Project Overview

SNEHA - Our School Movement (Jagalur)
Project Name  Nammoora Shaale Andolana
NGO Partner Society for Integrated Community Development (SNEHA)
Target Area Overall: 156 villages in 22 Gram Panchayats, Jagalur Block, Karnataka
2013/14: 53 Villages in 6 GPs
2014/15: 53 villages in 6 GPs
Target population Overall: 158,883 (Jagalur Block)
2013/14: 53,894 (53 villages)
Start Date of Project Phase I: Sep  2013
Funding$27,766

Period (Sep 2013 to Jul 2014)

Pre Schools (Anganwadi)

  • Trained 65 Anganwadi workers on teaching methodology. Training was based on using local waste materials to prepare teaching aids. Around 25 workers use the skills
  • 10 Anganwadi centers were beautified with wall paintings using syllabus Chili Pili as base. The AWC teachers can use the wall paintings to show the lessons to children.
  • 715 people are trained on the concept of AWC and their roles and responsibilities.
  • Attendance monitoring is done in AWCs and average attendance is around 55%

Schools

  • Attendance monitoring is done in schools and average attendance is around 70% .
  • More than 130 SDMC members were involved in visiting absentee children’s homes to bring children to schools.
  • It is confirmed that 200 children are drop outs and 36 drop outs are mainstreamed during the period. A detailed survey will reveal the actual number.
  • In 53 villages child rights clubs are formed and they re in the process of strengthening
  • 10 schools are given teaching aids and sports materials.

Community

  • Weekly street meetings are conduced and 624 people have participated in the
  • 351 people including Gram Panchayath members have undergone orientation
  • Block level consultation with Education officer was attended by 41 people to discuss the various issues related to schools.

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Society for Integrated Community Development (acronym: SNEHA), a registered Society  was initiated in the year 1994 4 by a group of friends who were interested in the development of the communities. From its inception, the group concentrated on creating educational opportunities, enrolling children to schools, conducting supplementary classes, supporting anganwadi and balawadi programmes, awareness on health and hygiene, rights of women, children and the down trodden. This was carried out by spreading awareness through cultural groups, street plays, street corner meetings, organising women and youth around issues related to education and health. 

  • In the last 18 years SNEHA h has taken up child, youth and women centered interventions in the taluks of Kudligi, Hagari ibommanahalli, Hospet and Bellary of Bellary district. SNEHA through its various project has attempted to address some of these problems and has recorded certain degrees of success in addressing them. 
  • The vision statement of SNEHA is (creating) ‘A society where everyone is enjoying human rights peacefully’. And the mission of SNEHA is ‘to work with the marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society through education, health and socio-economic development interventions’. 

The long term objective of SNEHA is ‘Integrated and sustainable development in selected villages of Bellary district in North East Karnataka’. The short term objectives are: 

  • To Promote childhood for children in exploitation from Devadasi and Dalith families in mining 
  • To improve the health status of children, women and the community as a whole 
  • To improve the educational status of children through early childhood education, primary & secondary eeducation 

Socio-economic empowwerment of women 

From villages around Banavikkal, Kudligi taluk where SNEHA initiated its work in 1994, the organisation has expanded its s work to reach every village in Kudligi taluk by 2008. To carry out the planned works with the community, children, schools, anganawadis, women sanghas, Grama Panchayat and various Government departments, SNEHA has developed a team of volunteers and staff, who are largely from the local surroundings. The organisation has received financial assistance from various national and international support groups to carry out the programmes and projects.

SNEHA is led by Mr. Ramanjaneya, who won the Distinguished Social Worker with Children award in November 2007. This honor was awarded to him jointly by the Department of Women and Child Developemnt, Education, Karnataka Council for Child welafre, and Karnataka's State Society of Balbhavans. It is a testament to the kind of leadership that ILP seeks in our partner organizations.

SNEHA has been an ILP partner since 2002 working in the Kudligi area. SNEHA's excellent performance through 2007 and the needs of the area formed the basis for ILP to continue the parternship with SNEHA to scale up the project to a larger number of villages / schools.

Socio-economic conditions

  • Most underdeveloped block in Davangere District
  • Drought prone, 
  • Below poverty line
  • Caste system, no focus on education 
  • Parents are illiterate , so do not participate in educational activities of children

Education practices

  • Ranks last  in coverage of children through education
  • Non functioning anganwadis
  • Girls enrollment were low in higher primary and high schools
  • Literacy rate in district 63.30%
  • Attendance in AWC at 46%
  • Only 35% teachers present at regular times in AWC

Infrastructure 

  • Monitoring committees not involved in school monitoring and development
  • Teachers do not come to school regularly
  • Lack of transportation in area affects girls from attending school

Project Objectives:

  • Basic and Quality Education to all the children between 3-16 years age from 53 villages in Jagalur block of Davangere district in Karnataka.  
  • Ensure all children in the age group 3-6 years are utilizing the benefit of Pre primary learning facility through Anganawadi centers with active participation of parents committee-Anganawadi Level Monitoring and Supporting Committee and community.
  • Ensure there is 100% transition from Anganawadi to 1st std. 
  • All children will be retained in the school with help of all stake holders such as teachers, parents and community groups such as SDMCs and community based organisations like SHGs, youth groups. 
  • Create conducive atmosphere in the villages where every child enters the higher classes without breaking the upward mobility path and completes minimum of 13 Years (3 Years in Anganawadi+Ten years in school) of schooling. 
  • Provide necessary support to girl children to have equipped themselves with livelihood options. 
  • Ensure opportunities of schooling for children with special needs.
  • Sustain the efforts with local institutions such as SDMCs, ALMSCs and Gram Panchayaths for long lasting impact. 

Budget for the school year April 2014 to Mar 2015

Category

Highlights

Plan

Community Mobilization

Enrollment Day Programs and motivation Camps

Orientations for SDMCs and CBOs

Education related workshops for GP members

Taluk Level convention of SDMCs

Department Officials, CBOs, Press Reporters

Incentives for the Active SDMCs/CBOs

$3,507

Pre Primary Education

Anganwadi Teachers Training

Teaching Materials for AWs

Activating Bala Vikasa Samithi’s

$2,468

Primary Education

Learning Materials for Primary School Children - Case by Case

Teaching Materials for Schools

Base line survey on enrollment, transition, quality of education

$2,327

NGO Staff

Honorariums, salaries, benefits and travel expenses for Project Director, Project Coordinator, Program Supervisor, Community Organizers

Staff Training (9 people)

$17,203

Administrative

Postage, Telephone, Printing, Stationary

Office Rent, Electricity, Water Charges

Salary and benefits for Accountant

Staff Meetings

$2,251

 

Grand Total

$27,766