AG Aid for Vocational Training and Education (AG ADVOCATE)

Pre-assess - Understand
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Inspired
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Engaged
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Skills
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Stand Up
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Reach Out
Agree
Pre-assess - Others
Strongly Agree
Injustice - Who Affected
This affect the life of people with the unstable income sources and jobless people. It is important to address this to make them able to support their livelihoods by doing something in their own with less capital.
Injustice - Who Causes
Poor economic background of people as well as this present Covid-19 pandemic causes this injustice. These situations relates to particular people background and poor environmental situations.
Initial Problem Statement
In my community, there is the big problem of employment causing huge economic crisis among many groups of people especially people who are poor or are small land holders. Also, in todays context, due to this pandemic situation a lot of people have lost their job and also there are lot of migrant returnees from abroad who are jobless now including the women's situation in my community. These situation has greatly affected their life. So, my help will be focused towards such group of people to make them able to start something on their own with less investment providing training focusing on the farming sectors that will help to make farming profession enduring among them.
Interview - Who
I talked to people who are now jobless and returnees from abroad and also people from poor economic background.
Interview - How They Feel
I learnt that unemployment is the serious issue in todays context which has been hampering their life. They are facing many problems in their livelihood due to it and wanting to know what they can do in such situations. I thought about an idea like giving vocational training to those people.
Root Cause
Root causes are the economic circumstances of people and this Covid-19 pandemic situation.
Compassionate Insight - Injustice
Unemployment problem
Compassionate Insight - Address
Migrant returnees due to pandemic , jobless people and Poor Economic background belonging people
Compassionate Insight - Action
Providing them with the vocational training regarding mushroom cultivation which will require very less budget comparatively so that they become able to run their profession on their own to support their livelihood themselves.
Compassionate Insight - Comments
Comment
Hi Shruti!

Welcome to Peace First! Please wait for 1-2 working days while we review your project.

Thank you for being so patient!

Best.
Commentor
Comment Date
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:09
Comment
Hi Shruti,

My name is Sushmina and I am working as the Regional Manager and Fellow-in-Residence for Asia/Oceania at Peace First. I will be looking into compassionate insight while your peer mentor from Nepal will take over from the plan phase.

At Peace First, we also provide mentorship which means that with every you will be receiving one-on-one mentoring sessions on your project.

As of now, your project looks great! I really like how specifically you have mentioned about your proposed solution. We are interested to hear more from you!

Best,
Sushmina
Commentor
Comment Date
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:13
Plan - Goals
Our project goal is to provide vocational training on mushroom cultivation for 3 days to the people who are economically unstable and are jobless at present that may also be the returnees from abroad due to the covid-19 pandemic at present situation and making them able to start their own business with less investment.
Plan - Compassion
I will talk to them visiting their home and convince them that this training will be worthful to them. Talking to the people who are seriously in need of such training that will support their livelihood with less investment relevant to their present situation will create incentives among the people to join the training.
Plan - Courage
I will take reasonable risks and respond to challenges by training them from the baseline and teaching them every step of mushroom cultivation. I will address their queries and curiosity of them regarding different steps and i will help to respond to challenges and problems through resource person as well. there may also be some person left out from training, i will take reasonable risk in such cases and respond by providing any information they need regarding cultivation of mushroom and also asking the people who have joined training to help such person in the process along with my support to answer him/her for solving any problems that may arise as i will leave my contact detail with them so that they may reach me anytime for their queries regarding mushroom cultivation. Along with it, if any extra materials are left after completion of training sessions like polythenes, chemicals that would be given to that group which would be like a support to the one who attended the training and to the one who may be left behind and they can also learn about the process through collective discussions and collective utilization which will help to minimize risk that may arise.
Plan - Collaborate
I will work in collaboration with womens group which contains farmers group within. from that group, I will involve 20 such people who are in need of such training as well as those who earn their livelihood through farming. i will also be helped by that group by providing materials i need during training like place to conduct training, straw immersion tank, stand, utensils, chaff cutter. I will work with one resource person that will help me and guide me out. I will also be helped by my friend.
Plan - Direction
Their willingness to work with me and learn from me will help me to know if i am moving in the right direction or not. I will keep on talking to such needy people to get updates and will ask them if they have any queries and their interest towards me and my teaching along with their cooperation during training will help to judge me whether i am moving in the right direction or not. I will also take an interview at the end to know the effectiveness of training and will respond to the situation accordingly.
Plan - Steps
first, i will go to the office with whom i will collaborate which will provide me the information about those peoples (20 peoples)and will also help in my project.
i will contact all those people to get first hand information and tell them about my project
then i will buy all the materials needed
i will fix the date and inform the office as well as peoples about it
in the first day, i will start the program with short introduction and make them familiar with all the materials required during our process. we will also do some works practically like boiling of straw that is need to be prepared forehand
2nd day, practical training session will take place. each learner will do themselves i.e. learning by doing. each will make their own packet themselves.
3rd day, left practical session will be completed. there will also be question and answer session. few people will also be interviewed to know the effectiveness of my trainings.
i will leave my contact details so that i can help them in their following days as well like helping them if they have any problem regarding growing mushroom or if they need any materials like spawn also i will leave the materials if left any in that office so that the needed one can get it.
Conclusion session
Grant - Resource
Resource
Spawn (23 packets )
Cost
77.00
Resource
thermometer (1 piece)
Cost
5.00
Resource
chemicals (bavistin + lime+ spirit+ formalin; 1 packet each)
Cost
34.00
Resource
Polythene (3 different types in packets/kg)
Cost
25.00
Resource
wood
Cost
14.00
Resource
rope (2 roll)
Cost
3.00
Resource
Resource person
Cost
25.00
Resource
snacks and water (1 time a day)
Cost
33.00
Resource
stationery (20 diary + 20 pen + 22 A4 paper+ 5 chart paper+ 2 marker)
Cost
14.00
Resource
tube (1 piece)
Cost
2.00
Resource
net sack (2 piece)
Cost
3.00
Resource
paddy straw
Cost
5.00
Resource
transportation cost
Cost
3.00
Resource
communication cost
Cost
2.00
Resource
safety products (25 masks + 1 sanitizer)
Cost
5.00
Grant - Confirm Age
Yes
Grant - Confirm Use
Yes
Grant - Confirm End
Yes
Grant - Confirm Report
Yes
Grant - Comments
Comment
Hey Shruti,

