ACID initiates livelihood training programme for women self help groups
Dimapur, Oct. 6 (EMN): Assisi Centre for Integrated Development (ACID), supported by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), Nagaland region office, has initiated a Livelihood and Enterprise Development Programme (LEDP) on shoe and basket-making for women from self help group (SHG) members.
The participants — 90 members — have been divided into three batches, and the 45-day training for the first batch started at Naga Colony, Burma Camp, on October 6.
The programme was moderated by Aobendang, SHG animator, who explained to the members that it was organised mainly to help them enhance their skills to sustain themselves.
Delivering the welcome address, ACID director, Sr. Pramila Lobo, enlightened the participants that the LEDP programme was aimed at creating a sustainable livelihoods among the self help group members. She thanked Nabard for its constant support and guidance to promote, nurture and also promote SHG.
Nabard was represented by AGM HC Biswas, AM Kusekar, and DA Rahul Tiwari.
Speaking on the occasion, Tiwari explained that LEDP programme is being organised to help them start their own business, be self-dependent, and to increase their income. He further explained on social security schemes such as PMJDY, PMSBY, PMJJBY, APY and Sukanya Samridhi Yojana for girl child.
Biswas also explained that the training programme was to enable them to be self-dependent through learning new skills. He congratulated ACID for working closely with Nabard in reaching out to the women through many different programmes.
The resource persons of the training programme Senenya, Rosenseninla, Nyanbeni and Veronica.