30000 10000 10000 50000 developing & mgt. of 1200000 1200000 Green House 8. Poly House 60 (Including Training 40000 10000 10000 60000 and developing & mgt. 1500000 1500000 of Poly House 9. Land Development 20 (Including training 10000 5000 5000 20000 and land development 80000 10000 10000 100000 Total 855 7270000 125000 125000 7520000 B. COST COMPONENTS FOR OFF-FARM PROGRAMME 1. Clothes Making 50 ( Including Training and 10000 5000 5000 20000 Purchasing of raw 250000 250000 materials) 2. Handy Craft Materials 40 ( Including Training and 20000 10000 10000 40000 Purchasing of materials) 200000 200000 3. Bags Making 25 ( Including Training and 10000 5000 5000 20000 Purchasing of materials) 100000 100000 4. Masalas (chilly, Papad, 220 Pickle, etc.) ( Including Training and 60000 20000 20000 100000 Purchasing of materials) 300000 300000 5. Artificial jewelries 30 10000 5000 5000 20000 ( Including Training and 100000 100000 Purchasing of materials) 6. Phenyl Making( 20 10000 5000 5000 20000 Including Training and 80000 80000 Purchasing of materials) 7. Soft Toys Making 25 ( Including Training and 10000 5000 5000 20000 Purchasing of materials) 60000 60000 8. Other Food Products 140 60000 20000 20000 100000 ( Including Training and 300000 300000 Purchasing of materials) Total 550 1580000 75000 75000 1730000 C Organize Mela 200000 200000 200000 600000 (Including Stall, Pandal, food etc) + Communication platform D Marketing Arrangements 150000 150000 150000 450000 E Administrative Cost 600000 600000 600000 1800000 F Transportation Cost, Fuel 120000 30000 30000 1800000 &other exp. GRAND TOTAL A+B+C+D+E+F 9920000 1180000 1180000 12280000 PER BENEFICIARY EXPENSES-RS. 8740 Note- In the training we have also included Cost of Training materials, raw materials, stipend of resource person etc. Expenditure for the 1st year is very high it is because we will purchase all the necessary materials in the first year which will be use for coming two years. We are not including any establishment cost for this project because SAMPARC has Training center in both Talukas. Annexure-1 SAMPARC - Social Action for Manpower Creation SAMPARC - Social Action for Manpower Creation, is a Non-profitable Registered Society & Trust started in 1990 for Child Welfare & Rural Community Development. It rehabilitates orphans, poor and needy children of commercial sex workers and convicts. Spread in 9 children’s homes & other centers in the states of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Gujarat, SAMPARC also gives thrust to development of rural community. A team of committed social workers works round the clock for the care & protection of the children as well as the rural population for their educational, growth and overall development. Today, SAMPARC is a well-known organization at the national level for its innovative pattern of work and community support. In recognition of the meritorious work, it was honoured with various awards including the National Award for Child Welfare in 1997-98 by the President of India. Around 600 Children find the warmth and affection of a caring family through SAMPARC Balgrams. It also supports another 600 children for their school education, vocational training and self-employment programme. Besides Child Care, SAMPARC is also involved in various Community Development activities such as Medical Centre, Women Empowerment through SHGs, Housing Project for economically weak, Water Harvesting for small & marginal farmers and Low Cost Toilet for village population, etc. OUR BACKGROUND SAMPARC started its charity work with a very humble beginning at a small mud house in Bhaje, near Lonavla in Maharashtra with 7 orphan children and meagre resources. Mr Amit Banerjee & Mrs Lata Pande, two committed social workers, devoted their life to change the life of not only the deprived children but also the society in which they live in. Mr Banerjee, basically a boodhan worker, now serves as the Chairman, Child Welfare Committee, Pune, Government of Maharashtra. MISSION & OBJECTIVES Our Mission is “To empower The Poor, Needy Children And Disadvantaged Community People To Maximize Their Potential And Help Them Become Independent And Self-Reliant”. We believe that Educational and Cultural changes in the minds of the