COD NERC (Centre for Community Development Through Network, Education, Research, Training, Resource Mobilization and Capacity Building), was established to work with the underprivileged in Mizoram in the areas of livelihood enhancement, capacity building, training, health education and women empowerment.
Some of their activities have been as follows:
Livelihood Enhancement, Capacity Building, and Training: The organisation conducted a handloom cluster development project in which capacity building training, looms and yarns were given to weavers. Other trainings were also conducted in the areas of bamboo crafts, dry flowers, and crochet along with entrepreneurship development. Workshops on food processing were organised for poor, rural women at the same time as micro enterprises training among Self-Help Group (SHG) members and cropping and pest management for farmers. They conducted horticulture sensitisation workshops to make farmers aware of the importance of various crops to improve their economy. They conduct workshops on pig breeding. This is supported by the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust and with the help of contributions from the beneficiaries.
Health Education: COD NERC operates an HIV/AIDS prevention project to educate female sex workers, conduct health check-ups with tests, treatment and medication. This programme is mainly funded with money received from the Mizoram State AIDS Control Society. They conduct awareness programmes on diabetes, tobacco related addiction, cancer, mother and child care.
Empowerment and Education: They organise personality, leadership and skill development training among rural youth who lack access to information and communication methods. They educate women on their rights and possible skill development as well as a consumer welfare programme to raise awareness of their rights.
Income Rs80 lac
Expense Rs79 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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