The two days training cum- exposure trip for the communities from Yazali & Yachuli circle ended at Dorjeeling Village, Mechuka in West Siang District on 29th November 2011. The exposure trip was organized by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) for the women groups participating in the project entitled “Identifying Best Practices to Empower Arunachal Families”. The same program was started at Yazali, in Lower Subansiri and Koyu area in East Sing district in 2008.
The community members from Yazali and Yachuli circles who paid brief visit to Mechuka were impressed by the volunteer works of the women groups (FGA) of the Mechuka viz. Dorjeeling & Dechingthang women groups which improving nutrition and increasing family income through activities e.g, kitchen gardens and micro-credit programs. The women groups from the villages around Mechuka had inspired the wet rice cultivation and the promoting of kitchen gardening of the apatani people in Ziro during their visit in 2010 last.
The same process of change is practicing by the women groups of Mechuka since the climatic condition of both the places is almost similar. The programme was aimed at encouraging local people to explore various ways of mobilizing community energy to enable them to participate in the developmental processes and hence empower them to shape their future.
The Participants shared their achievements and challenges they faced while working with FGA since 2008. The team participating in the training cum- exposure trip was led by Mone Gurung, R & D, Associate and the project supervisors Kago Yam from Mechuka and Punyo Rina,Yazali area.