Vasavya Mahila Mandali

The organisation that I will be working with is called  Vasavya Mahila Mandali (WMM) which serves a population of 2 million in Andhra Pradesh, India in the areas of:

Children – shelter and counselling for street children and support from trafficking families  

Community-based health – HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis; sanitation; safe drinking

Women and adolescent development – so that they can plan for a better life

Human Rights – advocate for changes in regressive policies.

VMM was set up by followers of Ghandi and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. I will be helping VMM evaluate and review its structures, particularly around HR, data management and documentation; to find creative ways of generating new income streams and new ways of promoting and profiling  its’ work.

Following my trip out there, I will continue to work with VMM for another 6 months using Skype and email. I have made a personal pledge to carry on with this end of 2011.

My challenge before I even get there is to raise the £2000+ funds that is required and raising awareness of VMM at the same time. As a technophobe, not very good at marketing and selling this is going to be a huge learning curve for me.  Any tips / help/ advice would  be gratefully received!


About verawoodhead

I help professional women, aspiring leaders and managers to get ahead, progress their careers, be confident and successful by developing their leadership skills and capability...through coaching, mentoring and skills development workshops. Connect with me on Twitter @verawoodhead
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