CHASS | Changanacherry Social Service Society

CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT

Capacity enhancement initiatives strengthen the capacity of individuals, civil society organizations, academia, government bodies and NGOs increasing their ability to achieve the objectives effectively and efficiently. This could involve improving the skills and knowledge of an individual, or the system of an organization.

Animation cum human resource development training remain to be the running thread in the whole gamut of CHASS programmes and practically no day passes off without an animation session either at the central, regional, unit or micro group level. Due importance is given in getting the functionaries as well as key actors at various levels exposed to training and workshop sessions in an up gradation order. The following are the major programs initiated by CHASS in order to improve the skills and knowledge of the individuals and the entire system of the organization.

A.Staff Training 

A workshop on Operational Plan of CHASS to Sustain Covid-19 by promoting Harithasamrisdhi was organized for the staff members of CHASS on 26th June 2020 at CHASS conference hall. The workshop started with a prayer by 10 AM. Fr. Joseph Kalarickal , Executive Director CHASS gave an introduction of the importance of the workshop and welcomed the Resource person and all the participants. All the staff members together with Fr. Joseph Kalarickal , Executive Director and Fr. Thomas Kulathunkal , Assistant  Director participated in the program. Dr. V.R. Haridas , Manager, Climate adaptive agriculture , Caritas India was the resource person. Dr. Haridas reviewed the present saturations and gave an introduction of the aim of the workshop. This was followed by dividing the participants in to three groups and asked the groups to conduct the problem analysis and presented the report.

B.CST & KSP workshop for Directors and Key staff of DSSS in Kerala at KSSF

Fr. Joseph Kalarickal, Executive Director and Fr. Thomas Kulathunkal Assistant Director and Mr. Jos Puthuppally Program Director participated in the CST & KSP workshop for DSSS Directors and Key staff organised by Kerala Social Service Forum on 3rd and 4th February, 2020.

C. Orientation on Key Strategic Pillars and Catholic Social Teachings.

An orientation program on Key Strategic Pillars and Catholic Social Teachings was conducted for the Governing Body members, Staff and Regional Unit leaders of CHASS in collaboration with Kerala Social Service Forum on 25th February 2020 at CHASS Conference Hall. V. Rev.Fr. Joseph Vaniapurakal, president CHASS presided over the meeting and Fr. George Vettikattil, Director KSSF inaugurated the program. Fr. George Vettikattil , Director KSSF, Mr. Jobie Mathew Team Leader KSSF and Sr. Jesina SRA , Program Officer KSSF led the session.

D.Participatory Disaster Risk Reduction Training

As part of the Disaster Risk Reduction program in Kuttanad Region, CHASS organised Training in Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment for the MSW students of Assumption College Changanacherry in collaboration with Caritas India on 13th December 2019. Altogether 30 students attended the training and are deployed in Kuttanad Region for Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment and documentation. Ms. Sobha Jose, State Officer Caritas India was the resource person.

E. CHASS Local Unit Leaders Training

CHASS local unit is the networking system of the grassroots CSOs and the coordinating wing of all programs promoted by CHASS at village. CHASS is always vigilant in providing adequate and timely knowledge, information and guidance to the local unit leaders. This year we could organise two leadership training programs for the local unit leaders at regional level. Altogether 30 training sessions were conducted in 15 regions.

F. Training in First Aid for Community Organisers

One day training programs on First Aid for community organisers and volunteers were organised at different locations. Fr. Joseph Mundakathil inaugurated the training program and Mr. Babu Sebastian led the classes.

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Date

Regions

Place

No. of participants

1

14th November 2019

Changanacherry, Nedumkunnam, Manimala, Kurumbanadom

Changanacherry

64

2

21st November 2019

Alappuzha, Champakulam, Pulincunnu

Ponga

87

3

23rd November 2019

Edathua

Edathua

160

4

29th November 2019

Kottayam, Athirampuzha, Kudamaloor

Athirampuzha

55

G. Sangahtharangam – SHG Leaders Training

One day Leadership training program for SHG leaders were conducted in 14 Regions of CHASS. The ultimate aim of the training was to equip the leaders with clear understanding on the various functions of SHGs viz; thrift & savings, record keeping, accounting, conduct of regular meetings, group dynamics, and assist the SHG for improvement and sustainable livelihood of their members.

Date of program

Region

Participants

15th June

Champakulam

96

18th June

Pulincunnoo

86

21st June

Alappuzha

172

22nd June

Athirampuzha

125

23rd June

Kottayam

55

24th June

Thrickodithanam

42

29th June

Nedumkunnam

38

6th July

Kudamaloor

95

9th July

Kurumbanadom

52

12th July

Changanacherry

56

13th July

Amboori

58

26th July

Thuruthy

52

27th July

Mnimala

46

22nd September

Edathua

117

 

 

1090

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