Students Relief Society (SRS) was initially set up as a library but has widened its scope to include projects on education, health, women empowerment, microfinance, poverty eradication, and natural resource management.
Some of their programs are as follows:
Health and Sanitation: The NGO has worked in the field of health since 1995. The organization is focused on organizing health camps. During FY15, the NGO conducted trainings in villages and schools as part of the Integrated Water Resource Management project which is supported by the state government and the European Union. It also conducted health checkups and HIV awareness programs for school students, and training to engineers on water and sanitation.
Education: Under its education initiative, SRS operates a primary school where students are charged a nominal fee. It also operates an Industrial Training Centre through which more than a thousand students have been trained so far and 80% of these have been placed successfully. SRS operates a residential school for destitute children under the government’s Sarva Shikshan Abhiyan scheme.
Women Empowerment: The successful facilitation of Mahila Samitis and Women’s Self-Help Groups (SHGs) is one of the NGO’s greatest accomplishments to date. As of FY14, 167 SHGs with more than 2,500 women were mobilized. As part of this program, SRS has worked with Sir Dorabji Tata Trust since 2011 to enhance livelihood opportunities for women, organized training in leadership and goat rearing, and supported women nominations in the local governance framework.
Natural Resource Management: The organization’s natural resource management activities aim at improving rural communities’ living standards by means of regeneration, protection, and development of sustainable agriculture, and livestock/pastureland. As part of this program SRS has helped in drinking water sanitation and conservation, watershed development, soil conservation, and waste water management.
Microfinance: SRS has formed groups of families below the poverty line, through which income generation activity is being carried out since 1980. This program has particularly benefitted women, whose skills have been enhanced through meetings, trainings, and exposure visits.
Income Rs5 cr
Expense Rs5 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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