Family Self Help Project was launched on 22 nd August 2005 with an objective of empowreing the weaker sections of the society economically through the formation of self help groups and starting microfinance through them.Launched by Shri K.C.Venugopal, Minister for Tourism on 20th August 2005 Objectives To cultivate and spread the message and practice of RGFSHG among the rural and urban poor and thus evolve as a strong self help promoting agency in the state ,implementing various entrepreneurial as well as Microfinance activities through them .

Activities

  1. Formed Extensive training among the rural poor to organize them under RGFSHP
  2. Launched RGFSHP in August 2004 with an objective of forming self help groups under the flagship of Rajiv Youth foundation
  3. Formed more than 250 SHGs in different panchayth of Malappuram district,each compromising of 15-20 families
  4. Start Appropriate Livelihood activities for the members.
  5. Rajiv Youth Foundation provided Micro finance to SHGs to Mutual understanding
  6. RYF provided various projects through the SHGs for their overall development
  7. We provide Training programmes to SHGs with the help of NABARD about various income generative programmes.
  8. SHG members attended various trainings conducted by RYF and other NGOs .
  9. RYF Conducted EDP programmes collaborating with Modern Engineering Works to SHG members
  10. Formed Extensive training among the rural poor to organize them under RGFSHP
  11. Formed Extensive training among the rural poor to organize them under RGFSHP Escort Services for SHG members.

Rajiv youth foundation has conducted seminars and workshops for the members of Self Help Groups in order to provide them exposure to various government schemes that are in force as well as activities that can be undertaken as a livelihood option. We also utilise such opportunities for improving their skills and inculcating the entrepreneurship behaviour. Services of efficient and expert faculties are utilised for handling the sessions. Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana is still a well sought employment programme that offers training and subsidy to the beneficiaries. Unfortunately, takers to this project are comparatively low in certain areas because of lack of awareness among the people. Reluctance of banks to finance the projects is another issue since many of the projects are not financially viable. Hence, service of an NGO is essential in certain areas to motivate the beneficiaries. Rajiv Youth Foundation has identified this gap and accordingly organised PMRY workshop in Porur for the purpose. The workshop was conducted on 14th July 2007 and it was inaugurated by Shri. P. Abdul Majeed, Manager, District Industries centre, Malappuram. Shri.Issac Kuruvilla, Asst. Manager, Coir Board handled session on ‘Small scale industries-Possibilities and issues’. Dr. A. Ayub, Asst. Director, Kerala Animal Husbandry Department handled a class on ‘Rabbit Rearing-a possible micro enterprise’. Shri Abdulla , Wandoor Block Industrial Extension Officer explained the procedure for assistance under PMRY scheme. Shri. Rasheed Paramban, President, RYF, Dr. Noushadali.K.N, Co-ordinator, RYF, and Shri. N. M. S. Namboodirippad, Patron, RYF, Porur Panchayt also spoke at the occasion.