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Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD)
The first 1000 days of child’s life are very crucial to ensure overall quality of life, it is also one of the most neglected periods in the regional context. SRF has been working towards bridging that developmental gap through assisting pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five years of age to avail various governmental and non-governmental health benefits.
To ensure quality education and hundred percent literacy rate, there are many programs initiated by SRF such as evening remedial classes, literary groups and ensuring all students of the project area are attending schools and have enough resources to sustain good education. Bridge courses are provided for drop-out children and for those from no prior educational background, to bring them to mainstream education.
Health & Malnutrition
Nurturing community standards in health and developing a positive approach towards overall health, destigmatizing diseases such as HIV, Tuberculosis, etc., and ensuring health standards procedures through bringing children to regular vaccinations, women to care facilities provided during pregnancies. Tackling malnutrition and stunting through investing in children’s initial growth and linking them with early interventions and through bringing children to nutrition rehabilitation centers. Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHND) is assisted every-week in the villages, simultaneously celebration of world breastfeeding week, holding regular trainings of AWW, ASHA, ANMs to ensure quality care through them, also monitoring of mid-day meal is conducted. Support is provided at ICDS centers to ensure the functionality of centers, and time to time training are conducted on Nutrition and Health.
Proper Water, Sanitation and Hygiene standards are safeguarded through community participation in activities such as celebration of Hand-wash day, spreading awareness and assisting in vaccination camps for waterborne diseases and working towards guaranteeing open defecation free villages. Advocacy with community & government is ensured to facilitate the availability of pure drinking water, advocating to pursue water waste management from carpet industries in local areas of Bhadohi.
Child Protection and Participation
Child Rights are ensured through participatory methods such as formation and regular conduction of ‘Bal Paharua’, a democratic group formed in every village to ensure child protection, where children can raise their concerns, find solutions and get introduced with the stakeholders related to child protection regime. Conducting campaign against child marriage, ensuring child labor free villages and communities through running establishing and functioning of Block Child Protection Committees and Village Child Protection Committees. Providing institutional care facilities for children including counseling, repatriation, vocational skills etc. to “children in need of care and protection”.
DRR-Disaster Risk Reduction
Building disaster resilient communities through inculcating comprehensive disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response techniques. Encouraging disaster preparedness tools to reduce disaster risk.Working with school children in raising awareness regarding climate change and environment protection, and capacity building of government agencies to tackle disaster emergencies.
Women’s Development and Livelihood
Women’s Development and Livelihood Strengthening of community-based organizations such as ‘self-help groups’ to promote self-reliance among the women. Currently we have more than 100 functional self-help groups, to ensure economic and social independence among women. We also provide vocational skills training for better employment opportunities among youth and adults. Assisting the beneficiaries of government schemes such as (MNREGA, PDS, Indira AwasYojna, MDM, NRLM, etc.).