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THIRD QUARTERLY REPORT
JULY-SEPTEMBER, 2014
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CONTENTS PAGE
NUMBER
Main Activities and Achievements 3
Introduction 5
Health
 An Overview of Medical Activi...
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HEALTH
 22,991 patients visited the OPD and Mobile Clinics; a 33% rise compared to the second
quarter
 1010...
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SOCIAL
 2492 households reached through Kitchen Garden program
 376 interested patients at our OPD have rec...
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The third quarter of 2014 saw a progress in the ongoing programs in Bihar and the beginning of
various activi...
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AN OVERVIEW OF MEDICAL ACTIVITIES
In the third quarter of 2014 we registered a 32.93% higher number of patien...
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Table 2: Details of DOT Program
July August September Total
Number of TB patients started medicine
2 3 1 6
Nu...
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The table show that the most common health problems observed among our patients were Bone
and Joint Pain, Cou...
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The total number of patients at our Medical centre in Bodhgaya in this quarter was 10102,
26.07 % higher than...
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Table 5: Types of Medical Tests conducted in our Laboratory
Types of Medical Tests
Conducted
Total Number of...
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MOBILE CLINIC
12,889 patients have been registered with our Mobile Clinics this quarter; a 38.85% rise
compa...
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Table 6: Details of Mobile Clinic Patients
July August September Total
Total Patients 4233 3646 5010 12,889
...
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HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMME (HEP)
Our Health Education Program is running successfully in our operational vil...
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Table 8: Reproductive and Child Health
Indicators
Total Number of Sanitary Napkins sold 3004
Percentage of P...
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Table 11: Awareness Program in Rural Communities and Urban Educational Institutions
Months Community Awarene...
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EARLY CHILDCARE AND DEVELOPMENT
The Role of Play in the Life of a Child- our Anganwadi program
Our programme...
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Bamboo Schools
With the aim to provide holistic education to the rural children we had launched our non-form...
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Yoga
With the objective to ensure an all-round development of the rural underprivileged children
Yoga classe...
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NON-FORMAL EDUCATION (NFE)
In the third quarter the NFE students were got the opportunity to engage in sever...
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Table 14: NFE Attendance details
The average attendance is 43.24%.
Name of Villages Number of Students
enrol...
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BODHGAYA CLEAN ENVIRONMENT, HYGIENE AND SANITATION PROGRAM
In the previous quarter we had started planting t...
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RAINWATER HARVESTING
We continue to install Rainwater Harvesting systems in interested rural households and
...
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SOLAR ELECTRICITY
In this quarter we installed Solar lights in 34 households across four villages; Dema, Loh...
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Table 17: Households that have installed Solar Lights
Villages
Number of Households where
Solar sets were in...
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KITCHEN GARDEN
In the last quarter we had introduced a new dimension to our Kitchen Garden program with the
...
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Table 18: Households receiving seeds and plants for Kitchen Gardening
Name of the Village Number of Househol...
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VOCATIONAL TRAINING
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Mushroom Cultivation and Rakhi making Workshops
Our NFE students and some of our computer course pass-outs p...
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Computer Training
As our second batch of computer students completed their courses successfully the third
se...
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In the months of July and August we, in collaboration with our local partners, conducted two
vocational trai...
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Our Own Electric Auto Rickshaw and the First Female Rickshaw Driver in Gaya
District
To improve accessibilit...
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Upcoming Activities
 Scaling-up of our ongoing program, Role of Play in the Life of a Child, to cover 6 new...
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Bamboo School at Masuribar as narrated by a Village Coordinator
Masuribar is a remote village 60 kilometres ...