Congratulations! Your Plan has been approved.

I love how you are clear and detailed about how you are going to execute your project and monitor it post-execution. The injustice you have chosen is such an important one, especially since the pandemic does not seem to be going away anytime soon. Good job!

Things to consider:
While carrying out your project, please be mindful and adhere to the safety guidelines that have been laid by the government and the WHO.
Follow Social Distancing guidelines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NHDnpTmUjo
Follow the directions on how to protect yourself from the virus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1APwq1df6Mw

There are a few additional steps that we need to do before approving the mini-grant. Submitting the budget is the first step.

Now, it is time to conduct the Mini-Grant Verification and Coaching Process (VCP). We conduct this process to discuss more about your doubts and topics you would like to learn more before the implementation. We are here to help you! As part of this process, we also try to ensure a high level of accountability for Peace First and make sure that money is going to help the implementation of projects. We will have a video call with you to help us understand your project better and provide additional mentoring.

To start the VCP, You are required to fill out the following form:

ASIA AND OCEANIA: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwQAjcbgM0931D8_8UCTqFgs0moDEN33lWSuFwwDW8WQ3igQ/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.829899612=WU+Agent&entry.895500775=SETTLEMENT&entry.199630360=fxtrade&entry.1138409355=Other+

Good luck!

Best,
Shreya K.
Commentor
Comment Date
Sun, 10/25/2020 - 08:13
Comment
Hey Shruti,

It seems like we have been having a technical error. After the submission of the budget, you are required to undergo the Mini-Grant Verification and Coaching Process (VCP). We conduct this process to discuss more about your doubts and topics you would like to learn more before the implementation. We are here to help you! As part of this process, we also try to ensure a high level of accountability for Peace First and make sure that money is going to help the implementation of projects. We will have a video call with you to help us understand your project better and provide additional mentoring.

Please fill out the form below to start the VCP:
ASIA AND OCEANIA: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwQAjcbgM0931D8_8UCTqFgs0moDEN33lWSuFwwDW8WQ3igQ/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.829899612=WU+Agent&entry.895500775=SETTLEMENT&entry.199630360=fxtrade&entry.1138409355=Other+

Only after undergoing the VCP you will be find out whether you will receive the grant for your project.

Apologizes for the error.

Good luck for the VCP!

