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


Year : 2007-2009
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


SWASHAKTHI

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

Year 2004-2006
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

Year 2006
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


CAPART- NODAL NGO Project

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.