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'm an executive coach, leadership facilitator and learning & development consultant working with managers and leaders to develop the skills and behaviours to inspire performance and drive results; achieve promotion ; make successful career changes, be resilient and thrive at work. Within organisations, I help to facilitate better conversations, design learning interventions which deliver practical and lasting solutions aligned to business strategy and goals. Connect with me on Twitter @verawoodhead
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