Pardarshita was registered with the aim to ensure accountability in public governance in order to empower marginalized and poor women and children in Delhi.
Some of their 2012-13 activities were as follows:
School Admission Awareness Camps: Pardarshita has organised 12 volunteer managed admission camps to create awareness in the community about different admission processes accessible to children. 400 children were admitted to various schools during the campaign. They also raised 70 complaints to submit to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on the denial of admission.
Capacity Building Training for Women: The creation of a Primary Health Centre for education on prevailing health problems, methods of controlling them, family planning, and immunizations against major diseases. Information was shared on general health and hygiene for women and children.
Capacity Building Training for Youth on Urban Governance: Participants share their experiences with problems related to the ration card, voter identity card, admissions in school, and the issuance of certificates. During sessions, they discuss a lack of understanding on governing structures or how to approach responsible authorities and address grievances.
Training of Youth on Computer Skills by Google: Pardarshita in coordination with Action Aid organised a training conducted by Google for 15 boys and girls, aged 12 to 18 years. During the two-week training, each child was provided a desktop or laptop to help them learn about the basic operations of a computer.
Reviving Water Bodies: They conducted a survey of water bodies in 50 villages of South West Delhi. It revealed that out of 183 water bodies, 93 were dry and 63 were dirty. Pardarshita organised an effort by the community to revive a water body in the village of Pochanpur.
Campaigns for Ownership Rights: 20 camps have been organised in 10 resettlement areas to make residents aware about the issue of resettlement. They organised the youth to distribute pamphlets to government officials, elected representatives and concerned stakeholders to raise the issue of their ownership rights.
Income Rs24 lac
Expense Rs22 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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