Youth-led Market-driven Skill Development Training initiatives with an avenue to use unutilized Local Resources supported by technical and non-technical assistance meant to generate employments and self-help with alternative livelihood opportunities.
For last three years, the NNLS has trained 3120 unemployed marginalized youth with computer related technical education, and provided training for Social Entrepreneurship Development (SED) such as handicraft products using local resources. The non-technical skills like financial literacy, marketing, labour and natural resource management to maximize quality products for a better price, leading to employability and market creation.
We actively promote skill development trainings for rural artisans especially youth out of schools and housewives. Many families already own their family run cottage craft works, but lack literacy and numeracy for which they’re unable to scale up their venture or access to markets and financial institutes as they belong to extremely rural without transportation, electricity etc, but the womenfolk are found to be highly interested and active and can excel with little support.
Alongside Academic Learning, we also actively promote Social Entrepreneurship Development Programs in schools as powerful tool to inculcate in them the spirit of entrepreneurship and responsible global citizens at an early age, and that makes academic learning more interesting. We use this opportunity as incentives for them to overcome the challenges of poverty and unemployment particularly in rural places where opportunities are least.
We passionately train local youth and farmers belonging to Agrarian Communities on ‘Food Security’ through Sustainable Agri-Practices with Water Governance including Seed-Banking, Bio-Fertilizer making without using chemicals … which are extremely relevant in their local socio-economic context to maintain health of soil and environment, create employments to ensure food security and to alleviating poverty.
Geographically isolated Sundarbans islands with extremely difficult transportation, the farmers are unable to make a good sale for most of their produces especially paddy and fruits. Our experts are teaching local farmers on sustainable food productions, bio-fertilizer making and drought and flood resistant crop selection and forming ‘Farmers Syndicate’ for a fair price.