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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Changes in Graduation program

Today Fellows have presented their unique perspective, Module and Fund raising events to the junior fellows. It was an very great program where cohort 7 fellows were very eager to listen to their feelings, experiences and learning. In the fund raising event presentations fellows experience inspired all the new fellows., and they got very motivation word from the experienced fellows. Tomorrow the Graduation Ceremony will start on 5PM and till 7PM it will be going on.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Graduation Ceremony of Cohort 6 fellows

Deshpande Fellowship Program cordially invites you for the Graduation Ceremony of cohort 6 fellows in DCSE building Deshpande Foundation Auditorium and everyone one is invited to be a part of this program, Please attend the ceremony and encourage our fellows. And the guests are Gururaj and Jaishree Deshpande and Mr. Shekhar. consultant of Deshpande foundation in building people policies. on 18th it will be conducted in the auditorium.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Alumni Of The Week # 32

Alumni of The Week # 32 Award goes to Mr. Veeresh P from Cohort 2. Mr. Veeresh has helped Mr. Laxmish for getting link for the job and for career fair of 6th batch of fellowship he has introduced job openings, We really appreciate their continuous support to the program and fellows. We congratulate him on his achievement.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ecotourism of DFP 6

Fellows of Deshpande Fellowship Program have visited the center of Agastya International Foundation at Kuppam for 3 days, from 2nd of August to 4th of August, 2011. The fellows have visited the place to learn about ecotourism as well undergone the “Creative Training” and learned about team work and different group activities which made all the fellows resourceful as well fellows practiced few tools of “Participatory Learning Activity”. It was an opportunity for the fellows to learn about Agastya International Foundation’s effort which aims to make child to think and to become more creative.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Alumni Of The Week # 31

Alumni of The Week # 31 Award goes to Mr. Rajendra Prasad and Prashant from Cohort 5 Rajendra Prasad has helped out the Cohort 6 fellows for their interviews and Mr. Prashant has taken legal Module for the present fellows. We really appreciate their continuous support to the program and fellows. We congratulate them on them achievement.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

After conducting Fund raising event in Mysore another team of Fellows implemented their idea of Event by organizing a "Saptasitar vadana." in Hubli. The Kalkeri Sangeet Mahavidyalaya Childern were the participants. They are too young even thou their performance surprised all the audience. It was an great intitaive to support this school in this school the children are getting state studies as well as opportunity to develop some skills which are going to contribute to the Indian culture. The program congratulate them on their success and appreciate their effort to execute this idea. We wish them for their future.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Here Another Fund raising event by cohort 6 in Mysore only 4 fellows, Ramachandra, Pavitra, Shivkumar Biradar and Shivkumar Yadav, took this initiative, and started working on it. This event is being hosted by Miss. Shushma she runs a program in FM channel. Mr. Ashvat is a guest of this program. This event will start at 4:30 today. We glade to know the fellows have taken initiative to organize a event in Mysore and mobilize people and convince sponsors to sponsor them for their idea. Really program appreciate them for linking Deshpande Fellowship Program with other organization and We wish them all the best.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gana Madhurya

Deshpande Fellowship program proudly announce that the first Fund raising event of the 6th batch has been conducted in the Bijapur on 17th of July 2011. The event was organized by Babu Hippargi, Mahesh Sajjan, Divya, shantinath, successfully it was conducted and around 400 audience were attended.This was an Gana Madhurya program and the combination of all kind of activities like comedy, songs, acting, and talented people presented their talent etc.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Alumni of The Week # 30 Award goes to Miss.Savita from Cohort 2, She has confirmed that she will give a cash prize of rupees 1000/- to the Best Improved fellow in Cohort 6 . We really appreciate her continuous support to the program and Encouraging the fellows. We congratulate her on her achievement.

Friday, July 15, 2011

DFP classes

Fellows are working on Fund Raising some of the fellows went to Mysore to organize a Dance Competition and few of them to Bijapur to conduct folk songs evening, To remind and give a taste of their culture, one team is working in Hubli itself and organized "JUST DANCE HUBLI" and fellows are getting good response from the people and participants. We appreciate their confidence and wish them all the best.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Session By Abhay Kumar

Today surprisingly fellows got opportunity to talk with Mr. Abhay from Prerana organization. It was an great session for fellows Mr. Abhay spoke about Advocacy and the community with which he is working. He shared some incidents related to the advocacy. He made fellows to think about the government programs and schemes which are really in the favor of poor people and people need to be aware about this, he gave a call for action.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Session by Prasanna Desi

