Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission Trust agali has started several Education and Skill Development has conducting Micro-Enterprise Development Programs and Livelihood and Enterprise Development Program
These are centres located in the tribal villages that conduct weekend classes to promote critical thinking, learning through self-discovery, cultural and moral values and develop problem solving skills among school children. The classes are usually attended by about 15-25 children in a centre. There are instructors to guide the children and also provide them inputs on academic subjects. There are currently 30 villages with active educational resource centers.
The NABARD funded Livelihood and Enterprise Development Program (LEDP) on Setting up of Freshwater Aquaculture Farms in Attappady was initiated in March 2021. The project will benefit 150 farmers and will involve an intensive 10-day skill-upgradation training, refresher trainings and exposure visits. After the training program, Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission will provide handhold support in inputs, operations, credit, marketing etc. for these farmers for a period of 1-year. The project is in its initial stage. 150 beneficiaries have been identified in the Kallamala village of Agali Panchayat for the project.
Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission has been conducting NABARD supported Micro-Enterprise Development Programs since 2015. Till Now, 10 MEDPs have been conducted in various topics like saree printing, garment making, mobile service, beautician course, commercial horticulture etc. More than 300 SHG members have attended the training and many have started income generation activities with the help of these trainings.
The skill development centre has hosted three trainings on embroidery, which was supported by Jan Shikshan Sansthan. The trainings were attended by SHG members.
Education and SHGs