Experience Portfolio of VASU
- Handloom Sector:
From 2012-14, conducted training of 100 partners in advanced weaving at Purasingha, South West Garo Hills Dist funded by the Border Areas Dept of Govt of Meghalaya. From 2013-16, conducted training in advanced weaving to 250 partners at Kumligaon and Nilgini in South West Garo Hills Dist funded by the Sericulture & Weaving Dept of Govt of Meghalaya. During 2014-15, conducted training in weaving for 30 partners at Cinnamara TE, Jorhat Dist, Assam for the dependents of Tea Garden Workers funded by the Tea Board India. During 2016-17, conducted training in weaving for 30 partners at Gormur TE, Jorhat Dist, Assam for the dependents of Tea Garden Workers funded by the Tea Board India. A few production centres are in the process of being set up to make use of the skilled manpower in South West Garo Hills Dist.
Training of rural entrepreneurs in Tailoring and Apparel Making for 200 partners (100 at Ampati & 100 at Mahendraganj in South West Garo Hills Dist) was started in 2015 and completed in 2017 funded by the Commerce and Industries Dept of the Govt of Meghalaya. After the training, a production centre was established by the NGO in co-operation with the Commerce and Industries Dept, Govt of Meghalaya in May 2017 at Mahendraganj and is producing lot of quality products which have received acclaim in various exhibitions where they were displayed and sold. Many partners have been employed in this production centre.
3. Craft Training
In 2009, 300 school children were trained in craft training, funded by the Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyan Mission, Kamrup under the Education Dept of Govt of Assam.
4. HIV/ AIDS
In the year 2008, VASU took up the project of Targeted Intervention of Injected Drug Users(IUDs) in Tinsukia Dist for AIDS control, being funded by the Assam State AIDS Control Society(ASACS). About 300 drug users were detected and successfully intervened so as not to spread AIDS. The project continued till 2014.