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  1. 1. Page 1 of 35 THIRD QUARTERLY REPORT JULY-SEPTEMBER, 2014
  2. 2. Page 2 of 35 CONTENTS PAGE NUMBER Main Activities and Achievements 3 Introduction 5 Health  An Overview of Medical Activities 6  Access to Primary Healthcare in Urban Area: Shechen Medical Centre in Bodhgaya, Bihar 8  Mobile Clinics 11  Health Education Program (HEP) 13 Education  Early Childcare and Development 16  Non-Formal Education (NFE) 19 Environment  Bodhgaya Clean Environment, Hygiene and Sanitation Program 21  Rainwater Harvesting 22  Solar Electricity 23 Social  Kitchen Garden 25  Vocational Training 27  Small money BIG CHANGE 29 Other Important Activities and Events 30 Annex  Case Study 35
  3. 3. Page 3 of 35 HEALTH  22,991 patients visited the OPD and Mobile Clinics; a 33% rise compared to the second quarter  10102 patients were registered at our OPD  12,889 patients have been registered with our Mobile Clinics  1883 medical tests were conducted at our pathology laboratory.  3004 sanitary napkin packs sold among the target population.  538 participants at community awareness program on Menstrual Health and Hygiene and 305 student participants at the awareness campaigns in schools.  681 patients registered at the 4-day Mobile Clinic services organised in the villages of Rajnagar block, Seraikela Kharsawan district, Jharkhand EDUCATION  Bamboo schools at Masuribar and Dema are running successfully with more than 70% average student attendance and a positive feedback from the children  6 villages have been selected for extending our program, Role of Play in the Life of a Child- Mastipur, Bakraur and Shekhawara (Bodhgaya block), Lohjhara (Wazirganj block), Mansidih and Trilokapur (Dobhi block)  198 rural children are benefitting from our Yoga and physical training sessions in the villages  NFE students from Banahi who had undertaken advanced training in candle-making produced beautiful candles from 23 kg wax provided by the organisation. ENVIRONMENT  We have installed Solar lights in 34 households across four villages; Dema, Lohjhara, Karhara and Mansidih  Rainwater harvesting systems installed in 57 households across Karhara, Lohjhara and Dema ; and also at Kanchanpur High School  We have distributed 895 Jute bags among school students in 6 villages; Simaria, Karhara, Masuribar, Kharati, Banahi and Gopalkhera MAIN ACTIVITIES & EVENTSMAIN ACTIVITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS
  4. 4. Page 4 of 35 SOCIAL  2492 households reached through Kitchen Garden program  376 interested patients at our OPD have received seedlings of various seasonal vegetables to grow in their backyards  45 needy and bright youths selected for the third Computer training session from over 125 applicants.  9 students from previous DCA batch join the DTP course  Pond has been dug in Dema and a canal made in Chando under the small money Big Change program, with the dedicated labour of the community members.  Vocational workshop on Mushroom cultivation in Jharkhand and Bihar with 22 and 45 participants, respectively.  40 women participated in vocational training on Rakhi-making prior to the Rakhi festival OTHER IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES  We have started our own Electric Auto-rickshaw services from our clinic to the main road and have employed a needy woman as the rickshaw driver; the first such female driver in the entire Gaya district  2 volunteers have arrived from France to work on our ongoing program at the Anganwadi centres and on water and sanitation issues under Health Education Program
  5. 5. Page 5 of 35 The third quarter of 2014 saw a progress in the ongoing programs in Bihar and the beginning of various activities in Jharkhand. We welcomed two volunteers from France to work on our ongoing program at the Anganwadi centres and on water and sanitation issues under Health Education Program. We touched more than 2000 households through our Kitchen Garden program and prepared the grounds for scaling-up our program, Role of play in the Life of a Child, to 6 new villages. We started running our own electric auto rickshaw services to ply the patient from OPD to the main road (about 1.5 km). A path breaking initiative towards women empowerment was taken when we hired a female driver, the first in Gaya district, to run the auto rickshaw. 