In May 1994 NOVIB was kind enough to sanction a 15 month budget to support ADATS’ last and final phase of Coolie Sangha building in Bagepalli taluk for a 15 month period from January 1994 to March 1995. The objectives of this project were 3 fold:
To assist the Coolies in the final year of Coolie Sangha Consolidation so that they could take over all and every responsibility by March 1995 when ADATS totally withdrew from Bagepalli taluk.
To keep the ADATS central office going till April 1995 when these costs would be borne by a donor consortium being formed by NOVIB, ICCO and EZE.
To continue the skill training programme for another year with 3 more sessions for a total of 90 Coolie youth and place them at well paying jobs in factories at Bangalore.
This Report covers developments at Bagepalli during the 10 month period from March to December 1994. It must be read in continuation of the previous Progress Report on Ida 01490001 dated February 1994.