Gender Resource Centre (GRC)

    In the initial phase of 2009, the main activities of the GRC was that of identify vulnerable pockets in the catchment area, verification of vulnerable pockets and mapping and survey.

    Presently, the GRC is working to empower women through social development, skill development training and financial inclusion activities and also assisting vulnerable families and entitlement holders through various service delivery and cash entitlement schemes of the State and Central Governments.

    Till date 75,434 beneficiaries reached out to through various components and schemes of GRC-CFAR.

    Key intervention areas of GRC programme activities –

    • Health Services through health clinics and health camps.
    • Functional literacy through Non Formal Education courses.
    • Legal awareness and legal aid through awareness camps.
    • Awareness about low cost nutrition demonstrations and awareness camps.
    • Creation of health champions/groups through Water Sanitation and Hygiene awareness programs.
    • Formation of groups to raise voices on all forms of violence against women through the Awaz Uthao Campaign program etc.
    • Skill development through vocational training courses.
    • Social Empowerment through Self Help Groups, micro credit and micro finance information dissemination and facilitation through the GRC Help Desk Centre

    Outcomes

    • The DRC survey of South District covered 2,18,000 households. Of this, 1,00,000 were identified as vulnerable households and schemes were delivered to them on a priority basis.
    • 14,000 people got their ration card.
    • Under Annashree Yojna, 499 people were benefitted.
    • Under the Swarn Jayanti Rozgar Yojna, 3,000 young people were reached in the period 2012-2014.
    • As part of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, 420 accounts were opened in August 2014.
    • On an average, one lakh
    • 21 kinds of identity documents were approved in 2009.

    Health Clinic/OPD: The key intervention areas are reproductive and Maternal Health and issues of RTI/UTI and STI among women’s and adolescent girls. 7319 beneficiaries were reached through this program

    Health Camp: The objective of health camps is to provide general health checkups, with the focus on screening of RTI/UTI STI and related issues among women.  7132 people were reached out to through these health camps.


    Skill Development and Vocational Training component: The main focus of this component is to provide training and skills to learners to better their livelihood and income generation activities and lead to gainful and successful employment. The key target population is women and girls above 18 years old and priority is given to the families those who are in the category of vulnerable and most vulnerable as Mission Convergence survey.

    So far a total of 1372 learners have completed courses in Fashion Designing, Stitching and Beauty Culture. Of them 905 learners have been linked to the Step Up advance course under SJSRY

     

    Non Formal Literacy (NFE): Key intervention areas are to raise functional literacy among community particularly women and girls above 16 years of age, school going children and drop out children etc.

    So far 641 learners have pass the certification course, 155 learners have been mainstreamed in schools and NIOS through GRC Non Formal Courses.

    Nutrition Camp: Main focus of the nutrition camp is to sensitize the women and their family regarding their nutritional needs and inculcate eating habits through easy to cook, tasty and affordable recipes.  Address the problem of malnutrition and provide supplementary nutrition particularly among pregnant women, lactating mother, adolescent girls, elderly women and children.

    2737 persons were reached through these camps.

    Legal Counseling: Main objective of the legal awareness camp and individual counseling is to create awareness among women about their legal rights and provide them free legal aid on Domestic Violence, Crime against Women, Rights of Women, Child rights, Right to Education, Right to Information etc. And also to motivate the women to come out from their home and report such cases. DALSA (Delhi Legal Service Authority) is the key stakeholder of GRC under this programme.

    GRC-CFAR reached out to 5127 beneficiaries through individual and group legal counseling and resolved 94 cases.

    Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WATSAN) component: Basic objective of WATSAN is to create awareness about personal and household hygiene among women and children in the community and the formation of groups of key health champions who will promote basic sanitation and hygiene practices in the community.  The key role of GRC is to implement WATSAN activities at prevention the level by networking with the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) such as- MCD, DJB, CBOs etc. to facilitate and address the issue. The final outcome being to bring behavioral changes in target groups which will be identify in the community such as – SHG groups, Community Children’s, School Children’s, Women’s Forum.

    This is being done by identifying and building the capacity of identified key health champions, celebration of Important Days including Mass Cleanliness Drive etc.

    The program has:

    • Reached out to 2076 people through awareness sessions.
    • Trained and capacitated 7 groups of 194 key health champions on WATSAN.
    • Reached out to 695 people through celebration of Important Days.
    • Reached out to 703 through Mass cleanliness Drive.

    Awaz Uthao Campaign:

    The core objective under Awaz Uthao Campaign, is for the GRCs collective Coordinator is to take up issues concerning all forms of violence against women with the support of networking partners and stakeholders such as Delhi Police, DTC, RWAs, local pradhans, Anganwadi workers and NGOs

    Reached out to 1960 people through 52 community meetings to enhance women safety issues

    Reached out to 1862 persons through public events held in March 2013, January 15, 2014 and December 31, 2015 with support of Delhi Police, Civil Defense and RWAs etc.

    Reached out to 85 women/girls through Self Defense Training held from March 3 to March 22, 2014 and September 22 to October 20, 2014

    Reached out to 199 collective members /community people through 7 interface meetings held with Delhi Police in December 2014

    Financial Inclusion through SHG and Micro Finance:

    The main focus is to form Self Help Groups and capacitate them in micro finance thrift activities and motivate / upgrade them for livelihood income generation activities.

    There are 30 SHGs having 494 members and linkages with bank and doing inter-loaning.

    Help Desk Centre:

    Main role of the Counselor at the Help Desk Centre is to provide relevant information regarding welfare schemes and assist the beneficiaries to fill up applications and forms. Target community is vulnerable /most vulnerable and general population

    29,797 persons have received information dissemination and counseling through the Help Desk Centre.

    Other Activities/Services which were facilitated through GRC centre –

    National Food Security: – Reached out to 667 beneficiaries through on line forms submission and physical verification for Ration card.

    Dilli Anna Shree Yojna: – Reached out 1369 beneficiaries who are not covered under PDS system to provide cash subsidy of Rs. 600/-

    Distribution of Sanitary Napkins: – Provided sanitary napkins to 3700 women/girls at subsidized rate.

    UID Enrollment: – Reached out to 7583 beneficiaries through UID enrollment.

    RSBY enrollment – Reached out to 2599 beneficiaries through National Health Insurance Scheme

    SJSRY (Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojna) – Facilitated 905 application forms under SJSRY scheme. The identified learners linked up with Programme Implementing agency (PIA) for advance course training under SJSRY in housekeeping, basic computer etc. 96 others received loan through USEP loan component under SJSRY

    Livelihood

    During 2011-12, Mission Convergence focused on livelihood programs for community empowerment. Under the Department of Urban Development Scheme, Swarn Jayanti Shahri Rojgar Yojana, Mission Convergence tied up with CAP Foundation and Society for Self Employment (SSE) to provide courses to girls and boys in the 18‐35 age group from vulnerable and BPL families. These included courses on retail and marketing, PC technician, security services and fire safety, computer aided teacher training, health fitness trainer, crane operator, backhoe loader and cutting and tailoring.

    Three Career melas were organised to counsel the candidates from the community regarding these courses and help them select. 498 candidates registered themselves in the different courses.

    Under SJSRY, out of 134 individual loan applications received by the district South, 27 candidates were recommended for loan.

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