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Maidan Summit 2011 - Dinesh Baliga, Skillshare International



In his presentation at Maidan Summit 2011, Mr Dinesh Baliga voiced his views and work on the inclusion of Adivasis who are often discriminated socially. He spoke about Skillshare’s work in the area ...

In his presentation at Maidan Summit 2011, Mr Dinesh Baliga voiced his views and work on the inclusion of Adivasis who are often discriminated socially. He spoke about Skillshare’s work in the area of sustainable development in partnership with communities in Africa and Asia by sharing and building skills, and facilitating organisational effectiveness and growth.

He made a special mention to the ‘Hope’ programme, which uses football as a medium to bring awareness on HIV and AIDS and build bridges between people with HIV and those without. He also talked about increasing participation of girls in the programme by using sport-based activities in the community.



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  • Skillshare International December 2, 2011
  • Top three priorities under IPAP Under the theme of empowerment of Adivasis with a special focus on access to rights and entitlements - the following are the top three priorities under IPAP: - Improving HDI in the context of health and livelihood - Create and strengthen peoples institutions - Building social capital viz. Para legal workers, Village Health Volunteers,
  • Project Coverage• Project Partners – 13• States – 7 (Uttarakhand, Orissa, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu• Districts – 19• Blocks – 27• Gram Panchayats – 53• Villages – 242• Total Population – 107100 (Male: 53429; Female: 53671)• Dalit – 17995 (Male: 9119; Female: 8876)• Adivasis – 61088 (Male: 30124; Female: 30874)• Muslims – 2217 (Male: 1140; Female: 1077)
  • Policy Advocacy Initiatives District & Local LevelKey issues:• Lack of access to forest rights• Lack of Access to NREGA• Lack of access to basic health care services• Lack of access to safe drinking water, resulting in child morbidityMajor Activities:• Train community volunteers (Para legal workers) on FRA• Facilitate formation of Forest Rights Committees• Building capacity of Gram Sabhas• Application for job cards under NREGA and necessary follow-up• Advocating for proper receipt of wages
  • District & Local LevelMajor Activities• Providing training to Village Health Volunteers in primary health care, with particular focus on maternal & new born care• Registration of pregnant women under JSY• Registration of Socially excluded communities under RSBY• Immunization• Linking Village Health Volunteers to health departments in respective project areas
  • District & Local LevelProcess: Strengthening civil society organizations to conduct policy advocacy involving local community by means of building social capitalSignificant Achievements:• 5123 households have received land-rights so far out of 8961 submitted• 22755 households have received job cards so far and 701 families got job of more than 90 days last year• 1877 women so far have received the benefits of JSY• Improvement in the status of children’s health in 5700 HHs
  • State and zonal levelKey issues:• High level of maternal and child mortality• Lack of State level data to track implementation of FRA/NREGA• Lack of awareness among government officials regarding existing schemes and programmesMajor activities:• State level Adivasi Manch to advocate for tribal rights (particularly in Odisha)• Tracking implementation of FRA & NREGA (in Odisha particularly)• Safe Motherhood Campaign (White Ribbon Alliance)• Advocacy for Disability pension• Advocacy for suitable access to safe drinking water
  • State & Zonal LevelSignificant achievements:• Regularity of ASHA workers at local level• Increased number of institutional delivery• Ensuring access to emergency medical services in remote villages(e.g. 108 ambulance to rural areas, palanquins for hilly/difficult to reach locations), Challenges:• Lack of information at State level about the problems of the remote villagers .• Lack of government-community interfaceLessons learned: State level advocacy should be followed by central level lobbying for faster results.
  • National & sub-national levelKey issues:• Non implementation of FRA, NREGA, NRHM• Ensuring safe motherhood and child-birth• Ensuring access to national schemes and programmes at local level.Major activities:• Advocacy meeting with NAC member on FRA
  • Capacity Building• Strengthened 244 socially excluded groups (including SHGs, Cooperatives, Child Clubs etc.) to raise voice against social exclusion and to advocate for their own rights.• Series of training to CBOs on PESA, FRA, NREGA, Cooperative management etc.• All 13 partner organizations have representations from socially excluded communities in their Governing Body. Among them NEWS, Trichy is established, led and managed by the representatives of socially excluded community calle Narikuravas.• 5 development workers placed (3 doctors, 1 nurse and 1 NTFP expert) with CSO partners , have provided regular support towards building capacity . Additionally we have short-term DWs to support partners in Cooperative management , Strengthening CBOs, resource mobilization etc.
  • MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTSMonitoring Mechanism• Regular field visits• Regular interactions with the community volunteers and local leaders.• Meeting with CBOs• Monthly expenditure statements• Quarterly expenditure statements and narrative reporting• Half yearly & annual planning and review meetings with CSO – IPAP Project Coordinators and Accountants.• Monthly reporting by Volunteers (DWs)• Virtual interaction with CSOs – with the CEOs, Project Coordinators and Accountants• Annual Stakeholder workshop where one of the main areas of focus is Stories of Change.
  • Best practices• Focusing on building social capitals for sustainable development• Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) who are mostly women from socially excluded communities,• Para-legal workers (PLWs), who are youth from socially excluded communities and ensuring youth led development• Engaging local youth in peace building
