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Date(s) - 03/09/2019 - 05/09/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The retreat


Three day’s ICT based training program Empowering the Tribal Women in and around Yercaud Hills, Salem by inculcating self-employment opportunities using innovative ICT based skill development techniques supported by Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai (An Autonomous body of Govt. of Tamilnadu) On 03.09.19 to 05.09.19 at The Retreat, Yercaud

On the inaugural function the programme starts with the prayer song by the participants, Welcome Address was given by Dr.A.C.Kaladevi, Professor, CSE, Sona College of Technology. Dr.S.R.R.Senthil Kumar, Principal, Sona College of Technology delivered the presidential address. The keynote address was given by Dr.B.Sathiyabhama, HoD CSE, Sona College of Technology.  Fr. A.Raj SDB, Rector, Retreat, Yercaud. Mr.Ramachandhran, BDO,  Yercaud, and Fr.S.Abraham, SDB Admin, Retreat, Yercaud, gave the special address and felicitated the gathering. The objective behind the training was delivered by Prof.S.K.Fathima, Asst Professor, CSE, Sona College of Technology.

A total of 45 tribal women participants were attended the session trained by 9 resource persons. The three days’ workshop was divided broadly into 9 sessions. Each day the session would start at 10.00 am and end on 04:30 pm. Each day there were two fifteen-minute coffee breaks; at 11:30 am and at 4.15 pm. There was a lunch break at 1.00 pm daily.

The main objective of the training programme was to improve the livelihood of the tribal women in and around Yercaud Hills, Salem by educating the self-employment opportunities around them through ICT. The programme also enables beneficiaries to apply marketing and management skills, including promotion strategies of the agricultural products and work around craftsmanship skills.

The following core concepts were covered as hands-on in the training program:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Office Automation
  • Hands-on – Microsoft Word
  • Hands-on –  Microsoft  Excel

Day 2:

  • Online Transactions(Banking,  Bill Payments, Ticket booking)
  • Basic operations on Electronic gadgets (Mobile and Tablet)
  • Hands-on –  Transactions using Mobile Apps

Day 3:

  • Basics on Design Creation
  • Crafting Earrings
  • Crafting Bangles &
  • Marketing Strategies

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