Saksham Livelihood Project

On August 2018, the state of Kerala suffered one of the worst floods in 100 years, and it wrecked the state both infrastructurally and socially. As the extent of the damage was widespread, the severity of the aftermath was much felt in Aranmula Grama Panchayat as it was close to the flood plains of River Pampa affecting people’s lives and livelihood.

In this context, Plan India has partnered with Centre for Communications and Development Studies (CCDS), Pune to initiate a livelihood programme in Aranmula Panchayat mainly focussing on Ezhikadu colony to train 400 young people and women from the disadvantaged Dalit community. The project aims to generate sustainable long-term employment by empowering the trainees with essential
entrepreneurial and vocational skill.

The trades identified as part of the project were Backyard poultry farming and Tailoring. Three hundred forty-eight beneficiaries have received training in poultry course and remaining fifty-two in Tailoring.

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