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Wash Awareness Campaign
The Organisation did tangible work at grassroot level to meet the concept of ”Mission Sanitation’. The organization conducted “Wash Awareness Campaign” in dry and parched villages of Rajgarh, District Alwar Rajasthan.
The objectives of the campaign were:-
• To create Awareness about ill effects of open defecation
• Health Hygiene Promotion
• Importance of household toilet
• Motivation for construction and use of low cost sanitation facilities
• Maintenance of Toilet
• Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene
International Centre for Women and Child did counseling session with adolescent girls and women regarding menstrual hygiene as women having better knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene and safe practices are less vulnerable to Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) and its consequences. Therefore, increased knowledge about Menstruation right from childhood may escalate safe practices and may help in mitigating the suffering of millions of women.
ICWC also covered water-starved villages and 2000 population of women, children adolescent girls, youth Aanganwari worker, school students, teachers etc under wash awareness campaign. The awareness campaigns were initiated for a period of 13 days to cover the villages. In a day, two training camps were organized, one to two villages were covered daily to generate awareness about safe sanitation practices and health and hygiene issues. Apart from enhancement of their awareness and knowledge level on safe sanitation practices, ICWC team also acted as a facilitator to improve health of women. It also worked to let women empower themselves to create a supportive enabling and women friendly environment.
The programme of rural sanitation aimed to address the issues to reduce the probability of people’s exposure to disease and provide hygienic environment and take measures to break the cycle of human waste.
Rural Sanitation Programme
The Organization’s main thrust was to contribute for sustainable sanitation solutions with pollution free environment in the public interest predominately through
• Capacity building and skill upgradation, knowledge management, knowledge sharing and technology transfer
• Raising awareness and social transformation
With a view to strengthen these areas of operation, the organization undertook design, construction, operation and maintenance of sanitation services, monitoring and evaluation of sanitation projects. In respect of rendering Housekeeping services to public institutions including hospitals, International Centre for Women and Child worked in collaboration with World Vision India and constructed 60 household toilets in villages of Rajgarh District Alwar, 27 in Barmer, constructed 11 new toilets and renovated 7 toilet complexes in schools of Tonk District, Rajasthan. It is dedicated to promote the mission “sanitation for all”.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan
ICWC has been promoting a healthy environment for the mission of all-round development of children specially those belonging to weaker section of society. The organization was empanelled with Universal Elementary Education Mission (UEEM) in 2011 and ran two special learning centers in M.C.Pry. Co education School, D Block Mahavir Enclave & M.C. Pry. girls School, Palam Village.
a. The main aim was not only to educate, but also to have fun, raise the children’s self esteem by teaching them that they are valued members of the community. The core themes with the SSA Centers were literacy, creative therapy, healthcare education and human rights. ICWC was also able to create its own themes on clean water conservation, and waste management / pollution awareness were two examples of such theme
b. Full time community schools for small un-served habitations
c. Specific strategies for special groups like child labour, street children, adolescent girls, girls belonging to certain backward communities, children of migrating families etc.
d. To teach literacy, creative therapy, health care and hygiene education, children’s right and other topic via audio-video methods.
e. Recreational and development activities, organizing special event such as children’s day, environment day etc.
f. Innovative programmes- the innovations can be in the areas of pedagogic practices, curriculum, programme management, textbooks etc.
The Target area was below poverty line group of Mahavir Enclave, Rajiv Gandhi Camp J.J. Cluster, Sadh Nagar, Manglapuri.
Primary source of employment
• Rag Picking
• Construction labour
• Domestic help
Project Description:-The Project aimed to tackle child labour in the slum and promoted the concept of “Right to education” through community involvement.
Empowerment of women prisoners of Jail No.6, Tihar Hail, New Delhi
The life in prison is unspeakably different from that of an ordinary human being. We see people inside the prison who cry out in their lost future and crushed hopes. They feel acute loneliness among the crowd. Tihar Jail authorities gave us the opportunities to run Income Generating Programme- encouraging programme for the welfare of inmates. The programme involved empowering inmates by providing jobwork. They have been trained in Dal Papad making, handmade vermicelli. This project not only helped them in their financial strength but also socio economic upliftment and counseling on gender issues.
The organization also promoted marketing of products prepared by erstwhile women scavengers at Alwar & Tonk. Working in collaboration with Sulabh International Social Service Organization, ICWC also delivered raining programme for manual scavengers at District Alwar & Tonk, Rajasthan under self employment scheme for rehabilitation of manual scavenger’s scheme of previously. It was aided by ministry of social justice and empowerment since organization has been running of its own.
