1.Netra Vasant Rural Eye Health Programme, Madhya Pradesh Sightsavers
Visual impairment is a significant public health problem worldwide as it leads to increase in the number of people with disability. The major cause of blindness in India still continues to be Cataract followed by Refractive Errors, Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy. The state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) is one of the largest states in the country with its own share of problems and challenge, thus requiring focused intervention to address the eye care need of the people. Therefore the proposed Netra Vasant -Rural Eye Health Programme, Madhya Pradesh is designed to strengthen the eye health systems at both primary and secondary level and to equip community to generate more demand for eye care in the three demonstration district of Katni. Therefore realizing this as a big opportunity, Sightsavers under its eye health strategy has aimed on to “Ensure quality eye care is universally available as an integral part of wider health systems”.
Activities Conducted under the programme
⦁ Awareness and promotional activities
⦁ Outreach Eye Screening Camps
⦁ Refresher/Advanced Training of Government Ophthalmic Workforce
⦁ Capacity Building - Other local NGO Personnel
⦁ Training of grass root health & other workers
⦁ Formation & Training of community volunteers
⦁ Engaging local committees and NGOs in planning, implementation and monitoring of eye health services
⦁ Linkages developed with community stakeholders and CBOs
⦁ The project during the year under review opened 2 vision centres in the CHCs of Vijayaraghavagarh and Umariya Pan of Katni District and 1 will be opened in Dhuldhali PHC of Umaria District. The vision centres had an OPD of 2971, Refracted 1730 people, Identified RE 1451; distributed specs free of cost 165 and sold for subsidized rate 250. The project also entered a special MoU with the DHS, Katni for operating vision centres in the District.
⦁ The project organized 79 awareness programmes and spread awareness among 5006 community people of Sidhi, Katni and Umaria districts were made aware of the importance of eye health which resulted in improving the OPD at camps and CHCs.
⦁ 150 Eye Screening Camps organized during the period and screened 12666 people out of which 5456 people refracted, among them 3380 people were identified with RE and 2256 people operated for cataract.
⦁ The project trained 1185 ASHA/ANM/AWWs during the reporting period and it improved the referral system in grass-root level has strengthened 812 patients were referred by ASHA & Anganwadi workers to the camps during the period and 174 patients were referred to vision centre by them.
⦁ The project organized 6 Trainings and trained 269 community volunteers on the importance and primary level diagnostic methods. They have organized 12 camps till date and are supporting in the camps to bring the patients.
⦁ Project focused on developing capacities of the Government Ophthalmic & Partner Ophthalmic staff and trained 2 Govt. Ophthalmic Assistants and 1 Partner OA in upgrading skills in eye health at Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital, Bhopal.
⦁ The project also signed a MoU with the DHS for the better implementation of the project in the District of Katni and it helps us to run the project smoothly and also timely issuance of Orders.
2.Peoples’ Response and Action Through Integrated Knowledge and Sustainability of Human Aspirations (PRATIKSHA)
To Increase the livelihood options and sustainable agriculture through People Led Development Process Samaritans in collaboration with Miserior implemented a project named PRATIKSHA at 30 villages of Sohaval, Rampur Beghelen, Majugawan, Nagod Blocks of Satna District, MP.
Activities Conducted under the programme
⦁ Promotion of kitchen Garden
⦁ Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture development
⦁ Exposure visits (village to village and outside)
⦁ Facilitation on developing watershed methods
⦁ One day workshops on Forest & Land rights for CBO leaders and local leaders.
⦁ Review meeting with the community
⦁ During the review period, 38 community people applied for Indra & Mukhya Mantri Awaas Yojna out of which 18 people successfully received benefits.
⦁ From the target villages, 185 community people applied in Gram Panchayat out of which 85 people could tap the scheme.
⦁ During the review period, 87 people from the 16 target villages made applications to tap Individual Forest Entitlement out of which 38 individuals got Forest Land Entitlement.
⦁ In the target villages, community people from 6 target villages came forward for repairing of hand-pumps by donation. As a result, 150 families as now getting clean water for domestic purpose.
⦁ On demand of employment by community people, 286 community people from 3 villages i.e., Umardari, Barha Baba & Srinagar received jobs under MNREGA scheme along with construction of RCC road.
⦁ 132 Community people from 32 villages made application under Ujjwala Yojna out of which 86 community people received the benefit.
⦁ 125 community people from Harkuta & Athbarhi villages together practiced ‘Boribandhan’ and irrigated 25 acres of agriculture land.
