Enterprise Learning Network

Year: 1996
Place: Bangalore
Sponsored by Women’s World Bank
Objective : To respond to the non-financial needs of growth oriented micro enterprises in ready-made garment sector AWAKE provided Best Practice Learning for improving production capacity, product design and quality and Commercial linkages.
Methodology : AWAKE conducted buyer-seller meets, exhibitions, facilitated market linkages, export enquiries, conducted trainings and credit referral activities as part of ELN project.
No. of Beneficiaries NA

Rural Industrialization Program

Year: 1996-1999
Place: Bijapur and Bagalkot
Sponsored by DIC, Govt. of Karnataka
Objective : Creating Entrepreneurial awareness and networking
Methodology : As a training agency for RIP, AWAKE conducted more than 15 Entrepreneurship Awareness Programs (EAPs) and 8 Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs) in different taluks of Bijapur and Bagalkot districts.
No. of Beneficiaries: 290 women were trained
Impact : Successful implementation of the program resulted in initiation of 225 enterprises in different sectors in that area
Year: 2001-2003
Place: Bijapur
Sponsored by DIC
Objective : On finding more opportunities for setting up enterprises in Bijapur, RIP was re-launched in Bijapur for further 2 years
No. of Beneficiaries:NA
Year: 2001-2003
Place: Shimoga District
Sponsored by DIC, SIDBI
Objective : Developing enterprises and generating employment opportunities in rural areas of Shimoga
Methodology : AWAKE conducted a number of Skill Training programs and EDPs in Shimoga district

Karnataka Watershed Development Society (KAWAD)

Year: 2002-2005
Place: Chinnahagari, Molakalmuru Taluk, Chitradurga District
Sponsored by: Karnataka Watershed Development Society (KAWAD), Department for International Development (DFID), U.K.
Objective: AWAKE conducted Entrepreneurship Awareness Programs (EAPs), Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs) and Skill Training Programs.
Methodology: AWAKE also provided 21 Skill Training Programs in tailoring, embroidery, motor coil winding, food products, dairying, chemical based products etc.
No. of Beneficiaries: 1615 SHG members selected from 239 SHGs
Impact: The project achieved a settlement rate of more than 60%.

SUJALA Watershed Projects

Sponsored by: World Bank
Objective: Empower the vulnerable, landless, Below Poverty Live (BPL) families in the watershed areas to take up income generation activities or to set up micro enterprises
Methodology: AWAKE was selected a Resource Agency for implementation of the three phases of the project.
The following activities were conducted as part of the project:
• Trainers Training Program
• Entrepreneurship Awareness Program
• Skill Based Entrepreneurship Development Program

AWAKE conducted 47 EDPs and 2 Trainers Training Programs in which No. of Beneficiaries 1615 SHG members selected from 239 SHGs Impact The project achieved a settlement rate of more than 60%.

Phase I

Year: 2004-2005
Place: Pavagada, Madhugiri, Tiptur, Sira and Bagepalli and Tumkur
No. of Beneficiaries: 1400 men and women

Phase II

Year: 2005-2006
Place: Lakkasandra Sub-Watershed of Chikballapura Talluk
No. of Beneficiaries 2200

Phase III

Place:Nitthurhalla Sub-watershed area of Tumkur district
No. of Beneficiaries:1200 beneficiaries at Amblikoppa Sub-watershed area
1100 beneficiaries at Devaragudihal Sub-watershed areas of Dharwad district


Year: 2001
Place:Kolar, Chitradurga, Bellary and Tumkur
Sponsored by: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank, implemented by Karnataka State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC)
Objective : Rural women’s development and empowerment
Methodology : The training imparted by AWAKE was on Development Approach and Awareness Generation, Group formation and Credit Management, Participatory Training Methodology and Facilitation Skills in four districts of Karnataka.
No. of Beneficiaries: 198 SHG members and 20 NGOs

