Social Entitlements

    Delhi

    With the establishment of 18 GRC in South Delhi, community advocates began to function in Tigri and enabled community in making of ration cards of 160 families, registration of 60 construction workers, 18 individuals no frills bank account to access the schemes and 30 individuals to access pension.

    In Delhi, through Community meetings and camps organized 125 children have been enrolled (95 girl child and 30 boys ) from 5 operational areas. The Vishva Mitra Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Old Seemapuri  is under process for turning into a model school however a lot of efforts still needs to be put in.


    In Bhubaneswar of the 84 irregular students (45 girls+39 boys) identified in 4 different schools, we were able to re-enroll 34 (20 girls+14boys) in 1st year and 30 (10 girls+20 boys) students following a relentless parent counseling intervention. School Management Committees were formed in five of the schools in our intervention area. These SMCs are now functional with an informed set of parents who are supervising the functioning of the school.

    Irregularities of preschool uniform were identified in two centers. In consultation with CDPO 57nos (boys 31 girls 27) Preschool children of two centers were given uniform.


     Bangalore

    Women’s forum partnered with the Right to Food Campaign; actively participated in, satyagraha, rallies, national conventions and got 371 new BPL cards issued in respective settlements

    Under a mid-day meal scheme of the BBMP (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike) 101 senior citizens, from all the three areas of Sanjay Gandhi Nagar, Bassppan Katte and Hawadigara colony were provided mid-day meals.

    740 people from across slums availed of the various social assistance schemes

    81 families have got birth, death even caste certificates done which have helped them in availing other schemes of the respective state governments. For instance, having got a SC caste certificate, 26 families of Sanjay Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore are assured of a roof above their head by the Slum Board. Till now these families, some with newborns and young girls were staying under staircases and semi‐constructed buildings.

    Almost 45 domestic violence cases were taken up by the Samuha. While some of these have been solved, few women have shown the courage to take the case to the court and others have been filed at the Police Station under various stages of investigation.

    The Mahila Arogya Samitis with the support of ASHA workers organized camps at the settlement level by involving Maternity hospital and Primary Health Centers. Till now 95% people have availed of Indradhanusha Mission, and lactating mothers are getting Madilu kit & JSY. And there has been an increase in institutional delivery.


    Kolkata

    In Kolkata following a consultation with the Municipal Chairman of Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality, forum members in partnership with the Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality the forum created 18 new SHG groups and revived 4 defunct ones under the SJSRY program, thereby enabling 45 people to avail of individual loan for opening of personal petty businesses, such as initiating a sari centre, kirana shop, among others.

    Furthermore women’s forum of Kamalgazi, Ukhila, conducted three signature campaigns to open new ICDS Center in their area to persuade concerned authorities to agree to their demand. Now three ICDS center are operational in these areas, benefitting some 200 odd children.


    In Jaipur we have been able to establish two help desks  or information centres in Jhalana Kunda and Sootmill colony for the community. It is being run by the community where all related welfare scheme information and application forms are available. During this year 185 persons have benefited from the information provided by the Information centre. SABALA program has been stopped and is not being supported by Government of India of late, hence this has also become a space where adolescent girls and women’s forum hold their regular interactions.

    Also 17 adolescents were linked with various vocational courses across some 5 government schools and total 18 adolescent girls were re-enrolled into their school who had dropped out owing to family situation.

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