⦁ During the period, 60 farmers were successfully registered under PGS of Agriculture Department and received Rs. 5000/- per farmer.
⦁ After orientation, 280 farmers from the target villages prepared and used Organic Pesticide, Organic Fertilizer ‘Amritpani’ and Organic Manure in their agriculture fields.
⦁ During the review period, 45 farmers practicing Organic farming have received benefit of 5 – 10 quintals on 1 acre of agriculture land.
⦁ During the intervention period, we trained 10 farmers on Organic agriculture techniques like; ‘Jeewaamrat’, Organic Pesticide & Organic Fertilizer who are now utilizing in their agriculture fields. ⦁ During the review period, 145 community people from 22 villages planted fruit trees, Sagaun tree bought from the Agriculture department.
⦁ The community people did ‘Boribandhan’ to control run-off of water for domestic and agriculture purposes
3.SAMARTH (Social Activation for Mobilization and Action of Rural Tribal Habitats in Rajnagar Block of Chhatarpur District, M.P.)
The project is involved in specific intervention for addressing the issues of climate change through adapting climate change mitigation measures, sustainable food security of marginalized farmers through traditional and organic methods of agriculture in the mode of farmers led approach, Ensure more opportunities for women and girls children to involve in developmental activities of the society and eradication of social issues such as feudalism, caste and gender discrimination, child labour, female feticide, atrocities against women through People Led Approach. The project is supported by Andheri-Hilfe Bonn.
Activities Conducted under the programme
⦁ Addressing the Issues of Malnutrition
⦁ Addressing the Climate Change
⦁ Village Camps
⦁ Orientation on Agriculture Development
⦁ Establish Linkage and sustainability
⦁ Motivated by the programme 17 people started Goat rearing, 7 people started to rear Baffallo, 29 people started bricks making, 4 poultry, 135 people are cultivating medicinal plant as small scale business. Through VDC 450 people were supported in measuring their land and make the boundary by the Village officer. 120 together voluntarily cleansed the pond in Singro and the water is used for irrigation and household use. 2 old common wells were cleansed by the villagers of Barai and Narayanpura. Surroundings of 5 hand pumps were cleansed by the villagers of Singro and Dhoguwa. 4 hand pumps were repaired by the panchayat through the application of VDC of Singro. 13 dropouts were readmitted in the schools and colleges by the project staff.
⦁ 237 people were linked to the gram panchayat, Janpad Panchayat and Forest department and registered them under MNREGA and now all the daily works are done by these people. 3 common wells were constructed in 3 villages and people are using water for drinking as well as irrigation. 11 women of the area were newly registered for widow pension. 11 people received support from Indira Awas Yojana and 29 people received support from Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana, 22 people received the benefit of Janani Surksha Yojana, 8 people received the benefit of Ladli Laxmi Yojana, 39 people were registered in the BPL list, 600 people were registered under Aadhar, 55 people were registered under voter ID, 230 mtr of PCC road constructed in Dhagwa, 60 families constructed toilets, 6 girls received the benefits of Kanyadhan Yojana, 8 people registered for Old age pension, 4 people received Widow pension, 3 person received pension of Handicapped and 88 women received gas connection under Pardhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
⦁ 52 people of the area newly made Amritpani and sprinkled it in their farm land. 36 people of the area done deep plough in their farm land and used the compost made in a systematic way in the farm land. 55 people newly made the compost pit in their house premise. 29 people made bio-pesticide and used it in their farm land. 75 people are storing their seed by using the local bio-seed preservation technique.
4.SLF (Stichting Liliane Fonds)
The project goal is that “Children and youngsters with disabilities in the North India will live a valued life in the society with equal rights and entitlements and have equal opportunities” and is expecting outcomes like; Children and youngsters with disabilities supported by Liliane Foundation through JVS in North and Northeast India and Nepal will have access to quality and appropriate education or other daytime activities in appropriate environment, will have enhanced physical functionalities, will have access to employment and income facilities and improved standard of living and secured livelihood and will have improved social roles and responsibilities within and outside their families.
Activities Conducted under the programme
⦁ Training programs of Anganwadi workers on early identification and early intervention are conducted
⦁ Workshops and counseling sessions with (government and private) teachers and school management is done on the importance of education for the children with disabilities
⦁ 50 SMC meetings is organised to aware SMC members of accessibility
⦁ Awareness programmes and workshops on Health and Hygiene organized for youngsters, parents and community members
⦁ Local vocational centres (government and private), rehabilitation centres and other appropriate places is contacted for vocational trainings
⦁ The project supports 98 differently abled children for Education, counseling, rehabilitation and income generation support.
