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This is a presentation giving an introduction of Sukarya an NGO working in Delhi and Haryana. It gives the vision, mission, major programs and a list of partners and supporters. Sukarya, is a ...

This is a presentation giving an introduction of Sukarya an NGO working in Delhi and Haryana. It gives the vision, mission, major programs and a list of partners and supporters. Sukarya, is a non-governmental development organization working on issues of Reproductive and Child Health (postnatal and prenatal services, promotion of institutional deliveries, safe mother hood, breast feeding and spacing for pregnancies), Primary Health Care and Economic Empowerment of Women through Self Help Groups in Delhi and Haryana since 1998.



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    Programs of Sukarya an NGO working in health and Women Economic Empowerment Programs of Sukarya an NGO working in health and Women Economic Empowerment Presentation Transcript

    • Formed in 1998, Sukarya, is a non- governmental organization working on issues of Maternal and Child Health, Primary Health Care and Economic Empowerment of Women in Delhi and Haryana.
    • Vision and Mission The vision of Sukarya is health for all- “Better Health Better Society”; A society in which citizens enjoy holistic health and well-being and they can as healthy and productive citizens contribute actively to the development of their communities and society. We are founded on the firm belief that health is a fundamental right and nobody should be deprived of this basic right because they do not have the resources to access quality healthcare services. The mission of Sukarya is to focus on ensuring equitable access to quality health services for all including the poorest sections of the society, especially women, adolescents and children.
    • Objectives: •To advocate, encourage and guide positive „health- seeking behaviour with special emphasis on physical, mental and social well-being. •To improve maternal and child health •To advocate, promote and sensitise communities on Primary Health Care, Reproductive Child Health and Family Planning. •To empower women by strengthening their physical and emotional well-being and economic security. •To provide humanitarian assistance to areas affected by natural calamities such as cyclones, earthquakes and floods.
    • Legal Status Trust deed Registration Number: 7373 dated 3rd August, 2000 FCRA Registration No.: 231660689 dated 31st March 2006 Income Tax Act 80 G Registration Number: DIT (E) 2008- 2009 / S - 2784 / 790 Income Tax Act 12 A Registration Number: 645 dated 15th January 2001
    • Our Approach  Work in remote and hard to reach areas providing underserved communities an opportunity to live a healthier and better life.  The areas are identified based on socio-economic indicators.  Building awareness and behaviour change is at the core of what we do.  All interventions use simple and scalable models  We ensure that communities take ownership of the programmes to ensure effective implementation.  We work with multiple stakeholders to create synergies at various levels.
    • Core Areas of Work Sukarya Integrated Rural Development Maternal and Child Health Provision of Basic Health Services Economic Empowerment of Women
    • • Provision of Basic Health Services: provides basic health care to the underserved people in slums and villages through Community Health Centers, Mobile Diagnostic Clinics, Health Camps and School Health Programme • Maternal and Child Health: focuses on women and children as many women do not access healthcare even during childbirth. • Integrated Rural Development Project: addresses the overall health profile of a village by addressing underlying factors that influence health such as education, economic empowerment and improved environment. • Economic Empowerment of Women: addresses the larger socio- economic barriers that are responsible for the poor health seeking behaviour of women and their sense of “low” self worth. Core Areas of Work
    • Our Programmes • Providing Basic Health Care • Nutrition • Women and Child Health • Economic Empowerment of Women • Developing Model Villages- the Integrated Rural Development Programme(IRDP)
    • Primary goal: I. Improving access to basic quality health service to the marginalised & vulnerable communities in underserved areas of Haryana II. Empowering communities to demand for improved health services through awareness building, counselling & information sessions.
    • Strategy/ Approach: Two pronged approach- I. Building awareness, counselling and providing information regarding key health issues & hygiene. II. Strengthening the delivery of key health services.