200 trees planted along the sides of the road from our office to towards the main road enhance the beauty of the town. Several vocational training workshops have been conducted in both Bihar and Jharkhand with the aim to improve their sustainable livelihood opportunities. Mushroom Cultivation, candle- making, and Rakhi-making workshops were attended by several enthusiastic participants and received very positive feedbacks. Our Mobile Clinic in Jharkhand was launched with a 4-day Medical Camp in the villages of Rajnagar block, Serailkela Kharsawan district, Jharkhand district. It witnessed a massive patient turnout of around 700 patients and was extremely well received by the rural population. Our progress in all four areas of intervention i.e., Health, Education, Environment and Social has been considerably good and now we are working towards a host of new activities in the next few months. INTRODUCTION
  6. 6. Page 6 of 35 AN OVERVIEW OF MEDICAL ACTIVITIES In the third quarter of 2014 we registered a 32.93% higher number of patients than the previous quarter with 22, 991 patients visiting us at our OPD and Mobile Clinics. This quarter saw a 37.3% increase in the total number of New Patients (8727 as against 6356 in Q2). Table 1: Total Number of Patients at OPD and Mobile Clinics OPD Mobile Clinic Total July 3507 4233 7740 August 2995 3646 6641 September 3600 5010 8610 Total 10102 12889 22,991  Both OPD and Mobile clinics registered more than 3000 patients and showed a slight decrease in number during the heavy monsoons in August.  The number of patients refered to PHC & Government Hospitals was 03 (0.01 % of total patients treated).  The total patients who were treated “Free of Cost” (Pregnant women, children and aged people above 60 years) was 9871 (42.93 % of total patients). Direct Observed Therapy (DOT) Out of 1883 medical tests conducted in our pathology laboratory 97 were Sputum tests (for Tuberculosis). Out of these the number of people who were diagnosed with TB was 7. Currently, 32 TB patients are undergoing treatment. HEALTH
  7. 7. Page 7 of 35 Table 2: Details of DOT Program July August September Total Number of TB patients started medicine 2 3 1 6 Number of sputum tests conducted 35 34 28 97 Sputum Positive 4 1 2 7 Completed TB Medicine 2 2 5 9 Total Number of TB Patients currently undergoing treatment (OPD and Mobile) 35 36 32 32 Types of Diseases observed among Patients in OPD and Mobile Clinics The following table gives us information about the various types of diseases observed among the patients in our OPD and Mobile clinics. Table 3: Types of Diseases Types of Diseases Total Diarrohea/children 11 Diarrhoea / dysentery adults 486 Amoebiasis 781 Typhoid 15 TB 127 Gynecological patient 853 Bone & joints patients 5377 Burn patient 59 Worm manifestation 37 Skin diseases of all kinds 3088 Ophthalmologic infections 0 Number of identified malnourished children 0 Cardiac Infection 4 HTN 783 Diabetes 191 Asthma & COPD 402 Cough & Cold 4489 Epilepsy 25 ENT patient 671 Lymphadenopathy 24 I&D Dressing 127 Other Patients 5441
  8. 8. Page 8 of 35 The table show that the most common health problems observed among our patients were Bone and Joint Pain, Cough and Cold and various Skin diseases. ACCESS TO PRIMARY HEALTHCARE IN URBAN AREA: SHECHEN MEDICAL CENTRE IN BODHGAYA, BIHAR
  9. 9. Page 9 of 35 The total number of patients at our Medical centre in Bodhgaya in this quarter was 10102, 26.07 % higher than that registered in Q2 (8013) of which 4312 (representing 42.68 % of total patients at OPD) were new. Table 4: Details of Patients in OPD July August September Total Total Patients 3507 2995 3600 10102 New Patients 1571 1300 1441 4312 Men 894 795 940 2629 Women 1546 1293 1654 4493 Children 1067 907 1006 2980 Pathology Laboratory Total number of patients who came in the third quarter for different medical tests was 694 and total analysis done was 1883. The number of patients and tests are different because one patient may go for several tests.
  10. 10. Page 10 of 35 Table 5: Types of Medical Tests conducted in our Laboratory Types of Medical Tests Conducted Total Number of Tests TC/DC 297 ESR 245 HB% 241 Malaria 102 Uric Acid 36 Blood Sugar 221 Serum Blirubin 45 AFB (Sputum test) 97 ECG 8 Urine routine examination 68 Urine culture sensitivity test 51 Other Tests 472 Total 1883
  11. 11. Page 11 of 35 MOBILE CLINIC 12,889 patients have been registered with our Mobile Clinics this quarter; a 38.85% rise compared to the last quarter (9283 patients). 4415 patients (34.25% of total patients) were new to our Mobile Clinic services. 52.42% of all patients (6756) were treated “Free of Cost’’.
