Assist India – Building Ideal Communities

People’s Organisations

Following the sensitisation process, ASSIST initiates the formation of People’s Organisations at the community level, including Village Development Societies, (Women) Self-Help Groups and Mutually Aided Co-operative Thrift and Credit Societies.

These democratically elected organisations represent the needs and aspirations of all their community members and take the lead in various development activities. Once these organisations are established, its members need to have the knowledge, skills and capacities required for effective management and the execution of their programmes.

ASSIST provides training on various issues like leadership, management, identifying problems and finding solutions, uniting community members and mobilising them to participate in development activities, and applying for funds from local Government institutions.