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  1. 1. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Annual Program Progress Card 2013-14 Daltonganj Area Program Prepared by: Sk Mosharaf Hossain Daltonganj Area office 2 No Town, Old Income Tax Office Road Redma, Daltonganj-822101, Jharkhand
  2. 2. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Sl No Content Page No 1 Contents 2 From Area Manager’s Desk 3 Area Profile  About the Area  Vision, Mission and Approach  We are here because  What we do 4 Program Highlights  Healthy and Secure Infants—LS1  Educated and Confident Children---LS2  Skilled and Involved Youth---LS3  Sponsorship Status  Financial Statements  Challenges faced  Next year’s Focus 5 Sponsor Relation and Financial statement 6 Team and Talents Contents
  3. 3. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 From Area Manager’s Desk It’s my pleasure to bring to you Annual Report of Daltonganj Area. The year 2013-14 has been challenging yet rewarding for us. We did accomplish a number of milestones that will be guiding force and motivator to keep up the good works. At the same time many things planned for this year could not be achieved, we take learnings forward and stay committed to complete in upcoming year. Building a strong positive sentiment about the organization at wider stakeholder base at district and block level, forging meaningful coordination at block level, reaching out most unreached DEV children, encouraging participation CBOs, children and community are some of the achievements of the reporting year. Interventions with mothers, caregivers and children were highly successful as it saw enthusiasm and spontaneous participation. Social parameters like immunization rate, incidence of low birth weight, institutional delivery school enrollment, and participatory school governance have satisfactorily improved over status three years back. Slowly but surely things are changing on positive note. Year ahead will be equally challenging and interesting. I am confident that we will remain motivated and renew our commitment and with our actions, we will serve DEV children more meaningfully. Dr. Ashok Kr. Panda Area Manager
  4. 4. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 ABOUT THE AREA AND COVERAGE Daltonganj, where Child Fund India Area Office located, is headquarters of district Palamau and some 185 Kms (114 Mile) from state capital Ranchi. The area intervention fall in three adjoining districts – Palamau, Latehar, and Garwah – in the southwest part eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, covering 76 poorest villages. The demography of the region is characterized by a predominantly tribal population (66%) from 7 major primitive tribal groups living in remote and relatively inaccessible areas. Majority of them earn their livelihood from seasonal agriculture, hunting, daily-wage labor. As per latest estimate 54% of population live below the Govt. fixed poverty line. Government of India’s Planning Commission has identified the districts as among the poorest in the country. Daltonganj Area Program started its ambitious journey in serving DEV children way back in 2007 and continuously striving to bring in positivity in the lives of children in need of support. Today we have reached remote and non-descript pockets and touched upon 88000 population with a range of need-based and life-stage wise program responses. The current operational locus spread across three blocks-Satbarwa, Balumath and Ranka. In serving needy children of this underserved area of Satbarwa and Balumath we have joined hands with two local partners which have strong and commanding presence at community level. Vedic Society at Satbarwa and Samaj Pragati Kendra at Balumath are with us since 2007 as local partners while at Ranka block we are directly implementing programmatic interventions. Vision An India where the disadvantaged, discriminated and excluded child is supported and enabled to grow up playing an active and positive role within family, community and nation. Mission To place the child at the center of its activity ensuring that the programs which surround the child are of the highest quality and that recordable differences are made to the quality of life of a large number of children. The programs to be of such quality that they can serve to inspire others including the government to improve the implementation of child centered development initiatives. Approaches ChildFund India believes change in world lies in the change in childhood. That is why cluster’s programmatic intervention are designed in such a way that it ensure a holistic development of the children and community as well thru providing knowledge, financial, technical and institution-building assistance with the involvement of the local people right from the program design to implementation and evaluation. Since the beginning of the cluster we have adopted life cycle approach looking into age appropriate interventions in each stage of development of child. Hence we are working towards  Healthy and Secure Infants (For 0-5 year age group) – Essentially the thematic areas of interventions under “Healthy and Secure Infants” are Safe motherhood, pre-post natal care, Area Profile
