Programs & Projects

Poornatha (India)


Over the past year, Poornatha has made great strides in spite of, and in some cases because of, COVID-19. Poornatha entered into a partnership with Indian Bank to provide online training to 1,500 micro, small and medium enterprise entrepreneur account holders of Indian Bank in 10 vernacular languages.  The program was launched by the honorable Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India.  More recently Poornatha reached an agreement to provide training to 500 operators of retail electronic outlets. Poorantha has also launched its direct online training program – “Empower” to train entrepreneurs in the vernacular. The program received an overwhelming response of 42 entrepreneur registrations. Poornatha has also been investigating the best way to extend its Journey in Joy (JnJ) model of training across India.  As a part of Michigan Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs (MADE), Poornatha’s activities have been supported by WDI and MADE in various ways including research on opportunities, assistance in development of programs and specific products to be used in these programs such as the business assessment tool.  MADE also collaborated with Poornatha and University of Michigan’s School of Education to launch a study on Poornatha’s entrepreneurship learning modules, pedagogy and impact of the course on entrepreneurs through photo documentation.

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