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.
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.
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.
The NINEISMINE campaign grew out of Nelson Mandela’s call to ordinary citizens to keep governments accountable to fulfilling the MDGs. Children in India took upon themselves the task to ensurethe fulfillment of Goals 2 and 3 and 4 – all of which refer to children. Later the campaign grew to realize the exclusion issue of children particularly in the context on India. They, therefore,incorporated a strong focus on the “last child”. However, keeping alive the need to ensure that allsections of India (the children of privileged middle-class and excluded communities) all interact together to find common solutions. The NINEISMINE campaign believes that “Child rights abusesanywhere are a concern for children everywhere”.
The program is focused on educational development of the village and women empowerment through establishment of Parivartan Kendra, Upgradation of Educational infrastructure and providing supplementary education to adolescent girls in the village.Sambhav has been implementing the Parivartan program in Tilori village of Malanpur, Bhind. The program is focused on educational development of the village and women empowerment through establishment of Parivartan Kendra, Upgradation of Educational infrastructure and providing supplementary education to adolescent girls in the village.
ReNew India Initiative
ReNew Power and Sambhav have come together for the implementation of Project Saathi- A CSR Initiative of ReNew Power. The program follows a combination approach of software and hardware activities. The software component of the program includes formation/strengthening of women groups, formation and strengthening of youth groups, interaction with PRI representatives, IEC activities and school based activities with children. On the other hand, the hardware component of the program includes provision for repair and creation of new water sources, repair and reconstruction of school sanitation systems and provision of drinking water in schools.
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.
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)