  12. 12. Page 12 of 35 Table 6: Details of Mobile Clinic Patients July August September Total Total Patients 4233 3646 5010 12,889 New Patients 1510 1308 1597 4415 Number of Satellite Villages from where Patients come 767 631 1007 2405 Number of Patients from Satellite Villages 2914 2458 3511 8883 Men 1122 1035 1470 3627 Women 2065 1781 2500 6346 Children 1046 830 1040 2916
  13. 13. Page 13 of 35 HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMME (HEP) Our Health Education Program is running successfully in our operational villages and of Gaya district as can be seen from the following tables: Table 7: Some Statistics on HEP Indicators Total Households reached 1,285 Total Families reached 1,936 Total Number of Health Groups 38 Total Number of Members in Health Groups 228 Total Number of Home Visits by Village Coordinators 1185 Total Number of Home Visits by Motivators 2891
  14. 14. Page 14 of 35 Table 8: Reproductive and Child Health Indicators Total Number of Sanitary Napkins sold 3004 Percentage of Pregnant Women Followed-up by Village Coordinators and Motivators 80.49 Percentage of Pregnant women immunized with TT1& TT2 69.57 Percentage of Pregnant Women having Institutional Delivery 80.26 Percentage of new-born children immunized with BCG and 1st DPT 83.73 Percentage of recorded Neo-natal deaths 0 This quarter shows a very good effective team work on part of our staff, especially the village coordinators, motivators and medical team, towards various aspects of Health Education and RCH program as can be seen from Tables 7 and 8. Table 10: Number of Sanitary Napkin Packets distributed Month OPD Mobile Total July 133 540 673 August 105 1180 1285 September 146 900 1046 Total 384 2620 3004 The Menstrual Health and Hygiene program is widening its reach with the increasing number of target population getting access to subsidised sanitary napkins through our sincere efforts. 3004 packets of sanitary pads have been sold in this quarter registering a 57.86% increase from previous quarter (1903 packets). Our Menstrual Health and Hygiene awareness program, which reaches to both rural women and girls and urban young female students, is gradually expanding to cover an increasing number of educational institutions and through rising community awareness meetings.
  15. 15. Page 15 of 35 Table 11: Awareness Program in Rural Communities and Urban Educational Institutions Months Community Awareness Program Awareness Program in Educational Institutions No. of Meetings No. of participants No. of Meetings No. of participants July 12 366 3 107 August 1 13 3 89 September 5 159 3 109 538 participants at community awareness program on Menstrual Health and Hygiene and 305 student participants at the awareness campaigns in schools and other educational institutions. Besides the awareness programs we are also holding talks with schools and colleges in Gaya district regarding the installation of sanitary napkin vending machine and incinerator. Magadh University has already agreed to the proposal and will be installing the machines in their residential Girls’ Hostel.
  16. 16. Page 16 of 35 EARLY CHILDCARE AND DEVELOPMENT The Role of Play in the Life of a Child- our Anganwadi program Our programme, ‘The Role of Play in the Life of a Child’ that has been running in the villages of Chando, Gopalkhera, Dema and Banahi since January this year, has received a positive feedback from the target beneficiaries. Looking at the encouraging response we intend to extend the programme to 6 new villages Mastipur, Bakraur and Shekhwara (Bodhgaya block), Lohjhara (Wazirganj block), Mansidih and Trilokapur (Dobhi block). We have a volunteer from Inter’Lude, France in order to help us with the process of scale-up and to better the program in the existing 4 villages. In November we will be conducting a 2-day training for the Anganwadi Workers of the villages where the program is running as also the new ones. Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Regular PTA meetings were held with parents of school children in the villages of Chando, Bhupnagar, Kadal, Dema, Kanchanpur, Gopalkhera and Banahi. EDUCATION
  17. 17. Page 17 of 35 Bamboo Schools With the aim to provide holistic education to the rural children we had launched our non-formal schools for young children at Bhawahi hamlet of Masuribar and Pathra hamlet of Dema. An average attendance of more than 70% in both schools is testimony to the satisfaction of the enrolled children and that of their parents with our educational services. Table 12: Attendance at Bamboo Schools School Total Enrolment Average Attendance Dema 105 85 Masuribar 30 22
