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Community Empowerment

"The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it." (John Ruskin)

Holistic approach for the entire community:

An integrated approach to community development that combines inherently interconnected issues of economy, environment, literacy, health and local governance is adopted for progress and transformation.

  • Survey for Sickle Cell Anemia in certain vulnerable areas in Chikhali area
  • Night education programs at various villages.
  • Mid-day education sessions at various villages.

Women's Self-Help Group (SHG) project

    Groups consisting of 10 to 20 women arecreated.

    They are counseled regarding savings, financing and lending amongst the group (internal Lending) in times of need.

    They also meet to learn about various social and health related issues.

    Training for independent business opportunities:

    • Creation of traditional handicrafts, greeting cards etc.
    • Vermicompostingt manufacture of organic fertilizer
    • Manufacture of Candles, Soap, Shampoo, Detergents.

    Data for the Year 2011-12 regarding the Self Help Groups:

    • Total Self Help Groups 101
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    • Total Members – 1045 women
    • .
    • Total Savings - Rs.2,247,813.00
    • Sixty groups have been linked to banks for securing loans
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    • 88 percent recovery rate on internal loans
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    • Total amount in Bank Loans - Rs.2,324,600.00
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    • 48 groups have repaid complete loans

We educate the communities regarding:

  • Maternal and children's health
  • Hygiene and sanitation
  • Importance of education
  • Employment opportunities and financial security
  • Freedom from misconceptions and superstitions
  • Management of addictions
  • Awareness in prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, gastroenteritis, respiratory infections, etc.

Alcohol and Tobacco De-addiction program:

We have established a seperate section at the campus to treat these addictions.

"Our aspirations are our possibilities." (Robert Browning)





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