Sadguru Seva Charitable Trust (SCT) mission is to promote social inclusion and democratic governance so that vulnerable groups of society like Dalits, women and other groups are empowered to effectively and decisively participate in mainstream development and decision-making processes.
Their activities in 2013-14 were as follows:
School Bags distribution: SCT distributed 1,100 school kits to poor children in Rangareddy district.
Free educational kits: The organisation believes that a positive change in the living conditions of the poor people can be brought by changing the childhood of poor children. This is possible through quality education, which will empower children with knowledge and qualifications to compete in the job market. SCT provides textbooks, notebooks, school bags, shoes, socks and uniforms for children for free towards this end.
Consumer Awareness Programme: SCT conducted workshops in two batches for Self-Help Group (SHG) members to make them aware of the importance of asking for bills on purchase of consumer good items and agriculture items like fertilizers and pesticides.
Self-Help Group (SHG) Leaders Training: SCT believes that SHGs are the channel to process any programmes in the villages. They have therefore started motivating women to join SHGs or form them. Senior women’s groups have been given significant financial support to take up income generation programmes. They have started sensitisation issues on financial issues like proper utilization of loans borrowed, repayment, bookkeeping, bank linkages and improvement of corpus funds.
Reproductive and Child Health Awareness: SCT recorded all the ante-natal and post-natal cases in their target area and regularly met them and motivated them to eat nutritious food.
Health Camps: Health camps were conducted in June, September and December 2013 and in March 2014. They raised the issues of water-borne diseases and precautionary measures necessary to avoid them. They invited doctors and Government Medical Officers to examine patients and prescribe medication. SCT provided medicines free of cost to the camp participants.
Vocational Training: Since inception, SCT has provided vocational training to poor women in Annojiguda and Rampalli. They train women in tailoring and stitching readymade garments for a period of two to four months. 130 women benefited from this programme in 2013-14.
Feeding the elderly: SCT began a day-care centre for aged people in the past year. 15 members joined and the organisation mobilised food, clothes, medicines and hearing aids for them. Their staff took eight elderly people to the Government Hospital to ensure they underwent cataract operations.
Income Rs13 lac
Expense Rs13 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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