Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Another days training in Mettupalayam

Much of the work of IRDT happens without fuss. Today our social worker Gomathy has been running a days training workshop for 75 self help group (Sanhgam) members. This has been sponsored by the NABARD Bank, a government bank which sponsors agricultural and rural development training. The women have learnt about administration, basic accountancy, group dynamics and leadership. This training will be disseminated to other group members, meaning that many more will benefit.

Sanghams are vital for both economic and social development and are a powerful method of bringing women together and promoting social cohesion.