Health
  HIV/AIDS awareness for out of school youth in Bharatpur District of Rajasthan
  Reproductive Health Program
  Integrated Health, Micro-Finance and Education Program
HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
  SAMPARK
  Integrated Development project, Bhiwadi, Haryana
  Education
  Livelihood
  CSR
 
PROGRAMMES : Health
 
HIV/AIDS awareness for out of school youth in Bharatpur District of Rajasthan
Project Name: HIV/AIDS awareness for out of school youth in Bharatpur District of Rajasthan
Project Area: 120 villages in Deeg, Nagar and Kaman Block of Bharatpur District, Rajasthan (Mewat)
Funding Agencies: OXFAM- GB
Project Duration: 2004 to end of 2006
Overall Goal: To increase the awareness about HIV/AIDS issues among the out of school youths in selected blocks of bharatpur district in Rajasthan.
Objectives: To promote safe sex practices by members of these groups.
  To increase the access and quality of RTI/STIs services.
Strategies: Behaviour Change Communication
Primary Stakeholders: 25,000 residents of 120 project villages. Out of school youths, PRIs, Religious leaders, Local Health service providers, ICDS Worker and DPEP officials.
Other Stakeholders: Rajastjan State AIDS Control Society, VCTC Centre of Bharatpur, CARE- Rajasthan the District Council of Bharatpur and Rajasthan Network of positive people
Networking: Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust, ICHMR and IN+
Monitoring: Management Information System to track and measure the progress of the project
Program Review: OXFAM- GB conducted first review (Programme and financial review) in the month of May, 2005
Media Coverage: Local News Paper
Project Name: Integrated Nutritional & Health Program & Reproductive and Child health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Programme
Project Area: 13 villages in Deeg block, 12 villages in Kaman block & 13 villages in Nagar block, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan (Mewat)
Funding Agencies: CARE
Project Duration: 2000 to 2006
Overall Goal: INHP-I - To improve the reproductive health and nutritional status of adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers and children under 2 with a view toward increasing the child survival rate and reducing malnutrition through immunization, pre-natal care, neo-natal care, and dietary supplements.

INHP-II – To increase the child survival rate by shifting focus away from immunizations toward the provision of neo-natal care, extension of vitamin-A coverage and gender sensitisation
Strategies: Strengthen structural linkages among its stakeholders

Conduct interface workshops with Health and ICDS departments to ensure effective supply chain management (e.g. of vaccines, vitamins and contraceptives)

Regularize the delivery of health services and increase community knowledge of reproductive health and dietary issues through monthly Nutrition and Health Days

Build capacity of community based organizations and change agents (members of the community trained to community to work within their own ranks to bring about the desired behavior changes)

Build capacity of local health service providers (e.g. dais, PMPs, and ANMs) in the areas of birthing, diarrhea management, immunization, maternal anemia and acute respiratory infections.
Recognize the efforts of local health service providers with “best health service provider” awards

Regularize village mapping based on PRA techniques for selection of right beneficiaries

Create village health funds to ensure the sustainability of the project
Primary Stakeholders: 35,000 residents of 38 project villages. Children 0-2, pregnant women and lactating mothers are the target groups.
Other Stakeholders: Village communities, Community Based Organizations, the Health Department (e.g. CHC medical officers and ANMs), the ICDS Department (e.g. aanganwadis, Lady Supervisors and Community Development Program Officer), Panchayat, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, traditional birth attendants and Private Medical Practitioners
Networking: Lady Harding Medical College (Delhi)
Monitoring: Management Information System to track and measure the progress of the project
Program Review: CARE conducts monitoring visits
Media Coverage: Rojana News Channel, A story about SARD’s quality education and health intervention in Mewat
Achievements: 30% of all children 0-2 years in the project area have been completely immunised with BCG, DPT3, Vitamin-A, OPV3 and measles (compared to 3% before SARD’s intervention)

30% of pregnant and lactating women and children under 2 years receive supplemental food in addition to their normal diet

40% of lactating women are engaged in colostrums feeding

27% of pregnant women consume iron folic acid tablets

155 Nutrition & Health Days (1 per month in each project village) have been organized

30 dais (traditional birth attendants) conduct safer and more hygienic deliveries using Mamta kits and refer critical cases to the CHC

18 Private Medical Practitioners (PMPs) are better able to treat diarrhoea and manage ARIs

9 ANMs have better understanding of reproductive health, family planning and immunization

9 aanganwadis (AWWs) have improved knowledge of nutrition, particularly for pregnant women

Monthly meetings are now held with ICDS (anganwadis) and Health Department (CHC, PHC and sub-PHC personnel) to chalk out the strategies for intervention and discuss achievements and constraints
Integrated Health, Micro-Finance and Education Program
Project Name: Program for the rehabilitation of mineworkers who have been affected by silicosis and their families
Project Area: 10 villages in Bhansi Paharpur Panchayat, Roopwas Block, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan
Funding Agencies: Concern India Foundation and NABARD
Project Duration: 1999 to 2004 and 2004 to 2005
Overall Goal: To diagnose & treat silicosis affected workers and provide widows of stone quarry workers with source of income
Objectives: To regularize and extend the Government’s DOTS/RNTCP scheme for silicosis affected mineworkers
  To form SHGs and link them up with local bank through NABARD scheme (e.g. animal husbandry, horticulture and agriculture etc.)
  To develop linkages with government departments to provide SHGs with training in rural economic activities
Strategies: Organize awareness generation campaign and health camps with the District Tuberculosis Office to promote prophylactic behaviors, conduct sputum tests and disseminate information regarding diagnosis and treatment for silicosis and tubercular silicosis

