Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Close out of Vocational Training Center in Rasipuram

The three months vocational training program as a satellite training center supported by Fullerton, India has come to an end today. The training center was started on 12 August 2016. The formal inauguration held on 7th September 2016. 

During this period there were 51 trainees benefited of this 3 months program.

The close out of the program held today. The trainees were given course completion certificates. All the necessary arrangements were also done to engage the trainees to take up job opportunities/ self employment for making extra income for their families. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Meeting with German Delegates for Sustainable Textile Initiative

WORD has participated in a consultation meeting with selected NGOs working in the field of Sumangali Issues, labour rights and welfare in the Textile Industries in Tirupur on 7th November 2016 with the German delegation as part of their meeting with various stakeholders in the Textile Sector in India in the framework of Textile Partnership Program launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation & Development (BMZ).

WORD also participated the consultation meeting of Multi Stakeholder Initiative-TN. The meeting is with the german delegation, NGOs, Textile Industries and organised by SAVE, Tirupur. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Smiles from the Biogas supported End Users in Namakkal District

With the funding support of EWDE, Germany and with the funding support of Fair Climate Network, we are implementing the Microscale CDM Biogas Program in Namakkal District.

Through this project, we aim to reduce the fuel wood and keroine usage and assist 1600 families in  Namakkal District, Tamilnadu, India by constructing 1600 biogas units. 

Captured the following is their Happy Smiles from our end users who have started using the biogas units. 

Mobilizing funds through Crowd funding sites

Mobilising funds for the social developmental works for the grass root level activities is found bit difficult now-a-days and the advent of technologies for this resource mobilisation is a boon for the Non Governmental Organisations. 

One such opportunity is the Crowd Funding Sites. Unlike the traditional funding systems, the crowd funding sites offers our project to get into live for a specific period of time that we set and the desired target amount for the developmental cause. The interested donors can donate to our project. At the end of the period, the crowd funding site would get transferred the collected amount to our account directly. This is a new opportunity of fund raising for NGOs.

We have also recently uploaded our projects with the popular crowd funding platforms- ammado and 1% Club, Netherlands. Though our targets are not fully met, we have raised funds from our first experience in this kind.

We at WORD really thank the crowdfunding platforms and the donors who supported to our cause. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Launching Program of the Vocational Training Center- Rasipuram

With the funding support of Fullerton India, WORD has established two vocational training centers on Tailoring and Embroidery both in Namakkal and Rasipuram in Namakkal District. While the launching program for the Namakkal Training Center held at 1 September 2016, the launching program for the Rasipuram vocational training center held on 7th September 2016 @ fullerton branch office, Rasipuram. 

During the launching program, Mr. M. Rajmohan, Program Manager welcomed all and briefed the participants on the background of the project. Mr. Suresh, Cluster Manager, Fullerton India gave the felicitation note during the program. Mr. Mayilsamy, Branch Head, Fullerton India, Rasipuram Branch, Mr. Bharathi, Asst Branch Manager, Fullerton India, Rasipuram also attended the program. 

Mr. Suresh cut the ribbon and declared open the Rasipuram Training Center. This training program will be for 3 months duration. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Two more vocational training centers in Namakkal District with the support of Fullerton India

WORD NGO in Namakkal District has been involving in vocational training programs for the rural people since its beginning through stand alone vocational training education and embedded programs on various various employable vocational training program.

With the support of Terre des Hommes, Netherlands WORD established a full fledged vocational training centers in Namakkal on tailoring and computer trades and in Pallipalayam on tailoring training. 

We have also tried in establishing satellite training centers in the rural villages to train them on vocational education. 

Now, as a pilot initiative and with the support of Fullerton India under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, WORD has established two more vocational training in Namakkal and Rasipuram in Namakkal District. This training center would function for 3 months and would train 100 rural women and also would help them to attain jobs or to undergo self employment to increase their family income.

The launching program for the Namakkal Vocational Training Center held at 1 September 2016.

Mr. M. Rajmohan, Program Manager, WORD welcomed all the participants and explained about this program in detail. He in his introductory speech highlighted that it has been planned to train 50 women in tailoring and embroidery through the training center in Namakkal. Having after the training, the arrangements for employment opportunities that includes the self employment would be done.

Mr. Suresh, Cluster Manager, Fullerton India cut the ribbon and declared the opening of the vocational training center. He explained about the various activities of Fullerton India. Mr. Arun Aravind, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility explained about the Corporate Social Responsibility Programs of Fullerton India. The tailoring kits were also issued to the trainees. Mr. M. Thillai Sivakumar, Secretary, Consortium of Namakkal NGOs delivered the felicitation note during the program. He stressed that the women should use this opportunity to come up in their lives. Mr. Rajkumar, Branch Manager, Fullerton India- Gram Sakthi, Velagoundampatty also participated in the launching program.

The launching of the Rasipuram Vocational Training Center is scheduled to be held on 7 September 2016.