HOW WE WORK
The buses help us reach the last rural mile, the remotest villages of India and Gambia. We go to villages that are not reached by other organizations.
The tent and all other equipment are carried in the bus and can be set up in just 15 minutes. The women are not required to take out travel time and sacrifice their responsibilities to attend the training.
"With our buses, we can organize the training sessions anywhere under the sky."
Buzz’s training is often a village spectacle. A bus rolls in, tents are set up, chairs are arranged, and women walk in. The participants are low-income women, literate and illiterate, who are homemakers, agricultural labourers, daily wage workers, and women who run micro-enterprises like home-based dry foods, dairy farming, vegetable and flower vending, tailoring and so on.
The Inner Power Training is the starting point of every women's Buzz journey towards sustainable change.
INNER POWER TRAINING
The Inner Power Training is delivered in two half-day sessions with a week’s gap between the first and the second session. During the training we focus on the three pillars: cash, confidence and climate. We encourage the women to challenge their attitudes and beliefs, while giving them the skills and tools to do so. On the second day of the training, every batch identifies and nominates one woman as their Community Anchor from among themselves. The anchor women are trained extensively by Buzz Women in the Anchor Women Fellowship. They will bring back their knowledge to the community in the Buzz Beehive sessions.
ANCHOR WOMEN FELLOWSHIP
This programme is for the community anchors. They will be trained by Buzz Women staff in 4 modules focused on self-awareness, communication, constructing the ideal village, and leadership skills. This will equip them with the tools and skills to become a change agent in their community. The anchor women will be organizing monthly learning sessions in their village with their Buzz Beehive.
The Buzz Beehive are the monthly learning sessions organised and led by the anchor women in their own community. The Anchor Women share the knowledge they gained from the Anchor Women Fellowship training. The sessions are held without the intervention of Buzz staff. The women can discuss their problems and propose ideas. Many community initiatives came from these meetings.
Buzz Digital is our resource library that reinforces knowledge through audio, video, games and written content.
This programme provides mentorship and incubation to women entrepreneurs in the larger Buzz family. We also focus on helping women to get organised into cooperatives and start their own group enterprise.
When I think about the last six years of my life, I ask myself: am I the same woman? I’m astonished to see who I was before, who I’ve become and how I keep evolving today.