Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Good Start to Married Life.

As the 95th training course of Barli Development Institute for rural Women starts and new trainees are arriving from the different rural villages many travelling this far away from their village for the first time.
One couple is quite unique.
Mrs Neha Kanoje (18 Yrs) and Mr. Kiran Kanoje (21 Yrs), from Jharimata village a tribal community in Neewali tehsil of Badwani district in MP, they are just married 1week when they came to Barli on 15th May 2008 for admission of Neha for the 6 month training. Having heard about the training programmes of the institute like Cutting and Tailoring and others skills, imparted for empowering the women through Mrs Vesti bai a graduated trainee of the last 94th training course of the institute, the young husband who is in search of job, has taken the decision to admit his young wife in Barli. He shared that he strongly felt that his wife would be able to enhance her skill in vocational job like cutting and tailoring besides development of her personalities in the process of empowerment at the institute. He told that all their family members including his mother are very happy to send her for the training and will extend full cooperation to her till she completes the graduation.
In the presence of her husband, Mrs. Neha Kanoje expressed her eagerness for joining the institute as she believes the her training at Barli would empower her for enhancing her capability in vocational skill (cutting and tailoring) and later in extending economic support to her family.
Two facts, observed from the above case are.
1. The initiatives of a graduated girl from the institute, for motivating her fellow gender in the community for empowerment through Barli indicates the participatory and sustainable impact in the process of human resources empowerment in the tribal belt
2. The high potential of Barli's activities towards empowerment of poor women with tangible material benefits like income generation and other life skills has adequately sensitized this young couple to enter into this venture without hesitation.
Jimmy McGilligan
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