TRAINING AND AWARENESS PROGRAMS (NBIRT & NBIRT)
Several training programmes on installation of Micro Solar Domes have already been completed before Corona pandemic started at various states of India. Expert technicians from NBIRT were deputed to Manipur, Tripura, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Kerala for conducting installation training and awareness programmes. Both theoretical and hands-on trainings were carried out. For each training programme NBIRT provided toolkit sets, training materials and few sets of domes to the NGOs or Core Groups. NBIRT also set the criteria for selection of trainees and Training Centres and provided fund to the participating Core Groups or NGOs for the assistance in collaborating the training programmes.
Selection of trainee:
Minimum class VIII pass/technical knowledge preferable
He should give undertaking for 2 years maintenance and attend call if there is any problem at post installation stage.
Selection of Training Centre:
Location having accommodation and fooding facilities for at least 15-20 people in nearby area.
Should have open space for practical work.
Should have classroom facilities with electricity
IITKGP & NBIRT are in constant coordination with the field groups and NGOs for successful implementation of the training and awareness programs along with installation of the domes and achieving the target in different regions of the country. IITKGP & NBIRT has made decent progress during the un-lockdown phase 5.
NBIRT Conducted the following Training and awareness programs during this period:
TRAINING AND AWARENESS PROGRAM FOR ‘SOOVA’:
Training Program: The Training program for SOOVA, Odisha was conducted from 18th Nov to 21st Nov,2020. Mr.T.S Mahapatra, Master Trainer from NBIRT conducted this training program with the help of the team from SOOVA. Total number of trainees who were trained in the program were 15. Food and accommodation of the Trainees was taken care of by the team. The Training included theoretical training in classroom and two days hands on training in the field.
Awareness Program: About 50 probable beneficiaries were made aware of the benefits of the MSD. The functions and the uses of the MSD were explained to them along with the recent developments of the MSD that the team has done. The awareness program was conducted on 21st Nov,2020.
TRAINING AND AWARENESS PROGRAM FOR ‘NIRMAN’:
Training Program: The Training program for NIRMAN, Odisha was conducted from 23th Nov to 26st Nov,2020. Mr.T.S Mahapatra, Master Trainer from NBIRT conducted this training program with the help of the team from NIRMAN. Total number of trainees who were trained in the program were 16. Food and accommodation of the Trainees was taken care of by the team. The Training included theoretical training in classroom and two days hands on training in the field.
Awareness Program: About 55 probable beneficiaries participated in the awareness program conducted by the team. The benefits and uses of the MSD were demonstrated to them along with the developments of the team. The awareness pro0gram was conducted on 26th of November.
TRAINING AND AWARENESS PROGRAM FOR ‘MIDAS TOUCH’:
Training Program: Due to travel restrictions, NBIRT conducted one online theoretical training for 3 trainees of Midas Touch on 9th Nov,2020. The training included detailed functioning of the MSD, Installation in different roofs, Repair and maintenance of the MSDs along with tips and tricks for installation of the MSDs with special focus to Manipur climate.
Upon lifting of the travel restrictions in Manipur, The Hands-on training program for Midas Touch was conducted at FEEDS Campus, Hengbung on 26th and 27th Novmeber,2020. The three trainees of MIDAS TOUCH travelled to FEEDS for the training where two trainers from FEEDS imparted the training under the presence and supervision of Mr.Richik GhoshThakur of NBIRT.