  • Best Practices• Facilitating interaction between partners/ SE community with policy makers• Giving visibility to CS partners• Building skills of local youth to become media advocates• Using sports to bring in social change through CFH, where football is used to generate awareness on HIV & AIDS, leading to behavioral and social change
  • Welcome to Koraput
  • Joint programmingSkillshare International is implementing a Joint Programme in Koraput, Orissa with Save the children through common CSO partner SOVA, by initiating an innovative program ‘Coaching for Hope’ where football is used as a tool for Social Change.
  • SOVA Background: Koraput at a glanceOver 50% population is Scheduled Tribe Area 8807 sq km50.66% ST, 13.41% SC, 26% Other Population 11,77,954 No of sub division 2 No of blocks84% families live below the poverty line 14 Gram Panchayats 226 Sex ratio 999 Infant Mortality Rate 72Literacy rate: 35.7228th out of 30 in Orissa81% of the population lives in rural areasAbout 52% of the population districts are tribals72% of house holds are living below poverty lineAccording to a report of State AIDS control society Orissa, “Koraput has, the largest number of HIV infected people among the tribal districts of Orissa”.1218 are HIV + as per ICTC reports
  • SOVA Background: Koraput vulnerabilities Migrant work, day labor Alcoholism Growth of industries Low awareness level Talking about sex is taboo High prevalence of TB National highway hub for truck Lack of information drivers Inaccessible health services Low literacy rate Poverty Health seeking behaviour
  • “Coaching for Hope”• “Coaching for Hope” is an innovative initiative launched by Skillshare International for the first time in India in SOVA , Koraput, Orissa in the DFID funded IPAP project under the joint initiative with Save the Children.
  • OBJECTIVES• To disseminate the knowledge on HIV and AIDS among their peer groups through foot ball.• To develop best football coaches among the rural youth.
  • Process 1 Selected villages level youth Workshop 1: HIV/AIDS –• Selection from 8 • Trained for 7 days by the factsvillages 15 youths international coaches Workshop 2: HIV/AIDS –• The inauguration in • International coach transmission and personal riskIndia and first time in Mr. Jacob and Mr. Dan Workshop 3: abstinence,Koraput . trained them on be faithful, condom use football and how it what is your choice. links with HIV. Workshop 4: using condom correctly and risk •Supported with situations materials and football Workshop 5: condom kit negotiation Workshop 6: sexually transmitted infections Workshop 7: HIV testing Workshop 8: living positively with HIV/AIDS
  • Lesson learnt • Leadership of youth increases when they take more initiative in implementing their own activities. • Football being a very popular game especially among youth it is an effective medium of spreading message on HIV and AIDS through this game. • Developing training materials and football kit for the participants at village level will create interest in learning more about HIV and AIDS. • Students who have dropped out from school if are selected as local coaches it would be more effective, as they will create more rapport in football. • Participation of girls is not there
  • Progress till date• 26 No of Workshops have been completed in 4 villages with 4 trained coach in which the y have discriminated knowledge and skills on HIV and football to 86 youths.• 4 Youth clubs have been formed and now they have developed their skill on football and issues related to HIV , child rights and protection. And also taking up issues related to village development.• Youth are mobilizing Condom from govt. Agencies and promoted at village level.• The confidence level among the trained coach have improved, now they are participating in local event of village and district level. Like PARAB, debate etc.
  • Daitari KuldeepDaitari Kuldeep of Sindhipar (Amlabadi Colony) Damanjodi belongs to a Schedule caste family and is studying +2 ARTS. He belongs to a very poor family. Football is his passion and he love to play football. Football is a very famous game among the youths in his area. He has participated in a few tournaments in his local area, and has a dream to play for India.
  • • Kuldeep is a very shy person by nature and was very shy of talking to people. Although he had some information about HIV and AIDS, but he had never spoken about it openly.• After being selected for Coaching for Hope program by SOVA he was very happy. He took the training form SOVA by international coaches about foot techniques and how it is linked with HIV. Now his confidence has increased and he is now capable to speak on any issues openly without any fear.• He is now able to speak to his friends and college students about football .Now they go to him to ask for any questions w it is easy to inform the community about HIV and AIDS thon HIV and AIDS. His aim now is to change the life style of the community. Norough football as football is a very interesting game for all.• He now wants to form a football club .• He hopes to play for India.• He is also developing his English speaking skills and also enhancing more skills on control over football
  • • Presently Kuldeep is conducting the first workshop on the facts on HIV. He has motivated a few friends and they are now interested to know more about football techniques. He conducted all the 8 workshops of coaching for hope program and is also attending different events of the district like PARAB• He is also developing a youth club in his village.
  • Karmaveer Chakra for Daitari Kudeep• On 27th November 2011, Daitari Kuldeep was felicitated the i-CONGO Karmaveer Chakra for his innovative ways of spreading Awareness of HIV and AIDS in the Community through Football- Coaching for Hope
  • Daitari Kuldeep with Karmaveer Chakra and Citation
  • Thank you.