Training Modules Developed

1. Micro Finance Sensitization Programmes

The training programmes designed to sensitize the senior officials of various agencies like bankers, government, NGOs etc., about the micro finance initiatives and impact of this in poverty alleviation. To promulgate the SHG concept throughout the country, SHG Bank linkage programmes and other micro finance related programmes were conducted for the decision makers

2. Trainers Training Programmes

To enhance the training skills of trainers who are involved in various training programmes regarding micro finance, rural development and entrepreneurship development.

3. HRD Programmes

HRD programmes conducted for officers of various departments, banks, NGOs and teachers of Primary schools on different subjects to enhance their leadership skills, communication skills and effective managerial skills.

4. Capacity Building Trainings

Capacity building training programmes for SHG members, farmer's club members and general public on various issues

5. Micro Enterprise Development Programme

To enable the SHG members and farmers in utilizing various business opportunities available in the villages SAHARDA designed different modules under this category.

6. Start your Business (SYB) modules for Child Labour families.

To enable the family members of the child labour in generating income for their livelihood by utilizing their inherent skills SAHARDA designed different modules under this category.

7. Capacity building of Panchayat Raj system.

To rise the women participation in village panchayat activities module for awareness programmes for women were designed and tested the modules by conducting the programmes successfully.

8. Book Keeping & Accounting Systems for SHG Book writers

The sustainability of micro finance in SHGs hinges upon proper book keeping and efficient fund management. Identification of book writers, training them and properly maintaining the accounts are important challenges for SHG promoting agencies. In Bidar District, a common set of printed books have been used to maintain a common accounting system in all the SHGs. DCCB Bidar through SAHARDA had developed the proper module and conducted a Bookkeepers training for volunteers identified by the SHGs.

9. Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme on Micro Enterprises Development (MED) for Self Help Group (SHG) Members

These are one day awareness programme on Income generation activities/micro enterprises for SHG members. To understand the concepts of micro enterprises and build the awareness on income generating opportunities available in the villages and rural markets a one day awareness programme was designed. As such one day awareness programmes were found very useful in building vision amongst SHG members.

10. Capacity Building of Primory Agriculture cooperative societies(PACS) Functionaries under Revival Package for STCCS

As envisaged under the Revival package of GOI, PACS have to adopt Common Accounting System (CAS) and Management Information System (MIS) . RCS has issued Instructions to DCCBs to advise PACS to start adopting CAS-MIS from the year 2009-10. In this regard, the capacities of the PACS functionaries have to be developed to facilitate smooth migration from the existing accounting system to CAS having universal acceptance. NABARD in collaboration with GTZ, has devised a simplified standard and Common Accounting System for PACS. Further, NABARD has also brought out a hand book on MIS . SAHARDA in collaboration with NABARD conducting this training programmes for the functionaries of PACS and Officers of cooperative department and District level Master Trainers.

11. Educational Programmes for poor Children

SAHARDA-DCC Bank is working together with Akshara Foundation, Bangalore in improving the educational status of children. Under this project SAHARDA conducted training programmes to Balwadi Volunteers to making available pre school access to every child by opening of pre-primary schools in villages for children aged 3 to 5 years. To improve educational status of "in school children" through accelerated reading and mathematic programme in Govt. schools for the students who are not up to the mark in reading the kannada/English text.

Sahakara Rural Development Academy

Saharda is the brain child of Bidar District Cooperative Central Bank limited (DCCB). SAHARDA, s raison d'être is to build the capacity and confidence level of all the stakeholders in the field of microfinance through training, research, networking, and consultancy services. SAHARDA is the first of its kind training institute established in the country by a district cooperative central bank.

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