Advancing People's Agenda
The project is based on the findings of the Community Needs Assessment in 7 Slums of Pithampur Industrial Area.
Health- The project is on a community health approach and promotion of health seeking behavior among adults as well as children.
Remedial Education- The remedial education component of the program works on a two-way model. The first model is to provide supplementary education to children attending schools The second component is that of identifying dropout children from within the village and to align them with the process of education through life skill-based education.
Women Empowerment: The program proposes over a period of 5 years to form Self Help Groups, their training and capacity building on group dynamics and book keeping, followed by handholding support in terms of facilitating regular meetings, bank account opening and credit support for micro-entrepreneurial initiatives.
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.
Aarogyam is intended to improve access to and quality of community health services and information; to enable the active engagement of beneficiaries in seeking health care at the community level throughout the project area; and to contribute to the establishment of well-functioning referral.
Major Components of the Program:
Preventive Health Care: Preventive health care also known as prophylaxis are the measures we take for preventing any disease. Preventive Healthcare includes the use of any medical service or precautions that fight against the potential health crisis.
Curative Health Care: Curative care refers to treatment and therapies provided to a patient with the main intent of fully resolving an illness and the goal of bringing the patient—ideally—to their status of health before the illness presented itself.
Awareness: Awareness plays a key role in our approach to improving access to healthcare. We seek to empower communities, and patients with appropriate tools, information and skills so that they can make high-quality, informed decisions on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care, and support
Referral Liaison : An effective referral system ensures an in depth relationship between all levels of the health system and helps to make sure people receive the simplest possible care closest to home. It also assists in making cost-effective use of hospitals and first health care services.
The Sahariya community and their deprivation needs no elaboration as it is well-known. The serious levels of malnutrition, chronic anemia, high prevalence of tuberculosis and extreme poverty (and now with the onset of COVID-19 pandemic) have left them so vulnerable. While the majority of them are forest dependent and live from wage labour coming from stone quarries and crushers, the pandemic has significantly reduced their livelihood opportunities.
The labour-grain bank provides foodstuffs at the village level, and is managed by the community. If a family is in need of food, the labour-grain bank will issue an amount against a promissory note of labour that is approved by the community members. Once the labour opportunity comes, the villager will use their earnings to buy back an equal amount of grain and give it back to the bank.
In the month of March-April and May Sambhav worked intensively in providing dry ration to over 700 families in Pithampur, 200 Families in Gwalior, 200 Families in Bhind, this was added with an addition 100 painter community labour provided with one-month dry ration. While at one end work on supporting the families in distress was on, the staff of the organization was virtually trained on the prevention and safeguards against COVID-19. This includes trainings organized virtually and physically for the community including Children, Pregnant and Lactating Mothers, Youth and Self Help groups on COVID and how WASH plays a critical role in addressing the pandemic.
The heavily takes its motives from the concept of Community Health. Community health focuses on studying, protecting, or improving health within a community. It does not focus on a group of people with the same shared characteristics, like age or diagnosis, but on all people within a geographical location or involved in specific activity.
Why Rural Health Care:
700 million people live in 6,36,000 Indian villages.
Preventable and curable diseases dominate the morbidity patters of: diarrhea, measles and typhoid.
66% of rural Indians do not have access to critical medicine.
31% of the population travels more than 30 kms to seek healthcare in rural India.
Jai Jagat 2020
The core vision of Jai Jagat is to create a space where groups and movements converge to make change nonviolently and address issues related to justice and peace ameliorating the Climate Crisis. This series of Gandhian Actions is to begin the planning for the 2020-2030 campaign meant to change global public opinion and enhance the emergence of an alternative development that is pro-people, pro-poor and pro-nature (for more information visit www.jaijagat2020.org)
Sabla- Violence Against Women
Sabla is being implemented in urban slums of Gwalior city. The focus of this program is on primary prevention and on building state capacity to respond to VAW.
The interventions are rooted in aspects of the ‘ecological model’, which aims to address risk factors at individual, relationship, community and societal level in order to prevent violence, with a particular emphasis on the individual and community levels.
Sambhav has been working towards formation of women self-help groups. However in the longer course for the women groups it becomes more viable if they are able to receive financial support through financial institutions. Sambhav has been workingin close convergence with the support of ICICI Bank towards linkage of women self-help groups. So far Sambhav has been able to link over 200 women self-help groups with ICICI Bank. These groups have been also supported by the organisation in empanelling themselves as service providers for various government schemes such as mid-day meal, operation of PDS shops as well as Anganwadi centres.