JODA/BARBIL, AUGUST 1, 2022
Empowering women is paramount for inclusive and holistic social development. Pursuant to this mission, JSPL Foundation organized a two-day workshop-cum-capacity building program in Joda and Barbil region under its women empowerment initiatives with the objective of making rural women self-reliant by inculcating entrepreneurship spirits in them.
The program was inaugurated by Padmashree Tulasi Munda and Serenda Gram Panchayat Sarpanch Daisy Sidhu, in presence of Bhadrasahi GP Sarpanch Pramila Naik, Panchayat Samiti members and other village leaders.
More than 125 women SHG leaders from Bhadrasahi and Serenda Gram Panchayats actively participated in the program upon the theme of “Role of Women in Social Change.”
The SHG women participants were trained on Leadership Qualities, SHG Management, Micro Business Development Modules, Sales & Marketing Skills and Digital Payment System.
The program brought a paradigm shift in Women SHG leaders to promote Self Help Entrepreneurship through appropriate training and capacity building measures. The programme has also a good component of team building exercise through games and associated group learning activities.
Dibakar Majhi, Program Manager – Odisha Livelihood Mission of Joda Block imparted training to SHG leaders on different socio-economic welfare schemes of the government and the modus operandi for availing the benefits of the schemes.
Vargil Lakra, DGM and Head (CSR) of JSP Barbil introduced the need and objectives of the workshop-cum-capacity building program. Lakra highlighted the need of scaling up the turnover of SHG products by way of adopting various marketing techniques through optimum use of the local marketing channels and digital payment systems.
“The training has unique components of practical applications in running micro and small businesses. I have learnt so many things and such training programs will help me in becoming self-reliant by earning supplementary income for my family” said Sumitra Patra from Serenda village.
JSP’s CSR Wing officials Jadumani Mahanta, Vikash Laguri, and Rajeev Upadhyay were engaged in successful implementation of the capacity building program of the SHG women.