Reason for the initiative for the technical capacity development of the community based, non-profit organizations and other institutions.
India is one of the growing economies in the world today. However, it is also pertinent to mention that the country still has one the largest marked gap in poverty index. “Vasant Desai (1988) observed that the development, by definition, is the act or process of developing growth evolution with in framework of available resources. Its primary aim in India is the removal of poverty and all the socio-economic evils which are interlinked with it. Rural development is therefore, a consciences effort at raising the standard of living of the people in 6, 38,596 villages in that 5, 93,731 are in habited villages and 44,865 are unhabited villages in India.”
However, as we find more often, than not, even after more than seventy years of independence, India still has one of the largest loads of migrant population. Added to this, the number of environment refugees are getting higher and higher. An unprecedented influx of unskilled and /or semiskilled labours in the metros are challenging the resources for growth and development. It has been observed, over the years, that since institutions have been developed to address, localized issues with local resources, at times they have often felt challenged. Most find the challenges revolving around needs and goals, financial constraints, maintaining credible data, creating learning documents based on monitoring and evaluation and an overall program management cycle. These organization’s also find it difficult to overcome the challenges faced during advocacy, strategy planning, behaviour change communications.
Keeping these above-mentioned issues in mind, Waymark has come up with a unique intervention process of supporting these needs. Waymark, has a pool of resource persons with extensive experience on aspects of business planning, strategy development and program management. Waymark looks at Technical capacity development as a process to support organizations who feel challenged to be more effective and sustainable. Since communities are very organic in their existence and are constantly changing, the community-based organization’s also feel the need to change in strategies and requirements to achieve the vision mission of the organization. This is where Waymark find their mission to enrich lives and find ways to solve some of the existing problems by seeking to help those who are doing meaningful work to bring change at the grassroot.