SUGAM JAGRITI has provided relief to the most vulnerable and poorest of the poor families i.e. labour workers, small vendors etc. during COVID-19 situation at Bihar (India) . The target families were living hand to mouth life and due to no work they were living in starvation . Further they were not in the position to pay the rent to landlord . In such circumstances they are living under pressure and fear . Health and sanitation status of old age persons, women and children was further degraded .They were provided food grains (rise , wheat, pilse)) oil , soap, sanitizer and family emergency items . They were also sensitized on safety measures during COVID -19 i.e. social distancing, use of mask , hand washing etc.
Anita Devi (Name Changed) age 35 , resident of Patna, Bihar was working as daily wages workers and fulfilling the family emergency need through daily earning. During lock down period She lost her work and family seriously went on starvation situation. She was even not able to fulfil the fooding requirement of children and medicine requirements . She was also living in fear as She was not able to pay the house rent . In such circumstances SUGAM JAGRITI provided him food grains (rise , wheat, pilse)) oil , soap, sanitizer as relief. It saved the life of the family. Many other also needy get emergecy support.
Sep 21, 2020
Empowering Girls through Skill Development Trainin
By Shailendra Kumar - Secretary
Empowering Girls through Skill Development Training
Disadvantage youths including female with focus on dalit, and ultra poor household are the project target group. Concentration has been made on disadvantage youths belonging to dalit, and poor families, as they have very less land holding. Education of the target group is minimum 10th class, lacking technical expertise and hence they are unable to get even clerical jobs. Induction of more sophisticated and modern technology has bounded the recruitment of manpower. It compels youth to engage themselves in labour work (i.e. in agriculture, brick factory, house construction etc.) but it doesn’t give them long time employment and are also exploited by landlord. Youth with 10th and 12th class pass are illiterate to computer education, where there is great opportunity of employment at anywhere.
Unemployment causes acute frustration among youth. Unemployment is a major human problem of the area as the employment is the only solution of the poverty. It affects schedule caste/dalit, backward caste and poor family. In this line when we consider unemployment of youth it is heart-breaking. No of unemployed youth especially in deprived family is gradually increasing.
Community will identify the disadvantage youth by participatory approach & organisation survey .
Employable Skill training and capacity building of youths.
To minimize gender inequality at the society.
To converge rural poor with govt. schemes and programs.
To develop entrepreneurship skill among youth and women through training and facilitate for their sustainable livelihood .
To aware and educate the community for initiating convergence with govt. skill program.
Success Story Ms. Geeta Kumari (Name Changed), Resident of Mozafa, Islampur, belongs to a BPL (Below Poverty Line ) family. She is 21 years old .Her father and Mother are daily wages workers. Parent fulfil hardly two square meal of family by labour work . Geeta is studying in Batchelor of Arts (BA) and manage education fees hardly.
Sugam Jagriti has selected Ms. Geeta Kumari for computer Training & Language skills. In the initial days and during discussion Geeta was very worry about her future as She continuing her education in problems and mother is not able to shoulder the responsibility of their education. She is worry by thinking She might left her education any time.
Organization selected her for computer training and also provided opportunity for Soft Skill and Communication Skill. It has developed confidence in Ms. Geeta Kumari and completed computer Training and Communication Skills.
During computer Training the Organization has also developed moral and confidence. Now Ms. Geeta is doing Job as a Faculty in Skill Development Training Centre-Islampur run by Bihar Skill Development Mission. Now Geeta Kumari is earning money and contributing family expenses. Ms. Geeta and her parents expressed gratitude to Sugam Jagriti, Donor, GlobalGiving for such support.
About Organization SUGAM JAGRITI is a Non Government Organization registered under Society Registration Act XXI, 1860 Govt. of Bihar, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) 1976, and Income Tax Exemption section 12A & 80 G . A socially devoted group of activists led the foundation of the Organization, to address the issues of poorest of the poor and ultra poor at rural as well as urban area. The Organization aims “To establish a self reliant and equal society with the value of peace, equity, Justice and homogeneity’’. Since inception the Organization has prime focus on bringing social change through bringing challenged group i.e. disabled, in the mainstream of society through converging them with govt. social security and entitlement schemes. The Organization is also working on moral boosting of disabled and developing their self confidence. In the working area the Organization identify and find out the disabled particularly children. Further we do mobilization and counselling to challenged group, family as well as community, mainstream them with education, provide vocational training , so that their livelihood may be ensured. The Organization also emphasizes on convergence of challenged group i.e. disability, with govt. social security and entitlement schemes.
Ms. Geeta Kumari , (Name Changed) , Resident of Mozafra, Islampur district- Nalanda belongs from a poorest of the poor family and Govt. has also identified the family as BPL family. There are 7 members in the family and parents fulfil the emergency need of family through labour work. While they don’t get employment in whole year. They only get employment for 5-6 months , hence face lots problems in fulfilling two square meal of the family. But parents have skewed eye on her due to disability . They have thinking that she can’t do anything in future due to disability.Her health care and education was even not a dream for him. She was careless and just passing the time for the sake of life. SUGAM JAGRITI team members identified her while doing village visit. Further Organization staffs contacted with parents and discussed about her education, health and complete well being for a meaningful future . The Organization provided him school dress , copy, pen , book and stationary with the support of The GlobalGiving foundation and regularly counselled her as well as family. In the same time the Organization discussed her education opportunity and finally enrolled him at the school. Organization staffs did continuous follow up and now she is continuously going to school. Now she is enjoying education facilities like other children with no difference . Now Organization is making effort for her convergence with disability entitlement i.e. disability pension, scheme after disability certificate . At present she is attending school in regular basis. Now the family members are happy and say " We are really thankful to GlobalGiving foundation, Donors & Sugam Jagriti for the kind of effort they have put into my child's education".