⦁ 8 drop out children were readmitted in the schools and supported
⦁ 35 children are provided with DLS, Orientation and mobility and Sensory training
⦁ Along with their education 5 children are also engaged in employment in petty shops
⦁ 10 children from the project area other than the 98 children of the project were admitted in the CWSN Hostel, Satna by the organization
⦁ 10 children of the projects are studying with the help of LV assistive devices
⦁ 98 children of the projects were helped to renew the disability certificate
⦁ 67 children of the project is receiving the scholarship for the disabled children
⦁ 440 Govt. School teachers and 360 AHSA/ANM/AWWs were trained on disability, identification of disability, early intervention etc. and started to support this children in different ways.
⦁ 1006 community people were oriented/sensitized on disability, health and hygiene etc.
⦁ 10 small disabled children who are not in the project were helped to go to the anganwadi.
5.Satna Child Line
CHILDLINE is a 24-hour free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection. CHILDLINE links children to long-term services. Any child / concerned adult can call 1098 free of cost and avail of the service at any time of the day or night. CHILDLINE aims to create a child protection network to reach out to every child.
The CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) is the nodal organization for CHILDLINE across the nation. CIF undertakes replication of CHILDLINE, networking and facilitation, training, research and documentation, and awareness and advocacy at the national and international level.
Activities Conducted under the programme
⦁ “Found Missing & Restoration Category”.
⦁ Mass Awareness
⦁ Open House programs
⦁ Organized 7 days activity named “CHILDLINE Se Dosti”.
⦁ Celebrated Children`s Day with children on 14th November.
⦁ On 17th April 2016 we rescued one child labour from Khunthi.
⦁ In June month CWC, Labour dept. and our team rescued 8 child labours from different premises.
⦁ Rescued 13 Child Beggars from Railway Station.
CHILDLINE Se Dosti Program Children’s Day Celebration
On 14th November we started our CHILDLINE Se Dosti Program with Children’s Day Celebration. We invited District & Session Magistrate (DJ) Mr. Shukla, Mr. A.K. Pathak (Special Magistrate), Mrs. Anu Singh (Principal Magistrate of JJB), Mrs. Shaila Tiwari (Chair Person CWC), Dr. Sharavan Tiwari (CWC Member) and Mr. Jalani Patrika Chair Person (couldn`t reached).
Suraksha Bandhan Program
We took appointments from the Collector, SP, ASP, Station Manager etc. for the activity. On 15th November children tied ribbon on the wrist of the Collector Mr. Santosh Mishra, ASP Mr. Rameshwar Singh Yadav, DSP Mahila Cell Mr. Abhimanyu, Tahseeldar, RPF Inspector Mr. S.P. Singh, SI Mr. D.K. Patel, policemen from GRP and Civil Line PS.
In order to ensure sustainable food security of 80% of marginalized farmers through traditional and organic methods of agriculture the Society implemented Jaivic Jeevan project in collaboration with Manose Unidas, Spain by using the farmers led approach in twenty villages of Majhauli and Sidhi blocks of Sidhi district.
Activities Conducted under the programme
⦁ Training on Watershed methods and rain water runoff structures
⦁ Seed Melas
⦁ Distribution of Nutrition Kits
⦁ Sustainable Agriculture training, special emphasis on Organic and Traditional farming methods Exposure visit of Farmers
⦁ Development of new Kitchen Gardens
⦁ Distribution of fruit trees
⦁ In 6 villages of the project area the people made 7 Bori bandhan (by using sack and sand) and (each blocks is in a length of 3meter) blocked the water runoff and the water is used for the irrigation and for the animals to drink. And 28 farmers are using the water for irrigation and they together irrigated an area of 85-90 acres of farm land.
⦁ 4 hand pump recharging pits were made in 4 villages. The waste water which is normally running through the roads is directed to the pit constructed near the hand pump is recharging the pit as well as reduce the dirty water logging in the area.
⦁ From each village at least 15 farmers prepared their sloppy land in accordance with the methods taught in the trainings. People used to sow and prepare land along the slope and now the 15 each farmer in each village adapted the method of contour farming and the crop is healthy and will have good harvest this time.
