Training of SHG Members for Federation Formation
A two day training of SHG leaders on federation was organised at Raghunathpur village in Sarsawan block on January 16 and 17, 2018. Eighty SHG leaders participated in the training. The programme began with an organisational song and then all the participants gave their introduction.
Senior worker of the organisation Riyasat Ali gave information about the organisation and its work. He also shed light on various struggles and movements, including bhabhar grass movement of 1986, equal wages movement of 1989 and anti-liquor movement of 1993.
Programme coordinator P Ram told the participants that for strengthening SHGs it was important to organise regular meetings, documentation, loan repayment and awareness of other social issues. She shared information about rating and grading of SHGs and MIS. She discussed with the participants, the roles and responsibilities of office bearers like: president, secretary and cashier. Later a movie on federation was screened for participants and discussion was held on it.
Tasneem, programme coordinator, shared important information on how to form a federation. He informed how a federation could play an important role in economic empowerment. Each federation has 7 to 15 SHGs. A federation will be made by taking two members from each SHG. The members will then make an executive committee of five members. Federation will take three type fees from each SHG. These will be, registration fee for one time, annual renewal fee and monthly savings.