Vocation Training: – Novlok Welfare Society had started their journey with mission convergence in 2009 at Chandni Chowk. We were already working at Sant Nagar on same project.
Its starts from the individual to the family, from there to the community then to society and finally to the nation. Individual and family are the major challenging areas to address the issues of women and girls. Promoting community participation to hammer in gender equality. Women form one half of any community and the strength of the present and the nurture of the future of that community depend on how empowered the women of that communities are. Unfortunately, our country–which is home to a culture that first apportioned equal, even better at times, status to women–has women living in pitiable state.
It is a process to guide the individual to the various paths through which they are able to discover and utilize his potentials and capabilities, tendencies and desires to lead a pleasant life and contributes to the happiness of their society.
Guidance process has an important and constructive impact on the individual life as it helps them achieve harmony between the various factors of his personality, tendencies and preparedness and the reality of life. This helps him develop and grow in various psychological, social and economic aspects and consequently assist in achieving prosperity and progress of the society in where the lives.
Goal of the Vocational activities.
• Purpose of this training to guide trainees in various psychological, moral, social, educational and occupational aspects in order to become active members in the nation building process.
• To work towards discovering the skills, capabilities and tendencies of distinct or ordinary trainees and help them invest their skills.
• To discuss the personal, social or educational problems encountered by the trainees during their study and work towards finding appropriate solutions which enable them to progress in their study?
• To encourage trainees to learn and give them an insight into the training unit system and help them utilize available programs.
• To help trainees select the specialization and occupation which meet the society requirement?
The motto of the trade is to bring the girls/women outside the door so that they may learn some income generating skills to make their future better and self reliant. We started Vocational classes in Chandni Chowk since Feb. 2012
From feb 2012 to Sep 2012 we facilitated 50 females in Beauty& Culture & 51 in Cutting And & Tailoring
From 1st oct to 20 April we facilitated 50 females in Beauty& Culture & 51 in Cutting And & Tailoring
From May 2012 Nov 2013 we facilitated 51 females in Beauty& Culture & 51 Cutting And & Tailoring
Nov. 2013 May 2014 we facilitated 51 females in Beauty& Culture & 51 in Cutting And & Tailoring
In financial year April 2012 to March 2013, 201 students appeared in vocational exam.
We are running two vocational courses: Beauty Culture & Cutting & Tailoring .
From 2009 to till date we had trained approximately 800 beneficiaries with the help of this training could reinforce by working that their economic situation.
Menstruation & Hygiene:-
In vocational classes we also give awareness about menstruation & personal hygiene.
The rural women have always been neglecting their personal health, hygiene and sanitation due to various reasons which in turn lead to serious health problems. “These kinds of sessions and programmes encourage them to share their problems and also create awareness about the various health issues that these women have to deal with”
In FY 2012- March 2013.
We 472 females converted from non user to use of sanitary pads.
Microfinance Activities/Livelihood (SHG formation)
The concept behind self help group is very important to understand for achieving the mission goal of women empowerment. SHGs world wide have become symbols of the collective power of women. Strong & active SHGs become strong advocacy groups for taking up issues of the individual and the community. And SHGs have also involved in lots of activities like Awaj Uthao, Mahila Mandal, WATSAN groups.
These women select their own leader and fix the tenure for such leadership. The group meets regularly, take its own decisions, maintain their own records and have access to their own funds.
SHGs were started in Sant Nager & Burari, Chandni Chowk, area and emerged as effective institution for supplementary credit delivery for the family. Many of the SHG members are now individually taking up micro enterprise activities for income generation. Through these SHGs we have been able to bring the credit to the doorstep of these poor women through Bank linkage.
The main objective of the formation of SHG groups is to train them in micro finance & thrift activities of initiation and upgrading livelihood opportunities
A mobilizer is appointed for S.H.G. i.e. S.H.G. Mobilizer
Purpose of the S.H.G. is to make a group in the community for empowering the women economically.
Each group has 15-20 members with a President, a Secretary and a Cashier.
Every group has their own by laws and own bank account along with pass book and cheque book.
Each group conducts two meetings in a month on the decided dates and collects the particular amount.
After some time, when the group has become mature, group members maintained all the records by their own under the supervision of S.H.G. Mobilizer.
When group perform all responsibility by their own, GRC tried to involve them in some entrepreneurship.
When groups attain its earning position GRC will leave the group and they run the group by their own.
• Non-formal education
In education component total 45 students in remedial 34 adult, 37 in NFE (37 students mainstreamed in financial year April 2012 to March 2013.
