Report on Field Exposure to Hada Block by School of Social Sciences

Report on Field Exposure to Hada Block by School of Social Sciences

Report on Field Exposure to Hada Block by School of Social Sciences

Department of MSW organized a field exposure to Hada Block of Gulabpur town at Bhilwara district on April 22, 2019. The visit was organized in association with the Health and livelihood programs run by an NGO named ‘CARE India Solutions for Sustainable Development’, Rajasthan (A regional venture of Care International).

In the visit students of MSW were exposed to the program objectives and program outcomes of the livelihood & Health projects by observing their daily activities and nodal centers of the CARE. The objective of the visit was to expose Students towards development of capacities of Anganwadi workers in pre-school education, health, hygiene and Women SHGs.

The Health programs of CARE is being executed through Conventional Anganwadi centers and new innovated Nand Ghars. Nand Ghars are improved version of conventional anganwadi centre where trained and qualified MSW professionals are involved in project planning and its execution. A comparative study of Conventional Aganwadi centres (3) and Nand Ghars (3) was done by the students through purposive selection. Students used questionnaire and digital tool to record the observations.

On the basis of observations it was found that conventional Anganwadi Centers are built and executed as per the guidelines of ICDS where as Nand Ghars has been developed with the financial support of Vedanta Resources Limited (A venture of Jindal Group of Companies). Under the health programs both Anganwadi centers are involved improve the health and well-being of children below six years of age in Hada Block.

The second objective of the visit was to expose students to Kushi Project which is a livelihood program of CARE at Hada block run through Women SHGs. The project is financially supported by Vendanta Resources. Here women are making school uniforms and diet for school students. At the same times women SHGs are also giving tailoring training to other women of nearby villages of the same block so that women can change their lives through financial empowerment. 500 Clusters are maintained by CARE.

The meetings of SHGs are held at the periodic interval of 15 days where they sanction loans and manage their finance. Women SHGs also have bank account. Mostly SHG sanction loan for women to open small scale business by group members like opening of tea stall, purchase of Auto Rikshaw etc.

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