A Pilot Project for Rehabilitation of Beedi Workers

Year: 2004
Place: Mangalore
Sponsored by: International Labor Organization (ILO)
Objective: Pilot project for alternate livelihood options to women whose occupation was rolling Beedis
Methodology : Identify sustainable entrepreneurial activities with relevance to local resources .
Developing capacities of the local NGOs in conducting Entrepreneurship Development Program to identified SHG members.
No. of Beneficiaries: 470

Rural Entrepreneurship Development Program (REDP)

Year: 2001, 2004-2005
Place: Shimoga and Chickmagalur in 2001
Bijapur, Shimoga, Hassan, Mysore, Tumkur and Gadag districts of Karnataka in 2004-2005
Sponsored>: by NABARD
Objective : Train rural unemployed youth in entrepreneurship development to enable them to set up enterprises of their own
Methodology: AWAKE conducted one-month training program along with two years of follow-up
No. of Beneficiaries

Food EDPs sponsored by MFPI

Place: Gadag, Kolar, Tumkur, Doddaballapur and Bangalore
Sponsored by: Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Govt. of India
Objective : Entrepreneurship Development in Food Processing
Methodology: AWAKE conducted Entrepreneurship Awareness Programs and EDPs . Follow-up meetings with a panel of resource persons and officials in the area of food consultancy and financial assistance were also conducted .
No. of Beneficiaries 150

Nagara Streeshakthi Project

Place: 12 districts of Karnataka
Sponsored by : KSWDC
Objective : Empowerment of Women
Methodology A one day orientation program was conducted for the EDP trainers from various organizations of Karnataka. 6 to 7 batches of EDPs were simultaneously conducted in various districts.
No. of Beneficiaries: 2680


Year: 2006-2007
Place 12 districts of Karnataka
Sponsored by Govt. of India
Objective : Overall development of rural India, an integrated manner, with support of NGOs, for the holistic development of rural areas
Methodology: AWAKE was identified as the Nodal NGO for the Bangalore Rural district.
Impact: Towards this end, offices were set up at all the Blocks of Bangalore rural district

Community Development Training Program for Tribal Groups - Dawri & Hakki Pikki

Year: 2006-2007
Place: Mandya
Sponsored by Volkart Foundation, Mumbai
Objective : Empowering the tribal ‘Davari’ and ‘Hakki Pikki’ community
Methodology: Entrepreneurship cum skill development training program for attaining economic self-reliance
No. of Beneficiaries: 220 families

Women Self Employment Counseling Centre – WSECC

Year:2006-2007, 2009-2010
Place: Doddaballapura, Nelamangala, Devanahalli and Hoskote
Sponsored by : KSWDC
Objective: Conducted as part of Mahila Swa-Udoyoga Margadarshana Kendra
Methodology: An initial awareness program in respective areas was conducted, followed by one-on-one counseling sessions for the candidates. The program acted as a confidence building platform for rural women to venture into prospective business of their choice.
No. of Beneficiaries: 500

HP-CSR Projects

Sponsored by: Hewlett Packard - Micro Enterprise Development under their CSR for Asia-Pacific region
Objective: To educate and train micro-enterprises to use computers for their day-to-day business operation

HP- Micro Enterprise Development Program

Year: 2007-2008
Place: Bangalore
Methodology : The training was imparted using the Micro enterprise Acceleration Program (MAP) curriculum designed by H.P. which focuses on usage of basic software to manage the business operations.
No. of Beneficiaries: 135
Impact Computer literacy among women entrepreneurs

HP- Enterprise Learning Program

Year: 2008-2009
Place: Bangalore
Methodology Computer literacy was promoted among micro entrepreneurs through STSB program (Smart Technology for Small Businesses) and among youth through GET-IT (Graduate Entrepreneurship training in IT). HP provided curriculum for both the programs and trained the trainers conducting these programs.
No. of Beneficiaries: 250 for STSB, 50 for GET-IT

HP LIFE (Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs)

Year: 2009-2010
Place: Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Bangalore rural
No. of Beneficiaries: 399 for STSB and 356 for GET-IT
Impact : 1830 women were trained directly, 7000 participants were given awareness on computers.