Guide for Rural Agriculture Development and Education Society (GRADES) was established for the upliftment of Dalits, women and children in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.
Some of their activities are as follows:
Consumer Awareness Programme: The organisation conducts awareness workshops for consumers in terms of payment for products, mandatory receipts, and other suggestions.
Education Empowerment Programme: They organise special coaching centres for children who have dropped out from school with evening tuitions. GRADES runs courses on handwriting improvement and general knowledge. They provide books and stationery to over 1,000 students.
Eye and Dental Camps: GRADES conducted 4 free eye camps during the year. 1,236 beneficiaries were treated and 332 were given free eye operations. 2 dental camps were organised during the year and 1,100 beneficiaries were treated.
Vocational Training: The organisation conducted trainings on candle making, agarbati making, and embroidery in 25 panchayats for 1,345 beneficiaries.
Mobilisation of Government Programmes: They explained Government related welfare programmes to rural village people in order to empower those seeking benefits. They also helped the underprivileged to utilize housing, old age pensions, widows pensions, drinking water, and infrastructure facilities from the Government.
Income Rs2 lac
Expense Rs2 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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