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Cafe Kudumbashree stalls at T20 Cricket Match venue won hearts Updated On 2017-11-08

Cafe Kudumbashree stalls set up at Greenfield Stadium during T20 Cricket Match on 7 November 2017 won hearts. 40 counters were opened by Kudumbashree women at the venue under the leadership of 25 units from Trivandrum and other districts. 16 units were from Trivandrum and the rest from the districts like Kannur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha and kottayam. Cuisines from Travancore, Kochi and Malabar were served.The cafe Kudumbashree units offered snacks, fresh juice and steamed snacks. The food was cooked under the leadership of 150 women at the central kitchens set up at Sreekaryam and Kazhakoottam. The cuisines offered at the stalls were of high demand and it added more energy to the Cricket lovers.

Kudumbashree School Progressing Updated On 2017-11-06

The activities of Kudumbashree School, which works aiming at the personality development and social, cultural, educational empowerment of women is progressing in all districts.

Kudumbashree School, the informal education programme which is executed coordinating with the NHGs envisages to improve the intellectual quality of common women. For this, information on different arena are given to them. Kudumbashree school enables the women to be aware of the need of social commitment and equip them to be part of the campaigns against alcohol and drugs.

Retired school teachers, experts from social, cultural and different other sectors are giving training to Kudumbashree women. In addition to this, 6 Resource persons are selected from every ward. That is, 1.19 lakh ward level teachers from 19854 wards had become part of this programme. Two hour training is being given to NHG women for a tenure of 6 weeks. Those who complete 12 hours of Kudumbashree School training will be given certificates.

Kudumbashree School will make the women aware of the different programmes executed by Kudumbashree in the state. Kudumbashree Mission not only aims at the social, financial and cultural empowerment but also at the intellectual empowerment as well. The programme also aims at retrieving the indigenous agricultural culture of Kerala.

Kudumbashree School was officially launched by Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, Government of Kerala at Penpol Ground, Vilappil Panchayath on 21 October 2017.

Best Practices Booklet Released Updated On 2017-11-04

The 'Best Practices' Booklet compiled by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (Kerala) was released by Mrs Alka Upadhyaya IAS, JS( Rural Skills), MoRD at the National Level Conference organised by Kudumbashree Mission associating with Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and Ministry of Shipping (MoS) to discuss the modalities for the Implementation of Sagarmala-DDUGKY Convergence project Phase II at Hotel Marriott, Kochi on 2 November 2017. The Booklet features the procedures that DDU-GKY Kerala Mission team came across and found to be effective during the implementation of DDU-GKY programme on Kerala.

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Training for Railway facility Management service providers Updated On 2017-11-04

A two day training was given to the railway facility management service providers to improve the quality of the service they provide at Railway Stations. It is planned to improve the quality of the service, same as to that of the service provided at Kochi Metro Rail Limited. Presently Kudumbashree manages the parking of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Thrissur Railway stations and the AC rest rooms at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam and Thrissur railway stations. 230 Kudumbashree women are working in this sector. It was decided to give a training to the service providers after the discussion between Kudumbashree officials and railway authorities.

Kudumbashree women has been providing services in various sectors in Kochi Metro, the first all women run metro in the world. Till then, Kudumbashree women were considered only mediocre who were confined to the sectors like waste management, micro enterprises, exhibitions etc. Kudumbashree women had made a revolution in this regard by working with Kochi Metro. They are employed in Kochi Metro Rail Limited on different jobs like ticketing, house keeping, parking, gardening and customer care. The training programme was organised by Kudumbashree Metro Facility Management Centre which co-ordinates these jobs.

The training has been given by dividing them into 2 zones. The training for those from Ernakulam , Kottayam and Thrissur Districts was conducted from 30 October to 2 November 2017. Training for those from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam , Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha will be given from 8-11 November 2017.

Kudumbashree women has been associating with Railway as service providers of facility management for the last 2 years. The training will be framed so as to improve their personal as well as their professional skills. The training will equip them to identify the needs of the customers and act according to. Training will also be given to improve their communication skills.

Sagarmala-DDUGKY training programme: National level Conference organised Updated On 2017-11-03

National Level Conference organised by Kudumbashree Mission associating with Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) programme of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and Ministry of Shipping (MoS) to discuss the modalities for the Implementation of Sagarmala-DDUGKY Convergence project was held at Hotel Marriott, Kochi on 2 November 2017. The project aims at skilling the coastal communities for wage employment in port and maritime sector. Sagarmala Programme is implemented by DDUGKY, the centrally designed programme which gives skill training to the rural youth of the country. Kudumbashree is the nodal agency of DDUGKY in Kerala.