Distribute medicine provided by the government to silicosis affected individuals through local volunteers

Organize widows and other women living below the poverty line in Self-Help Groups and link them up with financial institutions and government schemes

Conduct workshops and trainings for Self-Help Group members in the areas of agriculture, animal husbandry and horticulture

Provide non-formal education to children of widows with the aim of mainstreaming them to local formal schools

Conduct quarterly interface meetings with stakeholders
Primary Stakeholders: Approximately 13,000 residents of project villages, including 400 mineworkers, 350 widows & BPL women and 105 female children of widows
Other Stakeholders: Mine workers and their families, contractors and sub-contractors, the Directorate of Health Services (Govt. of Rajas than), District Tuberculosis Office, National Agricultural Bank for Rural Development (NABARD); Alwar-Bharatpur Grameen Aanchalik Bank (Bharatpur); Department of Rural Development Agency (DRDA); and Departments of Horticulture, Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry
Networking: Community Medicine Department of Mahatma Gandhi Medical Institute (Maharastra); Sawai Man Singh Hospital (Jaipur); World Health Organization (WHO); Voluntary Health Association (Rajasthan); Ibtada (Alwar); Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at Lady Harding Medical College (Delhi)
Monitoring: Management Information System to track and measure the progress of the project
Program Review: Upon program completion and external review of the program will be made
Media Coverage: DD1, Kiran, A gift pass on scheme that SARD initiated for Self-Help Group members in Bhansi Paharpur; DD1, Kiran, SARD’s DOTS initiative for mineworkers in Bhansi Paharpur; Rojana News Channel, The initiatives of Self-Help Groups that SARD formed in Bhansi Paharpur; Rojana News Channel, Mineworkers and silicosis in Bhansi Paharpur
Achievements: Organized 40 Self-Help Groups (10-15 people per group) who have taken out a total of nearly Rs 8,00,000/ in loans of which they have repaid Rs. 6,50,000/- to date

85% of SHG members use bank services independently of their SHG and husband; whereas only 20% of women in the project villages had ever dealt with a bank prior to SARD’s intervention

12 widows benefited from widows Old Age Pension scheme after SARD’s intervention

SARD was selected by the Department of Health (Rajasthan) to distribute free medicines within its project area under the DOTS scheme

12 local youth have been trained under the DOTS scheme to deliver medicine to affected people

50 people with silicosis are receiving regular medicine under DOTS scheme

105 girls were enrolled in 4 Non-Formal Education Centres run by SARD. 50 of these girls were mainstreamed to government schools

32 SHG members received a goat through a gift pass on scheme orchestrated by SARD
HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
Project Name: HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for Sex Workers, their Clients and Families
Project Area: 4 Bedia villages (Khar Ka Nagla, Blinchatpura, Premnagar and Ghatoli) and 2 neighbouring mining villages (Bansi and Paharpur) in Roopbas and Bayana Blocks, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan
Funding Agencies: Elton John AIDS Foundation (Family Health International)
Project Duration: April 2003 – March 2004
Objectives: To increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and other STDs among the residents (especially high-risk residents such as sex workers)

To promote safe sex practices by members of these groups

To increase the quality and quantity of treatment for STDs received by them
Strategies: Build a cadre of volunteers who will work as peer educators to counsel sex workers in the envisaged villages mentioned above under the head coverage

Conduct behaviour change campaign

Distribute condoms to sex workers

Provide one-on-one counseling on safe sexual practices and STI/RTI prevention to sex workers and married couples, unmarried men & men living apart from their families in villages neighbouring those where sex workers are most active

Build capacities of local health care providers and program beneficiaries in STIs/RTIs

Strengthen referral systems for RTIs/STIs

Inspire stakeholders (e.g. district health authorities, ICDS, local

NGOs and other service providers) to build partnerships and alliances among themselves in order to coordinate their efforts and resources to reduce the spread of STDs and to improve the welfare of those affected by STDs, especially HIV and AIDS

Increase and improve the life skills of the area’s adolescents, including their ability to understand how HIV/AIDS and other STDs are transmitted, prevented and treated

Build strong trained task forces in each village made up of peer educators, adolescent leaders, self-help group members, Bedia community leaders, CBOs, senior secondary school teachers,

Sakhis, and SARD representative who will mobilize their respective constituencies to achieve program objectives