people and community lead to change in the Society. Our objectives are (1) Rehabilitation, Care and Education of Orphans, children of sex workers, children whose parents are serving imprisonment and needy disadvantaged rural children, and (2) Rural Community Development. PROJECTS 1) Bhaje Balgram : The Children’s Village at Bhaje has 10 balsadans occupying 92 children. This center also has a community hall, office, computer room, kindergarten, library, playground and medical centre in a six-acre area. The centre is a Licensed Children’s Home under Department of Women & Child Welfare, Government of Maharashtra. Psychologists and other resource persons regularly visit and interact with the children. Also, there are Project in-charge, supervisors, housemothers, tutors, clerk and music teacher. A part time Doctor and a nurse attend the Medical Centre. 2) Bandhan – Poynad Balgram Located in the heart of Bandhan village in Poynad, 15 km from Alibag this Balgram was started in 1999. Now it has four houses that accommodate 50 children. This is a Licensed Children’s Home under the Department of Women & Child Welfare, Government of Maharashtra. Project in-charge, supervisor, housemothers and tutors look after the children. A part time doctor supervises the health aspects. 3) Shel-Pimpalgaon Balgram This Balgram was established in 2000. It is located in the serene and picturesque environment of Chakan on the Chakan-Nagar Road, about 35 km from Pune and 140 km from Mumbai. This center provides all basic amenities to the 42 children inhabitants who are looked after by supervisor, housemothers, helper and tutors. A visiting doctor attends to the health issues. It has a small library, computer, kitchen, dining hall, stores room, supervisor’s room and guest room. 4) Anjar Balgram - Gujarat It started in a rented house in New Anjar to rehabilitate earthquake-victimized children. The houses are well-equipped with kitchen, drinking water facility, library, study room and computer room. There is a supervisor, housemothers, tutors and office assistant. This center with 42 children holds a License under Social Defense Department of Gujarat Government for the care of orphans and earthquake-affected children. 5) Shishu Kendra - Kolkata In 2005, a Children’s Home was started in a rented house for socially victimized children of Kolkata area. This center at 96/3/1, MG Road, Haridevpur. Kolkata-82 near 41 Palli Club has a house in an area of 2000 Sq Ft. At present there are 35 children. The aim is to provide assistance to 200 orphan children and educational support to 600 other needy children through Community Outreach programme. 6) Bal Asha Ghar - Nandgaon, Lonavla. Started on 19th August 2005, this centre has 40 children and is situated near Sahara Ambywally. There is a full-fledged hostel with kitchen and dining hall along with a community hall, medical room and playground. A Project In-charge, Counsellor, Housemothers and helper look after the children. A visiting doctor attends to the health needs. 7) Bhambarde School & Hostel We started a school and hostel at Bhambarde village in the hilly western region of Pune district, Mulshi Taluka with 12 villages of tribals (70 km from Pune & 130 km from Mumbai) in 1998 with an aim to provide good education to the children in Mulshi up to Std. X. This school, the first of its kind in this region, has 188 students taught by qualified (B.Ed.) teachers and was awarded “The Best School in Mulshi Taluka”. It is equipped with well-furnished classrooms, laboratory, library, computer room and playground along with a water reservoir. We started developing a sports center in 2 hectares area here so that our students can take part in district, state & national level games. Coaches are appointed to train students initially in Football and Athletics (Discuss Throw, Shot Put Javelin Throw, etc). OTHER ACTIVITIES Women’s Empowerment Programme The Women Empowerment Programme operated through the concept of micro-credit groups has now 3500 women members from 42 villages. 