Prasenjit Livelihood and Microenterprise Promotion Trust is a social venture promoted in the year 2012 with an objective of creating a technical resource pool around the theme of livelihood and Microenterprise training, facilitation, handholding and research. Unemployed women and youth has been kept as primary focus of PLMEPT. It will impart short term modular training on entrepreneurship, livelihood concept, building of business acumen, understanding of political economy, market and marketing principles, enterprise management, social and community leadership and trade specific skills. The trainings would be conducted using innovative curriculum role play, exercise, case study, multimedia training tool, and animated movie, practical hands on training on the specific trades, apprenticeship, mentoring and hand holding
The trust was founded with the spirit to promote sense of brotherhood, peace and prosperity in the Northeastern region of India which is mired with various challenges in social and economic development; more specifically in the domain of employment and livelihood of rural youth of the ethnic and indigenous origin. The trust was set up to train and facilitate young individuals and women to help improve their conditions of livelihood through a holistic approach with an emphasis on 5E: Entrepreneurship, Education, Equity, Environment and Empowerment.
The Founding Philosophy:
The Trust wants to develop itself as a globally recognisedcentre of excellence in the next two decades, specialising on the knowledge capital around entrepreneurship and livelihood promotion with the rural youth and women. The trust aims to be a self-run, self-managed, self-sufficient entity in the long run working with the principle of entrepreneurship. However, social objective and goal of helping the rural youth and women livelihood through training, facilitation and capacity building will remain to be core vision and mission.
The trust is endowed with a land measuring 65 Bigha (8.5 Ha. approx) gracefully donated by one of the trustee member, Col (retd.) Medhi in the memory of his brilliant younger son Late. PrasenjitMedhi. The trust derived the benefit of the farm produce and income in the last year which was further ploughed to the development of the area-border fencing, digging of fishery and plantation of horticultural sapling (Seedless Assam lemon, carpet grass, and banana, development of vermin compost pit, Nursery shed) to increase the capital base of the trust to generate income for the trust.