Participants laud organisers over linking them to vital transformational leadership
Jammu, Aug 15: With an aim to create a wave of sensible citizenship, Srinagar based policy group, Ehsaas today organised two-day ‘Breakthrough Workshop’ to create women leaders across Jammu region.
The workshop was organised in collaboration with HELP Foundation, Directorate of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu and Bangalore based Manford.
Secretary Ehsaas, Ezabir Ali, said that the workshop was organised in order to create awareness among the selected women participants about their strengths and inspire them for becoming the women leaders in the region. She said in this regard HELP foundation played a vital role in roping up Bangalore based Manford. She said that the speakers and trainers from the man ford have expertise in grooming the leaders and imparting scientific trainings under a lab approach workshops.
Ali said that Ehsaas’s initiative of organizing a Breakthrough Workshop for women participants evoked tremendous response, attracting many women participants, including house wives, students, University scholars, teachers and artists.
Speaking on the occasion, one of the participants, Noumana Khan said it was an intensive workshop that focuses on transformational leadership.
“It was aimed at the leadership team and building qualities for leading the group,” she said.
“The workshop was aimed to equip them with the ability to provide direction, vision, openness and trust; in order to serve as agents of renewal and growth across the organization.”
Another participant, who is a scholar at University of Jammu, Divita Sharma, said that the workshop was well and scientifically motivated. “Creating and strengthening the belief that an Extra to the Ordinary effort will ultimately contribute towards enhanced performance,” she said.
Varsha Bhat, a student aid that the International Women’s Day fell on the March 8 and Ehsaas always tries to reach out to the womenfolk across the State with some initiatives.
Another participant, Simi Raina while sharing her experiences said that it was inspirational to attend the workshop and listen to the grassroots female leaders and take part in leadership workshop.
She spoke about the problems that she had to overcome on her way, noting her mixed feminism as her challenge.
“When you are living in a patriarchal society, women are sandwiched for everything she chooses or decides,’ she said. “The best part of the workshop was when we were given some real life exercises and I learnt when the opportunity arises, on must take it. Even if it means moving laterally and you will meet new people. You will be scared and you will be challenged,” she said.
One of the speakers from the Manford shared that as part of the “Good citizen Project”, Manford had launched the ‘Breakthrough initiative’ for Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with HELP Foundation in 2007 and the success of the workshop could be gauged from the series of workshops they have been doing ever since. (KNS)