Shikshan Ane Samaj Kalyan Kendra (SSKK) was established to help women and children establish sustainable livelihoods and healthy living conditions in Amreli, Gujarat.
Some of their activities:
Gender and Development: The Women Justice Committee successfully completed 10 years of its working. SSKK joined hands with Ekalnari Shaktimanch to advocate for human rights, especially those of single women.
Education & Training: SSKK helped children of migrating families continue their education in school. Around 300 children from ten villages benefitted. The organization also made efforts to make the local community understand about Child Rights & Right To Education Act, through their awareness program. SSKK also provided training & placement facilities to those students who are studying Master of Social Work and Business Management in Social Development sector. 232 widows in the age group of 18-40 years were provided training in sewing under a scheme of rehabilitation.
Healthy Society and Environment: The organization joined hands with Coastal Area Development Program-2 and made efforts to eliminate drinking water problems in 15 villages of Una block. Other Programs included awareness camps on HIV/AIDS, Cancer, TB, health and hygiene.
Growth of agricultural products and disaster risk: SSKK started the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) program to facilitate growth of agricultural products. The organization covered 32 villages & around 3,000 famers in Amreli & Gir in Somnath district. In addition, SSKK organized health camps in 4 villages & provided safety equipment to ten farmers, for use in spraying pesticides. With help from the government & Australian consulate, the organization provided equipment for micro-irrigation system to recharge wells to benefit 90 farmers. During the year, 75 new Farmer Learning Groups were formed where new technology was discussed. Communication centres were established in interior villages.
Microfinance and Entrepreneurship: With help from ‘Sasakava India Leprosy Foundation’, children of leprosy affected parents were provided opportunities to start their own ventures. Five youth from Junagadh colony started a business of decoration & mandap service, and five women of Bhavnagar colony started a business of readymade garments & sewing.
Income Rs79 lac
Expense Rs80 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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