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Empowerment of women and the backward class

by NATIONAL SOCIAL SOCIETY
Empowerment of women and the backward class
Empowerment of women and the backward class
Empowerment of women and the backward class
Empowerment of women and the backward class
Empowerment of women and the backward class
Empowerment of women and the backward class

Ours is an Organization registered at Pan India level and working effectively with youth, women and children with special focus on women and child rights in communities and slums of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Rajasthan and also in the rural areas in close proximity of these locations. Through Our successful interventions with our partners at rural level we are promoting adolescent sex education, campaigns on PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission), with special focus on effective use of preventive measures with high risk groups like CSW, MSM, IDUs etc.

NEED OF THE PROJECT:

  1. Geographical need: The proposed geographical area of project is Chandgad Taluka in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra state in India. We chose this location as it is the rural area of state, lacking in basic health facilities and diffusive approach towards supportive measures and treatment especially in case of women is observed, both from local community and government. Out of the infected women recorded in India, 3% belongs to this particular area according to statistics making this ‘an issue prone area’ There is only one Primary Health Center available for the population around 30,000 where only two professional doctors are offering services. Huge burdens on PHCs decrease their efficiency and reach upto all the citizens.
  2. Number of girls getting introduced to Devdasi custom is high. Statistics depict that annually around 4000 to 5000 young girls between age 12 to 16 are introduced to Devdasi custom and there is no way back for them. It violates their right to education, health and decision as they are married at very young age. There is need of strong interventions to reduce this number and highlight the status of girls.
  3. Project is needed to reduce health hazards like complicated problems occurring due to early introduction to physical relations like early and dangerous pregnancies, transmissions of STDs/STIs & HIV etc.
  4. Need to develop emergency support mechanism: Health issues of girls living with HIV needs to be addressed and measures should be taken accordingly as high mortality rate is observed due to AIDS among Devdasi & control is mandatory. Also it is important to develop an emergency support mechanism in cases where immediate medical interventions in serious cases would be possible being it a remote and unapproachable area.
  5. Need to provide Education in Preventive measures: Statistics depict that, 1/3 of rural women who have heard of AIDS do not know any way to avoid infection. It is due to ignorance, carelessness, stigma, guilt conscious regarding the issue.

EXPECTED CHANGE WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON GIRLS LIVING WITH HIV:

  1. Developed emergency support mechanism at the remote locations will prove to be beneficial in serious and urgent medical intervention required cases
  2. Girls undergoing treatment like ART will be observed to be increased at least by 40% by 2018
  3. Our initiatives on interventions with nontraditional beneficiaries: the Usual project targets are FSW and MSM but our initiatives are for IDUs and ritually become sex workers, who are initially married in childhood, and then introduced to prostitution or begging. We are targeting 250 such Devdasi girls.
  4. Reduction in Death rate by HIV infection: among Devdasi it is high (50 to 60%) our interventions in promoting health with special focus on control over mortality rate will reduce the rate by at least 60% by 2018
  5. Reduction in transmissions of various diseases and reduction in health hazards occurring due to early marriages at least by 60% by 2018
  6. Serious use of preventive measures especially by high risk groups will reduce direct transmissions to their customers. It will also help to keep safe to the partners of their customers.
  7. Education on issue to the sex workers will not only keep them safe but will increase their understanding about the control of infections. Our aim is to educate them and promote them to help others coming in their contact.
  8. Rehabilitation & socio economic empowerment: the positive girls who wish to leave their profession and live a respectful life will be rehabilitated to institutions or their homes and trained in various income generating activities for their economic empowerment.
  9. Removal of stigma and community acceptance will be observed through training and counseling will help positive Devdasi girls to spend a dignified life in the society and promote their rights in context of social equality and health

ACTIVITIES PLANNED: 

