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Location

5 districts in districts in Jharkhand, India
Thematic Intervention: Health, Education, Nutrition


Project Context

SATHEE originated in the course of a Government of India sponsored research project ‘Ecological Survey of ‘Paharia’ community in Santhal Parganas’ during 1988–1991. Through this research project, the team developed an in-depth understanding on the problems of Paharia and other tribal communities living in and around the Rajmahal hills of Santhal Parganas. After working with these communities for around 4 - 5 years, SATHEE was founded. SATHEE has been working on various issues like pulse polio program, adult literacy program and is a member of district level committees like malaria control, polio eradication, state level advisory committee on technology promotion under the leadership of State Development Commissioner and the Right to Food Campaign in Santhal Parganas. The founder, Dr. Niraj Kumar has years of experience in sustainable agriculture, watershed management and community development through various income generation programs and vocational trainings for youth and women.

Achievements & Impact


Key Result Areas Achievements

00% children (3-6) are enrolled and retained in Anganwadi Centre under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)

* An approach paper has been developed which has helped in developing understanding of the different dimensions of the ECCD (Early Childhood Care and Development) programme and exploring ways and means of implementing the same. On the basis of this paper plan for implementation of home based ECCD programme in the 5 Anganwadi centers has been submitted to relevant authority.
* 965 identified caregivers are from the project villages were trained in batches of 30 on the cognitive, psychological and physical development of 1400 children.
* 340 families were reached out and 341 pregnant women and 121 lactating mothers could be brought into the fold of the Anganwadi Centers of ICDS through home visits by 34 ICDS centers personal.
* 485 infants aged between 7 to 36 months, 763 children above 36 months and 172 adolescent girls have been brought under the regular services of the ICDS Anganwadis.
* 35 Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHNDs) were conducted in ICDS centers in the period where 1,261 beneficiaries enrolled. Health checkups for 513 pregnant women were done.
* One each of sensitization programs on Pre-school education has been carried out in 7 ICDS centers.
* Prepared 7 sets of learning and awareness materials for the age group of 0-3 years.



Key Result Areas Achievements

Access to free primary health care in intervention areas (antenatal care to 0-3 years)

* Over 200 meetings with Mahila Mandals were held during the year. The focus of the meetings was on institutional delivery, immunization of pregnant women & children, functioning of Pre-school Education (PSE), and regularity Village Health & Nutrition Day (VHND) continuation. These meetings resulted in to the regularization of VHND and PSE in 18 ICDS centers in the area.
* 343 pregnant women completed their immunization.
* 34 counseling sessions were organized during the period, attended by 10 each of ICDS workers and village sahiyas (health volunteers) on the issue of institutional delivery and health checkups.

100% enrolment of children in schools in the age group 6-14 years

* Relationship between children collectives and School Management Committee (SMCs) strengthened due to regular sharing of information.
* School Development Plan being developed with the help of SMCs in 35 schools in 7 blocks.
* Joint meetings of local governance system Panchayat Raj Institution’s (PRIs) and School Management Committee’s (SMCs) members and teachers on the issue of enrolment, retention and dropouts were conducted in 5 schools.
* Capacity building training for School Management Committee (SMC) members on the issue of roles and responsibilities was conducted in 5 schools with the support of PRAYAS programme.

Other Highlight Processes and Achievements – 2017.

* Capacity Building of children’s /adolescent groups on childhood and developmental needs along with health, nutrition & child marriages in 40 ICDS centers.
* The organization has been included as the member of district hospital management committee along with role to support and advice on the Malnourishment Treatment Centre (MTC) functioning under the chair of Deputy Commissioner of Godda.
* The organization has established good relationship with the District Superintendent of Education along with the district council member to facilitate the retention of children in schools which have resulted in to the 31 Gram Panchayat in the State reporting zero drop-out.

Update on knowledge and capacity building workshops that the project team may have organized /participated in them (this is for the project team and not for the community groups):

* The CRY team members were provided proper orientation on the cognitive development of children along with home based care to its workers. This has resulted in to the exact assessment of children by the staff and its proper positioning in the community.
* One capacity building training of project staff and ICDS workers totaling to 32 participants was organized to develop understanding on the development stages in children, and needs of home based care and institutional support.

Plans


Key Result Areas Program Activities Planned

100% children (3-6) are enrolled and retained in Anganwadi Centre under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)

* Capacity building to staff and local Anganwadi Workers (AWW) on the issue of development stages of children and its need, home based care, institutional support etc in intensive 30 AWCs.
* Training to AWWs, Sahiyas along with Mata Samiti president on tracking of pre-schooling children (0-3 years age group), drop out and irregular children and pregnant women, stages of physical, cognitive and psychological development of children.
* Organizing the skill training of Sevikas on usage and facilitation of TLM to the PSE children in both the intensive and extensive blocks.
* Training to AWWs of 20 centers on the learning assessment of children along with assessment of cognitive, psychological and physical development.

Access to free primary health care in intervention areas (antenatal care to 0-3 years)

* Prepare a status report on mother’s behavior and practice based on tracking over the last one year with the help of the Mata Samitis on feeding of colostrums by mothers and continuation of exclusive breast feeding for first 6 months.
* Organize 10 rural hut based exhibition and community sensitization events on importance of health checkups, immunization, participation in VHND for pregnant women and lactating mothers, safe motherhood for adolescent, and developmental need of children to community
* Meetings with representatives of Mata Samitis, village leaders and women groups.



Key Result Areas Program Activities Planned

100% enrolment of children in schools in the age group 6-14 years

* Organizing joint meeting of teachers, educational officials and School Management Committees (SMC) to transact Prayas module of government of Jharkhand in 26 schools in both the 10 intensive and 16 non-intensive areas.
* Training to SMC members on preparation of School Development Plans (SDPs).
* Organized Kohore-Kihsori Sammelan (Adolescent Summit) for 20 schools in the area to discuss issue of child marriage.
* Transact modules on joyful learning environment through different activities in 10 schools in support of SMCs.

Financial Summary: January to December 2018


Budget Breakup 2018

Education

26,256

82%

Administration

5,764

18%

Total Grant Approved

32,020

100%