SAMAAJ PRAGATI KENDRA Samaj Pragati Kendra is a non-profitable humanitarian based civil society organization led by indigenous women, working with nearly 30000 indigenous population in 160 rural villages, in the districts of Ranchi, Gumla, Simdega, Latehar and Dumka of Jharkhand state in India among the tribes of Oroan, Kharia, Munda and Santhals. Target groups are tribal women, children, girl child, marginalized farmers, and victims of trafficking, unemployed youths and people in difficult situations. Specific major organizational programmes are Women Empowerment, Village Entrepreneurship for Women (VIEW), Poor Girl Child Education, Organic Vegetable Fa... read more SAMAAJ PRAGATI KENDRA Samaj Pragati Kendra is a non-profitable humanitarian based civil society organization led by indigenous women, working with nearly 30000 indigenous population in 160 rural villages, in the districts of Ranchi, Gumla, Simdega, Latehar and Dumka of Jharkhand state in India among the tribes of Oroan, Kharia, Munda and Santhals. Target groups are tribal women, children, girl child, marginalized farmers, and victims of trafficking, unemployed youths and people in difficult situations. Specific major organizational programmes are Women Empowerment, Village Entrepreneurship for Women (VIEW), Poor Girl Child Education, Organic Vegetable Farming, ANKUR GIRLS Movements, Anti Trafficking, School for Rag Pickers, Skill Development Centers, Campaign and Advocacy and against witchcraft, child labour, child marriage and trafficking. The organization is founded by tribal activists and thinkers, for social, economic, education, cultural developments in the lives of the indigenous community. SPK is registered under the Indian Trust Act 1882 bearing No. 24 July/IV/781/2001, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act ( FCRA ) No. 337840001 of 2010, 12A of Income Exception Tax Act, No. VIII-62/12A/2003-2004/696-98 1961, PAN No.-AADTS3545H, TAN No.-RCHS 02846, NGO DARPAN Registration No. JH/2018/0208459. Vision: We envision empowered, vibrant educated and healthy tribal families, being led by women, embedded with tribal culture and rhythms, living a delightful and dignified life, based on human values of equality, justice and brotherhood. Mission: To educate, organize and empower women and tribals, the marginalized and deprived communities, promoting development as liberating forces, to alleviate hunger, to achieve social justice, equality, and economic self- reliance, eco-friendly environment, ensuring higher participation of women, Tribals and Dalits in Jharkhand. GOALS: 1. 2.5 million women and girls of Jharkhand are ensured with a better livelihood through rural entrepreneurship, safe and healthy motherhood, quality education and employment opportunities by 2029. 2. 500 women are trained on skilled building construction workers and get higher wages in 5 years 3. By 2025, 50000 girls (age 12-30) are obtained membership in ANKUR GIRLS movement which promotes girls empowerment, defending women and girls from all form, manifestations and discrimination of violence. 4. 1000 youths receive skill training, enrolled in technical institutes, (Medicals, TTC, IT, Agriculture etc.) for promising careers. 5. 1000 farmers become organic vegetable cultivator and marketing 6. Save women and girls from trafficking, domestic violence, physical assaults and exploitations. 7. 5000 tree plantation in every year to promote sustainable environment and to reduce global warming and climate changes. 8. Special education opportunities to 100 poor girls through sponsorship. 9. Advocacy and campaign to save water, safe drinking water, one child one tree, educate girl child, no to plastic, no-child labour, education to all etc. THEMATIC AREA: 1. Women Empowerment 2. Village Entrepreneurship for Women (VIEW) 3. Skilled Building Construction Workers (Nontraditional Employment Training - ( NET) 4. Poor Girl Child Education 5. Organic Vegetable Farming 6. ANKUR GIRLS Movements 7. Non-formal School for Rag Pickers 8. Campaign and Advocacy and against witchcraft, save girl child, child labour, child marriage and trafficking. Say no to plastic, stop violence against women and girls. OBJECTIVES: 1. Empowerment of women and girls through women led CBOs, SHGs federations, ANKUR GIRLS cadres, traditional social institutions for economic self-reliance and defend from existing forms, manifestations of discriminations of violence. 2. Hunger-free society through sustainable agriculture, employment generation through rural entrepreneurship and access to food and social securities schemes of the governments. 