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Sankalp Manav Vikas Sanstha (SMVS)

Location: Maharashtra

   

Situation

• Abject poverty, poor development where toil and struggle describe the daily lives of the marginalized people

• Overall literacy rate is lesser than the State average

• There is a high rate of migration

• Instances of child marriage and sexual abuse of women are very high

• Lack of sufficient and nutritious food results in poor health and wellbeing of parents and children.

Objectives

• To create awareness and educate community on Child Rights

• Campaign for Right to Education and Right to Work with special focus on capacitating community to take forward CSS campaign.

• Monitoring ICDS program and motivating people to demand new centers in their hamlets. Campaign on activating and retaining activation of sub centers/ PHC's and demands new Sub centers.

• To assist the oppressed community to improve their conditions -socially, educationally, economically and in health.

Highlights

• 231 Birth Registration and Death Registrations.

• 7 Primary Health Centres and 4 sub centres were activated during the year.

• 291 children got immunized and 904 received health check up.

• 11 ICDS were activated during the year.

• 94 cases of malnourishment were identified

• 156 pregnant women and 153 lactating mothers received supplementary nutrition during the year.

• 289 children were prevented from migration.

• 664 children were enrolled during the review period.

• Strengthening of 27 children groups with inclusion of 202 new members was done during the year.

Plans

• To work towards strengthening and formation of School Management Committees and demand for the identified issues at school.

• To work closely with the identified malnourished children and Anemic Women

• To work closely with identified children in labour with a target of 269 children to be removed from child labor.

• Formation and strengthening of 40 children group and participate in every process.

• To prevent migration of Children in all 20 villages.

• To work with women group on Women Rights. 

       

 

Background:

Sankalp Manav Vikas Sansthan was established in 1992 in Parbhani region for lending voice and support to the oppressed Dalit women and children. The organization is offshoot of Rural Development centers activities to be broadening in other Marathwada region under campaign for human rights. Now SMVS is spreading its campaign in Parbhani, Aurangabad, Jalna, Hingoli districts in Marathwada Region. The organization, since its inception, has taken up the cause of marginalized communities particularly migration, exploitation by sugar cooperatives, gender atrocities, child education and child labor. Mr. Sudhakar Kshirsagar the project holder of SMVS is well aware of socio-economic situations in Marathwada Region and in Parbhani district. He has not only strengthened the organization but also strategized regional networks in their work at grass root level. SMVS operates in 60 villages of Pathri, Manvat and Selu talukas of Parbhani District and 10 villages of Udgir taluka in Latur District. CRY supported intervention area is spread across 40 villages.

Situation:

The project area is known for abject poverty, poor development where toil and struggle describe the daily lives of the marginalized people. The overall literacy rate is lesser than the State average. Lack of livelihood options lead families to migrate in nearby sugarcane factories. The worst affected are the landless families and families with marginal land holding. There is high incidence of child marriage and women are prone to sexual abuse. The villages do not have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food due to which malnutrition impacts the Right to Survival of children. Major causes of early death among children are premature birth, respiratory infections, malnutrition, diarrhoea, fever and measles which can be prevented at early stages. Premature births, low birth weight babies and infantile malnourishment are in turn, indicators of the poor health and nutrition status of mothers. Access to elementary education is the main issue in Marathwada region. The villages have schools only upto IV standard without any basic infrastructure.

Objectives:

  • To create awareness and educate community on Child Rights
  • Campaign for Right to Education and Right to Work with special focus on capacitating community to take forward CSS campaign.
  • Monitoring ICDS program and motivating people to demand new centers in their hamlets. Campaign on activating and retaining activation of sub centers/ PHC's and demands new Sub centers.
  • To assist the oppressed community to improve their conditions -socially, educationally, economically and in health.

Review:

Sankalp Manav Vikas Sansthan (SMVS) has played a critical role in establishing child rights across Parbhani and Latur district. Sankalp team has strong associations with the CBO groups, mainly consisting of Mahila Mandals in the operational area. The team has a focus on malnourished children .With the help of the concerned authorities request was put forth to initiate the process of Bal Vikas Kendra for the identified malnourished children and they were given 10 days treatment with proper supplementary food and proper care.

Some of the major program highlights are:

  • 231 (M-116; F-115) Birth Registration and Death Registration: 19 (M-10; F-9) were registered during the year.
  • 7 Primary Health Centres and 4 sub centres were activated during the year.
  • 291 children got immunized and 904 received health check up.
  • 11 ICDS were activated during the year.
  • 94 (M-51; F-43) cases of malnourishment were identified and 156 pregnant women and 153 lactating mothers received supplementary nutrition and during the year.
  • 289 (M136 F153) children were prevented from migration.
  • 664 children were enrolled during the review period.
  • 269 (M-124, F-145) children were prevented from migration and reenrolled in school.
  • Strengthening of 27 children groups with inclusion of 202 new members was done during the year.

Plans:

  • To work towards strengthening and formation of School Management Committees and demand for the identified issues at school.
  • To work closely with the identified malnourished children and Anemic Women by providing supplementary nutrition to all eligible children and pregnant, lactating mothers.
  • To work closely with identified children in labour with a target of 269 children to be removed from child labor.
  • Formation and strengthening of 40 children group and participate in every process.
  • To prevent migration of Children in all 20 villages.
  • To work with women group on Women Rights.

Budget Summary:

Particulars Amount (US $)
Right to Survival 7,922
Right to Protection 309
Right to Participation 604
Administration 4,592
Total 13,427

 

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