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Monday, November 14, 2016

Towards sustainable livelihood through income generating activities...
Lumi Naksang, President, SHG federation Mechuka started Homestay for the visitors and guests.

Group members selling their products in the festival other then running tea stalls.

 Take photograph in traditional dress and pay for it.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Group Motivation Training at Dambuk

Program/Activities: Group Motivation Training at Dambuk site
Date: 17th- 22nd October 2016

The major focus of Comprehensive Community Development (CCDP) project is to build the capacity of the community integrating the community level activities for empowerment-based sustainable development drawing on Future Generations Arunachal (FGA’s) experience combining with current Seed-Scale understanding. To this end, motivation trainings and follow up of new Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the communities of Dambuk area and formation of more groups in these sites have been started. There is inbuilt design to measure impact with regular follow up and monitoring of the groups. The ultimate objective is to set up a Learning Network support system for Communities including Self Help Groups using peer mentoring between old and new sites.

Activities: Group gathering, lectures, group sharing, group exercises, games and power point presentation.

Topic covered:

1.       Why group is necessary?
2.       What are the benefits being forming group?
3.       What are the expectations?
4.       Role of Group leader
5.       How to strengthen the group?
6.       SHG federation formation of Bizari area

1.       Importance of monthly group meeting.
2.       Registers maintenance
3.       Recording of the meeting minute
4.       Work-plan, budget  preparation format
5.       Loan application procedure
6.       Project proposal

Villages covered:
1.       Dambuk hq.
2.       Yapgo
3.       Bizari
4.       Bomjir

No. Of SHG participated: 12 SHGs                            No. Of Members attended:

1.       Kadang Ane SHG- Dambuk                          12/10 members
2.       Parik Ane SHG- Dambuk                                               10/09
3.       Poblung-C SHG- Dambuk                              12/10
4.       Midum SHG- Bomjir                                        11/08
5.       Minam SHG- Bomjir                                        11/07
6.       Munpung SHG- Yapgo                                   12/10
7.       Sodum SHG- Bizari                                           13/10
8.       Agam SHG- Bizari                                             12/09
9.       Ayang SHG- Bizari                                            13/10
10.   Mirep SHG- Bizari                                             10/09
11.   Tipo SHG- Bizari                                                                10/07
12.   Arsang SHG- Bizari                                           10/08

Total members attended in the program: 110 members.

Program analysis:

Success: Enthusiastic participation of members in meeting-cum knowledge based training called beside their busy schedule.

Weakness: Lack of knowledge, confidence among the group members. Still not sure what changes will bring if join or work collectively.

Opportunity: To scaling-up the Future Generations community development program in the area where participants supporting and cooperating in the activities is good.

Threat: High expectation from the community in terms of skill based and knowledge based training.

Unfortunately, Anpum follow up was called off due to Program Coordinator’s health disturbance and at the mean time postponement of gathering day by the Community of Anpum groups.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Motivational follow up

October 8, 2016, a Self Help Group (SHG) follow up meeting was conducted at Mr. Likha Thomas's house who is a Yazali SHG federation leader and member in Central Coordinating Committee (CCC) for SHG under Future Generations Arunachal (FGA). Respective SHG leaders from far-flung village participated in the meeting. The main objective of the meeting was to know what is currently going on in the groups in terms of program and activities and what they do with loan amount received from FGA? They are thankful to FGA that many awareness and training at grassroots level was conducted in the past and now for the group to march ahead, supporting some sort of loan amount to take up income generating activities to strengthen the group. Besides this, they feel that time to time if possible FGA should organize skill based livelihoods training for its member and the villager at large.

Second follow up meeting was organized at Mai Village under Yachuli circle. Mrs. Nikh Aka is a Yachuli SHG federation leader and member in CCC. It was good to see in both the meeting that Male also actively participating in the group activities which is not seen earlier as cited by the women folk. In the beginning they faces challenges from their husband and male folks now the things are changing and supporting in the activities. They shared that every group have savings habits and manages bank accounts. for income of the group they do activities like working in someone's field or in construction site and what amount they received save in the group accounts. The follow up meeting was supervise by Gobi Nyodu and accompanied by Mone Gurung, FGA.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SHG members in action

Today on 1st August, Mr. Kumar Sona, male volunteer and husband of Digi Sona, a group member visited FGA office, Itanagar and share the news report of Mechuka site's women activities. He also shared printed Photographs of activities being carry out by the SHGs in the area. The photographs is scanned and share here.

Monday, June 27, 2016

FGA program review meeting

 A program review meeting of Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) was held on 25th June 2016 at its one of Primary Health Center (PHC) in Sille. The meeting was organized in consultation of FGA Board Chairperson Mr. Omak Apang. The main agenda of the meeting was to integrate the activities of FGA under one model program where maximum opportunity and benefits goes to communities so that FGA could scale up to cube through its collaborative activities. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Tajing Taki, Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) of Sille-Oyan Block and other official viz.Atul Tayeng, ED, FGA, Dr. Tage Kanno, PPP Consultant, Mr,. Manoj Kumar, Manager, DPTE, Medical officers of Sille PHC, ASHAs-cum SHG leaders and Staffs of FGA.

In the meeting members felt that FGA's program should be holistic integrating mother's training & healthcare, SHG activities for livelihood promotion and role of organic initiatives for healthy living. Members expressed individual views and opinion and suggested valuable input points how to scale to next level integrating healthcare program, SHGs and Organic.Dr. kanno is ready to re-start the mother's training in the health center as most PHC staffs are already trained how to organize the mother's training and also suggested to FGA that staff capacity and community training should be start in Thirizino utilizing the PHC, staffs and ASHAs if fund provision is made in this regard. Mr. Manoj kumar also ready to give his best capitalizing the skills and knowledge on organic initiatives. Mr. Atul Tayeng, emphasized that a partnership program integrating PPP, CCDP and Siang Tea pvt. ltd.should be planned how staff training, manpower and resource mobilization could be used to facilitate the communities.

Mr. Tajing Taki expressed happiness the way FGA able to mobilizes the resource in rendering services to the local communities at the grassroots level. He accolade to the SHG leader now ASHA after listening the speech from them. He was confident that the program integration will immensely benefits the community at local level and wish the FGA to carry forward the objectives of the organization at greater height.

Mr. Nawang Gurung, Consultant, Future Generations moderated the meeting and point recorded to make a action plan for future course of action.