The six-day Management Development Programme (MDP) on “Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme” which was scheduled from May 4-9 took place at the Indian Institute of Mangament Kozhikode (IIMK) in association with British Council of India. For young women entrepreneurs this programme would be an added boost.
The inauguration of the programme was done by Mei-Kwei Barker who is the Director South India along with Saji Gopinath who hails the chair of Dean of Academics, IIMK. Along with them, Guru Gujaral and J Solomon who represented British Council Delhi and Chennai were also present in the programme. The programme got coordinated by Sumit Mitra and Priya Nair Rajeev who belong to IIMK.
With aim to empower young women and develop the spirit of Social entrepreneurship among them the ‘Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development’ programme was launched. The programme demonstrated a strong commitment for empowering women by opening up opportunities in the domain of social enterprise. Those women who were master trainers and would further inherit their knowledge to other such young women were provided with social enterprise training. The programme achieved the goal of training 1200 women entrepreneurs which was set for its first year.
The training sessions which were organized by in the programme were to upgrade the skills and knowledge of these master trainers and helped them to get the necessary equipment which could help them delve into social entrepreneurship. For the training there were many methods that were used which included brainstorming, participant observation, case study, group work and group presentation, visual aid, practical experiences and field visits. The methods were used by the IIIMK faculty members, guest speakers and the experts who were called to address the programme.