Two-day training for capacity building of student volunteers under MSK in Hailakandi
Hailakandi: A two-day intensive training program for capacity building of student volunteers under the Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) at Algapur block is underway on Saturday at the auditorium hall of ALC College in Hailakandi district.
The programme jointly organized by the District Level Centre for Women, Social Welfare Department and BLC Member, Algapur Project was formally inaugurated by District Social Welfare Officer, J Daimary.
Daimary appealed to the youths to volunteer themselves for community services at the village level and to reach out to the needy villagers.
Altogether 40 student volunteers will undergo intensive training.
The student volunteers expressed their satisfaction after the training and said the training not only created self-awareness and self-confidence but also made them aware of their basic rights and duties.
Earlier, the training was conducted at the Lala block where 40 student volunteers had undergone training. Besides, Lala and Algapur, the training will be conducted at Hailakandi, Katlicherra, and South Hailakandi block sometime in April.
Besides line departments like Health and Education, MAMTA-UNICEF is also extending all possible help and support in conducting the training.
As part of the scheme, Mahila Shakti Kendra, the Women and Child Development Ministry are planning to hire over 3 lakh volunteers to work in some of the most backward districts of the country. These volunteers will be paid a stipend of Rs 10,000 per three months, their total tenure being six months.
The volunteers of the outreach program, who will be hired from local colleges and will have to work for eight to nine hours a week, will have to coordinate with women beneficiaries in the 119 districts and ensure that benefits of government schemes reach women in backward areas.
The official added that apart from the stipend, students will also be given a certificate of appreciation by the ministry, which will also be made available on a portal that the students can access for future help in their career.
The scheme, launched in November 2017, will be rolled out in 640 districts in a phased manner; the scheme is being implemented as a district and block-level initiative. On the district-level, 220 districts were taken up during 2017-18, 220 in 2018-19, while the scheme will be implemented in the remaining 200 districts during 2019-20. For the block-level implementation, the scheme will be rolled out in 115 most backward districts covering at least eight blocks in each district, with the scheme being covered in 50 districts in 2017-18 and 65 districts in 2018-19.