  18. 18. Page 18 of 35 Yoga With the objective to ensure an all-round development of the rural underprivileged children Yoga classes are conducted on a regular basis by youth who had undertaken proper Physical fitness training organised by Karuna-Shechen in the last quarter. The steady attendance of the early morning Yoga sessions exhibits the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the participants. Currently, around 200 rural children are benefitting from our physical training sessions. Table 13: Children learning Yoga Village Average Number of Children Attending Yoga Classes Lohjhara 38 Dema 40 JP Nagar 25 Mansidih 30 Simariya 30 Trilokapur 20 Kadal 15 Total 198
  19. 19. Page 19 of 35 NON-FORMAL EDUCATION (NFE) In the third quarter the NFE students were got the opportunity to engage in several vocational training workshops which were aimed at their skill enhancement and provision of sustainable livelihood opportunities. Newspaper reading, which was introduced in the last quarter as a new element of education and awareness generation in our NFE classes, is going on with full vigour with all students thoroughly enjoying the reading and the discussion sessions. As an immensely useful, simple and environment friendly vocation we have been teaching NFE students at various centres how to make paper bags from the old newspapers. In the second quarter the women of Banahi NFE centre were imparted the training while in the July-September period 121 students from 8 different centres (Trilokapur, Lohjhara, Bhupnagar, Banahi, Gopalkhera, Karhara, Sripur and Kharati) participated in the Paper bag making workshops in order to broaden their livelihood skills and opportunities. Apart from this our NFE students also participated in Mushroom Cultivation and Rakhi Making workshops. NFE students from Banahi who had undertaken advanced training in candle-making produced beautiful candles from 23 kg wax provided by the organisation.
  20. 20. Page 20 of 35 Table 14: NFE Attendance details The average attendance is 43.24%. Name of Villages Number of Students enrolled in NFE Average Attendance in NFE classes Banahi 30 12 Dema 30 18 Gopalkhera 30 11 Lohjara 30 10 Mansidih 31 8 Sripur 30 10 Masuribar 25 15 J.P.Nagar 28 15 Kharati 18 8 Karhara 60 30 Trilokapur 21 7
  21. 21. Page 21 of 35 BODHGAYA CLEAN ENVIRONMENT, HYGIENE AND SANITATION PROGRAM In the previous quarter we had started planting trees on the road in front of our office for environmental beautification of the touristic town. We have continued with our work in this quarter and have planted 200 trees along both sides of the road. Some of the trees could not survive due to the heavy rains this monsoon but more than 95% of them have managed to grow, enhancing the beauty of the roads. We continue to distribute Jute bags among school students with the aim to inculcate in them the habit of using environment friendly alternative for plastics. In the third quarter we distributed 895 bags among school students in 6 villages. Table 15: Jute Bag distribution in Rural Schools Village schools Number of Jute Bags Distributed among Students Simaria 60 Karhara 250 Masuribar 150 Kharati 150 Banahi 315 Gopalkhera 30 Total 895 ENVIRONMENT
  22. 22. Page 22 of 35 RAINWATER HARVESTING We continue to install Rainwater Harvesting systems in interested rural households and schools. Table 16: Households and Schools that have installed Rainwater Harvesting systems Villages Number of Households Schools Karhara 6 - Dema 33 - Lohjhara 18 - Kanhanpur - 1 Total 57 1 Apart from setting up Rainwater harvesting systems in 57 households across Karhara, Lohjhara and Dema we installed 6 water tanks at Kanchanpur High School.
  23. 23. Page 23 of 35 SOLAR ELECTRICITY In this quarter we installed Solar lights in 34 households across four villages; Dema, Lohjhara, Karhara and Mansidih. We have placed order with Barefoot College, Rajasthan for solar sets to light up 220 households across some of the most backward villages in the district-Kadal, Barsuddi and Chando. After having received the proforma invoice for the solar sets from Barefoot college we met the Director of BREDA (Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency) to seek the required road permit for the inter-State transportation of the solar sets from Tilonia, Rajasthan to Bodhgaya, Bihar. We intend to start with the solar set installation procedures by early November after all the needful government formalities are over and the solar sets arrive in Bodhgaya.
