March 20, Impact 62: Ayang Trust

Assam


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YVO Impact

#62

Dec 16, 2020

About the Charity

Ayang Trust was established in 2017 by Bipin Dhane, Aswathy PJ, Dharamjeet K and Vatan S in Majuli, Assam. Their target beneficiaries are people from vulnerable communities belonging to scheduled tribes and scheduled caste or people from other communities falling under BPL category. Their main objective is to reduce dependency amongst these communities through training on skill development and entrepreneurship. Their livelihood interventions have benefitted around 500 people so far and many of them are independently earning their livelihood with the support of Ayang Trust. Ayang Trust also runs an alternative school called 'The Hummingbird School' and works with around 50 government schools on school improvement.


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YVO Impact

With the reverse migration of youth due to COVID, the problem of livelihood is going to get worse. There is a need to create opportunities locally. Further, floods bring severe damage to agriculture each year. In light of this, Ayang Trust wants to build a livelihood training centre to train people from rural communities in Jacquard based handloom, food processing, bamboo & wood crafts and garment manufacturing. The livelihood training centre will be equipped with machinery related to weaving, food processing, bamboo work and garment manufacturing to train the youth and women on modern inputs/designs to traditional craft and enable them to set up their own enterprises.