  1. Identification of positive and negative Devdasi girls out of targeted 250 Devdasi girls will be our first step. This will help us to get an exact figure of positive girls, to plan for further activities accordingly.
  2. Activities for positive girls will include understanding the level of infection and encouraging them to receive medical treatment and support like ART (ART promotes the health of positive individual and live a lengthy life), promotion of use of preventive measures like condom distribution to avoid transmissions to others, providing nutritious food for them, counseling them to leave the profession and rehabilitating them though strategies like institutionalization or providing them vocational training through various activities in income generation, counseling them to remove stigma and guilt conscious ect.
  3. Activities with other victimized girls of the ritual of child marriage will include providing sex education to them to keep negative, generating their support to use preventive measures, so that they remain negative, a special focus will be on advocacy on helping them to come out from their cluster, (which is very much challenging as the social mind set is too supportive for the existence of ritual), creating sources of income for them, organizing training on reproductive health and informing them hazards of early pregnancies, organizing community education sessions on danger of early child marriages
  4. Advocacy Activities for policy making: formation of Concerned citizens group (CCG) consisting lawyers, police officials, policy makers to work against the issue of practice of child marriage as it violates the right to education & right to health of girls and make them helpless and dependent Rescuing girls during the child marriage ceremony is taking place and institutionalizing them until their security at home in confirmed Advocating legal actions on promoters and followers of such unlawful practices to establish control.

ASSURANCE OF POSSIBLE SUCCESSFUL PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION:

  1. A good community support: We, along with the help of our partners are working in these areas since last 25 years, and have built a strong rapport with local people, groups, influential political forces, law enforcing officials and other government bodies. This is helping us to carry on our activities without any interruption. This situation increases the chances of success of our project at its best.
  2. Strong project implementing capacities: Since we are effectively working in this field since years, we carry a strong knowledge and great experience in dealing with the issue. To mention proudly about our strengths we can describe the success stories in handling cases, dealing with groups, strong convincing power, updated knowledge about government schemes and policies, and our successful efforts in making them available for our beneficiaries. It proves we can carry out our tasks efficiently and effectively
  3. Dedication and commitment even in unfavorable conditions: We and Our partners even facing the unfavorable conditions like non availability of resources, reluctance of people in coming forward for treatment, constraints occurring due to remote locations are working effectively with same and nonstop efforts it shows their strong dedication and commitment towards their performance.
  4. We are working at strongly required geographical area where there is need and no other support system is available to work for them

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Celebration of 'World Earth Day'
Celebration of 'World Earth Day'

                               Celebration of ‘World Earth Day’     

Organization of Essay writing, Slogan writing and Drawing Competitions for

The Children Between the age group 5 to 16 years.

DATE OF THE ACTIVITY:

April 22nd, 2016 (World Earth Day)

FOCUSING AREA:

Environmental Education for Children

TARGET GROUP:

Around 250 School Students between the age group 5 to 16 years.

TARGET AREA:

Panvel and Thane

ORGANIZING BODY:

National Social Society (NSS)

Introduction of the Organization in Brief:

National Social Society is an Organization registered at Pan India level and working effectively with youth, women and children in communities and slums of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Rajasthan and also in the rural areas in close proximity of these locations. 

 We are successfully working on diverse issues related to environment, child education, child labor, community health and socio – economic development of the women, by providing them different vocational and skill development trainings and encouraging them to participate in society as a human being. For the purpose, our team of dedicated and committed young social workers, activists and volunteers have made remarkable contributions from time to time.

RATIONALE OF THIS ACTIVITY:

As we all know, our Mother Earth is the only planet, where favorable conditions for survival of habitats are found. And the climate is one of the most curtail part, playing a vital role in existence of all the species present on earth. In fact that is the foremost foundation for evolution and development of all the living beings there today. This climate on Earth has its own unique pattern that promotes the equilibrium and nurturance for existence. A small variation in this pattern can cause any major adverse effect on these favorable conditions ultimately resulting in devastation of livelihood. In today’s scenario this pattern seems to be disturbed due to negligence and carelessness and taken for granted attitude shown by human being towards nature.