    • Interventions: - Providing quality services through Primary health centres, mobile diagnostic clinics & health camps. (We are running 2 PHC 3 days a week covering a population of 14000. Through MDC we have reached 50 villages and over 40,000 underserved persons. We have done 24 health camps in this year. - Last 15 years - reached over 2 lakh underprivileged people.
    • Feature Projects: • Community Health Care Centre – SEHAT Centre • The Mobile Diagnostic Clinic- Spreading Smiles house after House, Village after Village • Health Camps • School Health Programme
    • The Swasthya Kendra in Sukarya office was set up in 2005, to reach the population living in nearby slum areas, migrants and construction workers. Later 2 other centers were established one in village Bandhwari and the other in Waliawas. The Swasthya Kendra is supported by a community outreach programme where we disseminate information and build awareness regarding key health issues.
    • Mobile Diagnostics Clinic • Started in 2006 • Aim is to provide crucial diagnostic facilities and health services to women and families bereft of quality health facilities and timely care in remote villages of Haryana. • Provide diagnostic facilities - X – Ray, ECG, laboratory tests and basic instruments for eye, ENT and gynecological check up. •We have reached over 50 villages in Haryana and over 40,000 underserved persons.
    • Health camps: We regularly run health camps in the slums of Gurgaon, and villages in Gurgaon, Mewat, Jhajjar, Faridabad districts of Haryana where a team of a doctor and dispenser visit the area and provide critical primary healthcare support. The camps are also used to build awareness and disseminate information on health, hygiene and sanitation.
    • School health programme – started in 2006 Activities focus on: Ø Health check up by doctor Ø Free distribution of medicines Ø Growth monitoring of every child ( height and weight) Ø De worming all children Ø Multivitamins and iron supplements to all children Ø Follow up of the target children and their families Ø Referring serious cases to hospitals Ø Normal eye check up Ø Health education sessions Ø Counselling of students on personal health, hygiene and sanitation
    • ACHIEVEMENTS We have provided this facility to around 350 students from a non- formal education centre called Sankalp based in slums of DLF phase V, Gurgaon Around 120 students and teachers of Saksham School, Sushant Lok Phase I Sukarya provided health check up facilities and counseling to approximately 700 students of various HUMANA People to People India non-formal schools running in Gurgaon. These schools are running in Chakarpur, Jharsa, Sector 39, Basai Road.  Sukarya has provided health check up facilities to 300 students in a government school adopted by ICF (India Citizen Forum) in Nathupur.
    • The PAHAL project was launched in December 2009 for the undeserved slum community of Saraswati Kunj located in Sector – 53, Gurgaon. Covering a population of 8000 . Main objective: •To provide health facilities to the vulnerable population of the area •To create awareness about healthy practices. •Joined hands with the government in implementing the polio eradication program and immunization drives
    • Community Outreach Programme •Health education on personal health and hygiene, nutrition, community sanitation, safe deliveries and immunization by talk shows, documentary films, leaflets and pamphlet distribution in the community. •Awareness sessions on better hygiene and ways to combat health hazards emanating from poor hygienic conditions and lack of safe drinking water.
    • Nutrition At Sukarya, we are committed to reducing malnutrition and undernourishment through our multipronged strategy targeted at three key areas: • Building awareness and changing the attitudes and practices of people so that they prepare and consume healthy, nutritious meals using inexpensive locally available ingredients. • Strengthening and promoting breast feeding. • Providing micronutrients and essential supplements Adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and children are our focus groups. We empower communities to become their own agents of change by educating them about simple, inexpensive methods of preparing a balanced diet and adopting healthy practices.
    • Feature Projects: Assessment, prevention and control of iron deficiency anaemia: a study among adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating mothers in rural Gurgaon, Haryana
    • A pilot project “Intervention study among adolescents, pregnant and lactating mothers to reduce prevalence of anaemia – a contributory factor of maternal morbidity & mortality” was implemented to reduce the prevalence of anaemia among pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescents by Sukarya in collaboration with Population Foundation of India (PFI). The project covered 10 villages in Gurgaon District with an approximate population of 30,000. The project was initiated in May, 2006 for a period of 3 years.
