DIMAPUR: A workshop on empowering rural leaders was conducted by Pinnacle Skills, a skill development NGO in Nagaland in collaboration with Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) and supported by Church’s Auxiliary of Social Action (CASA) for 15 villages under Longleng district from May 21-23.
The workshop was held at Yonglok village for Namsang block and Auching village for Yongnyah, Longleng and Sakshi, informed a press release.
A project of CASA has been implemented by pinnacle skills in collaboration with PBCA on formation and strengthening of rural leaders in the communities based on a right based approach and covering more thematic areas that was launched in 2018. Keeping in mind the objective of empowering communities in creating awareness on their rights, provisions and entitlements provided and guaranteed by the Constitution of India for less privilege communities, the project is contributing to the immense growth of awareness among the communities on their ‘Rights and Entitlements’.
The workshop was organised for 15 villages which was attended by both men and women leaders. CASA Nagaland officials, Vanjamo Murry and Bendangyangerla Imchen and Executive secretary of PBCA, N Tialemba Phom along with Philip Nyam, project coordinator facilitated the workshop on empowering rural leaders by helping the communities in problem identification and analysis and objective settings.
Nungshimadong, EAC, Tamlu and Mane Phom, Advocate, Longleng delivered speeches on public rights and entitlements.
Thungchano S. Ezung, Technical Officer and A Namei, Senior Research Fellows enlightened the participants with an in-depth understanding on livelihood sustainability in the context of Longleng district by providing numerous examples and shared on how to live a sustainable life with alternative means of livelihood.