Rajasthan Mahila Kalyan Mandal Sanstha (RMKM) was formed in 1975 and works with rural communities and the disabled to empower them within society. The organization focuses on people living below poverty line, the intellectually challenged, and women.
Education: Since 1988 RMKM has addressed the needs of children with intellectual and other disabilities through special education. It believes that Inclusive Education is the best way for the development of both, Children With Special Needs (CWSN) and normal children (639 beneficiaries in FY15). It runs two schools under its Pahla Kadamproject (Sanjay School and Minu Manovikas Mandir) and two Day Care Centres. It runs an Education and Training Programme for Deprived Mentally Challenged Children for providing home-based teaching to children who are unable to attend day-care centres, with financial assistance from Sir Ratan Tata Trust and VIBHA (USA). RMKM runs a Childline call centre since 2011 (2,288 cases handled in FY15). It organizes various district, zonal, and national level games for CWSNs.
Community and Mental Health: RMKM's community and mental health initiative generates awareness about HIV/AIDS, provides health services, and improves the quality of life for the mentally challenged through early intervention, health counselling, and health camps. With financial support from Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS), it is working for nearly 600 targeted Injectable Drug Users (IDUs) in Ajmer district. It also works with 600 Female Sex Workers in Pali district to promote the use of condoms for the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections. RMKM is also working at Ajmer for transit intervention in which they covered approximately 10,000 migrants.
Livelihood Promotion and Micro Credit: The objective of RMKM’s livelihood programmes is to empower the socially deprived, especially women, through education, capacity building, natural resource management and micro-credit programmes. These include (i) Pashu Sakhi project which is a goat-based livelihood enhancement programme supported by JTT; (ii) creating Community based Savings Groups and Self-Help Groups; and (iii)Daksha, under which two vocational training centres provide training in woodcraft, stationery making, and catering services to disabled adults.
Human Resource Development: As there is an urgent need for trained resources, RMKM offers “Bachelor Education Special Education (Mental Retardation & Inclusive Education) B.Ed SE (MR)”, and Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation), D.Ed. SE (MR), volunteering opportunities, and consultancy.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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