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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

  • Right to Education Act: To work towards strengthening and formation of SMCs and demand for the identified issues at schools like – infrastructure, toilet, teachers, classrooms, library and playground.
  • Develop clear understanding of Quality parameter and Ensure quality education provided to children based on that increase the depth of the program.
  • Ensure 100% enrolment of children (age 3-5 yrs/ 6-14 yrs/ 15 to 18 years) in schools in direct intervention area.
  • Ensure 100% children retained in school (standard 1-8) and drop out children re-enrolled in to school.
  • Ensure 100% awareness and mobilize the community on Right to health and health services.
  • Ensure access to free primary health care in operational area for mothers and children.
  • To ensure accessibility and has quality health services: sub-centers and PHCs .
  • To work closely with the identified malnourished children, Anaemic women.
  • To ensure effective implementation of ICDS centers.
  • To ensure supplementary nutrition to children suffering from Malnutrition and pregnant mothers
  • To ensure the Child malnutrition is significantly lower than the national average.
  • To create awareness on the child labor Act and work towards preventing Children in labor and reduce the number.
  • To create awareness on child marriage Act and Stop / reduce child marriages in direct intervention area.
  • To work with the migrating children along with family members. Also to focus on the children who have never been to school as well as the drop outs.
  • To work with migrants children’s in the village and work site. To focus access education and health services.
  • To strengthen the children group and adolescent girls group and create more spaces and opportunities to speak on their issues and participate in every processes.

Review and Impact


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. This year Sankalp has done very effective work in terms of child protection and education. This was possible due to engagement with local media and evidenced based demand Sankalp managed to stop total 1202 children from migration and their protection in terms of shelter, food and security, besides that it also helped them to ensure that all the children are in the school and do not drop out of the school. This year Sankalp was able to provide. scholarships to 236 girls across 40 villages and also ensured 3 teachers vacant posts were filled for the quality education.

Some of the major program highlights are:

  • Total 555 children enrolled in ICDS center and 335 children in 1st class during the year.
  • Total 2446 children retained in school during the year.
  • Total 4 drop out children were re-enrolled in school.
  • Total 432 children enrolled in hungami shala during last year.
  • Total 5 toilets were received across 5 schools and 3 teachers were appointed during the year.
  • Total 77 children received birth certificate. 6 death certificate received out of 8 deaths indentified.
  • Total 8 Sub centers were strengthened during year.
  • 1134 Children covered under immunization and 76 children received complete immunization (M37+F39).
  • 12 ICDS center activated.
  • 169 Malnourished children were identified and out of that total 112 children brought in to normal category from MAM.
  • Total 157 child labors were identified (M77+F80) those who migrated with their families during the year. 1 child marriage was stopped.
  • Total 283 new children involved in children collective.
  • Total 9 Women group were strengthened and 564 women were participated in gram sabha and raised child rights issue.

Plans

  • To Develop understanding and build capacity of staff on Child protection issue
  • To develop understanding on various legal provisions – JJ Act, ICPS and its structures (CWC/DCPU/JJB).Aware and mobilise the community on the issue of Child protection.
  • To work closely with the identified children in labor and to mainstream them in formal education and take follow up
  • To create awareness on child marriage Act and Stop / reduce child marriages in direct intervention area.
  • To work with migrants children’s in the village and work site. To focus access education and health services
  • To develop understanding on various health services structures PHC/SC PHC and Sub center: its structure and services provided
  • To identify Gaps as per norms and ensure availability and accessibility of health services as per norms in 30 direct indtervention villages.
  • Ensure access to free primary health care in operational area for mothers and children
  • Advocating issue related to health services at block level and district level.
  • To ensure proper implementation of Right to education act
  • To identify gaps related to issue of education and demand.
    • Number of schools to upgrade.
    • Number of teachers to be demanded.
    • Number of schools have separate toilets and bathrooms for girls and boys.
    • MDM quality and accessibility.
    • To understand the hungmai shala and its quality parameters and work towards the same.
    • Ensure 100% enrolment and retention of children ( age 3-5 yrs/ 6-14 yrs/ 15 to 18 years) in schools in direct intervention area.
    • To ensure effective implementation of ICDS centers.
    • To ensure supplementary nutrition to children suffering from Malnutrition and pregnant mothers.
    • To ensure the Child malnutrition is significantly lower than the national average.
    • To form and strengthen children’s collectives in interventions areas.

ANNUAL FINANCIAL SUMMARY

  • Right to Development
    $7,117
  • Right to Protection
    $5,190
  • Administration
    $2,521
  • Total Grant Approved
    $14,828