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Launching of”Garbage to Gold”

Training on Household Level Composting under the Project “Garbage to Gold” implemented by Pro Rural in collaboration with Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC)

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Pro Rural Dimapur launched” Project Waste to Gold”, supported by SBI Foundation at Model Colony Sumi Fellowship Hall, Purana Bazar Dimapur with Shri. Thejavizo Nakhro, EAC Chumoukedima as the Chief Guest on 24th November, 2017. The program was led by Miss Chüthuzhüni Chache from Pro Rural and invocation by Ms. M. Twinkle Akito, Asst. Women Pastor EDSBC, Purana Bazar. The project will cover Model Colony and Jorapukhuri under Purana Bazar, Dimapur and service to about 2000+ families.

Mr. Adahe Neli from Pro Rural shared a brief past and current activity of Pro Rural and mentioned that Pro Rural has been in the front line in the field of Environmental issues since 2012. He highlighted the current project and said that the current project is to tackle the twin problem of Youth unemployment and Environmental issues in Dimapur. Through this humble initiative, Pro Rural aspires to provide employment to few unemployed youths in the area by employing them as door to door waste collectors , segregate waste and set up a mini community composting plant and compost the biodegradable waste to make manure-Black Gold and develop a sustainable livelihood through this activities. He seek the support and cooperation of the local community leaders and members to make the project successful

Smt. Hatneikim Imsong, Chief Manager (Compliance and Risk) SBI, RBO Dimapur in her speech shared about SBI CSR and its Vision and Mission and said that SBI CSR wants to become a premier CSR institute.  She also mentioned how difficult it is to get CSR project this days and congratulated Pro Rural for reaching this far and becoming eligible and qualified to get this CSR project from SBI Foundation. Shri. Vikuto Wotsa, GB Model Colony and Shri. Khevihe Chophy, Retd District Session Judge from Jorapukhuri also spoke and ensures their full cooperation towards implementing the project. Shri. Vikuto Wotsa also shared about the waste problem in their area and mentioned that people dump their waste at any open space. This was done specially at night and many people dump their waste as they drive past which makes it difficult to catch them. Shri.Khevihe Chophy shared how they grew up in the olden days and says we need to “commit our lives for good cause”.  Both the GB ensure their full support and cooperation

Shri. Thejavizo Nakhro, EAC Chumoukedima in his speech mentioned that this kind of initiative will benefit the people socially and economically. This kind of project is a win win initiative. He also appreciated the model of the project where some unemployed youths will be given employment and help them to develop their livelihood through this project. In an urban set up, where the urban authorities are finding hard to manage waste and ways to reduce waste, it is a welcome initiative. As the Administrator of the area he encouraged the local community to extend maximum support to Pro Rural. He also encouraged the local community to segregate waste which will make the task of the workers easy to manage. He said he look forward to work together with Pro Rural even in other localities and ensure to extend his full support.

The Launch program was attended by around 60 people including the Council Chairmen, GBs, retired Bureaucrats, Judges, Officials and leaders from Model Colony and Jorapukhuri, SBI, RBO,Dimapur, Dimapur Municipal Council, Nagaland Pollution Control Board, CAN Youth and other well wishers. Mr.Vikuto Achumi from Pro Rural pronounced the vote of thanks. Thereafter, the Chief Guest Launched the Project by cutting the Ribbon on the Vehicle to be used for waste collection in the Project Waste to Gold and the distribution of work implements, tools, protective gears and Uniforms was done by Smt. Hatneikim Imsong, followed by refreshment.

Group Photo

      

Chief Guest: Thejavizo Nakhro, EAC Chumoukedima cutting the Ribbon

  admin   Dec 11, 2017   Updates   Comments Off on PRO RURAL LAUNCHED “PROJECT WASTE TO GOLD” SUPPORTED BY SBI FOUNDATION

Pro rural in Partnership with SBI Foundation

Project Title: Waste to Gold

“Building Capacity of vulnerable youth and promoting best practices of Solid Waste Management through community participation and creating livelihood in Dimapur, Nagaland”

 TWO BROAD OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:

  1. Address unemployment among vulnerable youth
  2. Contribute to better waste management through deploying trained youth for collection and processing of Domestic Solid Waste and convert them to Manure.

  SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  1. To train and deploy youths for better management of the city’s waste on a “Pay-For-Service” business model.
  2. To identify some needy and vulnerable boys and girls and train them to become efficient Waste Wise Managers
  3. To set up a bio-degradable waste processing and composting unit as a demonstration cum income generating activity. By 8th month to start earning some income.
  4. To achieve at least 50% reduction of the volume of waste dumps in the targeted areas within 6 months from the start date.
  5. To improve urban governance and management through this Public-Private Partnership initiative in which community participation is solicited and improved response of the community is achieved within 12 months.

TARGET BENEFICIARIES:

  1. YOUTHS
  2. COMMUNITY

 IMPLEMENTATION PLANS:

  1. Identify/select needy youths and name them as Waste Wise Managers
  2. Train them how to manage and segregate Waste
  3. Provide Technical knowledge on how to produce G2G Granules
  4. Train them how to compost waste both at the family level and community level
  5. Residents to be trained by the WWM on how to segregate their waste at source.
  6. WWM to promote Waste to Gold concept and train families that wants to implement household level composting with live demonstration on how to use the G2G powder to compost the biodegradable wastes.
  7. Set up a Community level compost plant and compost bio-degradable waste to Manure/Black Gold
  8. Form SHG group and produce G2G powder, manure and market to make the project Self-Sustainable

 Supported by:  SBI Foundation

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Situation Vacant: Programmes Coordinator

Require Programmes Coordinator (1)
PRO RURAL SOCIETY, Nagaland

With Pro Rural You are on the go.
You are a People Person. You connect, you facilitate, and you are energetic and exuding confidence.
You are a team player, a team mate and a team leader with 2 years or more work experience.
You are creative, innovative, and a visionary with a sense of Responsibility for society, for peace and for the environment.
You are a learner, you love fun, create humour, and get the team achieve targets and goals.

Hey, Hello, please send us your CV. Let’s create a wonderful, youthful energy in our society. Come we have works to do.

ABOUT PRO RURAL
PRO RURAL was formed in 2004, consequent to the North East India Youth Summit on Ecology held near the Rangapahar Wild Life Sanctuary, Dimapur; and the launch of the Youth Employment Summit (Global) Campaigns. The slogan as well as the theme was “Empowerment, Employment, Environment”. The organization has evolved and focuses on Livelihood, Peace Building and Environment sustainability.

(a) Empowerment of the reference groups or communities through capacity building that enables them to become critical of their own situation and participate in the processes of their own development. Participation in all the process of Planning, Implementation and evaluation is key to the empowerment process.

(b) Employment or livelihood security through skilling them. Our approach has been to make the reference groups capable of translating their learnt skills to build sustainable livelihood. Major attention is given to Unemployed Youth, and women and tribal families to help build secure livelihood.

(c) Environment sustainability is given a strong focus and environment safeguard is mainstreamed in all Pro Rural’s approaches and Activities. The organisation provides leadership in innovating different approaches to conserve and protect the environment. It was been leading in the promotion of best practices of solid waste management and also in the conservation of community forests.

(d) Peace Building is promoted through a network of individual activists, peace movements, Institutions and departments that believes in peace as the only way to make progress and development when communities preserve peaceful co-existence. Pro Rural conducts training for “Local Capacity for Peace” and targets community leaders, academicians, religious leaders and youth.

As the Programmes Coordinator, you will:

*Coordinate projects and programmes of the organization particularly at field level.

*You will report to the Assistant Director and work closely with him.

*Coordinate and supervise the project staff and ensure outputs and outcomes of every activity.

*Prepare Project implementation plans in consultation with team and the Asst. Director.

*Keep track of all projects and programmes of the organisation and report to Asst Director regularly.

*Ensure project management and different timelines of each of the programmes and activities.

*Facilitate joint reviews of the programmes

We are looking for a person with,

*A Post Graduate degree, Preferably MSW with a minimum of 2 years of experience.

*A positive and cheerful person with Leadership capacity who can lead from the front.

*Facilitation skills for staff as well as for varied audience.

*Fluent in communicating in English, Nagamese and Hindi. Knowledge of any Naga tribal dialect will be an added advantage.

*Flexible and willingness to work on weekends.

*Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

*Appointment will be on contract basis for a period of 2 years initially.

Please send your CV with a passport photo on or before 10th August 2017 to, the Secretary, Pro Rural, at proruralindia@gmail.com , or by post/hand-deliver to: Pro Rural, O.K. Complex, 2nd Floor, Near City Tower, Dimapur – 797112. Nagaland.