186 micro-credit groups are already registered as a Pat Pedhi (Co-operative Society ) with 476 shareholders. The women members take all financial decisions themselves and do not hesitate to air their views in meetings. Vocational Training Centre at Malavli The Vocational Training Centre, functioning from Malavli (near Railway Station), caters to training for school dropouts from nearby 30 villages. Since last 13 years, 1450 students were trained, of which 60% are already employed. Apart from yearly courses we propose to have short-term courses also. The trades include basic computer courses, plumbing, welding, fabrication, tailoring, masonry, carpentry, electrical maintenance, wireman, etc. This VTC also offers free residential training to another 40 students with sponsorship from SMILE Project. Hospital at Malavli A Day Care Medical Centre is now functioning near Malavli Railway Station. This Medical Centre caters to the health needs of about 25,000-strong village population of surrounding 30 villages. The aim is to provide basic medical services from morning 8.00 am to evening 5.00 pm. This Medical Centre is now being upgraded to the level of a Hospital with all basic infrastructure. Besides, a Mobile Van with doctors, nurses & basic medical facilities will make rounds amongst the villages to attend the bed-ridden patients and also to extend health awareness. Housing Project SAMPARC has started a low cost housing project with the help of Habitat For Humanity & Jimmy Carter Work project near Malavli Railway Station. The project aims at providing assistance to the economically poor people to build their own houses. The involvement of SAMPARC is through its Micro-credit group and has identified 100 beneficiaries for the initial phase. Former US President, Jimmy Carter came with his team to Malavli from 29 th October to 3rd November 2006 to inaugurate the project and the houses are already completed and handed over to the beneficiaries. More houses are to come in the near future. Water Harvesting A Programme for Water Harvesting for 36 beneficiaries in the small and marginal farmers group has been initiated in Ghutka and Adagaon Barpe villages of Mulshi Taluka. Through this project funded by CAPART, we aim at another Income Generation for these farmers. 9 Shallow Wells are being dug and mainly for storing rain water, which can be, utilized for agriculture so that the beneficiaries can cultivate a second crop every year. Low Cost Toilet With help of the local Panchayat, we are constructing 100 Low Cost Toilets throughout Bhaje Village. This will improve the general hygiene and health of the village population. RECOGNITION & AWARDS FICCI Award (1995). National Award for Child Welfare By Govt. of India (1997). Garware Balbhavan Award, Pune (2001). Guru Mahatmya Award by Dagdushet Halwai Mandir Trust, Pune (2002). Rajiv Gandhi District Level Award from Rajiv Gandhi Pratishthan, Pune (2002). Samajik Seva Puraskar by Shree Bhakta Pant Mandal for Poynad Balgram (2002). Saraswati Samajseva Gauravpatra by Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan (2002). Samajgaurav Puraskar by Tukdoji Maharaj Pratishthan (2003). Bhambarde “Best School in Mulshi Taluka” by Gramin Vidya Vikas Kendra (2005). Anjar Balgram “The Best & Ideal Organization” by Gujarat Yuva Manch (2005). Jayantrao Tilak Smruti Award by The Kesari Mahratta Trust, Pune (2006. BIO-DATA Soc. Reg. No. MAH/5296-90/Pune. Trust Reg No F/6399/Pune Date of Est. 06-06-1990 Licence No. 96/13-2-1992 FCRA Reg. No 083930243 Income Tax Exemption for 100 % exemption under section 35 AC GOVERNING COUNCIL Adv. K.K. Singhvi, President. Dr. Lalit Chokhani, Vice President. Mr. Amit Banerjee, Secretary. Mr. Girish Lakhe (CA), Treasurer. Mr. V.H. Lakhe, Trustee. Mrs. Lata Pande, Trustee. Mrs. Ratna Banerjee, Trustee. Dr. A.M. Soman, Trustee. Adv. Pushpa Singhvi, Trustee. Mr. Ajay Argade,, Trustee. Mr. Anil Singhvi, Trustee. Dr. Mukund Bhole, Trustee. Mr. Suresh Padhye, Trustee. Annexure-2 Details of the Marketing Arrangements to be Made by this Project As mentioned in the proposal, the project area is situated close to Lonavla, Pune and Mumbai so problems of marketing will not occur. Along with this SAMPARC is also planning to give regular market information to women. Two staff of this project will be at the primary level who will regularly see to the demand & supply of the existing market and also will be the information providers. MARKETING ARRANGEMENTS FOR PRODUCTS- On Farm Products Off Farm