Among the estimated over 3 million NGOs in India, majority are Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that work closely with small communities on the ground, to bring long lasting change at the grassroots level. Despite the genuine intentions of CBOs, the scope and scale of their work is often limited by a lack of resources, local support and management competencies.
As a step towards resolving these issues, 22 leaders of grassroots initiatives from Jharkhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, and Karnataka attended a 5-day residential capacity building programme.
During the training they discussed their challenges with experts and amongst themselves and tried to reach possible solutions through interactive activities including Group Dynamics, Outbound Training, one–on–one coaching, project modeling and presentation.
This session was part of Change the Game Academy, an international e-learning platform for CBOs and grassroots NGOs created by the Dutch development Agency Wilde Ganzen, which is being implemented by Smile Foundation in India.
Smile Foundation has been actively working towards strengthening community based organizations across the country for more than a decade now, under its programme Empowering Grassroots.
Smile Foundation is a national level development organization directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families every year, through more than 200 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 950 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.