Sponsor the stipend of an female Executive Trainee in Assam by SeSTA- Seven Sisters Development Assistance

Sponsor the stipend of an female Executive Trainee in Assam


A new beginning for Mrigakshi

Mrigakshi Chakravarty, a fellow at SeSTA received training on group processes, SHG formation and its steps, livelihood training, training on INRM and NREGS, and gender training. Thanks to her training, Mrigakshi could help groom Majima Khatun, Baguan Kathalbari, Gaon Panchayat,as a Krishi Sakhi. Mrigakshi trained Majima about the processes of working in groups and also understanding the group dynamics. With this knowledge Majima was able to motivate women farmers to carry out better practices of farming. Mrigakshi also imparted livelihood training to Majima among other important things. As a result of this training and grooming Majima became more comfortable and confident to work with the community and she is also evolving in the process of growing as a leader day by day.


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This programme aims at covering the stipend of the Executive Trainees of SeSTA. SeSTA has two verticals to their programs, leadership programs for the educated youth of North East India(Executive Trainees - ETs) and empowering poor rural women through livelihood activities via Self Help Groups (SHGs).

The ETs are hired through college/university campuses of North East. These ETs are mentored by Executives. They work as field officers who run awareness campaigns in the communities, building trust amongst the people, and also influencing the women in the communities to create SHGs. The ETs are supported by the Executives to help with the activation of SHGs too along with creation of SHGs.

The ETs are assigned on the field for a period of 1 year, usually from April to March. Every ET is paid Rs.13000 and travel cost which are up to Rs.2500/ET.

A very target oriented approach is undertaken by SeSTA and the monitoring and evaluation of these ETs is done on the basis of the targets achieved. There is an Executive managing trainees who makes sure that the implementation is done along with the growth of these Ets.

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SeSTA- Seven Sisters Development Assistance
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SeSTA- Seven Sisters Development Assistance

SeSTA is a professionally managed not for profit organisation registered under Societies Registration Act (SRA), 1860. SeSTA, acronym for Seven Sisters Development Assistance, Literally means 'effort' in Assamese. Since its inception the effort has been towards creating a just and equitable society in Northeast India devoid of poverty.

Established in 2011, SeSTA aims to catalyse development activities in North east starting with Assam, though the process of "Nirmaan", by working for improved livelihood system and better wellbeing status of rural community. PRADAN and Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust (SDTT), has been supporting it since its inception.

Currently, SeSTA works directly with 8000 families in 100 revenue villages across four districts of Assam: Chirang, Bongaigaon, Goalpara and Kamrup (rural). To date, SeSTA initiatives have:

Mobilised nearly 8000 women to form 700 Self Help Groups(SHGs), 27 Village Organisations(VOs), and 2 women's SHG Federations. The women's collectives have mobilized savings of more than USD 160,000 and leveraged USD 107,120 from banks and other institutions.

Helped more than 8,600 small and marginal farmers improve the productivity of crops like paddy, maize & vegetables through the improved practices like SRI method in six districts.

Groomed 60 women as community resource persons.

It envisages expanding its works to other parts of Assam and the North-East and plan to reach out to more than 30,000 rural poor families in the next 3 years.

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