Products Villages Collection of Products Villages Primary Gathers & Cultivators INFORMATION INFORMATION PROVIDERS PROVIDERS Supply of Products Existing Markets Lonavla, Pune & Mumbai For this project products channels management system is given in the above diagram. This system has defined a set of approaches to be used for the effective integration of the suppliers, producers and support service providers so that women can produce and supply the products in right quantities, to the right market and in the right time. This will benefit the poor women. To give the forward linkage to the women we also talked to various association and they assured us that whenever women will be produces they will purchase at the market price. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES Along with this the women will strive to keep up to date with the newest of varieties of products, the project staff and primary information gatherers will continue to give regular market information. PRODUCERS- They are primary producers of the product who will produce the as per the demand in the market. PRIMARY GATHERS We will form two groups for each on-farm and off-farm products in each village who will collect all the products and from each group we will select one representative who will work along with the Project staff. The role of representative will be selling the products at the market price. To give market information to the women. To see the demand and supply of the products. To see the existing market price. To see the other markets, this can give maximum benefits to the women. AN APPEAL TO POTENTIAL DONORS FOR FUNDING THE PROJECT Aim: Request For Financial Assistance for Comprehensive Projects on Livelihood Promotion of Women Through Training and Capacity Building Programme. SAMPARC is a non-profit making registered Society and Trust, working for the weaker section of the community, mainly for children and women. SAMPARC has established good working programme with the women’s group presently working with 186 Self Help Groups from 42 villages of Mulshi and Maval Taluka of Pune District and recently SAMPARC carried out the housing programme for 100 women under the Jimmy Carter Works Project 2006 at Malavli. SAMPARC always tries to work with the women’s groups to give them the opportunity for their growth and development. As an ongoing activity we are trying to venture into livelihood promotion programme for women through on-farm and off-farm training and capacity building programme which will be followed by marketing. It is, with this purpose and goal in mind, we are forwarding this proposal for your kind consideration. We hope and believe that you will give due importance to this proposal and do the needful. We are ready to provide any further information that you require in the process. We are eagerly waiting for a favorable response from you. Thanking you in anticipation, Yours faithfully, AmitKumar Banerjee Founder Director/Secretary-SAMPARC DETAILS OF THE OTHER ITEMS FOR TRAINING PROGRAMME We have already mentioned in our earlier report that SAMPARC has been working with SHG’s women to give them the opportunity for their growth and development. As on going activity SAMPARC is trying to venture into livelihood promotion programm through on-farm and off-farm training. In time to time SAMPARC has given various training to the women for their livelihood promotion likes Agarbatti Making, Horticulture development, Bamboo craft making, goat farming, poultry farming, etc along with this SAMPARC is running a residential vocational training center which is giving regular training on Tailoring, Fashion designing, Soft toys Making, Ornaments Making, Bag Making, Beauty Parlour etc for rural dropout girl children and women. SAMPARC has prior experience to conduct these types training program for these women. We have experienced experts on some of the above training programm. Along with this we have also some equipment available to conduct the training program. If we will require experts and materials so we will hire or purchase from the outside. Some of the following items which will require during the training time. 1. Land Availability SAMPARC has total 11 areas Agricultural land to arrange method demonstration at Bhambarde, Tal- Mulshi, and 3 acres land at Malvali, Taluka, Maval Dist- Pune. 2. Community Hall SAMPARC has big hall at Malvali and big hall at Bhambarde to conduct the training programme. A big hall to arrange training programme 3. Vehicles Availability At the Mulshi and Maval Taluka we have four wheelers and two wheelers for transportation of material and also to visit different project. Along with this we have to purchase a Transportations Riksha. 