Sagarmala was the programme framed by Ministry of Shipping (MoS) for giving skill development training when job opportunities arises in various states due to the development of ports. Port development will give rise to new job opportunities. Sagarmala skill training programme aims at utilising the coastal youth for such job opportunities with a monthly remuneration. MoRD has been successfully implementing DDUGKY programme in various states and the MoU for conducting Sagarmala training along with DDUGKY programme was signed in May 2017.

The programme will be executed in Ernakulam and Kozhikode districts as part of the pilot study. Kerala submitted the action plan for giving training on the sectors like crane operation, electric arc welding, lifeguards fish and seafood processing, deep sea fishing etc for around 8000 job aspirants.

Mr S. Harikishore IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree Mission, welcomed the gathering. Mrs Alka Upadhyaya IAS, JS( Rural Skills), MoRD delivered the keynote address. Mr. Sharda Prasad, Advisor, Sagarmala, spoke on the concept of Sagarmala project and scope of skilling. Mr Anil subramanian, Director, MoRD made a presentation on Skill Gap Survey at Sagarmala project. Mr M. Balasubramaniam, Chief Operating Officer. DDUGKY, MoRD, representatives from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, West Bengal,Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra & Andaman took part in the programme, Representatives from Ministry of Shipping, Cochin Port Trust, Central Institute of Fisheries and Technology, Cochin Shipyard, National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training, Telenova Escorts and Nabcons also participated in the programme. Dr Praveen C.S, Chief Operating Officer (Skills) SMMU, Kerala extended vote of thanks.

Exposure Visit to Warangal and Janagoan Updated On 2017-11-02

The women from the Kudumbashree Attappady tribal special project including the leaders of Ooru samithy, Panchayat samithy, Block samithy, Community Resource persons and Animators visited the Janagoan and Warangal District of Telangana state to learn about the women federations and its activities under National Rural livelihood Mission from 26 - 30 October 2017 . The team visited the District, Mandal and Village level federations and took keen interest in the various initiatives of the women federations of Telangana. The vision and the clarity of each members of the executive committee inspired the tribal women from Attappady.

The community based institution structure includes Self Help Groups, Village Organisations, Mandal Federation and District federation. The executive committee of each institution is managing different programmes under the institutions. Livelihoods are promoted by the organizations with the support of Community Investment Fund and now they are focusing on group initiatives. Federation of Persons with Disabilities is their yet another innovative initiative. One community care centre for the PWD is running for the care and protection of the persons who are suffering from various disabilities, managed by the village organisation which consists of doctors, counselors and mentors who provide expert guidance and treatment to the disabled people. The rights and entitlements of the persons are ensured and livelihood opportunities are offered to the family members of PWD.

The team made their visit to Model Villages as well, i.e., to the Pochannapet village of Bachanapet block, which is a completely digitalised village. CCTV camera, card reader for every transaction of villagers (cash less transaction) and digitalised system for purified drinking water (ATW) is the peculiar feature of the village. They are ensuring the basic needs of the families. The villages are 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) and in every house have ground water regeneration pits. Gangadevipalli of Warangal District is another model village. The decentralization strategy of panchayat is amazing that they have 27 committees in different sectors having members from 12 to 17 which constitute 80% of the population. The planning and implementation of the projects are through these committees. All the members are involved in the decision making process.

The team visited the training institute, different livelihood activities of individual as well as groups and the women shared their experiences with each other and it became a memorable learning experience for the tribal women of Attappady and came back with a firm resolve to build better and sustainable community based institutions.

Meeting on implementation of Sagarmala-DDUGKY Convergence Project Phase II Updated On 2017-11-01

Sagarmala-DDUGKY Convergence Project is a collaborative effort by Ministry of Shipping (MoS) and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), which aims at skilling the coastal communities for wage employment in port and maritime sector. Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has assigned Kudumbashree Mission as the Nodal agency for the implementation of Sagarmala Project in Kerala. The process of implementation of Sagarmala DDUGKY Convergence Project Phase II has already been initiated by the Ministry. In this context, a meeting to discuss the modalities for the Implementation of Sagarmala-DDUGKY Convergence Project Phase is scheduled to be held at Hotel Marriott, Kochi at 9.30 AM on 2 November 2017.

