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Vocational Education and Training
Project name:
Vocational Education and Training for Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups in 3 BRGH districts of Jharkhand (India)
Project Title:
Vocational Education and Training for Inclusive Growth of Tribal Communities in Jharkhand
Partners and their address:

Society for Rural Industrialization, Bariyatu, Ranchi, PIN: 834009 Jharkhand (INDIA)

Bihar Pradesh Yuva Parishad, Abadganj, Near Mission Girl High School, Medininagar, Daltonganj, Dist: Palamu,  Jharkhand (INDIA)
Mahila Mandal Trust, Village: Chapri, Via: Barhi, PO: Pandeybara, Block: Chouparan, Dist: Hazaribag, PIN: 825406. Jharkhand (INDIA)
Project field area: Number and name of the villages, block, district etc.:
The project is area is not restricted within the villages. We are targeting 3 blocks in three BRGF district of Jharkhand. E.g. Angara block in Ranchi district, Manika in Latehar district and Chouparan bllock in Hazaribag district
Total project period and starting date:

Total project period- 1st January 2010 – 31st December 2014 (5 years) Starting Date:  1st January 2010

Total approved budget and budget for the present year:

Total proposed budget - EURO 120,275 Total project budget for the present year -

Project Objective / overall Goal and Expected Results:
Overall Objective: To contribute to reduced unemployment and inclusive growth in rural areas and to complement to the achievement of MDG 1
Specific Objective:
Increased access to skills and training for adolescents and youths from vulnerable marginalised communities in 3 BRGF districts of Jharkhand.
Established institutional arrangements for planning, quality assurance, certification and linkages.
Expected Results:
Result 1: Skill development courses developed and organized in natural resource management, agriculture and allied activities
Result 2:  Multi-stakeholder linkages developed for gainful employment
Result 3: Strategic partnerships for mainstreaming of successful models of VET in identified themes developed and advocacy activities strengthened over a period of 5 years
Major achievements till date:
Successfully introducing 10 different tailor made agriculture related courses on 4 different themes, i.e. Sustainable Agriculture, NTFP, Agro Processing and Value Addition and Water Conservation Technology in three districts of Jharkhand state, India
302 trainees have completed training on 10 different trades in three project location. 340 trainees are presently undergoing training.
367 trainees have initiated their activity/trade/service post training with the newly learned approach; of them 154 trainees have earned enhanced income post training
239 trainees have been linked (process initiated, sanctioned) to Govt/Other Programmes/Banks for financial
Major markets have been identified for the products and services being offered through VET programme for 270 trainees trained on 6 different trades.
Concerned staff member:
Mr. Himadri Banerjee – Program Officer
European Union and Welthungerhilfe
Significant learning till date:
This project has conceived agro related vocational training courses on one hand to ensure and enhance rural inclusion and on other hand to start ecologically sustainable entrepreneurial activity in rural areas to address the issues like migration, hunger, joblessness etc.
Locally feasible and culturally adaptable rural income generation activities have sufficient possibility to engage rural youth by providing them remunerative options to earn, grow and excel.
It is inevitably necessary to identify ‘the market’ and establish direct linkage between producer/service provider at the village level and ‘the market’, or at least minimizing the intermediary existing in the value chain to the possible extent to ensure maximum possible return to the rural producer
A VET trainee on SRI technique doing weeding in his paddy field
A VET trainee on Lac and lac seed production with his produce of brood lac
A monitoring visit is in progress from CWS and WHH
A VET trainee on sustainable agriculture learnt and practiced intercropping
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