  5. 5. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 early childhood development, safe drinking water & sanitation, regular immunization, nutrition, community management of childhood illnesses  Educated and Confident Children (For 5-14 year age group) - The key focus elements in this phase include quality-driven learning opportunities, child-friendly schools, alternative basic education, participatory school governance, care of HIV/AIDS affected children  Skilled and Involved Youth (for 15 – 24 year age group) – we highly emphasise on livelihood education & training, youth-friendly reproductive health services & education and leadership & social engagement, training on life-skill education to adolescent girls & boys under “Skilled and Involved Youth”. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE Being from one of the poorest states of India these three districts are lagging behind on almost all the social development parameters and therefore need special developmental attention as Govt. initiative alone proved to be insufficient given the range and scale of development issues which are complex in nature and interlaced. A close look into some key statistics will rationalize our presence and work here. 0-5 Years 6-14 Years 15-24 Years  77% youth get married before they attained 18 years  Early pregnancy-64%  Only 31% pregnant woman 3 prescribed ANC.  Exclusive breastfeeding- 36%  Complete Immunization- 34%  IMR is as high as 61  Institutional delivery rate is as low as 24%  Only 43% children have access to ECD services  Childhood illness (Dirohoea-34%, malaria- 21%)  Knowledge gap amongst parents and caregivers  54% drop-out rate after 8th standard.  Parents attach low importance to children’s education  Child friendly environment with joyful learning opportunity is often missing.  Poor school infrastructure- key issue.  Teacher-student ratio is below the mark.  Community participation in school governance is very minimal  86% teachers work on contractual basis and not trained.  Little provision of special attention to academically poor children.  88% drop out rate post matriculation.  Majority of them are engaged in menial works.  38% youths migrate only to work in exploitative condition.  Only 1.1% youths are getting trained on some trades.  Merely 1.3 % youths completed graduation  Critical deficit of information and knowledge about youth opportunities.  Adolescence is not properly groomed, often lands up in risky behavior WHAT WE DO Keeping in mind, life stage wise issues-its multidimensional nature, intensity and far reaching consequences we thru a rigorous process, designed community suited projects. While maximum community involvement is ensured in designing and implementing the project, the entire process is guided by ChildFund India team, the local partners and crucial stakeholders. The major program focus in the region includes Health, Education, and Livelihood. Here is a quick look at life stage wise projects. 0-5 Years 6-14 Years 15-24 Years
  6. 6. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Project Improved maternal and child health Every child is in school Youths and adolescents have occupational opportunities Impact Groups Newly wed couples, pregnant and lactating mothers, caregivers, children, family and community Children, parents, School management Committee members Adolescents and youths Key Interventions  Capacitating community and parents  Issue based mass awareness generation  Community management of childhood illness  Influencing Govt. apparatus for better maternal and child health care facilities.  Promotion of ECD services  Empowering community for better education of children.  Child and community participation in school development plan.  Capacity building of teachers.  Special and customized solution for children who fare poor.  Influencing Education department  Promoting formal Education.  Skilling youth thru job based vocational training program.  Empowering youth capacity thru bridging information gaps.  Life skill for youths  Youth engagement in community development process
  7. 7. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 HEALTHY AND SECURE INFANTS Our key interventions under this life stage focus on community management of childhood illness, safe motherhood, ante-natal, neo-natal and post natal care; nutrition, Early Childhood Care and Development (ECD). Community volunteers are provided basic knowledge and skill on Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) through various capacitating inputs such as training and sensitization who in turn provide education and support to the community on pregnancy and early childhood care, home-based management of childhood illnesses, appropriate infant feeding practices, growth monitoring, and child immunization. Since the area is prone to fatal illness such as malaria, diarrhea, acute respiratory illness, anemia, malnutrition etc., our community volunteers are actively involved in teaching parents on preventive, curative and ameliorative healthcare systems in combating these issues. Observation of Nutrition Week Nutrition is the focal point of health and well-being. Nutrition is directly linked to human resource development, productivity and ultimately to the national growth. Malnutrition in India continues to be at a high level with 42.5% children below the age being underweight and almost 70% being anemic. 22% children are born with low birth weight. Over 40% of underweight children are in India. The National Nutrition Week is observed every year from 1st to 7th September in order to promote awareness and good health through Nutrition Education. The week was observed in all the three Areas in collaboration with Govt. ICDS department. There were cluster level rallies, workshop and few demonstrations of healthy foods to mark the occasion. The Anaganwadi Workers, Sahiyas and SHG members took a pledge to aware the community members on Healthy Foods, IFA Tablets and Safe Sanitation. The culmination of the event was at Block Headquarter Ranka where all the Block Officials along with the ChildFund India Area Team were present. Breastfeeding week: Celebrating with community Breast feeding is baby’s first immunization, most effective, inexpensive and globally proven single intervention that can potentially avert child mortality and morbidity. But tragically rate of breast feeding within an hour of birth in our project area is as low as 25%. Cultural stigma, age old practices, poor health seeking behavior and inadequate knowledge on breastfeeding coupled with ingrained myths are the barriers to promote breastfeeding as an instrument to fight child mortality. We marked the occasion of “Breastfeeding Week” in high focus villages. Educating community with special stress on PMs and LMs, Caregivers, Community based sensitization drive with participation of VHC and mothers groups, inclusion of AWW and ANMs were some of the approaches of this intervention. Youth groups and children included themselves by taking out rally to generate awareness on importance of breastfeeding. This intervention was rolled out in 12 villages with active participation from PRI members and other village level opinion leaders. “I am impressed that ChildFund India relying upon local and easily available resources in combating curse of malnutrition”---BDO, Ranka Block Program Highlights
