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  1. 1. Design For Change.<br />IRA-IDEA.<br />A JOINT PROGRAMME OF STUDENTS OF IRA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY IN THE TEMBRI SLUM IN THE INDUSTRIAL ZONE OF BUTIBORI. <br />1. INTRODUCTION TO THE PEOPLE AND THEIR PROBLEMS IN BUTIBORI : <br />Buti bori is located about 35 K.M. from Nagpur city on the Nagpur Wardha main road artery. There is also a railway station by the same name but is about 5 - 7 K.M. away from the Buti bori Industrial Area. There is no regular bus service between the Rly. station and the Buti bori Industrial Area. Commuting by train is therefore very inconvenient. The Govt. for the purpose of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation acquired about 20,000 acres of agricultural land from the villagers, however the villages have not been displaced. <br />- Loss of livelihood : In the given situation the resident have lost their source of livelihood and have been forced in to conditions of poverty. <br />- Health facilities : Due to non-availability of Govt. Hospital the workers and their families have to go to the private practitioners, which became a costly affair. <br />- Education : There are Gram Panchayat schools upto primary levels in the nearby vicinity of BIA. <br />- Labour Scene : Since the Migration began in Butibori for job’s in the area ,attitude towards Life and welfare is missing. <br />2.THE STATE OF THE WORKING WOMENS <br />It was in 1991 that the Indian State announced its “New Industrial and Economic Policy” (NIEP) characterised by Liberalisation and Globalisation. This NIEP has had a very negative impact on the working class. <br />Introduction of capital intensive technology - leading to loss of jobs. <br />Industries adopting a cut back policy - leading to loss of jobs. <br />Industries adopting a golden hand shake policy - leading to loss of jobs. <br />Change in employment pattern - no direct employment - creation of contract labourers.<br />These forms of employment have created a large pool of daily wage earners who enjoy no benefits of <br />Provident Fund <br />Gratuity<br />Leave facility<br />Health Coverage <br />Housing facilities <br />This has led to the creation of tremendous hardship and misery for a growing number of workers. A large section of these workers are migrant workers coming from neighbouring<br />3. INTRODUCTION TO IRA-IDEA <br />Some concerned students of IRA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL got An IDEA,this was the origin of IRA-IDEA Concerns.With the permission of the Mentor Ms Kuntal six dynamic girl students got into the act.And they said our faith promotes us to be with the cause of the toiling people. Towards this goal, IRA-IDEA commits itself. <br />4.PROGRAMME : IRA-IDEA proposes to engage with the working class Womens in Buti bori Industrial area and the neighbouring Industries. Its primary emphasis will be the unorganised women workers. The IRA-IDEA shall also engage in solidarity work with the organised workers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. <br />4.OBJECTIVES : <br />To struggle with and for redressal of injustice inflicted on the working Womens. <br />To restore and build “Human Dignity”of Womens and make them independent and selfsufficent.<br />5. PROCESS<br />To initiate and build a value based community in Butibori Industrial Area. <br />6. ACTIVITY OF INFORMAL SCHOOLING.<br />7. Background : <br />Around and in the Butibori Industrial area are many villages. The IRA-IDEA has identified the following villages to work with : <br />Turakmari <br />Tembri <br />Satgaon <br />Takalghat <br />Butibori<br />1. WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY <br />Though the women constitutes nearly half of the total population in India, the majority of women in our society are socially, culturally, economically and politically marginalised. Women are denied equal rights to work, wages, property and are forced to live a life full of indignity and misery. Inspite of suffering the various forms of exploitation the women constitute significantly to the management of household, agricultural work, industrial work and more over by upholding basic good values. Inspite of her contribution at every level of life the male dominated society puts her into socio-political-economic dependency. Women’s views and concerns are over-looked by this new changing phase. <br />2 Mahila Mandal (Womens Organisation) <br />This programme is aimed at organising women for their development in village based women organisations. The major aspects of this activity will be : <br />Awareness Programme (social, political, economical & Cultural). <br />Health Education. <br />Saving Credit Societies (Bachat Gat). Skill Training. <br />Agarbatti Making – incense stick. <br />Candle Making. <br />Pickle Making<br />Make value added products for sale. <br />All these activities will lead to the formation of an active Mahila Panchayat (local self governance) which can actively work alongside with the village Panchayat. <br />3: Community Health Programme : <br />The Community Health programme will be conducted in five villages nearby. This programme will be focussed mainly on Preventive Health Care, Nutritious food practices, practice of hygiene, adoption of traditional alternative medicines. <br />(i) Health Education : <br />This will be the most important aspect of the programme. The group of the selected villages will be given the basic education and awareness through constant and rigorous house to house contact programme. Frequent village level group gathering, training camps about Health Care, Hygiene, Population Control, Nutritious Food etc. Non-formal and attractive methods will be used to achieve the goal. Discussion, quizzes, street theatre, folk art forms etc. would be the means of training. <br />Health Care and Assistance : <br />Medical camps will be conducted every month in the selected five villages. Treatment for needy patients, preventive vaccination will be provided from this camp. Further maternity assistance and guidance to the seriously affected patients will be carried out. The village Midwife (Dai) will carry out the programme with the active support of village volunteers. Help from Government Medical College in Nagpur will be taken. <br />Student Testimonial: The people of Tembri are yearning for change. Change cannot be realized if these people are not given time to express themselves and talk of the problems they are facingThose who are poor are sidelined, and if you can involve them in participation, change can be realized.<br />MS.KUNTAL [Is the Mentor of the IRA-IDEA PROJECT].<br />IRA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.MIDC,BUTIBORI INDUSTRIAL AREA.NAGPUR.<br />