TOTALSTART BLIND YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE I & II: TotalStart runs a Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Center and a Blind Youth Hostel in Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal. That is initiative I. The Initiative II is working with Blind Boy’s Academy, Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya’s 2 batches of students of the agriculture and animal husbandry training department to develop and nurture them as sustainable entrepreneurs. The first batch of 7 blind entrepreneurs are already up and running their startup focussing on cultivating and processing mushroom in a scalable form in a river island in Coochbehar North Bengal www.mushroomers.in . Goal for Mushroomers - A Blind Youth Enterprise : Create a Food Processing Unit focussing on Mushroom and related agro products backward integrated with Mushroom and related agri-farming inputs and outputs with Blind Youth as a main workforce, shareholders and co-founders, with extension of the model in several states. TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers is a section 8 not for profit company focused on CREATING & NURTURING ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT ECOSYSTEMS IN UNDER-DEVELOPED REGIONS & IN UNDER-PRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES
After three days long stay in Coochbehar on our way back now via New Coochbehar Railway station to Kolkata. Some headway. We met several key functionaries in North Bengal Agricultural University, District Magistrate, District Industries Centre, Local Industry Association, but a long way to go. Team Mushroomerswww.mushroomers.inwants to set up a large food processing unit, run and managed by Blind Youth primarily, with engagement of other disabled youth where they can engage at least 300+ youth in the next 5 to 7 years, with several mushroom farms backward integrated within the vicinity, with Mushroom Spawn Production Lab, Mushroom Farming and Mushroom Based Food Processing, with attached staying and recreational facilities for the Blind and Disabled Youth, kind of a large production unit with accommodation facilities for the production engaged blind and disabled youth. Together Chasing The Dream!