Increased carbon footprints, due to heavy carbon emissions through vehicles, factories and forest burnings, increased level in global temperature, causing glacier collapse, heavy floods, and ice rain are the results of climate change, that are noticed even without any research or scientific study.

Even though the advanced studies are on, in search of planet where flattering conditions for living are available, such planet is yet to be found. And there is no other option and no other replacement available for our Mother Earth.

Therefore, it becomes our necessity and primary duty to respect and protect these conditions and help it to perform its role slickly. This will only happen through sensitization, awareness, formulation of concerned groups and promoted research. Students and children are tomorrow’s dynamic citizens. If they will grow up with all the notions and concerns that are emphasized on them. And therefore, if we aware a child, it will contribute to its best against the fight with issue of global warming and climate change. Therefore, keeping in mind this fact, we have focused our activity on children and students of the society.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTIVITY:

Aim of this activity is to sensitize the students about the importance of celebrating the Earth Day. Extending upon to this aim, we can mention few of the objectives as below.

  1. To promote reading and generating knowledge about the issue
  2. To aware the students about environmental issues and their impacts on biodiversity.
  3. To help the students learn eco friendly behavior and adopt environment healthy pattern of living.
  4. To generate a huge amount of human resource out of the students and parents to join earth protection movement.

ACIVITY IN DETAILS:

  1. As mentioned earlier, the organization has planned 3 competitions related to ‘World Earth Day’ as mentioned below:
  2. Slogan Writing Competition
  3. Essay Writing Competition
  4. Drawing Competition

These competitions will take place in two groups viz. Junior Group, for which the age frame has been fixed between 5 years to 10 years and Senior Group, for which the age frame is 10 years to 15 years. The description is given as below:

  1. Slogan Writing Competition:

1.1 Introduction:

Slogan is that catchy line which gets everyone’s attention and conveys a huge message in a small fraction. An effective slogan remains in the mind for long time, and craft an influential impact. Slogans have proved to be effectual in awareness and sensitization on any issue. Therefore a slogan writing competition is planned keeping in mind following objectives:

  • think on various aspects of the issue and get the knowledge about subject informally To promote student’s creative thinking
  • To help the students put forward their thoughts in prescribed format
  • To make the students

                                        

1.2 Other Specifications:

As mentioned earlier, this competition will be held for two groups. The students can choose to write the slogans in three languages that are fixed and those are English, Marathi and Hindi only. The rules and regulations of all the three competitions are prescribed together under a separate title.

 

1.3 Topics For the Competition:

I. Human being and Climate change

II. Protection of Earth Climate

III. Importance of Climate for Survival

 

2. Essay writing competition:

2.1 Introduction:

An essay enhances our thinking process and develops a balanced writing skill. It lets the essayist to make an expedition in the forest of innovative thoughts and allows him to lose himself in versatile world of creative writing. Believing in following objectives, the organization has planned this competition:

  • To develop rational thinking of the students about the issue
  • To develop précised writing skills, with special focus on environmental writing, understanding the difference between normal and scientific writing
  • To develop research based analytical thinking and develop an ability to put forward the same.
  • To develop scientific and environmental approach among students

2.2 Other Specifications:

Likely to the slogan writing competition, this competition will also be held for two groups, Senior and Junior and the students can choose to write their essays in three languages that are fixed and those are English, Marathi and Hindi only. The word limit is fixed to 500 words.

