It may be mentioned that in the rural village of Bangladesh, it is observed that many families are poor, many youths are illiterate. They have no work to do to support their families, even they have no idea to start some business and have no money too. After observing this panic situation of the rural poor youths we could understand that there is a need of mobile training on livestock & poultry farming & some other trades. After getting training the trained youths may start small scale income generating activities which will give them immediate return and benefit to step forward and to lead their families and successors. In other words the projects will create jobs for the young people and at the same time it will prevent migration of rural youth to the overcrowded cities where the youth would now know what to expect rather they are bewildered.
A survey was undertaken to organize the target people in groups in the rural villages. A good motivation was also provided to many groups. At the end of the each training there were demonstration classes in which high breed eggs, hens and goats were distributed to the outstanding trainees to establish income generation projects by themselves. Necessary follow up guidance and extension service were provided for the trained youths. The main concept of this project is to give young people the opportunity to work and thus enable them to participate in the social and cultural life in their community. This type of project can be replicated in other under developed Asian countries.
Plan of operation to achieve the objectives
This type of project can be replicated in other under developed Asian countries. In Bangladesh 1/3 of the total population is in the age group of 15-30 years. About 90% of them are un-employed, illiterate and poor. NFYOB is empowering these youth by providing training and assisting them in starting small scale income generating business. These new activities will give them immediate return and improve their living standards and those of their families and successors. An initial survey identified and grouped the participants in 12 groups. The first mobile training lasted two weeks and revolved around live stock and poultry farming. It was then replicated with the remaining 11 groups.
At first a detailed survey was carried out to organize the target people in groups in the rural villages. A good motivation was provided to the 12 groups, 20 poor youths were selected for mobile training on livestock and poultry farming, which was run for two weeks with the help of resource persons and this process were continued for 12 batches. At the end of each training there were demonstration classes in which upgraded eggs, hens and goats were distributed to the outstanding trainees. After the successful completion of the training loans were provided to the trained youths to establish income generation projects by themselves.
Before starting the project a fusibility study in 12 different rural villages of Bangladesh was made. It was observed that many families were poor, many youths were illiterate. They had no work to do to support their
Impact of the project
The impact of the project was assessed during the project became in full operation and the impact study of the project achievement was carried out periodically and at the end of the project. The impact study with evaluation was conducted in the conjunction with the concerning government officials, executive members and the representatives of the funding agency. During the project period 12 mobile training were conducted, arranging one training in each month so the evaluation of the training was conducted at the end of each training. The impact of the revolving fund was conducted after the disbursement of loans to the trained youth after establishing small scale income generation business by their own initiatives. The study was conducted by the project committee and the local government officials.
To start the project financial assistance from a funding agency have played a significant role in which some 480 rural poor youths were got the training on livestock and poultry farming. Revolving fund was setup to provide loans to the trained youths to establish income generating business. To encourage and guide the trained youth and other villagers at the end of each training the competent and extraordinary trainees were given fertile eggs, upgraded hens, and goats for demonstration and to have poultry rearing and livestock rearing in a systematic methods and to work more for the development instead of sitting idle.
Follow-up action project activity
During the project period and after the termination of the project continuous follow- up and guidance were provided. For this purpose a long term local committee was formed to guide the income generating business undertaken by the trained youths and look after the loans, revolving fund recovering and provide poultry vaccinations, treatments and the necessary technical services with the help of local resource persons.