WICCI Rural Tourism Council Signs MoU with Vernajyoti Educare

The Chairman of Vernajyoti Educare, Rahul Akhaury, said, “My organization has trained over 1500 rural BPL school drop-out youths in the last 10 years.

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WICCI Rural Tourism Council Signs MoU with VernajyotiEducare

The Rural Tourism Council of WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Vernajyoti Educare, a Section 8 Not for Profit and a leading sustainability and development organization. This is a strategic collaboration for the development of rural tourism at the national level and will be launched initially in north Bengal and northeastern states. The key focus areas for rural tourism will be digital technologies and platforms, developing clusters, marketing support, and capacity building of stakeholders.

Rahul AkhauryThe Chairman of Vernajyoti Educare, Rahul Akhaury, said, “My organization has trained over 1500 rural BPL school drop-out youths in the last 10 years. We have transformed lives through skill development, with 100% placements in Hospitality and Tourism.”

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WICCI is a national business chamber for women that enables fundamental changes in governmental policies, laws, and incentives with a view to robustly encourage and empower women in business, industry, and commerce across all sectors. Its Rural Tourism council, led by Sahana Ahmed, aims to promote and advance Rural Tourism in the country through skill development initiatives, business networking, and recommendations to relevant authorities. It has chapters in 20 states and Union Territories, with more than 150 members.

Shabnam JanaShabnam Jana, the head of the Hospitality Training team for the council as well as a member of Vernjayoti Educare, said, “We looked into the various government schemes where Vernajyoti could work as the implementing agency and slowly, with baby steps, today we have initiated various workshops like homestay training, thangka painting, carpet weaving, food processing, etc. Now we are more focused on employment generation and women empowerment.”

Mr. Akhaury added that Vernajyoti Educare is working with mandarin orange growers, beekeepers, rural homestay owners, and women artisans in north Bengal to form clusters, train, build capacity and provide market linkages. “Vernajyoti has developed HaamroGaon, an app for booking homestays and tourist information, and an app for precision beekeeping.”

Ms. Jana said that the collaboration will enable WICCI Rural Tourism to execute its projects on the ground. “It should be a win-win situation for both, as Vernajyoti would also benefit from being endorsed by a national body like WICCI.”

WICCI Rural Tourism Council is online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ruralwicci. You can know more about Vernajyoti Educare at www.vernajyoti.com.

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The Chairman of Vernajyoti Educare, Rahul Akhaury, said, “My organization has trained over 1500 rural BPL school drop-out youths in the last 10 years.
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