Celebration of World AIDS Day and award ceremony for peer educators and task force members
Primary Stakeholders: Approximately 6,000 residents of project villages (especially sex workers, adolescents, and young married couples) and an additional 6,000 residents from surrounding mining villages (especially young married couples, unmarried men and men living apart from their families).
Other Stakeholders: Program beneficiaries; Department of Integrated Child Development Services; Community Health Centres, Public Health Centres
Monitoring: Monthly reports and
Achievements: Project area has been mapped and base line data has been collected
  Major indicators were workout, and these are: 56 of RTI/STI referrals to the CHC/PHC
  15 of peer educators that have been trained
  6 condom depots have been established and 1,500+ condoms have been distributed
  30 of counselling sessions for sex workers
  25 of counselling sessions for married couples on safe sexual practices
  28 of counselling sessions for unmarried men and men living apart from their families in selected villages
  354 female students, teachers and principals from 10 senior secondary schools in Roopwas and Bayana blocks have been sensitised to HIV/AIDS and other RCH issues
  Village-level taskforces for project governance have been formed
  Linkages have been established with the Department of Integrated Child Development Services; Community Health Centres, Public Health Centres
  Government functionaries, PRIs and local health care providers (e.g. CHC/PHC staff, AWWs) have been sensitised to HIV/AIDS and related issues
SAMPARK
Project Name: Sampark
Project Area: Sri Gopal Paper Mill and 6 neighbouring locations (4 urban slums and 2 villages) in Yamunanagar District, Haryana
Funding Agencies: Ballarpur Industries Ltd.
Project Duration: February 2004-2007
Overall Goal: To enable the Company, Ballarpur Industries Limited, Unit: Shri Gopal Paper Mill, Yamunanagar to fulfil its social responsibilities by partnering with SARD whereby a tangible and long lasting positive changes are made to the lives of the concerned neighbouring communities and thus enhancing the image of the Company

To increase the well-being of Sri Gopal Paper Mill employees (permanent & contract), their families, suppliers and distributors

To undertake development initiatives in areas of health, vocational training & income generation to assist the most disadvantaged of community members

To plan strategic engagement with marginalized business partners to improve business practices
Strategies: Meet regularly with local leaders (e.g. government officials, business people, and community representatives) to coordinate activities and share information

Mobilize communities and build community based institutions (e.g. Self-Help Groups and Youth Groups)

Build capacities of stakeholders in areas of health, income generation and education through workshops, melas and exposure visits

Involve employees in CSR activities to increase ownership of CSR program
Primary Stakeholders: 1,899 Sri Gopal Mill permanent employees & their families; 657 Sri Gopal Mill contract labourers; 2 transport companies and their truckers; farmers, women and youth residing in 2 villages and 4 urban slums.
Other Stakeholders: Government Departments (e.g. NABARD, DC, DRDA, DUDA, Public Health, Agriculture, Horticulture, NACO, and Jan Shikshan Nilayam); NGOs (e.g. Partners in Change); Industries and business associations (e.g. Saraswati Sugar Mills, Hero Honda, CII, PHD Chamber of Commerce); Resource Agencies (e.g. ILO, Global Health Initiative-WEF, WHO and UNDP)
Integrated Development project, Bhiwadi, Haryana
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Project Name: Integrated Development project, Bhiwadi, Haryana
Project Area: 4 villages surrounding the SRF Factory
Funding Agencies: SRF
Project Duration: 2005 to 2006
Overall Goal: To address the educational needs of the community by ensuring quality education and thereby contribute to the overall development of the Children
Objectives: To understand and develop initiatives in areas of Health, Vocational training & Income generation to assist the most disadvantaged for community members.

To facilitate alliance building between NGOs, Private and Public sectors organizations to advocate and lobby to facilitate the creation of a community specific action plan for young people in the context of HIV/AIDS and contribute to policy development at District, State and National level.

Ensure overall development of primary school children in village primary schools by extending to them innovative and joyful learning curriculum
Strategies: SARD would Form apolitical Community Based Organizations and constitute Self Help Groups and Youth Groups in the village to the development of the village related issues and facilitate the process of community mobilization, awareness generation, resource mobilization etc.

Functioning of bridge schools for non-starter/drop out mainly girls and capacity building of government school teachers

Setting up of an village library cum information centres (with a possible support from Rajiv Gandhi Foundation) to act as the nodal centre for SARD’s information Education Communication- (IEC) initiatives

SARD would be forming a Project Steering Committee and will organize an interface meeting with concerned stakeholders to establish mutual know-how and effective service delivery on quarterly basis distribution of IEC material provided by DSACS and UNSCO

Meeting regularly with local leaders (e.g. government officials, business people and community representatives) to coordinate activities and share information

Building capacities of stakeholders in areas of Health, income generation, Natural resource management and Education
Primary Stakeholders: Selected beneficiary from neighbouring village communities (Jhiwana and Khujuriwas; Sri Ram Fibres management.& SARD
Other Stakeholders: Leading industries and business forums

Government departments (DPEP, NABARD, Public health, agriculture, horticulture, and Janshikshan Sansthan, Delhi

Resource Agencies (Bodh Shiksha Samiti)

Local NGOs and social service organizations
Networking: Department of Education, University of Delhi, DPEP- Alwar, and State Resource Centre- Jaipur
Monitoring: Surveys and reports
Achievements:

Staff is in place

Need assessment of govt. school teachers have been done

Exposure visit for local stakeholders have been planned