  24. 24. Page 24 of 35 Table 17: Households that have installed Solar Lights Villages Number of Households where Solar sets were installed Dema 21 Lohjhara 2 Karhara 1 Mansidih 10 Total 34
  25. 25. Page 25 of 35 KITCHEN GARDEN In the last quarter we had introduced a new dimension to our Kitchen Garden program with the start of plant nurseries. The program which aims to improve the nutritional and socio-economic status of the rural poor by helping them grow Kitchen Gardens in their backyards has gone a step further and launched Nurseries in 12 villages (Dema, Lohjhara, Banahi, Gopalkhera, Kadal, Bhupnagar, Simariya, Trilokapur, Karhara, JP Nagar, Masuribar and Chando). Apart from plants and seedlings of seasonal vegetables like cauliflower, cucumber, tomato, raddish, gourd and bitter gourd etc we also provide the required technical assistance to these Nurseries as also the kitchen gardens at household level. Compared to the last quarter there has been a 47% increase in this quarter in the number of rural households reached through the program. As against 1695 households in the second quarter 2492 households have received vegetable seeds in the July- September period. Besides, our Kitchen Garden Demonstration Field cum Nursery at Amba, near Bodhgaya is also being actively cultivated on. The several seasonal vegetables grown here are used for cooking food in the canteen at our OPD cum office at Bodhgaya. Apart from households and nurseries, our kitchen garden program was introduced at in Bhupnagar and Kadal. SOCIAL
  26. 26. Page 26 of 35 Table 18: Households receiving seeds and plants for Kitchen Gardening Name of the Village Number of Households receiving vegetable seeds and plants Lohjhara 144 Nawatari 88 Bandha 92 Banahi 142 Dema 293 Gopalkhera 382 Barsuddi 26 Bhupnagar 64 Trilokapur 60 Simaria 120 Karhara 180 Kadal 42 Chando 260 Sripur 76 Masuribar 150 JP Nagar 200 Kharati 73 Mansidih 100 Total 2492 Apart from the villagers, 376 interested patients at our OPD have received seedlings of various seasonal vegetables to grow in their backyards.
  27. 27. Page 27 of 35 VOCATIONAL TRAINING
  28. 28. Page 28 of 35 Mushroom Cultivation and Rakhi making Workshops Our NFE students and some of our computer course pass-outs participated in our Mushroom Cultivation and Rakhi1 making vocational workshops. We chose to teach our rural women these two particular vocations as these are in constant demand and will empower the target beneficiaries socio-economically. Table 19: Vocational Training Workshops Village Number of Participants at the Workshops Rakhi Making Mushroom Cultivation Lohjhara 4 4 Nawatari - 2 Banahi 5 6 Dema 4 4 Gopalkhera 2 3 Bhupnagar 3 3 Trilokapur 2 3 Simaria 0 4 Karhara 3 2 Kadal 0 4 Chando 2 2 Sripur 2 3 Masuribar 2 3 JP Nagar 2 2 Kharati 2 - Mansidih 2 - Ex-Students of Computer Course 5 - Total 40 45 A two-day Rakhi training workshop was conducted on 19th and 20th July, a month before the Rakhi festival with 35 participants from 13 villages and 5 from amongst our computer course ex-students. A woman from Chando and another from Karhara were followed-up and encouraged to make Rakhis and sell them in the market. The entire cost of making Rakhis was borne by Karuna-Shechen. 1 Rakhi is a sacred thread that a sister ties around her brother’s wrist during the Rakhi ceremony as a mark of a sister’s love and prayer for her brother’s well-being and the brother’s life-long vow to protect his sister.
  29. 29. Page 29 of 35 Computer Training As our second batch of computer students completed their courses successfully the third session began in September. With applications from over 125 applicants the course began with 45 youths from underprivileged backgrounds. 9 students from the previous DCA course have joined the advanced DPT course. Yoga Teacher Training 19 youths were rigorously trained in Yoga and physical fitness at a week-long workshop from 15th to 21st July with the objective to teach our rural children and provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to these young dynamic participants. SMALL MONEY BIG CHANGE Under our Community Planned-Community Managed program, small money Big Change we have successfully dug ponds in Dema, which faces serious dearth of water facilities, especially during the scorching summers when the few ponds and wells dry up. In Chando we have built a small water canal with the dedicated labour of the community members. This will help them in irrigating their agricultural lands and make their lives easier.
