Sampark believes that the people who are underprivileged can improve their living conditions only when they realise their potential and become self-reliant. In order to achieve this, Sampark is committed to facilitate the setting up of micro enterprises which are completely owned by people. The objective of this activity is to provide market-oriented skills and vocational training to women and youth (both boys and girls) in the villages of Koppal Taluk and encourage them to find employment or start their own enterprises to earn better livelihoods.
- Enterprise motivation training
- Facilitation of market survey
- Skill training
- Business management training
- Market linkages
- Job placement
Process & Achievements
A total of 44 youth who have undergone training at the Sampark Skill Training Centre have been placed in jobs pertaining to their field of training- tailoring, computers and driving.
Workshops on Costing and Pricing and Marketing were conducted on 7th August and 13th January for the trainees of the tailoring unit. These workshops highlighted the importance of marketing and talked about simple methods of market surveys.
A total of 20 youth who had completed training in different areas in the month of November and December were awarded training participation certificates on 12th January 2010. Officials from the Directorate of Industries and Commerce (DIC) and Agricultural Department graced the occasion.
Sector-wise skill trainings started: By 2008 Sampark has facilitated skill training in various sectors i.e. tailoring; kasuti (hand embroidery); driving; beautician; mobile repairing; scrubber making; helpers in hydraulic pressure pump making industry; dairying, preparing vermicompost, and sheep and goat rearing, which are identified by women and youth.
The enterprise and skill training programme is having a direct impact on the behavioural and managerial qualities of its beneficiaries, which is reflected by the following aspects that were observed:
- Many have imbibed the positive qualities of punctuality and professional attitude towards their entrepreneurial work.
- Team interaction among women from various villages has been strengthened.
- They have been now updated not only in technical skills like tailoring, kasuti, mobile servicing, driving, beautician skills etc but also in the soft skills of communication and negotiation.
- They have acquired basic managerial understanding of marketing and product pricing about the products they produce.
Awards and Achievements.
The Karnataka State Cooperative Department along with Koppal District Union Cooperative Niyamita awarded Eshwara Mahila Vividdodesha Souharda Souhsahaya Sahakari Niyamit (Name of the Cooperative) with an award titled Good Women’s Cooperative Award on 14th November 2016. Eshwara Cooperative was established by Sampark in 2008 and as of 2017 has 133 Self help Groups and 2091 women members to whom they give loans for businesses.
Gavisiddheshwara Mahila Vividdodesha Souharda Souhsahaya Sahakari Niyamit, Kolur village in Koppal set up their own office building and the women have constructed a building on land awarded to them by the Gram Panchayat in Kolur district.