Combining traditional biodiversity knowledge with “livelihood enhancement”: The SBI Life Adivasi youth skill development programme for Wayanad – Kerala

E.M. Manoj, The Hindu, Kalpetta, November 28, 2015  | To read the full article, click here >>

The SBI Life Adivasi youth skill development programme, a project being implemented jointly by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) here and SBI Life Insurance Company, Kerala, for selected tribal youths in the district, has set a model in tribal youth empowerment in the State.

The project is aimed at equipping participants with livelihood skills. […]

The topics of the one-year training programme, include basics of self-employment such as bamboo-based income generation programmes, legal awareness, attempting competitive examinations for various government jobs, command over English language, computing, software skills and training to sharpen their own traditional biodiversity knowledge. […]

What attracts the tribal youth to the project is the multi-subject training programme, Nandakumar, an engineering diploma holder from Paniya community said. As the programme is being conducted on weekends, it enables the working youth to attend, he adds.

Source: MSSRF sets a model in tribal empowerment – The Hindu
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