VJNNS has identified several problems prevailing in the near by areas.
Few of them are listed below:
Illiteracy, inertia, ignorance, lack of confidence, misconceptions and superstitious beliefs, gender bias, lack of vision, unawareness of the available resources, unawareness to the rights, provisions & policies, lack of vocational courses, emotional attachments and sentiments dominating practical living, cultural practices, low income, no social status, no insight on learning to live, inadequate livelihood means, geographical isolation, easy provocation to expectations, lack of opportunities to get wage labor, high dependency on government etc.,
To address the situation, following programs/projects were planned and executed:
• Constructed two go-downs for storage of crops.
• Conducted training for 25 tribal youth as veterinary Assistants.
• Conducted training for 60 local tribal women to work as health guides and teachers.
• 620 community members and youth from four mandals were trained on human resource development and village development prospects. •They all were given knowledge on all the development aspects and legal rights & acts.
• Constructed three community development centers for the women associations, wherein several sessions of vocational training were imparted.
• Constructed one training centre for providing training to community and staff.
• Relief activities for 10000 families were taken up during the cyclone period & around 360 houses were constructed for the cyclone victims.
• About 3600 women members were empowered through 72 training programs, covering women from 12 mandals.
• Constructed three community health clinics in the field areas.
• 686 Micro level plans covering three tribal mandals were prepared, issues were identified, needs were prioritized & community actions were implemented on those identified issues by giving representations to various officials and forums. Many issues were successfully empowered and worked in close collaboration with government.
• Provided various capacity building training sessions to all the habitations covering 686 villages of three mandals. Trainings on PRI, CBO strengthening, training to youth on bore mechanics were imparted.
• Provided awareness through kala jathas on various themes covering all the 686 habitations of the three mandals. The topics included are: health, education, nutrition, environment, fall of trees, water, hygiene, sanitation, use of toilet, use of iodized salt, prevention of child trafficking, HIV/AIDs, care during the pregnancy, antenatal care, postnatal care, eradication of child labor, and storage of ground water.
• Established 15 child clubs in 15 panchyats.
FUND SPONSORS FOR THE PROGRAMS:
• EZE – West Germany,
• Swiss Aid,
• Save The Children London – UK
• Candian High Commission- Canada,
• Missorer, Germany,
• Water Aid London,
• Care – Step – EC
• IGSSS, New Delhi
• CARE – India,
• CCF, IPCC, Hyderabad,
• Care – Hyderabad and Chief Minister Relief Fund, AP govt,
• UNFPA – Ministry of health and family welfare – New delhi,
• UNICEF, Hyderabad.
FUTURE GOALS IN BRIDGING THE GAPS:
• Rights based programs to be taken up
• Promotion of RTI
• More collaborative programs with government
• Women empowerment and sustainable programs for the organizations and community
• More awareness on three basic issues on child rights, child protection, child trafficking, knowing the women rights
• Promote and Work on domestic violence act
• Gender equality