    • Approach to Maternal and Child Health Care : •Follows a continuum of care from pre-pregnancy to post partum care. •Through mobile health clinics, health camps and community health workers we reach women living in the underserved areas of Haryana and bring essential services to their doorstep. •We provide pregnant women easy access to quality ante natal care and sensitise them about the importance of institutional deliveries. • We build and strengthen linkages with the government system to ensure that both mother and newborn are followed up post partum. • We build awareness on adequate nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding, adoption of hygienic practices during delivery and adequate spacing of births to improve the health of women.
    • •We build awareness about the several reproductive health issues and empower women and girls with the right information so that they can make the right decisions. •We work to increase access to reproductive health services and involve men as active partners in the same. •By providing community based health services supported by a strong referral system, we help save the lives of thousands of children living in the underserved areas of Haryana. •We focus on preventing, identifying and providing key interventions for all basic childhood diseases.
    • •We regularly check children for key developmental parameters and sensitise communities on the importance of adequate nutrition and care. •We ensure that all children are provided with the required immunisations, nutritional supplements and de-worming.
    • Feature Projects: • Knowledge Based Intervention In Reproductive health Advocacy and Action (KIRAN) • Hifazat – Improving Mother and Child Health through Specialised Clinics • Men as Partners
    • KIRAN Joint initiative of Population Foundation of India (PFI) and Sukarya. Objective: The overall objective of the project was to improve the reproductive and child health status in Mewat. The project was being implemented in 29 villages covering a project population of about 70, 000.
    • Two key issues: One, we sought to change the behaviour and attitudes of people regarding maternal and child health by disseminating information, conducting group awareness sessions, health camps and one-on- one counselling. We spoke about importance of ante natal and post natal care, institutional deliveries, adequate spacing of births, good nutrition and timely immunisations to young women, their partners, mothers-in-law and the other community members. Second, we attempted to strengthen the availability of quality services to ensure that women, who were willing, received adequate help. Health camps were organised regularly to provide key interventions and send referrals to government hospitals. Our community health workers worked in close co-ordination with the government Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and Anganwadi workers in following up pregnant and lactating women.
    • HIFAZAT: •Started in July 2011, •Working to improve maternal and child health in 15 villages of Mewat, Jhajjar and Gurgaon districts by running specialized mother and child health clinics. •We are running health clinics on a rotational basis, covering 8 villages in a month. •Through the clinic we provide critical ante natal and post natal care, counseling on reproductive, maternal and child health and hygiene, •The clinics are also a platform through which we build awareness on importance of institutional deliveries, importance of breastfeeding, care during pregnancy etc. •This is supported by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.
    • The project was implemented in 13 villages of Tauro Block of Mewat District with a project population of 29,000 and sought to improve mother and child health, promote good health practices and increase access to reproductive health services by involving men as partners. The main thrust of the project was health education and awareness, through male and female health groups. These groups served as a platform for health education, to identify health issues and to take the necessary actions for seeking health products and services.
    • Working in the remote regions of Haryana, we learnt that in order to improve the health seeking behavior of women, we had to tackle the larger socio-economic barriers that accentuated their low social status and in turn, their low health seeking behavior. We thus launched a women’s economic empowerment programme in 2004 to help women improve their economic dependence and in turn improve their sense of self worth.
    • Feature Projects: • SAATHI project - “Empowerment of Rural Women through SHGs and Entrepreneurship Building” • SHOBHA - A step towards self reliance- A skill training program in beauty culture and treatment • Saath Saath Project
    • Saathi Project: • Started in November, 2007, with support from Godfrey Phillips India, New Delhi and facilitated by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) • In four villages in Gurgaon district. • Targeted at the economic empowerment of women by running self help groups and entrepreneurship development. • We run Adult literacy centres in three villages. • We have been able to reach 250 beneficiaries directly and approximately 1500 beneficiaries indirectly.
    • We have been able to help disadvantaged women through self-help groups • to save money, •access microcredit, •engage in economically viable activities and become agents of change in their communities.
