Our work attempts to integrate social development and social entrepreneurship programs. The overarching issues are all too significant to ignore. Parinaama believes in promoting economic empowerment as a means to poverty alleviation, while simultaneously addressing social development issues surrounding the communities. Integrating health, nutrition and education aspects for the benefit of the participants of the social entrepreneurship programs and their families has been the hallmark of Parinaama.
Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Livelihoods
Social entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of all our efforts, including modern skills and traditional occupations for sustainable livelihoods. This encompasses building skills and capacities, the creation of job opportunities and market linkages. This continuum of action is applied in all programs as associated with livelihoods including health, education and social inclusion.
- Livelihoods mapping and identification of needs/priorities
- Promoting SHG’s, building their capacities, establishing linkages with financial institutions
- Channelizing unemployed youth in rural areas for skill development programs
- Facilitating and setting up micro enterprises for youth/women’s employment
Sewing microenterprise program
Parinaama has enabled women’s empowerment through skills development, i.e., training in sewing skills and graduating to garment production, and in the process enhanced their soft skills, financial literacy and managerial skills.
We are engaged with conducting soft skills training, financial literacy and leadership skills for engaging with the market, assist them in obtaining funds, generating new work orders, meet new market demands and facilitate market linkages. The programs assist the weavers in showcasing the talent and link with larger weaving centres for sustainable earnings.
Mushroom Farming Training
Parinaama organizes training for growers, entrepreneurs in mushrooms and spawns production technology. Unemployed youth, both educated and uneducated, and women gain from the programs, leading to self-sustenance and decent earnings. Several youths are expected to benefit from the programs conducted under the auspices of SBI Rural Self-Employment Initiative.
Health Workers Training
Shortage of health human resources is an important concern in the health domain. In order to meet the deficit of workers especially in government hospitals and other locations, where there is high patient load, Parinaama facilitates the training of health workers and community health volunteers. The programs will assist the trained workers to find employment in health centers, local hospitals, and clinics.
Traditional livelihoods and cultural heritage
Parinaama provides traditional artisans with opportunities to use their skills to make a living. Through the platform, Parinaama increases income for artisans and their families. This helps stabilize rural communities economically and ensure that cultural heritage will be kept alive for next generation of artisans. Parinaama promotes the cultural heritage through its Social Business Platform, Akriti.