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Strengthening Partners through Education and Development (SPED) in 20 villages of Yadgir Taluk, Karnataka

Published on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The project was started in 2010 in 20 rural villages of Yadgir Taluk in Yadgir district, Karnataka state.  Don Bosco Social Action Centre, Yadgir is the implementing partner for this project

125 SHGs had been formed and meticulously monitored by Don Bosco Center for Social Action, Yadgir. The SHGs had taken up various entrepreneurship programmes, helping the women to be sustainable and financially independent to a remarkable extent.

Various capacity building programmes organized for women through the Self Help Groups (SHGs) have shown ripples of development among rural poor.

The 125 SHGs have availed loans from government as revolving fund for managing the SHG activities and initiating Self Employment Programmes. Further, these SHGs have mobilized internal savings and revolve the money among the members as internal credit to meet their emergency needs (education, medical, etc) and also start income generation activities.  All the SHGs have obtained micro credit from banks worth to start various livelihood programmes.

Health education was extensively imparted in all the villages

More than 1000 people were educated about various topics including child rights, women empowerment and right to information.

Skill trainings imparted for 200 women in candle making, sandal stick making, food processing and animal husbandry careers. Many of the women and women groups started income generation activities.

School dropouts were readmitted in schools after the school enrolment campaign.

Child labours were inducted to the Don Bosco child labour residential school

More than 15 tuition centres  started with a reach of more than 700 poor children