Today fellows had a session By Mr. Prasanna From Desi. He is a founder and adviser of the organization. It was not about the what he did and who is he? As he is well known person in Karnataka and India. it was an very important session by him for fellows about entrepreneurship and the qualities of Entrepreneur. Fellows were impressed because it was not taught it was practically did, Communication and the presentation skill were discussed. This session is going to be continued tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Alumni Of The Week # 29

Alumni of The Week # 29 Award goes to Mr. Francis and Jagadeesh Katkar. Francis from Cohort 5 took initiatives to teach IT to Miss. Laxmi, Susandhi fellow who have newly joined Micro finance Program of Safe hands. And Mr. Jagadeesh K from Cohort 1 for taking class to the existing fellows on Eco-tourism. We really appreciate their contribution to the program and support to the alumni and fellows. We congratulate them on their achievement.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Logical Frame work

It is a one of the Module which deals with writing proposal (not directly) but gives an picture of how to put things in a format, It is being taught by Mr. Prakash Bhatt who is a very familiar instructor for fellows and as well right person to teach the LFA (according to the all graduated alumni's) In the first day of module fellows learned what is LFA and why it is important fellows are waiting for remaining session to understand it deeply. We wish them all the best for the future days.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Alumni Of The Week # 28

Miss. Priyanka Has won the Alumni Of The Week # 28. She has supported Mr. Sikandar in his business by providing a link of Educational Institute for Rain Water harvesting worth of 1.30.000/-. We really appreciate her support to the alumni and contributing to the fellowship Program by developing Alumni's Business. Deshpande Fellowship Program congratulate her for earning this award.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guest Speaker Session: Mr.Karan Mahajan

Fellows had an Interaction with Mr.Karan Mahajan, is a Joseph Henry Jackson Award-winning Indian novelist. Mahajan was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and grew up in New Delhi, India. He studied English and Economics at Stanford University. He currently lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. He has contributed writing to The Believer, The Daily Beast, The San Francisco Chronicle, Granta, The New York Sun, and The Utopian.

Mr.Karan shared unique insights of different entrepreneurs and showed with examples that individual holds key in entrepreneurial stories irrespective of his regional, educational and knowledge background.

A Real life Example of an "Innovative Learning Process" : Experience sharing by Mr.Vaibhav

Fellows were amazed to see how a concept or skill can be mastered irrespective of age, knowledge or expertise if innovative process of learning is followed. Mr.Vaibhav shared that how he came across the word nanotechnology when he was studying fifth standard, what are the challenges he faced to understand the concept in deeper and how he evolved his own creative methodologies and ultimately went on to win South India level competition on nanotechnology.

Monday, June 20, 2011

After the theory on Sub sector Analysis fellows went on to study a "product" this process will help them to understand who are the people behind the real shop and market, Where the product get produced what is the condition of production, what is a supply chain and how the value get added to the product and how it increases the product price each and everything....

Program wish them all the best and looking forward to listen their experience in market.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Alumni of the Week # 28

The twenty eighth "Alumni of the Week" goes to Rajendraprasad of Cohort V for his contribution of referring the excellent candidates for Deshpande Fellowship Program, Cohort VII as well sponsored the cash prize of Rs.1,000/- for the Best Marketer of Cohort VI. We heartily appreciate his contribution and we congratulate him for earning this award.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sub Sector Module

After 5K fellows are started working on Sub Sector Module. It is being taught by Mr. Dr. Athani Who have been working with livelihood Organization from many years. It is one of the Favorite module of all the graduated fellows. After this module any one can understand the chain behind the product which comes from the producer to buyer and even understand the role of each person involved in the market at any level,after the theory fellows will study market as well any one products.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Now the opportunity came back to all the organization to hire fellows from Deshpande fellowship Program. The organizations which have already hired previous fellows felt the difference. Till now 119 fellows graduated from program and become heart of many organizations. They are well trained professional. If you are looking for a right person for your organization then please go through the info and contact us to be a part of Career Fair 2011.

Monday, June 13, 2011

During the 5K

It was very nice to see fellows with their great confidence which was achieved within 4 days. They have taken the rainy season as an opportunity and went to sell the umbrella to the huge crowd in Hubli. the Times of India has captured them in the camera. It is very proud to say that the fellows who didn't know the marketing basics even are masters in selling and bargaining.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The 27th Alumni of the Week goes to Ashutosh from Cohort I for his contribution that he has given suggestions to improve the program continuously. We appreciate his interest and involvement in the program. Also we have one more Alumni for this week from Cohort II, Ajay suman for conducting EMT module for current batch.We heartily appreciate their contribution and we congratulate both of them for earning this award. Looking forward for the same support.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

