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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Given the unstable and often violent backgrounds our children come from, and their parents’ fluctuating incomes, it is imperative for Parikrma to address issues that a child faces at home, to prevent them hampering a child’s development. Our Community Development Services (CDS) manage this aspect of the Parikrma Model. The CDS team is manned by social workers with strong grassroots experience. They enjoy a rapport with families and are often the first point of contact. CDS workers form a bridge between the school and the family, constantly collaborating with teachers on solving problems stemming from the community.

What started as a small initiative today has transpired into a hugely successful programme – creating an ecosystem that provides subsistence to support entire communities. Today, Parikrma children from families, previously considered ‘unbankable’, have the right to choose a better way of life.

The Transformation so far:

Adult Literacy Programme

989 Families

Skill Enhancement

 

Cooking Course

42 Mothers

Beautician Course

74 Mothers

House Keeping Course

223 Mothers

Tailoring Course

151 Mothers

Mothers managing their own finance

146

Self-help Group Savings

66,67,550 /-

Counselling for Families

 

Family Issues Resolved

72 Families

Single Parents

24 Families

Alcohol Deaddiction Interventions

37 Families

Fathers who attended Deaddiction Programme

23 Fathers

Mothers who started their own business

113

Parents moved from Daily Wages to Permanent Jobs

288

Girls going to College

83

Number of girls working

41

Number of mothers who took stand in their communities

36

 

Activities that figure routinely on the CDS calendar are:

- Health checkups: Yearly general checkups, dental screening and interventions, eye testing, immunization, blood grouping, de-worming and administering multi-vitamin supplements.

- Adult literacy programs in the mothers’ local language.

- Skill development programs for mothers – like housekeeping, tailoring, and English coaching classes.

- Counselling for domestic violence, alcoholism, and health issues.

- With over 75% of household having increased their incomes, they have now earned the right to chose better way of life. They have found a way to break out of poverty through increased income generation, breaking old practices with better family planning and marriage choices.  They are active on social issues and are thinking differently about superstition, abuse and many other things. The change is here – evident and legitimate.

 

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