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Situation Vacant : Asst. Director

Require Assistant Director* (1)
PRO RURAL SOCIETY, Nagaland

With Pro Rural you are on the go.
You are a People Person. You connect, you facilitate, and you are energetic and exuding confidence.
You are a team player, a team mate and a team leader with 4 years or more work experience.
You are creative, innovative, and a visionary with a sense of Responsibility for society, for peace and for the environment.
You are a learner, you love fun, create humour, and get the team achieve targets and goals.

Hey, Hello, please send us your CV. Lets create a wonderful, youthful energy in our society. Come we have works to do.

ABOUT PRO RURAL
PRO RURAL was formed in 2004, consequent to the North East India Youth Summit on Ecology held near the Rangapahar Wild Life Sanctuary, Dimapur; and the launch of the Youth Employment Summit (Global) Campaigns. The slogan as well as the theme was Empowerment, Employment, Environment. The organization has evolved and focuses on Livelihood, Peace Building and Environment sustainability.

(a) Empowerment of the reference groups or communities through capacity building that enables them to become critical of their own situation and participate in the processes of their own development. Participation in all the process of Planning, Implementation and evaluation is key to the empowerment process.

(b) Employment or livelihood security through skilling them. Our approach has been to make the reference groups capable of translating their learnt skills to build sustainable livelihood. Major attention is given to Unemployed Youth, and women and tribal families to help build secure livelihood.

(c) Environment sustainability is given a strong focus and environment safeguard is mainstreamed in all Pro Rurals approaches and Activities. The organisation provides leadership in innovating different approaches to conserve and protect the environment. It was been leading in the promotion of best practices of solid waste management and also in the conservation of community forests.

(d) Peace Building is promoted through a network of individual activists, peace movements, Institutions and departments that believes in peace as the only way to make progress and development when communities preserve peaceful co-existence. Pro Rural conducts training for Local Capacity for Peace and targets community leaders, academicians, religious leaders and youth.

As the Assistant Director, you will:

*Be incharge of the day-to-day affairs of the organisation in absence of the Director (presently vacant) and report to the Secretary and Chief Functionary (CF) of the organisation.

*Coordinate, manage and supervise the staff team and deal with all matters of office operations.

*Keep track of all projects and programmes of the organisation and report to CF regularly.

*Ensure project management and different timelines of each of the programmes and activities.

*Develop linkages with resource agencies and plan for furthering the goals of the organization.

*Budgetary planning, control and get approval of CF for all programmes.

*In all matters consult and work closely with the CF

We are looking for a person with,

:A Post Graduate degree, Preferably MSW with a minimum of 4 years of experience.

:A positive and cheerful person with Leadership capacity who can lead from the front.

:Facilitation skills for staff as well as for varied audience.

:Fluent in communicating in English, Nagamese and Hindi.
Knowledge of any Naga tribal dialect will be an added advantage.

:Flexible and willingness to work on weekends.

:Women candidates with adequate experience are encouraged to apply.

* Appointment will be on contract basis for a period of 2 years initially.

Please send your CV with a passport photo on or before 10th August 2017 to, the Secretary, Pro Rural, at proruralindia@gmail.com , or by post/hand-deliver to: Pro Rural, O.K. Complex, 2nd Floor, Near City Tower, Dimapur 797112. Nagaland.

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Workshop on “Youth Entrepreneurship Development” An initiative of Pro Rural-PCNI in collaboration with Mao students Union.

Mao Programme

A one day workshop on “Youth Entrepreneurship Development” An initiative of Pro Rural-PCNI in collaboration with Mao students Union was conducted at Kalinamai Village Community Hall, Mao on 9th May 2017.

PCNI coordinator Adehe Neli shared the perspective of the workshop.

Director of Youth Net Mr. Lezo Putsure stretched on the opportunities of entrepreneurship and availability of resources and also identifying the right people.

North Eastern Group proprietor S Kajichew shared his story of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Managing Director of Modern College, Kohima Palee Hekha stated on the need of skilled based education system n the society to curb the problems of unemployment.

Managing Director of Community Development Foundation Hensu Henry highlighted the need of building foundation skills for entrepreneurship and imparted ideas on pragmatic approach to become a successful entrepreneur.

Chief Manager of SBI Regional Business office Besii Bosco provided materials and imparted training on “Entrepreneurship financial Literacy”.

