Kochi : ‘ Theernaipunya’, a fisherwomen empowerment programme launched by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute(CMFRI) has proved a hit among the fishing community. The two month training programme for skill enhancement and capacity development of fisher youth was concluded on January 7, 2016. The programme was conducted with the support of the Society for Assistance to the Fisherwomen (SAF), functioning under the Fisheries Department, Govt of Kerala.
The training programme focused on skill development and imparting on-job trining to the girls form fishing community. During the first month, training was given on higher education, job skills, personality development, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication skills, capacity developemtn in competitive examinations etc to the participants. Field trining was provided to the participants in educational or technical institutions, companies business firms and other work places opted by the participants according to their aptitude.
Director Dr A Goapalakrishnan said the programme was part of CMFRI’s involvement in various activities of social responsibility. Around 70 faculty members within and outside the institute took classes on various topics, said Dr Shyam S Salim, the Principal Scientist and Course Director of ‘Theernaipunya’. Yoga Practices and cultural programmes are also scheduled as part of the programme, he said.
Source : Aqua International