Projects for 2014  (Click on the Project names for more details)

 

Mahila Abhivrudhi Mattu Samrakshana Samasthe (MASS)
Belgaum district, Karnataka
The organization came into existence in 1997 to secure rights and justice for women and children.

Objectives:

  • Prevention of child trafficking and child marriage
  • Identify and monitor malnourished children
  • Ensure access, quality & services of primary, secondary and high schools
  • Re-enroll drop-out children and child laborers with a special emphasis on the girl child
DISHA – VIHAR
Munger district, Bihar
Disha Vihaar was started in 2002 – 2003 to work towards integrating the backward, exploited Dalit communities into the mainstream society.

Challenges:

  • The government systems are defunct and do not address the needs of the underprivileged
  • Quality of education in the schools is poor in terms of educational materials, curriculum and regularity
  • Discriminatory attitude of the teachers and upper castes adds to the woes of the marginalized children
Society for Advancement in Tribes, Health, Education And Environment [SATHEE]
Godda District, Jharkhand
This project works with the most marginalized tribal communities of Paharia.

Challenges:

  • Bring the government schemes and ICDS to these regions
  • Increase accountability of the government officials and politicians
  • Increase birth registration to 100%
  • Increase employment opportunities
Wide Angle
Imphal Proper & Imphal West District, Manipur
The organization was started with a vision for creating productive youth by collectively enhancing health, human rights and gender justice.

Challenges:

  • High incidence of malnourishment and HIV/AIDS
  • Accessibility to education is low and the school dropout rate is high
  • Domestic violence, armed conflict, unstable law and order situation
  • Trafficking of children and women
  • Abject poverty and unemployment