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Other Health Programmes

 

Shantidoot also conducts smaller projects/activities, currently through own sources, on various issues affecting health.

Support to Physically Challenged Persons – Shantidoot is registered under People with Disability (PWD) Act 1995 with the State Commissioner, Office of Disability, Govt. of Bihar, Patna.

The organization conducts survey of disabled persons in areas assigned by its Executive Committee.

 

Identified disabled persons are provided with free aid & equipments, to smoothen their day-to-day life like tri-cycle, wheel chair, hearing aids, crutches, polio shoes, etc.  

Corrective surgery is facilitated for fitting of aids.

 

Areas to be taken up and the Project budget is approved by the Executive Committee of the organization.

 

Eye Hospital/ Blindness Control Programme – The organization conducts activities to support persons affected by vision defects. Priority is given to SC/ST, EBC, BPL, old age persons, women and children in such activities.

   

The organization organizes camps in rural areas for detection and diagnosis of vision defects.

Spectacles and medicines are provided free of cost while referrals are done for cataract surgery, glaucoma test, etc.

 

Network development/strengthening exercises are done with eye hospitals, eye specialists, pharmacists, etc. for support to referred clients.

Awareness generation activities are conducted for improving eye care seeking behaviour, especially in rural areas and among socio-economically poor sections of society.

 

The organization is making efforts to find financial support to institutionalise the eye care centre.  

    

Mobile Dispensary - The organization conducts mobile medical services especially for people unable to reach or approach institutionalized medical facilities due to poor communication facilities, poverty, age, etc.

 

Each mobile medical unit is manned by an MBBS doctor, a compounder/dresser, a helper and a social worker or community facilitator.

Mobile medical unit provides free medicine (for common health problems), primary symptomatic diagnosis and referrals.

 

Awareness for improving health seeking behaviour like immunization, breast feeding, basic sanitation, anaemia in girls, pregnancy care, family planning, etc.  

 

Drug De-addiction Centre, Madhubani - Shantidoot is running the centre, through its own sources, for last three years.

 

HIV/AIDS Programmes, Jharkhand – Awareness generation and preventive activities like target group meetings, condom promotion sessions, video shows, wall writing, distribution, etc. are done in Koderma and Bokaro districts for truckers, female sex workers, IDUs, etc.

 

Training programmes on various health issues like basic health services, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, etc. to health functionaries, community/social workers or workers/functionaries of any other organization/agency are conducted as per assignment sanctioned or request.

 

Activity based projects are also being conducted for old age persons, health camps for adolescent girls, reproductive health & AIDS awareness in schools, etc.

 

 

Special School for SC Girl Children

 

Shantidoot is running the school since 1997.


Objective

 

  • Non-formal, basic education to SC girl children (6 – 14 yrs).
  • Mainstreaming child labours into regular education system.

 

  • Awareness generation in the community, especially among SCs regarding literacy/education of girl children.

 Activities:

 

  • Awareness generation and mobilization of SC community, especially for education of girl children.
  • Non-formal basic education, exclusively to SC girl children (between 6 to 14 years).

 

  • Provision of motivational incentives - free study materials and free mid-day meal.
  • Organization of school-based and community-based motivation activities.

 

  • Linkage with nearby govt./non-govt. schools for mainstreaming of students of the school.
  • Advocacy with local administration and district education department.

 

Beneficiaries: SC girl children and the community.

 

Area served: Mamurabad Panchayat in Nalanda District (Bihar).

 

The Team: Headmaster, four Teachers, one Assistant and one Cook/Helper.

 

Supporting Agency: Own Source (Previously by OMAXE Foundation, New Delhi)

 

School Location: Mehandinagar, Noorsarai Block, Nalanda District 

 

 

 

 

Support for Education/Literacy Programmes

 

Improvement of literacy status and education is one of the most important focus areas of Shantidoot since inception.
Apart from running schools for basic/primary education to disadvantaged sections of society, the organization conducts and actively participates in programmes/activities for promoting literacy status.

 

  • Support in ‘Sakshar Bharat’ programme – National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. on 8th September 2009 launched an ambitious programme to impart literacy to over six lakh adult females in low female literacy districts of the country.

 

The organization actively participates in Sakshar Bharat programmes/activities – selection of trainers, training of trainers, formation of monitoring committees at various levels, support in selection of committee members, awareness & publicity of the programme in rural areas, etc.

 

  • Literacy Centre for Physically Challenged children – The organization runs bridge education course, especially for physically challenged children, to provide equal opportunity for education.

 

Centres are run for three months in rural areas where discrimination against such children is more prevalent. Children are identified during survey for distribution of aids & equipments to disabled persons. Trainers especially trained for teaching disabled children are engaged on assignment basis. Children are also provided with free study materials. After completion of basic education/literacy course the organization helps them in getting enrolled in regular schools of their choice. 

 

  • Evaluation of literacy projects – The organization also conducts evaluation of literacy projects/activities. Such evaluation exercises are conducted mainly on request of other (grassroots level) organizations implementing projects.

Such evaluations are normally conducted for non-formal education/literacy centres, literacy camps, adult education centres, etc. The organization has at its disposal experienced personals and professionals to conduct the evaluation.

 

  • Research Studies on Literacy/Education – The organization also conducts different kinds of studies to help in developing concepts, planning, implementing or modifying education/literacy promoting projects.

 

The organization conducts studies on its own or on request of other organization. Professionals supported by field level functionaries experienced in education/literacy projects or activities conduct such studies. The organization has conducted studies on school dropout cases in Muslim weavers’ families, impact study of non-formal education centres, study on literacy awareness programme in SC community, etc.  

 

  • Literacy-linked Vocational Courses – Shantidoot is the Parent Body of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) Nalanda. It is a scheme of Min. of HRD, GOI for 15 – 35 year old non-literate/neo-literates.
Vocational courses organized by the Sansthan are literacy-linked in which apart from skill development training literacy classes are organized for trainees. Teaching material for such courses are developed by the Sansthan and also purchased from SRCs. Help from ‘Primers’ developed by SRCs are also taken to impart literacy classes to JSS trainees.

 

 

 

 

 

1. To form an egalitarian society where every individual cynosure of poor, oppressed and under privileged get proper opportunity to utilize their inherent productive potential in shaping a developed society.

 

2. To promote creation of a safe and secure environment for the future generation through attitudinal and behavioral change for sustainable development.

 

3. To organize and build the capacity of unprivileged and downtrodden section so as to empower them as a civil society body.

 

4. To promote the cause of National integrity and unity with peace, harmony and justice.

 

 

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