Gram Chetna Kendra (GCK) focuses to ensure availability of basic necessities, equal opportunities and a life of dignity for the rural population. It has now evolved to focus on capacity building to enable people to recognise their potential and progress. GCKs area of operation covers 458 villages in Jaipur, Tonk & Nagaur Districts of Rajasthan.
GCK has been awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Government of Rajasthan in 2014. They are also winners of the AmeriCares Spirit of Humanity Awards in 2013. They have also won appreciation certificates from World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (Malaysia) between 2009 and 2012.
Their initiatives undertaken include:
Family Helper Project: This project was undertaken in collaboration with Child Fund India in around 20 villages. The project is divided into four core sections – health of children and reduction in malnutrition and mortality rate; abolishing child labour and reducing dropouts through education; impart quality learning and skill development; and sponsoring schooling and living expenses of children.
UNICEF Association: GCK has partnered with UNICEF to promote people participation in villages and vest them with powers to take decisions in development activities such as selection of the needy for financial assistance, construction of water harvesting structures, construction of toilets, etc.
Self Help Groups (SHGs) and income generation: GCK provides financial support to rural women by organising regular workshops regarding animal care and dairy marketing. GCK also organises small informal help groups to encourage implementation of income generation activities in the community.
Education: GCK provides Balwadi facilities for children. In association with ‘Education Department’ of State of Rajasthan and ‘Women and Child Development Agency’, GCK has undertaken ‘District Primary Education’ programme and ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ to impart basic education to the children. GCK also imparts computer training to deprived children in its project area.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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