    • Today twelve Self Help groups are running more or less independently and many women have been able to break the traditional roles set for them and give wings to their dreams.
    • SHOBHA – A step towards self reliance The objective of this project is to enable the skill development of girls and women in the villages by providing a vocational beautician training course. It was conducted in the village Ghata of Gurgaon District. The duration of the course is for 4 months and the technical training was provided by a recognized and experienced professional of this field.
    • Saath Saath Project (2004-2006) The Project objective was to impart life skills through learning about self, environment, interpersonal skills, problem solving, decision making, handling of emotions and stress management (mental health). An important component of the project was education on ‘reproductive health’ and covers issues like sexual health, marriage, family planning, parenthood and related aspects. It is important to note that the trained youngsters act as ‘community educators’ and spread the message to others within their community. The project has so far benefited 300 adolescent girls from the 3 villages of Tighra, Ghata and Samaspur. Kishori Shakti Yojna (2004-2006) Sukarya was given the opportunity to assist in the implementation of the Government of India scheme i.e Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in villages of Gurgaon. The Program focuses on school drop out girls in the age group of 11-18 years and attempts to meet their nutrition, health, education, literacy, recreational and skill development needs. With the assistance of the Anganwadi workers, the focal point of ICDS services and other ICDS functionaries Sukarya was successful in catering to approximately 300 adolescent non school going girls of village Tighra and Ghata.
    • Health Economic empowerment Environment Education Availability of services Factors Influencing Health
    • IRDP : At a Glance • Initiated in village Manger • Aim is to develop Manger as a model village by improving the overall health profile. • Project addresses key development indicators that in turn influence health: education, life-skills, economic empowerment, and environment • Being supported by Bird Group
    • The Model Community health services Mother and child health day Health awareness sessions Access to Health Services Economic Empowerment of Women Environment Education Life Skills Education Health Awareness sessions Computer Centre Spice and cereal units Self Help Groups Building awareness on preserving green belt and alternative sources of energy Soak Pit Sanitation
    • Sukarya has been supported by the following funding organizations and institutional donors: •Population Foundation of India •Charities Aid Foundation, India •Concern India Foundation •One Foundation Charitable Trust •Nagpaul Charitable Trust •Goel Charitable Trust •Humana People to People India •Sahu Jain Charitable Trust •IGEP Foundation, Gurgaon
    • Sukarya has been supported by the following corporates: •Power Grid Corporation of India Limited •Religare Enterprises Limited, Delhi •Aegis Global, Gurgaon •ICICI Lombard General Insurance •Godfrey Phillips India Ltd • Incentive Destinations, Gurgaon •Amadeus India, Delhi •Bird Group, Delhi •RDM, Gurgaon •BPCL Mumbai •Gujrat Ambuja Cement Ltd., Delhi •Maruti Suzuki India Limited
    • •HCL Infosystems Limited •Hughes Systique, Gurgaon •Maruti Udyog Limited, Gurgaon •TATA, Mumbai •IDFC Management Company, Mumbai •Kusmunda Coal Transport Pvt. Ltd., Delhi •M/s Narasingha Construction Co. •Convergys India Services Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon •Osram India Private Limited •Logwell Forge Limited, Gurgaon •HPCL, Mumbai •Shadows, Delhi •Yo China, Delhi •IDFC Management Company, Mumbai
    • While a lot has been achieved, a lot still needs to be done to realize our vision of a society where every individual enjoys good health, irrespective of his/her gender, socio- cultural background and economic status. Help us realize this dream.
    • SUKARYA Main office Block E, Sushant Lok Phase I, Gurgaon - 122002 Haryana, Tel: 91-0124-4114251 Head office P-20, (First Floor), South Extn. Part-II, New Delhi-110049 India Tel: 91-011-26264192 Contact Person : Shipra Shukla Mob: +91-9910248487, +91-9999918517 Email: sukarya@sukarya.org Website: www.sukarya.org