A Bird’s Eyeview of Programme Achievements & Outcomes so far
In the last 21 years SCINDeA has been involved in addressing a number of development interventions with the support and cooperation of various sectoral communities. Given below are some of the achievements.
- Social and Economic Assistance to Poor Households
- 766 families covered
- Security & privacy of 1,450 women, girls and elderly in 484 families ensured
- Through the provision of seeds & saplings 594 families get fresh seasonal vegetables from their kitchen gardens, use them for cooking & the surplus is sold to their neighbors/market.
- 75-80% of 766 families have improved their annual income by 30% through the provision of agricultural implements & various income generating activities like goat & cow rearing, petty shops, eateries, tile cutting machines, tailoring, provision of iron boxes.
- Community Organization
- 414 village units formed and have addressed civic issues like water shortage, transportation, road facilities, street lights, water tanks, wage issues etc.
- 6,932 members enrolled (males 2,812, females 4,120)
- 2,070 cadres trained (males 707, females 1,363)
- 8 sectoral sangams have been formed.
- 3,600 families in SCINDeA’s area of operation are aware of child abuse and domestic violence.
- 18,046families have accessed govt. schemes like widow pension, old age pension, ration card, voter ID, house patta etc.
- Community Health
- 30% reduction in incidence of diarrhea, anemia, white discharge etc. in 9,250 families.
- 9,250 families have saved approx. Rs 1,650 on an average in year on medical expenses.
- 22 medical camps conducted
- 5 traditional medicinal practices promoted in 375 families.
- 134 traditional birth attendants (TBAs) trained in safe delivery
- 1,516 STI/HIV/AIDS awareness programmes conducted wherein 25,382 people including men, women, adolescent girls & boys were covered
- 750 trained peer educators disseminate knowledge of STI/HIV/AIDS to their peers
- Water development
- 6 villages have 1 bore well each connected to over head tanks.
- Water expenditure of 635 families reduced by Rs.300 after bore wells have been constructed.
- 6 water management committees formed
- Livelihood Promotion through Sustainable Agriculture
- 460 farmer families have switched from high yield destructive agriculture to low external input sustainable agriculture & slightly increased yield & income due to improved soil fertility in approx. 105 acres of land.
- 78 farmers training conducted.
- 460 vermi compost pits constructed.
- 460 farmers have learnt to prepare bio fertilizers
- 10 farmers have developed 7.45 acres of panchami land as fruit orchards using low cost external input techniques.
- 30 farmers trained in SRI- aerobic rice cultivation.
- Women farmer have access to knowledge & technology in agriculture
- Child Development & Adolescent Health
- 1,560 girls & boys covering about 3231 families attend 113 tuition centers and have improved their grades from D>C, C>B, B>A.
- 17 tuition centers are self reliant and managed by CBOs. The fees collected from the students are paid as honorarium to the volunteers.
- 796 children from 650 families participated in extracurricular activates of which 342 have won prize in sports competitions and essay writing.
- 1,426 boys & 1,814 girls covering 3,231 families in the age group of 13-18 years have understood the need for self security, personal hygiene & building skills in personality development
- 2,411 girls & boys of age group 13-18 participated in 92 capacity building programmes on life skill education.
- Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women & Youth
- 4,628 women are members of 308 self-help groups
- 1,197 youth are members of 70 youth groups
- Dissolved SHGs of other organizations come forward and formed new SHGs through the facilitation of SCINDeA partners.
- Women have contested local elections and some have been elected as presidents, ward members, community leaders and counselors.
- Poverty Reduction through Livelihood Promotion
- 2,147 families have been provided with various income generating activities which has increased their incomes by 40 – 45%.
- 2,147 families have contributed partner of their incomes to 757 families for additional income generation through the concept of revolving IGAs.
- 2324 youth (boys & girls) have been trained in computer literacy, driving, tailoring etc. of which 80% of them are self employed.
Since its inception SCINDeA has made a mark in the regions that it works in. In the last 21 years we have covered a lot of ground and encountered a number of success stories.
While we have created a fairly extensive field base and developed strong, cohesive social capital of CBOs like SHGs, youth groups, sangams, health cells, eco cells, village level workers etc. we are also conscious of our failures and limitations. We are still striving to develop a sustainability plan and second line leadership both at the Secretariat & in partner organizations.
Based on the Network’s earlier experiences and the communities perception of development we the members of the SCINDeA Network would like to
- Strengthen sectoral movements and federate them at the Network level.
- Enhance the skills and capacities of the various categories of CBOs.
- Realize the millennium development/sustainable development goals in each and every community that we work with.
- Continue to secure sustainable alternative livelihood options to the poor and marginalized.
- Provide small amounts of credit to women’s groups.