World Environment Day

Fellows of Deshpande fellowship Program took initiative on "World Environment day" and celebrated it very specially. They collaborated with Shikshana foundation and planed 50 plants in the Kalgatagi taluk Arebasavkopaa village school campus. This was leadership activity done by shivakumar Yadav, Mallikarjun, Mahesh and Ajit. Program congratulate them on their success and Thank Shikshana foundation and Primary school of Arebasavkoppa for supporting fellows to implement their idea. Activity was supported by villagers and school children.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Alumni of the Week # 26

The 26th Alumni of the Week goes to Davalasaheb Babusaheb Vanageri from Cohort II for his contribution that he has conducted the Economics module for Deshpande Susandhi fellows. We appreciate his effort. Also we have two more Alumni for this week from Cohort V, Chetan Waghmore and Rajeev Gudder for referring more candidates for Deshpande Fellowship Program. We heartily appreciate their contribution and we congratulate all three Alumni for earning this award.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Programme

Fellows had visited to Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Programme of Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation. Fellows could understand this initiative sponsored by The Development Commissioner, Ministry of Textile, and Govt. of India which is collective effort for improving lives of weavers of skillful labours in the region through the execution of Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Programme which serves multiple purposes such as catering the handloom industry as well its development.

Arpita Dairy at Gadag

Fellows had visited Arpita Dairy at located at Gadag. This is a Dairy Farming Initiative which has its own uniqueness as livelihood model. Fellows have tried to understand the all components involved in this livelihood process. Also they understood the internal factors for sustainability of the livelihood initiative and external factors too. Fellows understood the transformation of the structures into livelihood outcomes.

Visit to H2O Plant at Gadag

Fellows have visited one of the plants of H2o for Humanity at Kurtkoti village of Gadag. By this field visit fellows were able to understand that H2O has created access to safe potable water at very at reasonable price, affordable by the poor for better lives of people. Also fellows understood this initiative of H2O as livelihood model as well means of better health. Fellows understood that public, private, partnership is required for a sustainable and cost-effective livelihood model.

Livelihood Field Visit

Agriculture Science Foundation

Fellows had an exposure field visit at Gadag. They have visited different organization in order to understand livelihood model. They have visited Agriculture Science Foundation which is located in Krushi Vidnyan Kendra which is working for enriching farmer through Farmer Resource Center. At ASF fellows could see the tree based mango Farming as a livelihood model which aims at better livelihood for farmers.

MOVE Module

Fellows have learned about MOVE module which stands Market Oriented Value Enhancement , which emphasis more on the customer centric approach in the business. But, fellows were able to understand and choose the customers’ need oriented product or service rather than the customers’ wants. And then only a person can be sustain in certain business field. Also, fellows understood the process of understanding customers need through ‘Participatory Market Appraisal’ and practiced setting a business through the practical assignment.

Livelihood Module

Fellows had a livelihood module where they could understand internal and external components of the livelihood process. Also as a set of economic activity creating own employment in order to meet requirement of self and household in sustainable manner. Trough this module, fellows could understand and tried to come up with different livelihood model.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Guest Speaker Session of Mr. Kevin and Eric Cluff

Fellows had a Guest speaker session on 3rd of June with Kevin Culff and Eric Cluff on 3rd of June. Kevin and Eric are part of H2o for Humanity as Managing Director and Founder member respectively. They both have delivered a session about their efforts which is has been executed by H2o. Especially, they have explained more in detail about their project at Gadag which aims at creating access to safe potable water at very at reasonable price, affordable by the poor. By the session fellows understood about community organization which says about linking the social needs with the available resources. Also fellows could understand the concept of social entrepreneurship as well community organization at the ground. Entirely, fellows learn about for profit social venture as means of social change.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Guest Speaker session of Nishant Baranwal

The fellows had a guest speaker session of passionate persona in development sector such as Nishant Baranwal. He is working as Associate Parliament to Parliamentarian and renowned industrialist Mr. Naveen Jindal. Fellows have got opportunity to listen about the policy making and experience of Nishant at state and central level. Fellows understood that any person or group can step ahead to pose our government and administration for appropriate execution of proposed by the system. Also fellows could learn different successful models in the development sector. The session by Nishant has left the impression that we people can be part of the change that we expect in the society.

Guest Speaker session of Mr. Manjunath L.H.

The fellows had a Guest Speaker session on 1st of June with L.H. Manjuntha who works as Executive Director of SKDRDP. He has delivered a speech on SKDRDP’s different activities and especially about Siri Gramodyoga Samsthe, highlighting as integrative model of livelihood. Fellows understood that Self Help Group model is enabling process to integrate people to improve their lives through the self sustainable approach. The fellows find the session as source of inspiration of their vision. Also, they could understand the livelihood model of SKDRDP as community and institutional effort.