Empowerment for Rehabilitation Academic & Health (EFRAH) was established to make education a social development tool for society.
Some of their activities are as follows:
Integrated Learning Centres for Children: To develop their learning skills and create a positive attitude. EFRAH organizes the community to run pre-schools for ages 3 to 5 years, so that they enter primary school with adequate preparation. EFRAH is also running a non-formal primary education centre for out-of-school poor children. A parent-teacher meeting is arranged every month in order to assess the child’s capabilities.
Mid-day Meal: Women SHG members provide healthy cooked meals 20 days a month to 600 children in their learning centres.
Vocational Training: The vocational training centre was created as a year and a half course to encourage women, develop their skills and empower them to work together to explore livelihood solutions. The centres identify a female community leader to act as a resource for the people.
Community Awareness Program on Right to Education: A drive to create awareness among parents in the community in regards to the Right to Education Act and to involve parents in a Parents Teachers Association.
Strengthening Community Groups: EFRAH created four zones with 25 community members in each zone. Of these, five representatives, including 1 community mobilizer in each zone work to identify and address needs of the community. A series of capacity building workshops are organized on subjects like leadership, communication, and legal awareness.
School Library Program: EFRAH has established 84 libraries in schools during the last 7 years with 10 special Rooms to Read.
Social and Financial Education: Encouraging ‘learning by doing’ through fun games, activities, songs, and workbooks. EFRAH also organizes trainings for teachers along with a National Book Fair for children.
Health, HIV/AIDS, RCH and Health Camps: Target Intervention program aimed at prevention and care service to high risk groups like sex workers, as well as basic health amenities for those in Delhi urban slums.
Crisis Management Committee: Peer educators counsel those in need through a Crisis Management Centre.
Reproductive Child Health Services: Preventive, curative and health promotion for women and children focusing on adolescent girls by providing information on nutrition, immunizations, and early childcare.
Self Help Group Management: Organizes SHGs with 15 – 20 members in each group by conducting capacity building workshops.
Help Desk and Domestic Violence: Counsellors provided to help with all services along with running mahila panchayats to provide legal awareness.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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