A training to empower the youth on livelihood was organized at –SBI-RSETI, (SBI-Rural Self Employment Training Institute), Jalukie, Peren as part of the SBI Gram Seva Programme implemented in 5 adopted villages under Chumoukedima Sub- Division of Dimapur District, namely, Urra, Bade, Khriezephe, Diezephe and Tsithrongse. The programme is implemented by ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA), the development wing of Salesians of Don Bosco, Dimapur province. The SBI Gram Seva was launched on the 2nd of October 2020. This integrated rural development programme aims at Digitalization of villages, Promotion of quality education for rural students, Improvement of primary health services, Improvement in accessibility to safe drinking water and sanitation, Promotion of sustainable livelihood practices and improving farmers’ income, Empowerment of rural women and Youth Engagement, Environment protection, Improvement of rural infrastructure for improved access to basic services, Improvement in coverage of benefits and schemes of the Government Capacity building for participatory rural development. The project duration is proposed for three years of intervention in various activities with extension of another two years. Although SBI Foundation has adopted an integrated approach for rural development, key focus areas will be identified keeping in view of the general need of the village communities.
A 10 day long training for 26 participants from the 4 adopted villages of Urra, Bade, Khriezephe and Diezephe began on 11th January. The selected candidates are to undergo training on pig rearing and management for small scale farmers. The director of SBI-RSETI, Mr. Novin Basumatary welcomed the two AIDA staff Miss Imnayangla Jamir (Convergence officer) and Mr. Maongkar T. Changkiri (Livelihood officer) and the 26 trainees to the institute. The Training started with an introductory session and theory classes on piggery management. These youth have been motivated and came forward for the training as part of the celebration of the National Youth Day 2021. There will be more trainings of such nature be organized as per the community need in the future for the adopted villages.