ADHAR works towards facilitating and augmenting child centric community development initiatives that empower underprivileged children and their families in western Odisha. It runs several modern schools to empower these marginalized communities through skills training and knowledge dissemination.
Their areas of focus include:
Education: ADHAR’s education program focuses on basic rights and holistic development of socially excluded children including their families, communities and other related stakeholders. It also emphasizes on child centric community development of underprivileged children as envisaged in UNCRC, Indian Constitution and other National & International instruments. They organise children’s collective programmes like Collective Action for Child at Risk, Child Rights and Odisha Social Inclusion program in order to raise awareness on issues and their rights.
Child Health & Nutrition: Protection of the rights to proper nutrition and healthcare of children in communities where malnourished children and destitute mothers are most vulnerable is one of the core areas of focus of Adhar. The main objective of the program is to improve new born and child survival through preventive measures, increase maternal survival through building capacities through community based institutions, conducting study and research pertaining to child survival issues for policy advocacy and strategic intervention, and strengthening the Government health service delivery system.
Child Protection: Child protection program serves children who are at high risk of being affected and are affected by criminal and violent acts, such as assault, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. The program aims to eliminate child labour, protect children from different kinds of abuse, rehabilitate addicted children and ensure children’s rights of basic education and health. A Community Child Care Centre provides support with a crisis intervention centre, remedial support, awareness programmes, medical aid, shelter and emotional support to underprivileged children.
Food and Livelihood: The program addresses the food and livelihood insecurities of underprivileged children, their families and communities by focusing on promotion of Agro and non-agro based livelihood by engaging with the community as well as the service providers. Adhar provides vocational skills to underprivileged families on different trades and also encourages entrepreneurship by linking them with banks for availing micro finance.
Income Rs78 lac
Expense Rs86 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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