|Vikas Kendra Chandrapur is a IIYW branch offering several projects to further rural development.
Rural Development Project
- Government recognized Institute
- Targeting poor boys and girls
- 4 months machine typing course (English and Marathi)
- Fee 700 INR per month
- End of term exams are awarded with board certificate
Women’s credit cooperative
- 350 youth clubs in rural Chandrapur district. All youth clubs are legally registered by the assistant Charity Commissioner according to ‘Societies Registration Act’, 1860.
- 15-20 members per youth club
- Age range 18-35
- The youth clubs offer games, education, health camps and health checkups, leadership training programmes, and conferences on issues such as agriculture.
BRGF (Backward Region Grant Fund)
- 600 shareholders
- 100 INR share cost
- Loans provided for up to 50000 INR
- 15% interest per annum on loans
- Average loan between 15-20000 INR
- Average repayment period between 1-2 years
- Funded by Maharashtra State Government and Central Government of India.
- 3-4 training courses per month
- Target groups:
- Sarpanchat (village chief)
- Uper Sarpanchat (assistant village chief)
- Gram Panchat (members of local government)
- 4500 members received training between March 2008 and March 2013
- March 2013 – March 2014 target is to train 800 members
Self Helf Groups (SHG)
- SHG’s were established
- Activities include internal lending, health activities and checkups, awareness raising (STI & HIV/AIDS)
Vocational Training Programme
- Rural youth (both male and female)
- Aged 18-35
- Minimum entry qualification is completion of 8th grade
After completion of the course, the youth are supported in finding employment
- 4 wheeler automobile training
- 2 wheeler automobile training
- 6 month course: sewing machine training
- 3 month course: leather bag making training
Health activities in forest area
AIM and OBJECTIVES
- 72 villages are covered in this district
- Health camps
- Free medication
- Referrals to district hospital
- Each youth should get employment at a reasonable salary
- Rural as well as urban development
- Rural people should gain good and purposeful knowledge
- Every person should get health facilities free of cost
- People should get information about Government schemes and their benefit to them and their family
- Farmers should earn a sufficient income from their land, preventing them from becoming indebted
- Women should earn a good income from their businesses
- Panchayat Raj system should be strong enough to come to a considered solution in any dispute raised. (Panchayat Raj is a local assembly of respected elders responsible for settling disputes between villages and individuals)
- Sustainable development should be pursued in order to cater for future requirements
- To provide VTP (vocational training programme) training to 3500 Rural Youths
- For all trained youth to start their own businesses or find employment as soon as possible
- To add to the 350 villages already covered across the district
- To organize and facilitate study courses, seminars, lecturer’s workshops, camps, as well as research and documentation on issues related to youth work, youth welfare, and youth services.
- To organize health camps and provide health facilities to rural people
- To organize VTP to rural & urban youth and provide self employment to disadvantaged groups.
- To undertake activities/ trainings in the following fields:
- Water disputes
- Rural & urban sanitation problems
- Agricultural and environmental matters
- Rural as well as urban development
- To conduct Panchayat Raj training to Gram Panchayat Sarpanchs, UP Sarpanch & Members.
- To arrange typing training to poor rural and urban youth at very nominal rates.
- To organize cloth stitching training to rural & urban women and girls.
- To conduct training for farmers, regarding food processing and small scale industries, encouraging them to embrace new Technologies.
- To organize trainings for women, educating them about small scale industries and providing financial support on a secure basis.
- To establish youth clubs & Mahila Mandals (grassroots women's groups) to provide training, as well as encouraging them to get involved in developmental activities
- To establish a women Self Help Group (SHG) providing orientation and skill training to launch their self employment.
We established 350 youth clubs which were registered by the assistant Charity Commissioner of Chandrapur.
- We established 125 women SHGs. They were given good orientation and skill training, whereupon they started their own businesses.
We assisted nearly 850 unsupported women through our Institute under the Mother Headed Family (MHF) Project. They received small scale project training & financial assistance was provided. Presently, their business is running well and has received approval from the Government.
- We established a Vindyan Mandal for women who are working in agriculture. We organized 24 Mahila Vindyan Mandal, with each catering for a 1000 women.
- We successfully trained 4000 members of Gram Panchayats
- 3200 Gram Shikshan Samiti members were trained in order to supervise schools in their own villages. (A Gram Shikshan Samiti is a local committee responsible for establishing and monitoring basic schools in its area. Its responsibility includes developing and improving existing schools.)
- The established youth clubs supported the organization of government projects and schemes.
- 850 unsupported women are working in small scale industries, where they are progressing continuously.
- More than 700 youths found daily employment, which enables them to cater for their family’s needs.
- 400 youths gained well paid government jobs.
- In 250 villages, Gram Panchayats are working at their best.
- In 320 villages, Gram Shikshan Samiti (VEC) members are maintaining a good supervision over schools.
- 60 rural SHGs are running successful businesses.
We launched a credit co-operative for disadvantaged women.
- Our organization gained a high reputation in the government sector.
To support rural youth in gaining employment
- To strengthen farmers financial situation
- To secure a broad participation whilst implementing schemes in villages
- To encourage women to partake in the implementation process of schemes
- To motivate rural youths to take up agricultural labour or small scale jobs
- To change the mindsets of rural people and encourage them to take responsibility of their village’s development.
To raise awareness of the ‘Right to information’ scheme and to encourage people to make use of it.
- To encourage women to launch small scale businesses.
- To improve and expand the availability of high quality education for rural children.
- Implementing MSRLMF (Maharashtran State Rural Livelihood Mission Forum); a new Maharashtran State government programme
- To build on previous programme ‘Women’s contribution in agriculture’ which focused on introducing new technologies to farmers.