Climate Change/ Solar Energy
Coverage:- Students and Teachers of Universal Public School
Duration: 2 Days
Sponsor: National Environment Awareness Campaign (Ministry of environment and forest)
Major Activities: Awareness Camp, Action Component, Development of IEC Material:- Climate Change and Solar Energy
• Organization succeeded in creating awareness regarding non-conventional source of energy, i.e. Solar, Biogas etc.
• Acted as a facilitator to provide update information about solar energy equipment outlet
• Put demonstration of solar energy equipment models
• Made audience understand the concept of Climate Change and importance of solar energy
Cancer Awareness Programme
ICWC conducted one workshop on “Role of Women in spreading the awareness about Cancer” in collaboration with Aureate Cancer Foundation in Rajdhani College and covered 80 students and 10 lecturers. The main objective behind the programme was to enhance the knowledge of cancer as it is the most common among them and they are vulnerable to this fatal disease.
The focus points of the camp were:-
• Prevention is better than cure
• General discussion on women health
• Awareness on Cancer diseases by well known oncologist
ICWC made the programme lively by organizing “Elocution Contest” on Role of Women in spreading the awareness about Cancer” organization, distributed the prize to first second and third rank decided by jury members and gave away appreciation certificate to all contestants.
Funded by Aureate Cancer Foundation
Date on 24 September 2009.
Objectives:To enhance the knowledge of Cancer among women’s as they are vulnerable to this disease.
Coverage:100 College Students and 10 Lecturer including college Principal.
Venue: Rajdhani College
Target: Students of Colleges
Venue: Rajdhani College
Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign on HIV/AIDS in J.J. slum of Delhi
In collaboration with DELHI STATE AIDS control society, ICWC organized IEC campaign camp of counseling, film projection, nukkad natak twice per J.J. Cluster with duration of 20 to 25 minutes. The components of the camp were counseling, film projection, IEC Material stall and condom distribution. Our team came across very painful experiences in these camps as people came with their problems, as they were the sufferer of the disease, and till date they were ignorant of the treatment and whom to consult? ICWC counselor helped the victim through counseling about what the disease is all about, its causes, prevention and from where they get treatment, schemes of Govt. like CTC centre.
Objectives of the campaign:–
• To create awareness on HIV/ AIDS and STD among JJ clusters population
• To impart knowledge on this population about the HIV/AIDS related services in Delhi
• To promote utilization of available services under HIV/AIDS control programme
International Centre for Women and Child was shortlisted for the above mentioned programme and the organization implemented the programme in following J.J. cluster of west Delhi.
• ICWC Team succeeded in enhancing awareness level among community of J..J. Cluster especially adolescent group, they shared their problems and asked their queries
• We focused on adolescent counseling, as the ICWC counselor did their counseling separately because they have the skill to multiply the message and can act as a change agent
• The team worked with a motto of making youth as a pressure group
• ICWC succeeded in detecting AIDS Patient. The counselor advised them to go for treatment, act as a facilitator for accessibility of treatment and did follow up in this regard to ensure that they were benefited with all the possible entitlement of treatment by the Delhi Govt.
Clean Yamuna Manch
Agra program was basically to create public awareness & people’s participation to combat Yamuna pollution with goal and objectives. This program was organized in consortium of three organizations i.e. Sulabh International Academy of Environmental Sanitation, International Centre for Women & Child & SPICMACAY. The goal of the project was to sensitize different stakeholders and local people about Yamuna River and mobilize support of all citizens to successfully combat pollution through proper awareness, advocacy and sensitization.
No. of Programmes
Awareness camp 3
Showcasing 10 days
Interschool competition 4
Publicity through cable 5 months
Joint responsibility with SIAES
Production of film & video documentation
IEC print material
• Community sanitation & health
• Highlighting the source of Yamuna Pollution
• Publicity of YAP-1 assets
• Solid Waste Management
• Recycling of waste
• Water conservation
• Availability of Infrastructure
• Public Private Partnership
• Public Awareness & participation
• Industrial waste management (leather &paitha;)
• Yamuna Pollution & its impact on community health
• Role of community in prevention of Yamuna Pollution
• Role of Resident Welfare Association in management of Domestic waste
The Phase II programme of the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP-II) envisaged a twofold strategy in pollution control and abatement of the river Yamuna by adopting visible actions on the improvement of water quality and synchronizing the engineering and non-engineering interventions. It sought to undertake the “Clean Yamuna Manch”, a special driver under its Public Participation and Awareness (PP&A) component in Agra. The responsibilities of project were given to Sulabh International Academy of Environment Sanitation (SIAES), as lead organization in partnership with International Centre for Women and Child (ICWC) & SPIC MACAY to fulfill the objectives of the project for the city of Agra.
