The Pacific Institute of Management organized a two days Certificate Program cum workshop for the management students to educate them about the Formation & Management of NGOs . Not only the students were provided theoretical knowledge about NGOs, but were also given a practical exposure through a NGO Visit at Gayatri Seva Sansthan Site (THANNA) Udaipur. The visit gave students an opportunity to transfer their theoretical knowledge to practical implication to become a successful social entrepreneur.
The NGO Gayatri Seva Sansthan initially focused around promoting primary education in the tribal areas. However, having worked for couple of year in this area, GSS felt the need of integrated efforts towards multidimensional development for sustainable overall upliftment of the targeted area and mainstreaming of the local tribal community. The organization has grown into three major verticals for integrated development of the local tribal population:
· Human and Institutional Development
· Livelihood Enhancement
· Natural Resource Management
The program coordinator Dr.Kulvinder kaur told that the students in this two days program got to know in detail about the concept & framework of NGOs, their role & functions , establishment mechanism, drafting of project proposal and much more.
The first session of the program was taken by Dr. Nidhi Nalwaya in which she disseminated knowledge to the students about how an NGO could be setup, what kind of projects could be initiated under NGO, identifying the problems of NGO projects related to rural sector & providing solutions for them ,connecting the dots of various projects through observation & discussion and how to develop a concrete business idea.
The second session was conducted post lunch by Mr. Chetan Pandey,(C.E.O) of Gayatri Sewa Sansthan to develop the knowledge of the participants about the documentation required to setup an NGO, varied NGO projects, various issues & challenges faced by NGO’s, and their execution process. Later Dr. Rahul Vyas gave knowledge to the students about the legal aspects related to NGOs i.e the legal documents & formalities required for the formation of NGOs. He discussed various case studies with the students to make them easily understand the legal aspects related to NGOs. Students found the session very informative and the session has motivated many students to initiate their NGO projects and become social entrepreneur.