Mukti organized a training session at Raidighi for 29 women involved in the Sahosini Project, on May 11th and 12th. The project “Sahosini” is a Kolkata Foundation initiative, developed in collaboration with Mukti and being implemented under the joint guidance of both organizations. The training was facilitated by two trainers from Swayam, the training partner for the Project. Ms. Nandita Jayraman, the Project Manager of Rights and Special Needs at Mukti, along with two Sahosini project field coordinators, Ms. Shiva Mandal and Ms. Devjani, represented Mukti during the training.
As part of the Sahosini Project, Mukti plans to conduct a community-level survey through the participating women. Each Sahosini member will survey 100 women in their respective areas to gain insights into their situations, including the discrimination and oppression they may be experiencing or the areas in which they may be lagging. Swayam provided a framework for the survey, including suggested questionnaire templates and questions, which were presented to the participants during the session. The participants also collaborated in group work to develop their own set of questions to be included in the survey.
Toward the end of the session, Mukti conducted a practical field test where the participants demonstrated their understanding of the survey process. This test aimed to assess their level of ownership of the process and identify areas where further guidance and training may be required. A detailed discussion followed, focusing on the challenges faced by the participants during the survey process.