Activities

DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH had its first year of operations in 2012 13 and it was full of challenges and struggles, not only of our beneficiaries who we tried to give a helping hand, but also for ourselves in trying to organize our systems and working. However, we were able to start several programs on Education, Health, Conservation of water and Environment and general welfare. We reached out to the rural women and launched the empowerment programs for rural women in the areas around Devghar of Jharkhand. Along with this main focus, several programs on education, health and sanitation were also taken in the community.

 
 

Community Interventions

The following projects have been taken up by DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH:

 

1. Women Empowerment Project

 The project aimed at economic emancipation of the poor women and their improved status of 50 women by inculcating appropriate entrepreneurial skills, credit management towards dealing with the prevailing gender issues. It was also meant to strengthen womens role in the family and in local governance by sensitizing them and their counterparts. Under this project, DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH took up awareness generation of women in day-to-day issues leading to their overall empowerment. The various trainings conducted for SHG women are leadership training, womens rights, savings promotion, lending and credit management and cluster promotion. These trainings are given to increase the leadership quality.

 

2. Health Projects

We also took up the initiative to hold health camps for children and women. A general health camp was organized to educate the women about the importance of timely vaccination for their infants. A health check up for children was conducted for our community. We had volunteers raising awareness on HIV/AIDS and educating the women about their rights.

 3. Conservation of Water and Environment

 DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH takes initiative to improve the water quality in selected villages through perspective planning, awareness building, demonstrations and community action. It aims to create water consciousness in the community where poor rural inhabitants do not have access and availability of this key resource.

 
 

Inauguration of Vocational Training Centre

DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH has adopted 2 villages of Barmasia in the District Devghar of the State of Jharkhand. The population of the villages is between 2,000-5,000. The villages are still developing and face some major challenges:

 

  Low literacy level, especially among girls and women.

  Large number of out-of-school and unemployed youth.

  Village is struggling to find another suitable occupation.

  Youth being demotivated and directionless.

  Education facilities for poor villagers are almost non-existent.

  There is problem of hygiene and sanitation.

  Villagers are mostly unaware about health issues and generally poor kids have poor health.

 

DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH has started vocational training centre for underprivileged women and young girls in theses villages. Traditional trades like Cutting-Tailoring and Handicraft have been imparting for illiterate and Market-driven trades have been imparting for 10th pass and above beneficiaries.

 
 

Women Empowerment Project

The project aimed at economic emancipation of the poor and marginalized women and their improved status by inculcating appropriate entrepreneurial skills, credit management towards dealing with prevailing gender issues.

It was also meant to strengthen womens role in the family and in local governance by sensitizing them and their counterparts. Under this project, DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH took up formation of SHGs and Training of Women in traditional skills. Under this about 10 SHGs were formed in the target areas and training was given to the women in batches. The various trainings conducted for SHG women are leadership training, savings promotion, lending and credit management and cluster promotion. 

These trainings are given to increase the leadership quality. Some of the variable IGP Trainings given to SHG women are chappal making and Vermi - Compost production and Bouquet making. The field staffs of DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH go for regular field visits to verify the SHG records and to motivate them for active participation in further Income Generation Programmes.

 
 

Capacity building of staff

With the aim of strengthening the project team, regular training workshops have been organizing for capacity building of the team members. External resource persons from different institutions give training to the staff. 

A Training of Trainers workshop also organized at our Head Office was organized on August 8-9, 2012. The aim of the workshop was to build the capacities of volunteers and staff to present the concept and aspects of the SHGs through different media such as skits, songs and stories.

 
 

Health Camp

DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH regularly organized general health check up camps for poor especially for women & Children. The four-member team which comprised of Dr. A. K. Ojha and three para-medical staff diagnosed the children & Women. 

The age groups of the children were between 5-14 years. Free Medicines were distributed to the diagnosed children. The referral cards of all the children were made by the doctors in health camp so that they may provide free health services to these children every month. Around 150 of the registered kids are diagnosed in each health camp. 

Most of the cases that have been seen diagnosed were diseases due to improper sanitation and lack of knowledge about health and hygiene among them. The Parents are regularly counseled and made aware of hazards by our qualified doctors and his team.

 
 

Counselling Centre for HIV

With a view to strengthen the services for HIV/AIDS, DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH started a Voluntary Counselling Centre. We identify HIV positive cases and provide care and support to them. We give them counselling for making their life better and more meaningful. 

 
 

Conservation of water & Environment

DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH works for the conservation of water and sanitation. We organizes awareness camp, Rally, Nukkad Natak in the community on save water and environment . The IEC activities undertaken by DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH to:

 

  • Mobilise the village residents to use water resources judiciously and keep wastage to minimum
  • Promote the importance of rain water harvesting structures.
  • Promote proper and safe disposal of solid and liquid waste.
  • Safeguard and replenish sources of water.
  • Safe Drinking Water at schools and Aanganwadis.

 

In villages where only dirty drinking water is available, water tests and water filters are introduced. Sometimes new bore wells were drilled and hand pumps or rope pumps were installed at locations where clean water is available. Sometimes water tanks also constructed to store water during the hours with electricity.

In villages with water scarcity, rainwater harvesting and storage tanks for drinking water are introduced. Construction of toilets is promoted where open defecation is still prevalent and is causing pollution of the ground water. 

Stagnant water in streets and alleys is avoided by construction of household soakage pits or by establishment of proper drainage systems. The work is done in cooperation with the locally elected Village Councils and with economic support for the villages from the Departments of Rural Development.

 
 

Women's Day Celebration

DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH observed world womens day program on 8th march 2013. A small mela was organized where women showcased their talent in different areas. They put up food and craft stalls and made a decent sale also.

 
 

Children's day

DO KADAM HAMARE SAATH celebrated Children's Day on the 14th November 2012, with the marginalized children of our areas. A cultural programme was organised for them under which several events dances, races, songs, games etc. were organised and competitions like painting and dance competition were organised and prizes were given away by our Project Head.

 
 

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