3. Promotion of safe and healthy childhood, preferentially educating girl child, environmental creation for equal opportunities for physical, emotional, relational, intellectual and spiritual growth. 4. Skilling women in construction works, upgrading skills, rural entrepreneurship, life skills and value added in all their undertakings. 5. Formation, capacity building and empowerment of ANKUR GIRLS (age12-30) as feminist promoters, defender of women and girls, safety at workplace and building girls friendly society where girls are free to choose their destiny. 6. Rehabilitate victims of trafficking, witch-hunting, widows and socially alienated women and girl children from difficult situations. 7. To conserve, protect, promote and develop the culture of tribal and other backward communities; identify issues confronting them and devise plans for sustainable solutions. 8. To ensure environmental sustainability, water and soil conservation, reduce water and soil contamination and use of chemical pesticides, promotion of eco-diversity and organic agriculture practices. 9. Establishment of wellness centres, promotion of herbal medicines and nutrition, ensure safe motherhood, decrease child mortality. Help people suffering from incurable sickness cancer, HIV AIDS, etc. 10. Senior people, orphanage, widows, girls in a difficult situation 11. Collaboration with a local and international fundraising campaign to channelize resources to the people in need. STRATEGY: 1. Putting the last first and be the voice of the unprivileged and marginalized. 3. Ensuring participation, understanding, appreciation and respect silent views of the stakeholders. 4. Strengthening and promoting CBOs, traditional institutions, in the empowerment process and sustainable development. 5. Acknowledging tribal values of communitarian life, tribal self-governance systems, tribal ways, culture and rhythms of life. 6. Learning government and corporate programmes, their strategies and reaching out to people benefits. 7. Develop stakeholders' potentials; create opportunities to serve these potentials for services of family, community and nation. ACTIVITIES: 1. Formation of women CBOs, SHGs, Federations, UGs, empowering, them to fight against violence against women in society. 2. Literate women and adolescent girls with life skills to promote girls child education to build an egalitarian society. 3. Formation and training of village-based CBOs Children club, adolescent girls group, youth clubs and farmers groups to promote entrepreneurship and sustainable development. 4. Strengthening existing traditional institutions e.g. gram sabha, parha, parganaith, Majhiharam, Kharia dhokla mahasabha etc. 5. Formation and promotion of Maddait (Help) groups in all the target villages of the operational area. 6. Capacity building of local leaders to lead development interventions in the villages. 7. Special education sponsor for poor tribal girl children. 8. Transfer of improved technology to make agriculture profitable entrepreneurship for cash crops e.g. green vegetable, chilly, ginger, kitchen garden, orchard and flowery culture etc. 9. Safe drinking water, soil conservation, tree plantation and watershed management. 10. Immunization, community health, herbal medicine, mother and child care, linkages with government health schemes. 11. Skill training to unemployed youth, adolescent girls, and poor women for ensuring livelihood. 12. Career guidance, coaching classes for school dropout children and coaching classes for poor students preparing Matric Board Examination. 13. Raising funds to reach out to the neediest people. 14. Linkages with government project to reach the scheme to right families. ACHIEVEMENTS 1. Target villages 160 with 25000 families. 2. Formation and strengthened 74 traditional Gram Sabha. 3. 42 Village Panchayat strengthened and active participation. 3. 160 SHG with 2700 women members. 4. Total of Rs. 107,84,242 lakhs total saving. 5. 80 SHG groups, bank linkage and IGA, productive activity. 6. Women SHG Federation 700 women (Mahila SHG Mahasangh). 7. Youth clubs 20 Children Club 29 Adolescent groups 20 Farmers 24. 8. Health beneficiaries 3000. 9. School dropout children attending regular classes 171. 10. Special Matric examination preparation for 80 students. 11. Water reservoir structures no. 30. 12. Women volunteers No 86, men volunteer 34 13. Ankur Girls cadre 230 members. 14. Skill trained Youth 1304. 15. Functional watershed committee 04 units xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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