Basic Literacy Exam 2014
Information desk (Help Desk)
Help Desk works like a reception counter of a national/multi national company at GRC. When beneficiaries visit to GRC first they interact first with Help (Information) Desk Officer where they can quarry regarding schemas & activities are running at GRC.
Why Water Sanitation awareness is Important?
Our effort is to communicate the community about the different government programs and process of accessing it.
Without safe hygiene practices, health benefits from better water and sanitation services will be limited. Hygiene promotion has a positive impact on health even without improvements in water and sanitation services. Hygiene promotion is mostly about changing people’s hygiene behavior, a difficult and often slow process.
It begins with working with local residents to understand their beliefs, practices, and problems, and raising awareness of the impacts of poor sanitation. Residents work with support teams to devise appropriate remedies. Hygiene behaviors can be divided into five main areas:
• Safe disposal of human faeces.
• Protection and use of water sources.
• Home and environmental hygiene.
• Water and personal hygiene.
• Food hygiene.
Education about how to maintain and care for toilets is often part of hygiene education.Key elements of a good hygiene promotion programme include:
• Close interaction between local residents and support teams to identify a specific local problem or behavior as the priority target.
• Household participation in identifying problems and needs and in finding solutions for those problems and needs.
• Development of an effective communication or education campaign.
• Local level advocacy work.
• Evaluating the impact of the programme.
The best way to start a hygiene promotion programme is to understand local hygiene-related health problems and then identify one simple hygiene behavior improvement goal as the target. Don’t overload communities with too many messages!
Global Handwashing day 15 October 2013
We celebrate the Global Handwashing day 15 October 2013 with the beneficiaries & students.
Theme “Clean hands save lives”
Students of SKV Senior Secondary School Chandni Chowk, Delhi 06
Hygiene is critical to good health as it reduces the transmission of disease and the number of deaths from infectious diseases. The simple act of handwashing with soap during critical times is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways of preventing diarrhea and pneumonia. In spite of its potential to save lives, handwashing with soap is not always practiced.
Why we celebrate Global Hand washing day?
The campaign was initiated to reduce mortality rates related to diarrhea diseases by introducing simple behavioral changes, such as hand washing with soap, which according to research can reduce the rate by almost 50 per cent.
Hand washing with soap is one of the easiest tasks a child can learn. It’s also one of the most important.
Every year, more than two million children lose their lives to preventable illnesses such as diarrhea and pneumonia – many of which could be prevented simply through washing hands at critical times. Today, Global Hand washing Day, is an occasion to remind us of the importance of this simple public health intervention.
About 2.2 million children under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the world. Hand-washing is not only simple and inexpensive, but remarkably, hand-washing with soap can dramatically cut the number of young children who get sick. Hand-washing with soap could protect about 1 out of every 3 young children who get sick with diarrhea and almost 1 out of 6 young children with respiratory infections like pneumonia. Although people around the world clean their hands with water, very few use soap to wash their hands. Washing hands with soap removes germs much more effectively.
Handwashing with soap is the most effective & inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal & acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries.
According to UNICEF
Where we are today?
Rates of handwashing with soap around the world are low. Observed rates of handwashing with soap at critical moments –after using the toilet and before handling food – range from nilto little more than 30 per cent.
• In India, there are very few programmes that promote handwashing with soap. Children
are reached every year through the Global Handwashing Campaign to increase knowledge and practice of handwashing with soap.
• Handwashing with soap is now a part of extended hygiene campaigns in several states of
the country. The Mid-Day Meal Scheme by the government also provides an ideal platform
to promote the practice of handwashing with soap among children.
Handwashing with soap is the “vaccine” that prevents infections.
Human feces are the main source of diarrheal pathogens. They are the source of shigellosis, typhoid, cholera, all other common endemic gastro-enteric infections and some respiratory infections such as influenza and pneumonia. A single gram of human feces can contain 10 million viruses and one million bacteria.
These pathogens are passed from an infected host to a new one via various routes but all of these illnesses emanate from feces. Removing excreta and cleaning hands with soap after contact with fecal material –from using the toilet or cleaning a child – prevents the transmission of the bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause diarrheal diseases.
Other measures (food handling, water purification, and fly control) have an impact on these diseases as well, but sanitation and handwashing provide the necessary protection against fecal contact. They start by creating initial barriers to fecal pathogens from reaching the domestic environment. Handwashing with soap stops the transmission of disease agents and so can significantly reduce diarrhea and respiratory infections, and may impact skin and eye infections.
Because handwashing can prevent the transmission of a variety of pathogens, it may be more effective than any single vaccine. Promoted on a wide enough scale, handwashing with soap can be thought of as a “do-it-yourself” vaccine. Ingraining the habit of handwashing could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention.
