We at Young Dreams, promote employability by:
What is Self Help Group?
- Training youths in Computer Education, English Language courses and various Employability courses.
- Creating Self Help Groups
A small group (15 to 20 members), voluntarily formed and related by affinity for specific purpose, it is a group whose members use savings, credit and social involvement as instruments of empowerment
What are the common objectives of a SHG?
The SHG is formed with the following common objectives:
What are the characteristics of an ideal / sustainable SHG?
- To collectively bring about the change in socio¬economic status of the poor people especially its members;
- To inculcate the habit of savings amongst villagers including village women;
- To maintain good inter-personal relationship, linkages with banks & financial institutions and build self-confidence amongst rural community;
- To save the villagers from clutches of middle men and touts and arrange for loans;
- To develop leadership qualities amongst group members;
- To manage and run collective income generating activities/ventures & common activity/commodity based groups;
- To improve literacy, general awareness level and right to equality among villagers;
- To interact and exchange ideas on new initiatives.
It requires a great deal of skills / abilities and attributes amongst group members to form and run a strong and sustainable SHG. This includes the ability to
- Listen to each other rather than carrying on with dominance of few and non-representation of others;
- Encourage group members to discuss, explore, firm up ideas and develop workable proposals;
- Communicate the ideas/opinion to others and facilitate support;
- Take along everyone/majority while taking a decision;
- Meet regularly and observe set rules/regulations while conducting the meeting;
- Record proceeding and the important decisions;
- Regular follow up of action proposed to be taken by the group;
- Draw immediate as well as long-term objective of the group;
- Select with consensus the office bearers viz. chairperson/leader, secretary and cashier/treasurer;
- Take up activities of common interest & emerge as a commodity based group.
Young dreams is committed to Create Opportunities in rural / urban areas of country both through creating ‘Self-Help Groups’ as well as providing ‘employability’ training to youths.
- Through Swabhiman scheme we use to create Self-Help groups for rural women which gives them employment opportunities. These SHGs produces various produces viz, Tea, Sattu, Polished Rice, various Pickels, Papads and many other home made products / foods which are supplied to local market. The revenue earned from these produces are being distributed to these SHGs which are further distributed amongst women working in these SHGs.
- Through our initiatives ‘Sikho aur badho scheme we use to train educated and non educated youths so that they may hone skills required for their employability.