Kudumbashree launches Photography Competition - ‘Kudumbashree oru Nerchithram' Updated On 2017-11-01

For motivating the aspiring photographers and to propagate the activities of Kudumbashree Mission through photographs, Kudumbashree Mission launched ‘Kudumbashree oru Nerchithram’ Photography Competition. Kudumbashree Mission which envisions at eradicating poverty through women in Kerala had successfully completed 19 revolutionary years.

The contestants should submit photographs that would reflect the various activities of Kudumbashree Mission.The entries should reach Kudumbashree Mission office on or before 5 PM, 25 November 2017. The jury comprising of renowned photographers and officials of Kudumbashree Mission will select the winner. The Award for the Best Photographer will be Rs 20,000. The second prize and third prize will be Rs 10,000 and Rs 5000 respectively. Rs 1000 each will be issued for 10 entries as consolation prizes. Free subscription of Kudumbashree Magazine for one year will be given to selected 50 people.

Entries may be send to the mail id kudumbashreeprcontest@gmail.com or may be sent in CD Format to the address, PRO, Kudumbashree State Mission Office, 2nd Floor, TRIDA Rehabilitation Building, Medical college P.O, Thiruvananthapuram-695011. The name, address, e-mail id and contact number should be mentioned alongwith. A short note on the photograph should be attached along with. More details of the notiification is available at Kudumbashree Website-www.kudumbashree.org

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Kudumbashree to develop Micro Enterprises in Lakshadweep Updated On 2017-10-31

Kudumbashree will lead the women empowerment activities aiming at the financial stability of the women of Lakshadweep, the union territory under Government of India. Agriculture Department of Lakshadweep had contacted Kudumbashree Mission for giving advices for starting micro enterprises focusing on value added products from coconut, which is available in plenty at Lakshadweep.

As a start, micro enterprise units will be started in Kavarati. For this, 135 women groups comprising of 8 women each had already been started. Kudumbashree will give training to the women of Lakshadweep on Micro Enterprise formation, its successful co-ordination and various other topics. It had already been proved by Kudumbashree that, women groups can start Micro Enterprises and can attain financial stability out of that.

As per the present statistics, there are about 31,000 Micro Enterprises working under Kudumbashree. Out of this, 200 units focus on value added products from coconut. Through these Micro Enterprises, coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, handicrafts made of coconut shells, etc are made. The Kudumbashree NRO which works with the mission of propagating Kudumbashree model to places outside Kerala has been working in Lakshadweep for a few months.The NRO activities of Kudumbashree has been started in Lakshadweep during last May. Kudumbashree is executing special programme there. And apart from this, now Kudumbashree received invitation from the Agriculture Department of Lakshadweep.

Kudumbashree to give skill training to 15,000 urban youth through NULM Updated On 2017-10-30

Kudumbashree will give skill training to 15,000 urban youth through the centrally sponsored programme National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). Kudumbashree is the nodal agency of NULM in Kerala. The programme started in last financial year had given work order to 22 new programme implementing agencies. Therefore through 45 agencies, skill training will be given to 15000 youth of 93 urban areas in Kerala. The assistance of the agencies will be assured for for finding jobs or starting new enterprises of their own.Loan of Rs 2 lakh & Rs 10 lakh will be provided to individuals and group of young entrepreneurs respectively at a rate of 4%.

NULM had been given training to people those who have completed eighth standard upto graduation level. The courses are of 3 to 8 and half months duration which are approved by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) or National Skill Development Corporation (NCDC). Food and Accomodation will be provided absolutely free. If the courses suiting one's aptitude is not available at their own region, residential training will be arranged in other urban areas. On contacting the Nearby NULM units, one may easily get the details of the programme.

Training is given on various courses like Health,Information Technology, Telecom, Automotive, Tourism, Food processing, Accounting, electronics, Ayurveda etc are given as part of the training programme. Training is also given on various 74 courses like analyst, security operation centre, general duty assistant, account assistant using tally, CNC operator, data entry operator, mobile handset repair engineer, filed engineer- electronics, Accountant, logistics management associate, field technician networking and storage, animator, automotive service technician, multi cuisine cook, application security analyst, electrician, dental ceramic assistant, CCTV installation technician, surveyor, junior software developer, application developer, ayurveda spa therapist, fashion designer, cad designer, diet assistant etc.

45 different organisations like Kerala Institute of co-operative Management, NTTF, Model engineering College, Thrikkakkara, Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel studies (KITTS) , National Skill Development, Central institute of Plastic Technology etc will associate with Kudumbashree for the programme.