Vidya Dham SamitiAtarra, Registration Number: 566 Date:27-02-2001 FCRA No:136280028 Pan No: AABTPO 172F
Supporting Partners: ABSSS, Chitrakoot SSK, Lucknow Nabard, Lucknow Network Partners: ABSSS, Chingari Sangathan, Upvan, Antyoday Sansthan, Arunoday, Damini Samiti, Bundelkhand Seva Sansthan, Gram Bharti Seva Sansthan, Divya Seva Sansthan.
The origin of the Organisation The Organisation came into existence to address the critical issues like – • UP/MP Border area – suffers development neglect. • Extreme exploitation of weaker communities • Prevalence of Crime & atrocities against women. • Uneven Terrain, infertile soil and low yield • Poor irrigation facilities despite two perennial rivers. • Poverty leading to Hunger deaths & migration. • Poor Health & Education facilities • No access to government schemes.
Specific Issues • Education:
Specific Issues • Corrupt practices in • Implementation of Government schemes • Public Distribution System • Land Grabbing of weaker sections • Weak and slavish temperament of target communities • Non-existence of Health facilities • Non-performance of PRIs
OBJECTIVES • Awareness generation • Running Education programmes • Holistic development of villages • Promotion of Khadi and Village industries • Promotion traditional medicine • Strengthening Agriculture and Horticulture • Promotion of forums for children, girls adolescents, youth and women for empowerment and development • Research and Development • Training, workshops for capacity building • Environment development
STRATEGIES • Community Mobilization for participation • Identifying and prioritizing key issues • Micro-planning • Involving media for highlighting local issues and awakening administration • Interfacing administration with public on key issues affecting the communities • Capacity Building and training of PRIs, women, youth and community Reps.
Interventions and Achievements • 40 SHGs formed – 460 members linked to cottage industry • Possession of 266 acre pattas – 153 families • 30 Chingari groups formed for advocacy • Student - Teacher attendance & participation improved • Communities empowered & aware of rights • Improved collaboration between media, administration and community. • PRIs activated and integrated micro-plans developed. • Construction of bridges & roads for communication & links with 15 villages through sustained community campaign. • Reduction in Migration
The Proposal Specific Thrusts related to proposal: • To educate non-school going children. • To provide basic health services in remote areas. • To launch integrated community development initiatives for employment and income generation among members of target communities.
Strengths and Opportunities • Well established & active NGO network • Team of qualified and experienced development professionals and trainers. • Excellent relations with administration and media • Deeply entrenched inroads in community. • Excellent