Prajwal Organization aims to organise socio-economically disadvantaged communities in Belgaum, Karnataka around income generation, education, and healthcare and gender equity activities. Promotion of child welfare, education and rights is its foremost objective.
Main activities are:
Child Labour Special Residential School and Rehabilitation Centre: The special school and rehabilitation centre was initiated for the welfare of children who are working as child labourers due to economic marginalisation of their families, as well as orphans and children of commercial sex workers. This centre has been running under the provision of Child Labour Prevention Act, 1986 and being supported by the District Administration. During FY15, 45 children were enrolled and sent back to regular schools. Prajwal also runs an Orphanage and Fit Institution Centre and presently 23 children reside here. These children are admitted to the local government school at Shahapur and are given care, protection, clothing, shelter, food and nutrition by the NGO.
Pre-Primary and nursery school: The organization has been running a pre-primary and nursery school for the past nine years. A total of 80 children from Mutaga and surrounding villages have presently enrolled and 4 trained teachers are appointed.
Crèche centers: 50 children in the age group of 1-4 years are enrolled in the two crèche units run by the organization with six specially trained care takers to look after them. Supplementary nutrition food, proper health care and sanitation facilities are provided at these centres.
Self Help Groups: Prajwal has organized 100 Self Help Groups of women in 23 villages. These SHGs are doing their savings and thrift activities and take active part in awareness generation programs. They promote and help in reaching the government sponsored schemes such as pensions to widows, aged and the physically handicapped, obtain appropriate ration cards, etc.
Training and Awareness Camps: A total of 26 training and awareness programs for members of SHG’s on legal literacy, child rights, gender sensitization, etc. were organised during the year. Health camps are conducted in its project villages with help of Primary Health Care Centers through SHGs and youth clubs.
Income Rs15 lac
Expense Rs16 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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