A Holistic Community Development Initiative for the Underprivileged, Marginalised Migrant Workers & their families residing in Tier 1 Cities
HEAL is a not-for-profit organisation registered under Indian Trust Act. It provides social advocacy platform for facilitating meaningful communication between social scientists, development agencies, communities, policy makers, corporate & Institutions in the Indian voluntary sector, bringing together individuals, companies, and other non-profit organizations to address pressing issues in communities and set the standard for non-profit management. Together with corporate partners, local government agencies, non-profit, the private sector and individuals, Heal Foundation is working on the issues of health, education and livelihood training to name a few in areas of NCR, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. We are at the forefront of conceptualising, developing and executing tailor-made, impact-driven CSR projects of varied scale. Some of our very successful & highly acclaimed projects are Diabetes Blue-Fortnight, Suposhan, Swasthya Bacche Shikshit Bacche, Mass Awareness on Routine Immunization, Queen of Hearts, National Anaemia Eradication Programme and Swavalamban among the many.
It is a unique, comprehensive, holistic development initiative for migrant workers and their families residing in metro cities. The first phase of the project is focused on two densely populated areas of our National Capital: Sangam Vihar and Kapashera, which houses a million plus population who have no or little access to basic amenities leading to hordes of socio-economic and health problems. Project Swavalamban aims to address these issues in a holistic way by bringing in the relevant stakeholders and solutions which will mainstream these communities over a period of time.
Identified Locations: Kapashera & Sangam Vihar
- Approximately 12000 families of the target areas will be covered, 6000 from each locality.
- Education program -1000 children (6-14 yrs)
- Health Program
- 26000 patients visiting the clinic,
- 1600 women becoming members of health clubs,
- 14000 students and people attending workshops.
- Help Desk for Community Empowerment – 10000 people
- Livelihood training of 1000 persons primarily women & youth.
Project Swavalamban has following components running in both the communities:
1) Swavalamban Evening Health Clinics: With this, we are striving to bridge the last mile gap by providing access to basic healthcare services. Since most of these workers are daily wagers, an evening health clinic gives them an opportunity to attend their health problems without losing a day’s wage and without going to faraway places.
2) Swavalamban Education Centres: We believe education is a good enabler and if we can provide the right eco-system for the children residing in these communities, it can go a long way in improving the quality of lives of these children and their families. Our Education Centres at both locations with their innovative bridge and remedial programmes will help children to cope up with their studies and mainstream them into regular schools. India is a country full of talent and our centres will try to provide these children different platforms and opportunities to grow and excel in their lives.
3) Swavalamban Livelihood & Computer Training Centres: Skill is an integral component to get right kind of employment. The livelihood centres will train women folk and youth in acquiring specific skills so that they can either be self-employed or can be employed to lead a dignified life. The idea is to empower them financially so that they can add extra income to their families. For youth, who are aspirational and ambitious, we will provide computer training to further their skill-sets. Along with skills, the centres shall groom them in basic etiquette, gender-sensitisation and communication skills.
4) Swavalamban Help Desks: These help desks will offer them the right and relevant information and connect the community to various government schemes like UID cards, Jandhan Yojana, health & other schemes of Delhi Govt etc.
Rai Umraopati Ray
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | HEAL Foundation
M: +91 9212683640;
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