⦁ 165 people from the project area is practicing organic farming and used the organic farming methods
⦁ 40 people from the project area prepared “Amrit Pani” (A bio fertilizer) by using the neem leaves and used the fertilizer in their farm land as well as in their kitchen gardens.
⦁ 21 people filled the compost pit by using the raw materials and have dugged it and it will be ready for use after 3 months.
⦁ 160 farmers used the mixed cropping method and the crop is coming up well and is expected to give comparatively more income this year
⦁ 35 farmers practiced the seed treatment method learned from the project to protect the seed from infections
⦁ 25 people of the area prepared bio-pesticide and used it in their farm land
⦁ 35 people selected the seed according to their land conditions and irrigation facility and it is an important aspect of production.
⦁ 335 people implemented the vegetable garden and are cultivating vegetables like: Cauliflower, Leafy vegetables, Chilly, Tomato, Coriander leaf, Cabbage, Radish, Carrot, Bottle guard, Bitter guard, ladies finger and Pumpkin.
Mixed crop of Mrs. Phoolkali of Bakuwa Village
Training at Barseni village
Vegetable garden by Mr. Master of Bakuwa village
Vegetable seed distribution at Kaprola Village
7.DBCS Free Cataract Surgery project (NPCB)
The Society signed MoU with District Health Society of Satna for conducting free cataract surgery from the districts of Satna, Panna, Sidhi, Katni, Chattarpur and Rewa under National Programme for the Control of Blindness for the reimbursement of the surgeries conducted. The project during the year under review conducted 3000 free cataract surgeries from the district of Satna. All the patient details are entered in the NPCB website and applied for the reimbursement.
8.Disability Inclusive Eye Health Programme By CHAI (Catholic Health Association of India) and CBM (Christoffel Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission)
The organization is in collaboration with CHAI is implementing a project called Disability Inclusive Eye health programme. The objectives of the programmes are:
⦁ Reduce the prevalence of diseases which cause impairment
⦁ Minimize the conditions which lead to disability.
⦁ Promote equal opportunities for economic empowerment, Livelihood Security and full inclusion in all aspects of society for persons with disability.
During the year under review the project conducted 1300 free surgeries under this programme, organized 2 comprehensive eye screening camps, Celebrated World Sight Day, Oriented 50 Anganwadi workers on “Disability Inclusive health” and prepared a referral map to help the beneficiaries access various organisations according to their disability.
The Society is in collaboration with Life Insurance Corporation has implemented 3 plans in the project area like:
⦁ Bhagya Lakshmi jeevan bima under micro insurance category
⦁ Jeevan Madhur bima a simple savings related life insurance plan
⦁ Jeevan Mangal Plan – Micro Insurance Product Till date 350 people have taken these policies and 200 premiums received their maturity claim and 2 people received the death claim through these plans.
10.Samaritan Netra Deepti Hospital
Samaritan Netra Deepti hospital is sister concern of Samaritan Social Service Society which offers Eye care services to the under privileged and vulnerable sections of the communities in Satna, Katni, Umaria, Panna, Chattarpur and Rewa districts.
In order to help the helpless the Society is implementing 3 projects in collaboration with National Programme for the Control of Blindness, Sightsavers and Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) and through this project support the Hospital conducts free cataract Surgery for the vulnerable sections of the community.
Community college is an alternative system of education, which aims at the empowerment of the disadvantaged and the underprivileged (urban poor, rural poor, tribal poor men and women). They are given appropriate skills development trainings leading to gainful empowerment in collaboration with the local industry and the community. Thus, they can achieve skills for empowerment.
Samaritan has been providing vocational training for school dropouts children in Samaritan compound since 2003, besides vocational training programs at community level. Samaritan Community College was opened for coordinating all SSSS’s Vocational Training programs in 2005. The Samaritan Community College is affiliated to ICRDCE (Indian Center for Research and Development of Community Education, Chennai). Along with Nursing Assistant Course the organization also trains the students in Basic English and basic computer.
Samaritan has been providing vocational training for school dropouts children in Samaritan compound since 2003, besides vocational training programs at community level.
Samaritan has been running tailoring and dress designing course for developing the skills and the empowerment of poor and marginalized girls in different centres of Satna Diocese. It is a six month course and it is organized for the youth between the age group of 17-25.
A majority of urban and rural boys are unemployed and the percentage of unemployed is a little higher among the age group of 18 – 24 years. In order to reduce the unemployment and support the youth from go astray, the society trained and provided license for many youth. Among them many are self-employed and others are working as wage labour.