Project Details

SG Seeders Fellowship


The Fellowship:
• Fellowship for Young Rural Professionals working in district economies
• States: Assam, Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland and Odisha
• SG Seeders Fellowship Certification
• Stipend for 10 selected fellows: INR 30,000/- per month per fellow (for 3 months)

The Process:
• 50 shortlisted applicants to undergo 5-day online Training of Trainers Programme and awarded Seeder Certification
• 10 selected seeders to be awarded SG Seeders Fellowship
• 10 selected seeders to mobilize, train and handhold 30 women SHG run enterprises in the district over 3 months

The Candidate:
• Citizen of India
• Age Group: 25- 40 years
• Preferred work experience: 1-4 years
• Residing in district headquarters, block HQ or villages in any of the 5 states of Assam, Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland and Odisha
• Access to internet facility and proficiency in online interactions and reporting (email, Zoom, MS Teams etc.)
• Own vehicle for conveyance

The Opportunity:
• Unique opportunity to promote Village and Township Enterprises (VTEs) in district economies
• Engaging with Women Self Help Groups to strengthen their capacities
• Handholding Village enterprises and enabling growth

About Seeding Grampreneur:
Dhriiti champions the call to Seed Grampreneurs in India, where we create enterprise based livelihood opportunities in India’s smallest and farthest districts. This is the time to seed village based enterprises, to create sustainable livelihood opportunities, to create home-based businesses that can create products that can be taken to the world.

Dhriiti believes this campaign Seeding Grampreneurs will enable various stakeholders to join hands to build a movement to support and push Village and Township Enterprises to trigger an inclusive growth process in the country’s rural landscape.

Why are we doing this?
At the beginning of the national lockdown we saw hundreds of migrants turn homeless, taking to the streets to walk home. The migrants of India are the most vulnerable. To change a migrant’s story we have to work backwards to tackle the root cause behind why someone leaves their home. The lack of employment and income generation is the prime reason why a villager becomes a migrant labourer. Grampreneurs are enterprising, resolute & progressive who use regional resources to create an enterprise that impacts the self & the community.

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