Ruchika Social Service Organisation (RSSO) targets street children, child labourers, and impoverished families in the slums of Bhubaneswar and strives for their overall development through education. More than 4,000 children and their families are provided with basic literacy, non-formal education, vocational training, nutrition, medical treatment, and emergency assistance.
Their services are as follows:
Remedial Support to Slum Children: Most of the bright girl students of poor slum families drop out from school as they are engaged in house hold chores at an early age. Every year RSSO provides educational sponsorship with parental counseling to 80 marginalized girls to complete High School education. In FY15, 12 of the girls appeared for the Class X exam and passed with excellent marks. RSSO runs 105 Primary and 67 Elementary remedial Education Centres in the slums with support of Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and Tech Mahindra Foundation.
Skills that Create Employability: To contribute to the development of society by gradually eliminating unemployment through provision of employability skills, RSSO started the SMART Training Centre with the support of Tech Mahindra Foundation. Unemployed youth are provided with three months training on Quality computer skills, Yuva English, and Skills for personality development which includes employment professionalism, team work, facing job challenges, setting up and meeting goals.
Technology Solutions for Safe and Healthy Environment: The strategy is to mobilize and educate the community by using children as change agents, to adopt safe and healthy practices by introducing appropriate & low cost technologies. Assets are created with appropriate technologies like Child friendly toilets, Solar water pumping system, Smokeless Chullah, Bore well with Solar Power, Community sanitation block, Kitchen garden, Vermin compost pit, and compost pit.
Children and Women: RSSO operates six crèches in Bhubaneshwar as early learning day care centres for children below 6 years. The children are provided with nutrition, healthcare and immunization. RSSO also provides legal services to needy women through their Women Helpline and to children referred by Childline. In FY15, 38 women & 24 children were provided with assistance.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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