Patna Service Centre
The Patna Service Centre (Bihar) is led by Sunil Singh and Manish Kumar. Mr. Singh is a postgraduate with 15 years of experience in SHG formation and capacity building. Prior to becoming an independent Reach India trainer, he served as a consultant with a resource organisation providing support to a variety of self-help promoting institutions. Mr. Kumar is a postgraduate with six years of experience in the areas of SHG formation, training and linkages with the banks. Prior to becoming an independent Reach India trainer, he served as Block Coordinator for the Consultancy Guidance Centre (CGC), Bihar. Contact Us.
Sunil Singh and Manish Kumar
Confronting Malaria in Our Community | English | Hindi | Oriya | Assamese | Bengali
This training equips women with the knowledge to prevent and treat malaria for the most vulnerable groups—children under 5 years of age and pregnant women. Women learn how to protect themselves and their children, how to treat a malaria attack, and how to share this new information with their neighbors.
Learning Games for Girls | English | Hindi | Oriya | Assamese | Bengali
Adolescent girls have limited opportunities to attend school, save small sums of money in a secure place, and make decisions about money and health. As a result of early marriage, they also face increased risk of serious health problems. This training uses games, stories, skits, songs, rhymes and dialogue to encourage learning, while building girls’ self-confidence, solidarity and opportunity to connect with other girls. The games prepare adolescent girls to become healthy, informed adult women who are able to seize opportunities and contribute as empowered members of their families and communities. Watch a video about the importance of girls.
Preventing HIV/AIDS: It Is Our Choice | English | Hindi | Oriya | Assamese | Bengali
HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) represents a critical health threat in India. This training addresses the causes and symptoms of HIV/AIDS, encourages behaviour change to prevent the spread of HIV, removes the fear and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS, encourages a positive and caring response towards those living with HIV/AIDS, and mobilizes community action. As women, their families and members of the community understand the facts about HIV transmission and prevention, they can protect their own health and the health of others. Watch a video about the importance of HIV/AIDS.
Business and Livelihood Education
Accessing Rural Employment Under NREGA | English | Hindi | Oriya | Assamese | Bengali
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was passed by the Indian Parliament on 5 September 2005, guaranteeing at least 100 days of employment per year to rural households. This represents an important opportunity for poor families, yet they face many challenges in accessing its benefits. This training helps poor women overcome challenges such as obtaining a job card, understanding regulations related to child care and wages, and assert their rights at the Panchayat and administrative levels.
Plan for a Better Business | English | Hindi | Oriya | Assamese | Bengali
A good business plan can enhance women’s chances of success and their families’ well-being. This training helps participants improve their business planning practices, start up or grow their businesses, manage unexpected events, and take advantage of new opportunities.
Strengthening Local Organisations
SPM for SHG Promoters | English | Hindi | Oriya | Assamese | Bengali
Self-help promoting institutions (SHPIs) have important social missions to support the poor. However, fulfilling a social mission can be a challenge. This Social Performance Management (SPM) training helps SHPIs to examine their mission, strategy, operations and results, to better fulfill their social mission. Based on the pioneering work of the Imp-Act Consortium, this training is adapted to the specific needs of those organizations across rural India forming and supporting self-help groups (SHGs). Reach India Service Center personnel are Imp-Act certified trainers.