2.3 Topics for the competition:

I. Global Warming and Climate Change

II. Our Interventions against Climate Change

III. Effect of Climate Change on Harvest

3       Drawing competition:

3.1 Introduction:

It is said that drawing was the very early mode of communication during the process of evolution of human being. When the verbal communication was yet to be developed, the drawing played an important role in communicating the feelings, emotions, hazards, predictions and other things with each other. Now, even though the languages are developed, and easy communication occurs, the uniqueness and special effect of drawing in communication doesn’t reduce. In fact the drawing has also developed its importance getting specific aspects to it like cartoons, similes, cover pages of books etc. The objectives behind planning this competition were thought as follows:

  • To help the students acquire qualitative knowledge about the issue to convert it in the language of pictures
  • To develop students forwarded imaginations regarding the issue and enhance their presentation skills

3.2 Other Specifications:

Similar to above mentioned competitions, this competition will also be held in Senior and Junior Groups. As drawing has no barrier of language obviously, no specified medium of language could be restrained.

3.3 Topics for the competition:

I. Carbon Emissions and Climate Change

II. A Healthy Climate

III. Hazards of Climate Change

  1. Rules and regulations of the competition:
  • A student must write his/ her complete name, address and contact details of their parents while sending their entries, as the winners will be announced through the submitted details. Entries without name, address and contact details won’t be considered valid.
  • A student has to send entries at the address mentioned below on or before April 15th 2016 only.

Address: National Social Society,

Shree Om Mahaveer CHS, First Floor, 102,

Opposite Priyanka Restaurant, Airoli West,

Sector no. 3, Airoli, Navi Mumbai 400708

  • A student can participate in all three competitions, but only one entry in each category will be considered.
  • In case of slogan competition, a set of three slogans will be considered as one entry, which means, student has to prepare three slogans as one entry for slogan competition, whereas in case of essay competition, one essay limited upto 500 words, will be considered as one entry.
  • A student must attach a copy of his/ her age proof along with the entry. The entries without age proof won’t be considered valid.
  • A student must make use of a plain white and fresh fullscape papers to write the essays and slogans
  • A student should make use of a plain white and fresh Cardboard paper to make their drawings for competition.
  • Entries for essay and slogan competition should be made on two separate papers.
  • The essay, slogan and drawing must be related to the topic strictly.
  • The student can send his/ her entry via post, courier or in person on or before the due date
  • Entries received after the due date won’t be considered.
  • The decision of the judges will be final.

METHODOLOGY:                                                 

The organization has planned a systematic methodology for the effective implementation of the activity. The process will go on in following steps:

vFixation of the Area:

As mentioned earlier, the geographical area to carry on the activity is fixed as Panvel and Thane district.

vFixation of the Target Group:

As the organization promotes child education, the target area is students and children between the age group 5 to 16 with the special focus on environmental education.

vApproach and communication:

Keeping in mind of the constraint of student’s absence in school due to summer vacation on determined date, it has been decided to communicate about this activity through local news papers and periodicals and generate the attentiveness of students and their parents. The organization is looking forward around 250 to 300 entries for the competitions all together.

vCollection and scrutinizing of the entries:

Collection of the entries will be done at the corporate office of NSS that is located at Airoli, Navi Mumbai. The entries then will be scrutinized and categorized accordingly and sent for judgment to the expertise in the field.

vFinal Judgment:

The expertise, after screening all the entries from each category, will select best 3 out of all and 5 or 7 consolations, depending upon the number of entries received as his/ her final decision.

vCommunication to winners:

The best three and consolation prize winners will be communicated through contact details provided by them and will be called for the prize distribution ceremony at planned venue.

vPrize distribution ceremony:

A hall in near proximity of the target area will be fixed and the winners will be called for the ceremony and the prizes will be distributed.

vEvaluation:

The criteria for the evaluation of the activity are planned as follows:

  • Number of entries received:

Effective communication and relevance & need of the activity will be evaluated

  • Data maintenance and record keeping
  • Event management skills:

Effective management of event will be evaluated through the program of prize distribution ceremony

vAudit:

Audit will be done within a week to ensure the transparency of the sponsors.

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NATIONAL SOCIAL SOCIETY

Location: Delhi - India
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NATIONAL SOCIAL SOCIETY
sanjay bairwa
Project Leader:
sanjay bairwa
DIRECTOR
delhi, DE India

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