Misaal fellowship Programme is envisioned to create youth leaders from the marginalized and underprivileged minority community. Keeping in view this philosophy, Misaal provides fellowship to the youths from the community who assist the community to avail the civic entitlement. Fellows conduct awareness programs in the community they are working by hosting community meetings. In order to sensitize community about their civil rights, they conduct the focus group discussion and interviews with local leaders and youths. Misaal fellow’s scope of work includes:
- Organize local communities of poorer excluded Muslims (and other marginalized groups) in the area they work through: public meetings and community dialogue; and trainings and awareness creation on pro-poor laws and entitlements, minority rights, secularism, and gender rights and methodologies, among others. Especially focusing on programmes for women and girls.
- Advocacy with district administration and other state actors, for the realization of rights; leveraging pro-poor laws and tools (such as Right to Information, Public Interest Litigation…), and other forms of public action.
III. Engage with wider civil society (other NGOs, media and pro=poor networks) to advance the poor rights and claims over justice, through setting up district level platforms and networks.
- Engage with markets to identify and access potential opportunities for improved livelihoods choices for the poor, through micro-lending/finance.
- Document, track and report progress of work and impact and lessons learned from the interventions; be available for training/workshops and exchange visits, including outstation, in the course of Misaal work
Fellowship program help fellows understand the crucial contours of the civic engagement and rights of the community. Fellows mediate between the community and the government officials to avail the entitlement rights.
Fellows on the ground are handheld by state supervisor, who visit each fellow on monthly basis to support the fellow and assist them to resolve pertinent questions which come across. Missal’s National resource center moderate the fellows and state supervisor in documenting the process and assist them in following up the work done by fellows.
Following is the list of Fellows currently holding the Missal Fellowship.
|Sl. no||Name of Fellow||Site||State|
|6||Nasir Ali (Supervisor)||Pemakheda||Haryana|