ARMT Skill Development Training through Community Radio

Guwahati, January 3: A week-long Capacity Building Programme on integration of Community Learning Programme (CLP) in Skill Development leading to sustainability began today at the SVD house, Airport Road, Borjhar. The programme was organised by the Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust (ARMT) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi.

The inaugural session of the Capacity Building Programme was attended by Dr Chandrabhanu Pattanayak, Director, Institute of Knowledge Studies and former Adviser to the Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India, R B Mahanta, Vice Chairman, ARMT, Sanjogita Mishra, Programme Officer, CEMCA, New Delhi, Dr Ankuran Dutta, Managing Trustee, ARMT, Dr Paul Pudussery, Head Department of Education, Assam Don Bosco University and Devi Leena Bose, Community Media Expert, New Delhi.

“It is really important for us to understand that skill development and livelihood building are inter related, hence this workshop is designed to skill the community radio to bring in all round change in the society”, said Dr Chandrabhanu Pattanayak.

Adding to this Sanjogita Mishra stated that this workshop will try to ensure the sustainability of the community radio stations and build a stronger social base of the radio stations.

Other dignitaries appreciated the efforts of the programme and stated the importance of employment generation among all the communities through the intrusion of the Community Radio Stations.

The aim of the workshop is to communicate about the skill development concept and national agenda, concept mapping, message matrix, baseline survey, identifying community skills and simplify the concepts of industry sectors and skill trainers while integrating the CLP with skill development.

Altogether 20 representative from eight Community Radio Stations from the eastern India participated in the programme and exchanged their views and queries on communication of skill development and sustainability. The participants were from the Community Radio Stations like Radio Luit, Radio Brahmaputra, Jnan Taranga from Assam,  Radio  Snehi from Bihar,  Radio Bulbul from Orissa, Radio Jadavpur University and Salesian Radio of West Bengal, Radio Integrated Community from Manipur.


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