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Introduction of Livelihood

GPP Livelihood department’s efforts have been contributing to the local communities living system first by enabling them to recover from the possible stresses and shocks of the vulnerability and prepare them to anticipate the present and future challenges of the livelihood systems. Second, it helps in empowering the communities to maintain and enhance their capabilities and assets base both in the prevailing and future conditions and the activities required for the means of living. There has been a strong precondition for both of facilitation that the programmed interventions and communities living system must not undermine the natural resource base of the village.
 
Goal:
Creating awareness and empowering communities about their socio-economic problems and encourages them to solve their own problems and find solutions at community level.
 
Objectives
  • Originate development activities with the equal contribution of target communities and organize the vulnerable communities to muster on a plate form of SHG (Self Help Group) to solve common community problems at community level.
  • Empower women by enhancing their capacities through skill development trainings, vocational centers which, in turn, improves their clout and position in their households and communities. Facilitating Self Help Group Members in improving and strengthening on-going Income generating activities and explore new business opportunities
  • To establish linkages between SHGs and financial institutions to eliminate the financial constraints faced by deprived communities
  • To organize different programs for susceptible communities, especially the neglected poor adolescence, develop centre-based and community-based courses Vocational centers for children of low-income areas and to conduct market research, income generation, and entrepreneurial training with women and youth.
Target Community
Livelihood department works with the local areas irrespective of caste, color, creed and religion. The mainly targeted communities for livelihood activities are:
  • Women
  • Youth (10 to 25 years of age)
  • Low-income areas
  • Slum areas
  • Disaster affected areas

Targeted Areas
GPP is predisposed to provide an opportunity to engender the income and sustain the households in this time of need and predicament. Livelihood activities are the means to help the poor victims to earn their living. The areas are: 

 


 

Activities of Livelihood Department
GPP’s livelihood department works under its Goal and plays various activities to uplift the communities and help them empower their lives. Activities of livelihood are:
 
SHG (Self Help Groups): Self Help Groups bring together people with common experiences. Participants share experiences, provide understanding and support and help each other find new ways to cope with problems. The aim of SGH is to offer a podium and together extend their arms against the vicious circle of poverty and to explore business opportunities, enhance monthly savings, lending soft loans with in the group for embryonic purposes.
 
Capacity Building Trainings: Livelihood provides different trainings / workshops / seminars for the females of the community to enhance their capacity. Capacity building program endeavor to improve the instinctive characteristics and the qualities of the personnel to make them the productive member of the family and enable them to earn respectively.
 
Life Skill Centers:include computer centers, sewing centers and other vocational centers such as electrical and tailoring center etc. In the vocational centers females as well as male students are taught the certified courses under the proficient instructors. Sewing centers facilitate the young girls and women to expertise in art of stitching, clothes cutting and making designs.
 
Linkages with Financial Institutes: GPP also provides the opportunity for linkages with financial institutions as the deserving people may get micro credit on very easy terms and conditions.
 
apprentice. The related classroom instruction is intended to support the work-based learning experience by providing theoretical knowledge and, when needed, providing appropriate skill development.

There is a great need to enhance the existing programs of skill development and vocational training in the country as it has a tremendous potential to provide employment to our youth in rural and urban areas as well as the job market abroad.

 


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