Avsar-SANKALP Project

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Project Name:

Avsar-SANKALP Project

May 1, 2022 –

Project PI:

Bhavani Rao

Project Co-PI:

Bri. Karunyamrita Chaitanya, Srividya Sheshadri

Funding Agency:

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India

Project Summary:

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India in collaboration with the World Bank has created the “SANKALP” project (Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion) which aims at improving and boosting short term skill training programs for long term benefits through strengthening institutions, bringing in better market connectivity and inclusion of marginalized sections of the society. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been sanctioned to implement the SANKALP project by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

SANKALP is being implemented to ensure efficiency and governance in skill development. The project mainly focuses on training & certifying near to 4500 women Self-Help Group (SHG) members in a vocational trade. Supporting the development of collective enterprises, the SHGs that are certified and finished the training can develop businesses or entrepreneurial ideas based on learned vocational skills that will help in the enhancement of SHG functioning and its efficiency.

The target audience for the project is the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the selected 9 states of India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh), its leaders, members, and along with them it will also benefit their children and other family members. The project also tries to incorporate the Transgender SHG community and other minority groups wherever possible. The proposed project will enlighten not only members of the community but also the entire community within and beyond.

The first mobilization meeting of the SANKALP project was initiated on May 4, 2022 with a cluster-level meeting with the leaders from two different locations (Haripad and Cherthala) in the Alappuzha district. Subsequently, several centers have began

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