It was a special drive to compliment/supplement Public Participation & Awareness component of Yap-II through mass awareness, policy initiatives, advocacy, networking research, media, and documentation and information dissemination. The programme targeted various stakeholders- local communities, government department, the media, religions institutions, students & other youth, women industries, hoteliers, Resident welfare associations, voluntary groups etc. The consortium worked from 1st December 2006 to 30th November 2007.
Socio-Economic & Environment Up-gradation of CTC Neighbourhood Programme under PP& A Component in YAP-II, for Project Town Karnal, Haryana
Duration: 3 years
Sponsor: Water supply and sanitation department, Haryana
Coverage: 8 community toilet complexes
Major Activities : Survey, Health awareness Camp, Cultural Programme, Workshop, Volunteer Formation and training, Quiz, Drawing, essay writing, debate competition, field visit, cleanliness drive and plantation.
• Enhancement in CTC users
• CBO’s strengthened
• Enhancement in socio economic and environment status of CTC neighbourhood community
• Formed 265 volunteer
• Developed Mahila Mandal with 368 women eradication in open defecation as 50 percent houses have constructed toilet in home and other used community toilet complex
• Built strong networking and linkage with municipal council, area counselor MLA
School health and hygiene programme under PP&A Component of YAP-II in Project Town Agra West Part –A , Uttar Pradesh
Facts and Figures
Govt. Schools – 64
Students – 12.091
Teachers – 328
No. of school sanitation club – 63
No. of peer educators – 725
Major Activities: Awareness camp, training, workshop, interschool competition, field visit, publication, development of IEC material
Duration: 3 years
Sponsor: U.P. Jal Nigam, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
• Improved basic amenities in all covered Schools i.e. dustbins, gates, boundary wall & toilets
• Made students as a change agent and teacher as successful educator
• Created awareness and sensitized students and community people on the issue of health, hygiene and sanitation
• Brought a drastic improvement in personal hygiene status of students
• Ensured enhancement in greenery in schools & neighborhood community through plantation and community involvement in it.
• Worked for improvement in solid waste management as use of dustbin in school and dustbin at classroom level
• Developed responsible behavior among Primary and middle school students through development of school sanitation club, higher class students were conveying the message of health hygiene and sanitation to junior schools
• Encouraged and motivated school in-charge of schools to make proper use of school funds.
School health and hygiene Programme
Awareness Component Public Participation & Awareness Programme, Faridabad, Haryana
Govt. Schools – 50
Students – 23,185
Teachers – 535
Major Activities:Awareness camp training, workshop, interschool competition, field visit, publication, development of IEC material
Sponsor:Water Supply and sanitation department (Haryana)
• ICWC team succeeded in maintaining basic amenities in Govt. Primary School in terms of improvement in infrastructure
• Encourage use of dustbin at classroom level
• Augmented greenery inside schools through plantation no. 300
• Held school immunization programmme through health checkup camp
• Achieved the target of active and quality participation of Govt. Primary school teachers in the programme as they were the part of school sanitation club activities in the form of monitoring the activities
• ICWC ensured in making stakeholders understand the importance of health hygiene and sanitation in day to day life.
This awareness programme was funded by National Legal Service Authority (GOI) under which awareness camps were organized in Alwar district of Rajasthan and Mewat region of Haryana. In this programme, people were made aware about their right for water and its conservation in day to day life. The beneficiaries were aware how to use water hygiene for consumption.
• To create awareness about the various water borne diseases through contaminated water consumption and available water treatment technologies
• To create an awareness among the people about the water harvesting techniques
• To provide information among the people about the water rights
• To create awareness among people related to the need for water conservation through improved practices
The programme was organized in 20 villages of Alwar (Raj.) and 10 villages of district Mewat (Haryana).
Public hearing for Meo women Gender sensitization
A public hearing for Meo Women on Gender Sensitization was organized by International Centre for Women and Child, sponsored by National Commission for Women dated 25.08.06 at PC Jewelers Dharmshala Pinangwan, Block Punhana, Dist. Mewat (Haryana). The chief objective of the public hearing was to focus and bring to the fore various issues of gender sensitization and discrimination, violence against women female foeticide, the declining sex ratio and the burning issue of the present scenario.
