Anandidevi Raje Bahuddeshiya Mahila Mandal was established to focus on the overall empowerment of the villagers in terms of education, literacy, gender equality, health and such other development initiatives.
ARBMM undertook the following activities in the financial year of 2013:
Women Empowerment and Community Camps: ARBMM organized various programmes such as the formation of women’s self-help groups (SHGs), community based organisations (CBOs), and awareness and education programmes to curtail exploitation of women. Women are provided with training and counselling from experts to build leadership qualities and improve their situation.
Health and Hygiene: Various educational and awareness programmes on health issues were organised in FY12-13 which covered more than 10,000 families from 20 villages. The organisation facilitated the admission of patients to rural hospitals for further treatment. The organisation also significantly contributed to make the National Immunisation Program a great success in about 80 villages from Osmanabad.
Literacy Programme: The unstable living conditions in the blocks under the project areas of ARBMM have resulted in a low literacy rate. The organization has initiated a literacy program wherein 400 illiterates along with women members of SHGs and dropouts are educated through 20 literacy classes across 17 project villages. Vocational training such making soft toys, mehendi designs, tailoring etc. is also provided.
Livelihood through Government Schemes: There are several schemes launched by the Government for the betterment and improvement of the underprivileged. ARBMM puts in a lot of effort to ensure awareness and proper implementation of the Government schemes in the interest of targeted population.
Village Development: The organization has adopted seven villages of Osmanabad for their overall development and improvement. It acts as a counterpart of the support organization in implementing the activities. The main emphasis is on CBOs, promotion of youth groups, sustainable farming, sanitation and environment awareness among others.
Source : Audit Report 2013
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