  30. 30. Page 30 of 35 In the months of July and August we, in collaboration with our local partners, conducted two vocational training workshops and organised a medicine collection drive campaign. On 6th July a Mushroom training workshop was organised with Dhad Disham Vikas Sangh (DDVS), a CBO and our local partner working for better livelihood opportunities of tribal communities. The 30 participants, mostly tribal women who attended the workshop were provided with a packet of free mushroom seeds each. Another vocational training workshop was organized on 22nd -23rd August jointly with our second patner, Udaan- an NGO working exclusively for the empowerment of the disabled. The 2 day workshop on candle-making held in Jamshedpur was attended by 21 enthusiastic participants from different districts of the State. We began our primary healthcare services in September with a 4-day long Medical Clinics from 21st-24th September in the villages of Barakunabera, Bharatpur, Batarbera and Sosomali at Rajnagar block, Serailkela Kharsawan district, Jharkhand district. It was dream come true for the villagers who suffer from dearth of access to basic medical facilities and medicines. As many as 681 people were benefitted from the Medical Clinics. Cause for Change, our third local partner, collects unused medicines from households and redistributes them among the needy populations through medical camps. In the past three months they have conducted, with our organisational support, medicine collection drive in various localities of Jamshedpur. We are all set to open our OPD at Hata, Jamshedpur in October. We have selected bright and active medical and non-medical staff for our programmes in Jharkhand. JHARKHAND AT A GLANCE
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  33. 33. Page 33 of 35 Our Own Electric Auto Rickshaw and the First Female Rickshaw Driver in Gaya District To improve accessibility to our OPD we have started our own Electric Auto-rickshaw services from our clinic to the main road which is about 2 km away. This eases the woes of the sick who can now avail the services of the environment-friendly means of transport at the nominal rate of INR 5 ($1=INR 60) per ride as against INR 10, charged by the regular auto drivers. Through this program we are sending out a strong message on woman empowerment and by hiring a female rickshaw driver for the purpose. Sunita Devi, widow and mother of four is now the first female Rickshaw driver in the entire district. Her new occupation is not only providing her a steady source of income but also earning her appreciation and reviving her self- confidence. Volunteers 2 volunteers have arrived from France to work on our ongoing program at the Anganwadi centres and on water and sanitation issues under Health Education Program Finances The following pie-chart gives the expenses incurred in the third quarter
  34. 34. Page 34 of 35 Upcoming Activities  Scaling-up of our ongoing program, Role of Play in the Life of a Child, to cover 6 new villages with assistance from our volunteer from Inter’Lude, France  Training of Anganwadi workers in November for the program  Opening of OPD in Jharkhand and start of regular Mobile Clinic activities in the selected villages  Purchasing 10 electric run Auto rickshaws and training 10 poor women to drive them
  35. 35. Page 35 of 35 Bamboo School at Masuribar as narrated by a Village Coordinator Masuribar is a remote village 60 kilometres away from Bodhgaya town. It has a government Middle school located in one of its 3 hamlets. Bhaluwahi hamlet is located on a hilly terrain which makes it difficult and risky for the children to go to school. Several instances of animal attacks on the school-going children have compelled most parents to keep them back at home. This impediment to basic education made us introduce non-formal Bamboo schools in the hamlet. However, people were sceptical about the school and refused to give their land or house on lease. After much persuasion a villager called Vijay Manjhi agreed to let-out his house for our school program. Through the dedicated services of our village coordinators and the motivator (who is also a teacher at the school) we have managed to gain the confidence of the community as it has been registering more than 70% attendance. The young children are thoroughly enjoying the holistic educational experience through basic literacy-numeracy skills and co-curricular activities like various games and Yoga classes which aim at their all-round development. ANNEX-CASE STUDY

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