Financial Note : 1) The NGO has provided overall amounts spent on various projects, but not a detailed breakdown.
2) Spend on beneficiaries declined in FY13 due to lack of funds raised. Non-Formal Education centre run by BAA remained shut during FY13 due to tight liquidity position.
NGO Profile :
Baduria Ashar Alo (BAA) is dedicated to the welfare and development of rural and urban poor. Their interventions are in areas of health and family welfare, socio-economic development, human resource development, rehabilitation of persons with multiple disabilities, socially disadvantaged groups like women, the elderly, destitutes, agricultural landless labourers, and people from Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).
Some of their activities in 2014-15 were:
Computer Training Program: BAA and All India IT Association conduct an IT and Soft Skill program in which students were taught to use MS Office, the Internet, and also English and inter-personal skills.
Eye Camp: In May, an eye camp was held in the villages of Methopara and Chandigarh. A total of 137 patients were screened and around 48 were given spectacles free of cost.
Counselling Session: With the help of Self Help Groups (SHGs), a counselling session was organised in August for children in the age group of 7-16 years, and pregnant women. A total of 67 children and 92 women, most of who were found to be suffering from depression, were counselled.
Women Empowerment Program: A number of programs were conducted during the year for empowering women, both socially and economically. Women were trained in soil conservation, horticulture, animal husbandry, poultry, and fisheries. A total of 246 women attended these training sessions. Awareness sessions on the importance of health and nutrition for pregnant women were also conducted in rural areas.
BAA hopes to grow to cover 1,500 SHGs in the Madhyamgram City Slum Areas in the coming years. They are also looking to construct an old-age home, a short-stay home, an orphanage, and other such institutions.
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