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Training proposal road beneficiaries

  1. 1. Proposal to conduct training to enhance livelihood opportunities for communities benefitted by the rural road development project 1) Overall need assessmentDuring the implementation of the rural road development project in the Anuradhapura district,Sewalanka field staff conducted participatory training need assessments among communitiesbenefitted by the roads renovated to determine the type training and other support required bythem in order to exploit the maximum benefit from improved roads.This need assessment was conducted by facilitating a group of about 30-50 people in eachGND. The participants included members from households benefitted by the cash for workprogramme as well as from households not benefitted by the cash for programme. Nearly 70%of the participants were women.When summarized, the training needs identified by community groups fall in to 4 categories.a) Training and counseling support to start micro-enterprises and to improve existing farm and non-farm income generation activities in respective communities. The farm based income generation activities range from paddy cultivation using improved seeds, production and marketing of cash crops such as chilli, red onion, maize and vegetables, rearing of goats for meat, cattle rearing for milk to poultry for eggs and meat. The non-farm income generation activities mentioned comprise of micro-enterprises such as cement block making, pottery, mushroom cultivation, dry fish production, soap making, incense sticks and reed mats making, Some micro-enterprises belongs to the service sector – such as tailoring, fish/vegetable vending, radio/TV repairing and retail shops.b) Capacity building training for Women Rural Development Societies (WRDS). Most of the community groups that did training needs assessment felt that after renovating the community roads many income generating opportunities for women will emerge in the future. To exploit these opportunities in a sustainable manner WRDS will have to play an important role. But the capacities of WRDSs in the target communities now remain rather inadequate.c) Training to enhance knowledge and skills of women – particularly mothers in home- based food production, processing and preparation with a view to address communities’ food security and nutrition problems. Participating women expressed the need to increase women’s involvement in food (vegetables and fruits) production as a source of income.On further facilitation this need was further extended to cover the nutrition aspect. The possibility to reduce household expenses in buying expensive but nutrition deficient fancy foods by promoting homegrown and processed foodswas discussed and the many groups agreed to promote this objective. Therefore these communities need training and exposure on best practices in integrated household nutrition and food production approaches.d) Training and guidance on maintenance of renovated roads. 1
  2. 2. 2) Proposal to conduct micro-enterprise management training2.1. The objectives of the proposed microenterprise training are: To enhance the basic knowledge in identifying income generating opportunities and preparatory planning to exploit such opportunities. To develop skills to manage income generating activities profitably and sustainable manner. To promote collective approaches among various livelihood groups to sustainably increase their profits.2.2. Training modules proposed to meet training objectives Objectives Modules 1.To enhance basic knowledge in identifying Concept of small business income generation/ microenterprise Basic elements of a small business opportunities and to do preparatory planning SWOT analysis 2. To develop skills to plan and manage Costing and pricing income generating activities profitably. Business planning Book keeping and financial statements Marketing Evaluation of business 3. To develop collective approaches to Leadership and teamwork profitably sustain microenterprises development Collective input purchasing and product marketing 2
  3. 3. 2.3. Proposed training agendaA 2 day training programmes is proposed. For each training programme it is proposed to have20 trainees. Training modules Sub-modules No. of sessions and duration Day 1 (5 sessions) Inauguration Identifying participants Sharing objectives ½ hour Module 1: Introduction to Types of microenterprises microenterprises Basic elements of a microenterprise 2 sessions (each 45 4 pillars of a minutes) microenterprise(ideas, motivation, ability/skills and resources) Module 2:Costing and pricing Concepts and practice of costing in microenterprises One session (45 minutes) Concepts and practice of pricing in microenterprises Module 3: Business planning Importance of microenterpriseplanning 2 sessions ( each 45 Basic structure and minutes) elements of a business plan Day 2 (6 sessions) Module 4: Book keeping and Importance of book keeping financial statements Basic books of accounting 2 sessions (each 45 Accounting procedure minutes) Profit and loss account Module 5: Marketing for rural Basic concept of marketing microenterprises Basic elements /strategies 2 sessions (each 45 of marketing minutes) Marketing channels and market identification Module 6: Collective approaches to Collective visioning microenterprisemanagement Importance of leadership One session (45 minutes) Division and coordination of tasks Network development Module 7: Evaluation of Indicators of successful microenterprise success rural businesses One session (30 minutes) 3
  4. 4. 2.4. Target beneficiaries It is proposed to target xxx community members to provide microenterprise training and they will be selected in the following manner. PS/DS No. of trainees 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Total number of trainees xxx2.5. Budget i) Cost per training programme (each 20 trainees) Item Units No. of Rate/unit Cost units (Rs.) (Rs.) 1. Venue charges days 2 ?? ?? 2. Stationery/training materials trainees 20 200 4000 3. Resource persons Person days 4 4000 16000 4. Food /refreshment for trainees Trainee days 40 300 12000 ii) Cost for xx training programmes: 4

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