SUPPORT TO TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN (STEP)

KSWDC is the Nodal agency for Support to Training and Employment programme for Women of the Govt. of India. The scheme provides 90% of assistance as grant in aid by Govt. of India and the balance fund is to be mobilized by state Govt. or NGO. The scheme provides employment opportunities for at least 500 women and is a very attractive scheme as large scale programmes such as dairy development, agriculture; small scale industries employing large number of women etc. can be financed under this scheme. Most of the NGO’s are non-utilizing the above mentioned fund from the Govt. of India. Even though various NGO’s are submitting proposals for assistance under this scheme, it is noted that most of the projects are rejected. In order to overcome the lack of structured and professional approach in formulation of projects and identification of viable projects for women, KSWDC proposed to take up the role of a facilitator by promoting the scheme among NGO’s, identifying NGO’s, arranging workshops for NGO’s. Besides awareness generation the corporation has also shouldered the responsibility of helping these NGO’s secure funds under this scheme for implementation of self-employment programmes for women residing in the geographical area, where their respective developmental work is centred. The broad components of the training for NGO’s include:-

  • Managerial Effectiveness
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Creativity in project preparation
  • Project idea generation & project report preparation
  • Project report appraisal
  • Office management
  • Awareness on STEP
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