4. Lodging of Drinking Water Facility. At the both Talukas, SAMPARC has facilities of staying and fooding to conduct residential training. 5. Trainer availability SAMPARC has permanent experts on Agriculture, Clothes Making,, Handcraft Materials, Bags Making, Artificial Jewllery and soft toys. Along with this SAMPARC can hire experts from various fields as per the needs of the project. 6. VCD & DVD’s on various subjects. SAMPARC will purchase VCD and DVD’s regarding on farm and Off-farm subjects to implement new technology & for better impact on the women. 7. DVD player SAMPARC have DVD Player. 8. Projector SAMPARC have Projector to show the programme. 9. Television Set SAMPARC has Television Set. 10. Electricity We have MSEB connection at both Maval and Mulshi Taluka. 11. Generator Facility We have backup facilities at both Maval and Mulshi Talukas. Now it is very clear that with availability of the above items SAMPARC can conduct the training programme in efficiently and effectively. SAMPARC (Social Action For Manpower Creation) “A Comprehensive Proposal on Livelihood Promotion of Women through Training & Capacity Building Programme” S. Project Equipments Equipments Status Personnel Personnel Status No. ON FARM TRAINING Available Not Available Available Not Available 1 Water Resource Spade, Pickaxe, JCB, Not Available M.Sc Agri. Available Development Tractor, Blasting Machine and (Water ways Materials, Bunds, Farm Pond B.Tech in Agri Not Contour Bunding, Available Deepening of Natural Pond Mulching) 2 Dairy Development Vaccine equipments, different Not Available Master in Not types of cans, Trays etc. Veitinernary Available Science, 3 Poultry Farm Vaccine equipments, cages, Not Available Master in Not Eggs stand, Trays etc. Veitinernary Available Science, 4 Goat Farming Vaccine equipments, different Not Available Master in Not types of cans, Trays etc. Veitinernary Available Science, 5 Horticulture Small Nursery, shed net Not Available M.Sc Agri. Available Promotion Plastic bags, chemicals, drip 6 Green House and sprinkler irrigation sets, Not Available M.Sc Agri. Available Technology harvester, etc. 7 Poly House Not Available M.Sc Agri. Available 8 Organic Farming Cement tank, Plastic sheet, Not Available M.Sc Agri. Available shed net, Varmi Culture, Compost culture, polythene bags etc. 9 Land Development Plough, Harrow, Tractor, Not Available M.sc Agri. Available Seed Drill, Green Manuring B.Tech in Agri Not Crops, etc Available S. Project Equipments Equipments Status Personnel Personnel Status No. OFF FARM TRAINING 1 Clothes Making Full Suttle Amrail Machine, Available Available Over lock Machine, Half Suttle Machine, Pico fall 2 Handicraft Machine, Embroidery Available Available Materials machine/ basic tools, Major tape, and other basic material 3 Bags Making Available Available 4 Masalas (chilly, Different types of Spices floor Not Available Not Papad, Pickle, Machine and plastic bags, Available etc.) packing machine, Tubs, Weighing machine, etc 5 Artificial jewelleries Kundan, Crystal, Chakni, Available Available Pandent, threads, needles, hook, Ghnghru and other basic material 6 Phenyl Making Chemicals, Different size of Not Available Not plastic cane, plastic bottles, Available Head opine, TRO, Custor Oil, Pine Razine, Deda Oil, Costic Soda, Deda oil, etc. 7 Soft Toys Making Fur, Cotton, Eyes, nose, Available Available acrylic, Velcro, cutting equipments and other basic equipments 8 Other Food Waifers cutting machine, Not Available Not Products Drayer, etc Available Note- In the above table we are mentioning that we have available some equipments to conduct the training programme but as per the needs we will have to purchase some training materials and will have to hire experts for the training.
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