Human Resource Development

Human resources are the most vulnerable resources to any region.  Development agenda itself requires qualitative human resources in various disciplines with positive attitude and response to poor and needy.  RASS promoted institutes, including center of Excellence.

Capacity Building Institute for Micro finance


RASS has adopted a three-pronged strategy for strengthening the microfinance sector through strengthening self help groups through CB inputs, mentoring services and information dissemination by establishing a user friendly Capacity Building Institute.

The overall goal of CBI is to provide a comprehensive package of services through training inputs, mentor services and resource materials for sustaining development to different stakeholders involved in the microfinance sector. 

The major impact of the CBI will be on women who, as the members of the SHGs, would experience a significant increase in their economic and social status.  The qualitative benefits accruing to the target group from this CBI would include:






Anganwadi Training Institute



RASS has undertaken training of Anganwadi workers to meet the demand of HR for ICDS in Andhra Pradesh.  For this purpose, Anganwadi Training Institute has been established in Tirupati.  The institute has so far trained more than 16000 Anganwadi workers in child health, nutrition, pre-school education, pre-natal and post-natal care and community hygiene.  The expertise of post graduate teachers and medical personnel has been utilized in running this special training institute.  A large number of matriculates, who would have remained unemployed otherwise, have benefited from this and subsequently got employed in ICDS projects.  The Government of India and State Government are supporting this institute.





Leadership Training



RASS has been organizing special leadership training camps for rural women in the age group of 18-25 years. As many as 1000 women have been trained in these camps so far and 450 of them are subsequently appointed as instructors in crèches and non-formal education programmes run by RASS.

The trained women are taken to the nearby villages to motivate other women and to induce organizational and managerial capabilities among them. During the camps, women also get to know about several family and child welfare programmes of the government, nutritional requirements of children, community health, environmental sanitation, community organisation and other social problems.

RASS has been organizing rural women into Mahila Mandals in all the project villages. One of the important functions of Mahila Mandals is to bring to the notice of women, various governmental programmes meant for their uplift. They regularly feed the information about government subsidies, bank financing and marketing opportunities. RASS provides each Mahila Mandal with the latest information on all public programmes meant for the uplift of women.

In addition, the Mahila Mandals have also been undertaking certain social responsibilities such as promotion of small family norm, personal hygiene and environmental sanitation. The mahila mandals educate women in reproductive age group and advantages of small family.






The Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI entrusted State Resource Center for adult and continuing education with its Headquarters at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.  The service and for the State Resource Center is 10 districts from Srikakulam to Chittoor.  The center is recently inaugurated at Visakhapatnam by Smt.Purandeswari, Hon’ble Minister for HRD, GOI in August, 2010.  As part of Sakshara Bharat under National Literacy Mission, the SRC provides capacity building inputs to various service providers such as NGO, Department of Adult and Continuing Education Personnel, volunteers and other social workers.  It also supports through material preparation, module preparation, research and development in adult literacy and tries to create replicable and ripple effect in adult education and to achieve the goals of Sakshara Bharat too.