The Akshaya Patra Foundation will be hosting a three-day training workshop in Vrindavan from 28th to 30th December, 2014. This workshop will be held for the participants from the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM), New Delhi. The workshop has already been hosted in Bangalore from 21st to 23rd December.
Akshaya Patra has undertaken this workshop to provide the participants with a glimpse into the working of a non-profit organisation like Akshaya Patra, as well as other NGOs in the industry too.
The workshop which covered an extensive array of topics touched upon some crucial subjects like NGOs as a pressure group, the role of stakeholder participation, the importance of Government schemes, Government partnerships with NGOs and their ability to implement schemes, the important role NGOs play in strengthening groups, critical talking points in policy formation and a host of other relevant subjects.
During the workshop in Vrindavan the participants will be taken on an exposure visit to the Akshaya Patra kitchen as well as visits to NGOs in the area. During the exposure visit in Bangalore, the participants were taken to the Vasanthapura kitchen to view the operations process followed by a visit to an Akshaya Patra beneficiary school.