Best,
Shreya K.
Commentor
Comment Date
Tue, 10/27/2020 - 00:29
Payment - PF Affiliated
No
Payment - Bank Account
Yes
Payment - E-Check
No
Payment - Agree to Terms
Yes
Grant - Total
250.00
Updates
dry straw sack
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 08:17
wetted straw sack in drum for heating
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 08:20
straw was wetted and was heated with steam in drum
wetted straw sack in drum for heating
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 08:21
straw was wetted and was heated with steam in drum
Presentation on Mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 08:25
Oral Presentation
Training on mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 08:34
Enthusiastic people for mushroom cultivation
Training on mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 08:37
Training on mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 08:51
learning by doing individually
Training on mushroom cultivation
Training on mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:26
Learning practically
dry straw sack
dry straw sack
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:43
wetted straw sack in drum for heating
wetted straw sack in drum for heating
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:47
Chaffed straw was wetted and heated passing steam from the boiled water in the drum for sterilization of chaffed straw.
Presentation on Mushroom cultivation
Presentation on Mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:48
Oral presentation
Training on mushroom cultivation
Training on mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:50
Enthusiastic people for mushroom cultivation
Training on mushroom cultivation
Training on mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:50
Learning practically
Learning practically
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:52
Learning By Doing
Learning By Doing
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:53
Training on mushroom cultivation
Training on mushroom cultivation
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:57
Bag was prepared with chaffed straw and mushroom spawn.
Me together with enthusiastic people with Mushroom bag
Me together with enthusiastic people with Mushroom bag
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 12:02
Training was completed with the preparation of mushroom bag, group photo and concluding and thanks giving speech.
Post-assess - Engaged
Strongly Agree
Post-assess - Understand
Strongly Agree
Post-assess - Inspired
Strongly Agree
Post-assess - Skills
Strongly Agree
Post-assess - Stand Up
Strongly Agree
Post-assess - Reach Out
Agree
Post-assess - Others
Strongly Agree
Reflect - Deepen
My project made my team to understand more about injustice that is prevailing in our society causing issues like unemployment and poverty. Facing with the different people suffering from lack of support for livelihood and knowing their struggle deepen the understanding much more.
Reflect - Change
After the completion of project, all participants were very happy and they had made plan to run their small farming of mushroom starting from their home.
Reflect - How Many
16
Reflect - How Many People
2
Reflect - How You Came
Since i firstly conducted the presentation and oral learning about mushroom cultivation giving information about every steps and then conducted practical session where everyone learnt by doing practically themselves preparing mushroom bag individually that made them clear about mushroom cultivation which created direct impact upon people.
Reflect - How Many Explained
Yes, as far as i know 3 are indirectly impacted. One people is from the group I collaborated with and the other 2 are the family members of the people participated in training as they felt interesting about the ways of mushroom cultivation and observing mushroom bag and knowing about it from that trainee.
Reflect - People Affected
Surveying through the women’s group and selecting them through personal contact and knowing them during the period of our training helped my team to learn more about the people affected by the injustice.
Reflect - Learn
My team learnt about the injustice prevailing in the society, peoples status, and peoples need to help them uplift their living standard.
Reflect - Challenges
The challenges of wrong selection of people, challenges of finding suitable collaborators, transporting materials, infections of straw was overcomed.
Reflect - Others
I explained women’s group and my other helping hands about my project and its objectives. I described them how this mushroom cultivation profession will lead to self employment and upliftment which helped me to involve others in designing and carrying out this project.
Reflect - Future Hopes
People were taught individually to prepare single bag for themselves which will start giving mushroom after 20-25 days. So, i hope they take proper care of that bag as we have explained them to so that no diseases occur so that mushroom sprouts so well that they become able to consume it. I also hope that inspired people who are willing to start their profession start very soon that will help to remove prevailing injustice.
Reflect - Future Support
If i continue my project, i will need room for the 2 months and materials accordingly. It will help me to work together with the people in their presence and to show them result myself that will encourage them to accept the effectiveness about mushroom cultivation.
Therefore, if i plan to continue my project, i will need financial as well as some technical support which will make my project more effective and trustworthy as i will be able to guide them through out the process working together as well as i will be able to show them results myself.
Reflect - Accelerator
Yes
Reflect - Advice
I would advice them to carry that particular project that will influence society and result in eliminating the injustice related with it. I would also advice them to carry out their project in collaboration with any group or institutions which will be of more help and support to the project that will result in smooth and effective running of the project as my project.
Details - Public
Yes
Slug
ag-aid-vocational-training-and-education-ag-advocate
Step
14.00
Reflect - Comments
Comment
Hey Shruti,

Congratulations on completing your project! I appreciate your commitment you have shown for your work. I am curious to know what is the future plan for your project. How are you planning to move forward.

Best wishes.
Commentor
Comment Date
Wed, 02/10/2021 - 02:55
Comment
Greetings,
I will be in touch with those people and help them in the process of mushroom cultivation further.
Thank you so much for the support. I am really glad to be the part of peace making project.
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 02/11/2021 - 02:19