Youth from college and various villages attended the workshop.

 

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YEDI Training Programmes in collaboration with Quest Alliance

On 17th March 2017, The Pro Rural organized a training programme on waste paper recycling at Grace Colony kuda Mill. Ms. Chuthuzhuni chache & Ms. Kikrupanuo from Pro Rural taught the trainees on how to make decorative pieces, bowls and other useful materials with waste paper at home in a simple and cost effective manner which can be practiced by anyone. They also displayed some of their products which infused more interest among the trainees.

Waste Paper at Kuda Mill

Waste paper Recycling Training at Kuda Mill

On 22nd March 2017, Pro Rural organized Mushroom cultivation Training at School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD), Department of Plant Pathology Nagaland University, Medziphema Campus. Ms. Narola Pongener Asstt.Professor was the resource person for the training programmes.

Mushroom Training Group Photo

           Mushroom Training at SASRD

On 8th April 2017, Pro Rural organised Piggery training in Naga United village which focus on Piggery management. The programme was facilitated by Dr.Ebibeni Ngullie from ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research). In the first session she talked about the advantages of Pig Rearing, Purpose of Pig Farming, Breed suitable for North East, Site Selection for pig sty, Type of house, Gilt selection and Breeding management. In the second session, was talked about Disease Management, Vaccination and Feeding Management.

Piggery Training at Naga United

             Piggery Training at Naga United

Again on 20th April 2017, Pro Rural conducted Soap and detergent training at 7th mile. The resource persons are Chasiirou and Regina who are housewives. They taught the trainees on how to make Soap at home with oil, Aloe vera, neem leaves etc. They also taught the trainees how to prepare dish wash, detergents and hand wash with some ready made materials which are easily available in the market. With this, any family can use their own home made products which has less chemicals and also reduce their expenditures.

Soap & Detergents

        Soap and Detergent Training at 7th Mile

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4th Orientation Programme at Grace Academy, Kuda Mill Lingrijan

4th Orientation programme on Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives of Pro Rural in collaboration with Quest Alliance and Accenture was held at Grace Academy, Kuda Mill  Lingrijan, Dimapur on 10th February at 3:00 P.M. Pastor Grace welcome the Pro Rural team and gave a brief exhortation. Welcome address  from Pro Rural team and a brief power point presentation on various activities of Pro Rural in the past and the current project was given by Mr. Kapani Athilu Khrasi. Mr. Adahe Neli shared the perspectives of the current projects and the kind of Initiatives Pro Rural has taken to build an entrepreneurial environment among the Naga youths, the prospects and the challenges. The programme was attended by around twenty youths, both boys and girls living in and around Kuda Mill  Lingrijan. The programme was followed by refreshment and interaction with the participants and Pro Rural Team.

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Waste Paper Recycling training conducted on 20th January 2017

As a continuation programme of Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative(YEDI) of Pro Rural in partnership with Quest Alliance and Accenture, Waste Paper Recycling training was conducted for the unemployed Youths in Dimapur on 20th January 2017 at KUDA Mao Colony, Dimapur. The resource person and the trainer, Ms. Sonia Suzan, also a Lecturer of Emmanuel College, Dimapur trained the youths on how to recycle waste papers like newspapers, used note-books and other waste papers and convert them into Beautiful Flower Vase, Decorative Pieces, Pen & Pencil Holders etc. The trainees were also shown a varieties of hand made articles and products made by her with waste papers with the help of glues, colors and paints. This is a simple process and a business opportunity which requires no capital or investment. Any person who has the zeal, a bit of patience added with some innovative ideas can practice it anywhere, anytime and earn a decent amount with this innovative and simple methods.

Below: Some products made out of Waste papers.

Waste paper Recycling

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Workshop on Vision Building with Quest Alliance

Workshop on Vision Building with Quest Alliance partners of the NE region was held at Naithu Resort on the 12th & 13th January with Quest Alliance team headed by its Executive Director, Mr. Aakash Sethi along with Mr. Augustine Ngatuba, the North East region incharge and Mr. Mehul Kanodia from Delhi office  in which some of the following points and issues were discussed: –

:Identifying Youth Employbility

: challenges and opportunities,

:Establishing Dream Tree

:Stake holder analysis

:Canopy Statements and Tools

:Building Strategies of intervention and plan of action for the next 4 years in the region

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