Another Public hearing with the same objective was organized by ICWC on 30.08.06 at YMD collage, Nuh, Dist. Mewat (Haryana), with Mrs. Yasmin Abrar, Member, National Commission for Women. She laid stress on the need for legal literacy camp, women rights & their education. She also mentioned that women are the foundation of nuclear family and society and they also have to take care of all family members. The emphasis was laid on how women should not discriminate between her children i.e between boys & girls for education and proper nutrition, and the girl should be married only after the age of 18.
Objective: To focus and bring to the various issues of gender sensitization and discrimination, violence against women, female foeticide
No. of Beneficiary: Total no. of 160 female beneficiaries of Mewat (Haryana)
Women Entrepreneurism through Promotion of Self Help Group & Income Generating Activities
The organization has benefited with rich experience of imparting training, capacity building of skill development in rural development programme, i. e., it worked with Mewat development Agency (MDA) in rural women entrepreneurism through promotion of self help group and income generating activities. International Centre for Women & Child associated with MDA for the upliftment of Meo women through income generating activities for SHG women in Mewat. The key objectives of the project were to impart training and information to enhance their skill and personality, to aware them about hygienic and quality preparations, to strengthen their economy by building their capacity to earn more, to empower SHG’s by making them active entrepreneurs cum primary stake holders in the process of development and providing them a visible platform for easy to access domestic market, and the organization also imparted training to 3350 SHG women in 83 villages.
Under this projects, the covered components were:-
• To impart training and information to enhance their skill and personality
• To aware them about hygienic and quality preparations
• To strengthen their economy by building their capacity to earn more
• To empower SHG’s by making them active entrepreneurs cum primary stake holders in the process of development and providing them a visible platform for easy to access to domestic market
• To ensure effective collective participation of all members involved in production and marketing process for optimal growth in human resource, production, business and income
• To create centers of excellence “Mewat Emporium” (based on philosophy of cooperation with well integrated forward and backward linkages)
• Social interventions- baseline survey, organized of SHG
• Technological interventions-training of SHG’s development supply and dissemination of modern improved tools, equipments, products and process technologies, design technology up-gradation, etc
• Marketing interventions- organized participation in handicrafts exhibition, craft fairs and festivals, workshop on entrepreneurship development
• Financial interventions through margin money support.
ICWC well succeeded to meet the basic concept of market linkage, that is, acceptance of products prepared by SHG’s Food processing- Papad, handmade, Pickle, Embroidery- bed sheets, cushion cover, saree , Handicraft- changeri, mobile covers, coasters, jute bags and cloth bags, foot mat, fruit basket, Candles- gel candles, designer candles. Besides this, the organization also made it a point for high quality promotion of SHG products through participation of melas (fairs).
Provision of holistic package of skills training and support services for employment, including self employment to poor rag-picker women in Delhi.
This programme was funded by International Labour Organisation (ILO) under “Decent Employment for women in India.” The development objective of the programme was to improve the skill levels and employ ability of women in the urban informal sector and their social status in the Labour Market, thereby improving their socio-economic position.
Awareness Generation Programme in slum of Delhi
A project was granted by Delhi Social Welfare Board under which Awareness Camps were organized in Anna Nagar and Nizammuddin ward no. 2. Under this project, awareness was provided on various issues, like Family planning methods, First aid and Immunization, Health and Nutrition, ill effects of Alcohol and drugs, importance of household toilet, personal hygiene and sanitation, skill enhancement training, legal literacy, importance of primary and adult education etc. The programme was inaugurated by Smt. Simmi Jain, Chairperson, Delhi Social Welfare Board.
International Centre for Women and Child makes sustained efforts for all-around development of women and children who are the worst and most silent sufferers. The organization in collaboration with Win Medicare had organized activities among women groups. The main objectives of these activities were to mobilize female from 14 yrs to 40 yrs and aware them for emergency contraceptive NORLEVO the proven approach. We organized activities such as debate; poster making, presentation to ensure the qualitative involvement in the programme. During the programme, a doctor (Gynecologist) delivered talk on women’s health issues in women’s development.
Our team visited the premises to advertise the programme in advance (a week). During the activity, our doctor (Gynecologist) delivered her talk on “Women’s health-issues in women’s development. She mentioned about the NORLEVO”. The programme was organized in Bharti College, Jesus and Merry College, and Well Baby Shows were organized in resettlement colonies.