In addition to four months residential camp, a number of short duration training programmes are organized in Doosra Dashak
Follow-up of four months residential camps: During four months residential camps, Doosra Dashak’s emphasis is to make participants learn and internalize the concepts rather than on course completion. Therefore some curriculum items inevitably remain uncovered. To the extent of the availability of resources, Project Directors try to organize follow-up camps to cover the remaining curriculum.
Issue based /Need based Training: Whenever a special activity is taken up in a block, Doosra Dashak personnel as well as the participants are provided special training. Focus issues are selected based on the needs identified for the particular block. These issues can be NREGA, Social Audit, RTI, PRI, Gender, Health and Reproductive Health/Maternal Health, etc.
Life-Skills Education training: LSE training provide the adolescents the power to think, reflect, and comprehend. It also lays emphasis on receiving help and then giving it back. LSE at DD has a three point basis:
Every person, regardless of gender, race, or caste, has the right to education.
The objective of this education is to enhance a person’s ability to deal with life’s issues and problems.
Education is the key to successful LSE, education should help empower a person for their future.
Annual training : Annual staff training for DD personnel for organised each year. These training enhances the understanding of DD processes and skills of the participants and also build camaraderie among staff. Distinguished specialists in management, education, adolescent psychology, etc. are invited to take sessions of 2-3 days.
Intensive training of trainers: Doosra Dashak has been working for the education and holistic development of the adolescents for the last 17 years. Four months residential camps have been an innovative way of teaching the adolescents. In view of the importance of residential education programme, DD decided to create a cadre of full-time trainers, who were graduates with good academic records, and almost all had earlier experience as trainers. Every year intensive training is being provided to them along with shorter courses on specific subjects. Trainers are expected to undertake a review at the end of each day. This served as an opportunity to assess the trainers’ progress as well as problems faced in transacting aspects of the curriculum.
Specialized training: These are organized for DD personnel depending on their needs. The subjects of these training include:
Curriculum and T/L materials;
Gender and sexuality;
Social Audit of MNREGA;
Right to Information(RTI) and Right to Education(RTE)