Prema Gopalan, Executive Director of SSP featured on Mint in an article- Empowering Rural Women to Provide Health Services where she speaks about the Arogya Sakhi Program of Swayam Shikshan Prayog which trains landless women to provide basic health services at affordable prices.
Swayam Shikshan Prayog was awarded the 6th mBillionth South Asia Award 2015 under the M-Health Category on July 23 2015, New Delhi, India. SSP received the award for its technology enabled project being implemented in partnership with Sofomo Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd for “Arogya Sakhi.
ICIMOD invited Mr. Laxmikant Malvadkar as SSP representative to deliver flood preparedness training of trainers to Nepal organizations. The two days TOT and 3 days village meetings were conducted from 27th June to 5th July in TRIYUGA region at Gaighat of Nepal.
The project aims to cover 150 women act as climate change leaders from Latur, Osmanabad and Nanded districts, Maharashtra and contribute with their community. The first round of Training held at Latur on 25-26th June, 2015 was participated by 17 women leaders.
Ms. Prema Gopalan with the British High Commissioner and Hon Minister Maneka Gandhi at an event at Delhi to celebrate the launch of Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Program Phase II and the reception at his residence on June 25, 2015.
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Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) has won the Best Innovation: Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Business Models awarded by the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) at the Maharashtra Rural Livelihoods Innovation Forum (MRLIF) on 27th January, 2014. MSRLM through the MRLIF aims at partnering with organizations that go beyond income generation activities and employment programs to include capacity building, financial inclusion, social mobilization and marketing services which are important elements of livelihoods enhancement.
MRLIF is a forum which recognizes such innovations in areas of social and financial inclusion, livelihood and sub sectors, social entrepreneurship and inclusive business models. The award was presented to the Founder and Director of SSP, Ms. Prema Gopalan by eminent dignitary, Shri Jairam Ramesh, Honorable Minister for Rural Development. SSP was selected as the finalist amongst 38 finalists shortlisted from over 400 applications in Maharashtra. SSP shall partner with MSRLM to scale up its impact in Maharashtra by employing a co-creation model for the BoP that allows rural women entrepreneurs to directly collaborate with private corporations through our recently established Clean Energy Hub -an innovative platform designed to provide a one-stop-shop to the private sector for accessing the rural market and significantly improve clean energy access through the network of Sakhis.
Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) has won the Best Innovation: Rural Energy Sector awarded by the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) at the Bihar Innovation Forum (BIF) on 31st January, 2014. The Bihar Innovation Forum is an initiative of the Government of Bihar supported by the World Bank and implemented by the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) in collaboration with the State Innovation Council. SSP was one of the 67 finalists shortlisted from 2000 applications received on a Pan India basis. The award was presented to the Program Director of wPOWER project in SSP, Mr. Upmanyu Patil and the Team Leader of Entrepreneurship Training Program, Mr. Laxmikant Malvadkar by eminent dignitary, Shri.Nitish Kumar, Honorable Chief Minister, Bihar. The Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society shall partner with the winners to replicate and scale up their innovation in Bihar by facilitating access to Human Resources, Investments and Credit, Economic Capital and Last Mile Delivery Support. SSP seeks to partner with BRLPS and other private and public corporations in Bihar to employ a co-creation model for the BoP that allows rural women entrepreneurs to directly collaborate with private corporations through our recently established Clean Energy Hub -an innovative platform designed to provide a one-stop-shop to the private sector for accessing the rural market and significantly improve clean energy access through the network of Sakhis.