We had given kits to 5 winners of the quiz competition. The kit included items that we thought necessary for clean hands. This included a bar of soap, hand sanitizer and a hand towel. We teach children hand washing steps & also distributed pamphlets.
When should you wash your hands?
• Before, during, and after preparing food
• Before eating food
• Before and after caring for someone who is sick
• Before and after treating a cut or wound
• After using the toilet
• After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
• After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
• After touching an animal or animal waste
• After handling pet food or pet treats
• After touching garbage
Calibration with GRC vocational students & SHG members
What is the right way to wash your hands?
• Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
• Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
• Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
• Rinse your hands well under running water.
• Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
What if I don’t have soap and clean, running water?
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.
At the end of the program the VT students & SHG members were shown a film.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 JUNE 2012
On the occasion of World Environment Day June 5, 2012 a meeting was held in Sarai Top Khana with community members and children’s.
We must have to understand that “the problems of the environment can only be solved within the process of development”. The growing population with its ever increasing needs is often considered to be the reason for the mismatch between the availability of natural resources and the number of people that are sharing them. This situation is further aggravated when even a section of the population adopts unsustainable production and consumption practices. The future is bleak if we continue with the business as usual.
It is our duty to keep the environment cleanAs we interact with nature, we often tend to neglect some of the significant implications, may be not just out of mere carelessness but due to lack of knowledge, attitudes and value systems. Fortunately, people all around the world are becoming more aware of their environment than ever before. However, mere awareness may just make us more intelligent but not necessarily committed or accountable. But, in this age of cost-conscious society where the science of economics is ruling the world, we are left with no choice but to ‘act’. But we need to focus on these matters because these matters are related to our life.
Also discuss on the environmental issues ….
*Say no to plastics
In the end of the programme plantation by women and children’s
• Legal Awareness Generation
Legal Awareness & legal aid forms & important component of the gender empowerment intervention programs under GRC SK. Women in the communities are open to the worst forms of deprivation and right abuse in absence either knowledge of access to redressal mechanism. Legal Awareness facilitates women’s march to words enlightened & aware existence. The GRC SK must focus on inclusion of community women in the programs by encouraging them to come out of their homes and report cases of atrocities, violence, discrimination & other crime against women rampant in the community.
4 Legal Awareness Sessions and 2 Legal Counseling have been conducted by GRC every month. Purpose of the component is to aware the community about their rights and if someone violated their rights they can knock the door of DLSA (Delhi Legal Service Authority).
It caters the beneficiary without any charges. A beneficiary can go and got their rights without paying a single penny.
4 Legal Awareness Session is conducted in the community (2 by lawyer and 2 by Para Legal Trainer) to make the people aware about their legal rights.
2 Legal Counseling Sessions are conducted at GRC Office for help and interacted with the Advocate.
We organize Legal awareness camps where we covered 1014 peoples to aware about their rights.
In counseling 34 cases counseled in FY April 2012 to March 2013. & cases referred to DLSA.
• Health Camps & Health Clinic
The primary focus of this component is to sensitize women to words their health need and to promote health seeking behaviors in them by holding regular medical camps in the community. Women in the target areas by and large neglect their health & through this activity SSS aim are to provide focused health care awareness & intervention at the community level & link it with Govt. for primary secondary, thirdly health care. It also in the words to focus on preventive health care and community medicines. The mail objective of the programs is to generate awareness on health issues & provide primary health care services vulnerable community with focus on women *& the target focus group for the component are vulnerable families residing in the community as identify in the survey specially women & children’s.
But as far as entitlements to govt. Schemes are concerned even men falling under the vulnerable category are to be facilitated for accessing the provisions. We effort to linkage health mission primary health centers anganwadi and asha workers. We are approaching community to participate in all the govt. run health initiative like immunization pulls polio, dengue, T.B., AIDS awareness camps, Health & sanitation derives pre and post natal care etc. are required to promote sex education for listen in order to check the mobility due to STD., RTI, HIV AIDS cases create awareness in the community to prevent female feticide and raise status of the girl child’s. We must also promote family planning actively in the community.
GRC’s have to conduct two O.P.D.s in a month and one health camp in two months.
In every Bi-monthly camp, there are (at least and paid) three doctors one Gynecologist, One Pediatrician and one General Physician with a Pharmacist present.
Every camp is based on a pre-decided theme and every GRC tie-up with other organizations for their participation in the camp.
In financial April 2012 to march 2013 we organized 6 health camps where we facilitated 1474 beneficiaries
In 24 OPDs (twice in a month) we facilitated 1223 beneficiaries