Training of Trainers- Social Protection Promoters-Report




Venue: Kerala State Veterinary Council, Peroorkada, Trivandrum

Date: 15/10/14 to 17/10/14

Kerala is a state where PLHIV networks are focusing on innovative initiatives and has already made good achievements. The members in the network are dynamic and interested in taking up challenging initiatives. For strengthening the capacity of the community for availing comprehensive social protection coverage, a three days Training of Trainers workshop was conducted for the Social Protection Promoters from State and District Level PLHIV Networks.

The TOT started on 15/10/14 with the participation of 27 members, who where the representatives from State and District level PLHIV Networks. The workshop was mainly focused for updating the existing schemes and programmes implemented by the Government for PLHIVs and identifying the key challenges for accessing the existing schemes by PLHIV networks. The sessions were in the form of group work and group wise presentations were made by each group.

On the Second day (16/10/14) the groups were divided into six and deputed them to conduct field visit at selected six departments viz, Kerala Social Security Mission, District industries, District Labour Office, Directorate of Kudumbasree Mission, District Legal Service Authority, and Karakulam Panchayat for understanding the existing schemes and programmes implemented by the concerned departments. After completing the visits the groups prepared a detailed report.

On the third day (17/10/14), the groups presented a report in detail regarding their department visit and organized a panel discussion with the participation of Kerala Social Security Mission, District industries, , Directorate of Kudumbasree Mission, Department of Backward Class Development, Department of SC/ST Development and KSACS. Each department representatives shared their existing schemes and programmes to the participants and the participants clarified their doubts.  

This programme helped the participants to explore the services and schemes implemented by various departments and successfully execute it in their concerned districts.



                                                                                                                                                                Assistant Director

                                                                                                                                                     GIPA, KSACS