Berojgar Mahila Sewa Samiti (BMSS) is committed to seeing that adequate food, safe drinking water, a primary education, livelihood training for the below poverty line population, basic health facilities, and family planning are within the reach of every human at the grassroots level, especially women and children.
Some of their activities for 2012-13 were as follows:
Bal Shramik Shala: BMSS runs this school where children from slum areas receive a free education, books, daily lunch, and Rs100 per month from the State government. After completing their education, children go on to either teach in the same school or pursue higher studies.
Forest Research: A survey conducted in the forest areas of Chhattisgarh for Medicinal and Aromatic Dye Plant (MADP) with the help of field researchers and surveyors to establish sustainable livelihoods for the unemployed rural population.
Reproductive Child Health: BMSS is a mother NGO in reproductive and child health projects of the ministry of Central government. They give trainings to pregnant women on health and hygiene in rural and slum areas. BMSS monitors other FNGOs in the reproductive and child healthcare areas as well.
MBH School: They also run a school named Maha Bali Hanuman Higher Secondary School in Bhilai with 20 staff members at a cheaper cost to poor students and free books up to the 8th standard.
Targeted Intervention: BMSS works to promote and spread an awareness campaign against the prevention of HIV/AIDS, RTI, STI and STDs among truckers, migrant labourers and sex workers through group meetings, cultural activities, and video screenings. A clinic has been opened at Transport Nagar, Bhilai with one doctor, nurse and counsellor to provide free services.
Jagruti: An awareness campaign created against human trafficking. BMSS selects slum areas of Bhilai, Rajpur, Durg and Rajnandgoan and gives trainings to women labourers and commercial sex workers.
Income Rs22 lac
Expense Rs18 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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