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SSP is declared as winner of Equator Prize 2017 by UNDP for women’s leadership and innovative solutions in climate resilient farming in Marathwada, India

30th Jun 2017

Swayam Shikshan Prayog is one of the 15 winners of Equator Prize 2017 by UNDP. SSP has been selected from 806 nominations from 120 countries for its women led climate resilient agro-ecological farming model and entrepreneurship and has empowered more than 72,000 women in the Marathwada region of India.

Kamal Kumbhar from SSP has received the 2017 Woman Exemplar Award of CII Foundation in the Micro enterprise category from the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. A proud moment for all of us !!!

27th Apr 2017


After receiving the Woman Exemplar Award, Kamal said to Ms. Prema Gopalan, Executive Director, SSP "I have never felt so happy in my life, and I'm proud that women like me are now recognized by CII and the President of our country. When asked about her message, poor women need to stop being afraid, and start two or three businesses at a time, so if one fails, they have at one business to support their families." “Kamal is one our grassroots women leader who is a mentor to many thousands of women. I have known her since 15 years, when she entered the bangle business, and soon shared her market connections with over hundred new women, helping them to earn incomes. She next approached the Electricity Board, to get the bill collection contract for many women. After that she grew her network to women in unconventional sector - as solar energy entrepreneurs with an ambition of creating solar communities and tackling environment”, Prema Gopalan. Kamal Kumbhar is a serial entrepreneur and leader of the grassroots women’s network of Swayam Shikshan Prayog from Hinglajwadi, Osmanabad, Maharashtra.
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SSP honored over 150 grassroots women leaders on International Women’s Day and the week as part of our 1000 women strong gatherings!

10th Mar 2017

SSP honored over 150 grassroots women leaders for their outstanding community initiatives on 8th March 2017 Women's Day and the week as part of our 1000 women strong gatherings ! Click here to read the news on these Sakhi Melavas


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    SSP's project “Rural Community Leaders Combating Climate Change” is one of the 13 Projects from Across the Globe to be Honoured at UN Climate Conference taking place at th...

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    upcoming-events4HelpYourNGO is the official charity partner of Pune-based Marathon Veterun. HelpYourNGO has chosen Swayam Shikshan Prayog to be one of the causes that the marathoners can raise funds ...

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    upcoming-events3A State level workshop on Exploring Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in Clean Energy initiatives and Climate Change Adaptation was organized by Swayam Shikshan Prayog on August 26, 2016