  8. 8. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Special attention on counseling was paid to 106 LMs and 29 PMs. There were cluster level rallies and workshops to aware the people about importance of exclusive breastfeeding and colostrum feeding. The representatives of Govt. Health Department, NRHM and ICDS were present in all the cluster level activities. This 10-day long event culminated thru a general gathering with presence of experts from block health department. Two Hindi Dailies had covered this intervention. Enhancement of skill set of frontline workers It was year-start activity primarily meant for all ground workers (CMs, CAs and VVs) organized in coordination with Tumbagarah Navjiban Hospital of Emmanuel Health Association. The Hospital is specialized and has expertise in managing childhood illness, maternal and neo-natal health. For our 47 frontline workers, we organized 2 units of 2-day each capacity enhancement workshop on RCH, SAFE MOTHERHOOD & CHILD SURVIVAL PRACTICES, where 4 child specialists (Dr. Jeevan, Dr. Titus & Dr. Angle) who are involved in public health management system, rigorously trained and built the capacity of participants in the domain of ANC, Intra natal care, Safe Motherhood, IMNCI and Child Survival Practices. The Resource team also oriented the participants on Safe Delivery, New Born care, Importance of Immunization, Breastfeeding and Complimentary Feeding, Signs and Symptoms of Diahorea and its Management, Safe Sanitation and other Hygienic practices, which leads to maximum number of childhood illness. BCC is tool for community management of maternal and neonatal health complication was theme of the workshop. The training was very informative and useful for the field staff. After the training the field staffs are now clear as of what to do and what not to do regarding mother and child health issues and also how to recognize the signs and symptoms of various mother and child related illness. Sensitization of mothers/caregivers on care of new born, LBW babies and routine immunization Several sensitization meeting-cum campaigns round the year were organized for mothers and caregivers on care of new born, LBW babies and routine immunization at Ranka, Satbarwa and Balumath area. The main objective was to disseminate knowledge and professional skills of mothers/ caregivers on care of new born, LBW babies and routine immunization. Total 763 community members benefited from this program ECCDE (Early Child Care Centre and education) for Birhor Children Birhor children of Birhortola fall under one of the most primitive tribes. Till date the community lives on hunting, collecting roots & shoots. Most of the time parents of these children are out for hunting and collecting roots and shoots and do not take care of the education of their children and children’s are deprived of basic primary education. Often children’s are deprived of food and become victims of malnutrition. To address this critical issue of illiteracy and malnutrition the partner organization through the support of ChildFund India is running an ECCDE (Early Child Care Centre and education) for Birhor Children at Birhortola, Balumath where about 25 Birhor Children of the age group 3-6 years come and get pre-school education and supplementary nutrition support. “With every training we get to know some unique things that are pertinent to child and mother health status of our area; will try new learning on the field”---Mrs. Sushma Devi, Community Animator of Vedic Society.
  9. 9. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Program Achievements: Key Stats Pregnant and lactating mothers  603 pregnant mothers were made sure to have 3 compulsory ANC check-ups  Consumption of IFA by pregnant mothers was raised to 32% from 19%.  448 pregnant ladies have received direct/indirect assistance for institutional delivery.  TT dose for 872 pregnant mothers have been ensured.  Around 600 community members were educated on prevention and treatment of pregnancy related complications thru series of BCC interventions. Infant and under 5 children  1042 children were assisted to be fully immunized.  With our interventions 308 children in the age bracket of 9-35 months received Vitamin A Supplementations.  Regular home visits tracked the growth trend of around 550 U5 children.  450 U5 children were intervened thru center based care and support.  Around 3000 community members were sanitized on proper child caring and feeding practices, health and sanitation of children, importance of safe drinking water and community led prevention and treatment of easily communicable diseases.  399 eligible children were supported to be enrolled at primary school thru ECD centers. EDUCATED AND CONFIDENT CHILDREN We thru Area Program provide quality learning opportunity for children, increasing their accessibility to basic education regardless of what caste, gender and ethnicity they belong to. In order to create social, participatory and learning opportunities, ChildFund India put into practice programs, which promote compulsory education. Bridge course centers under Back to School Program have been established for school dropouts, child labors and out of school children to impart education on the subject of Hindi, English, Mathematics, and Science. Centers for slow learners have been established for imparting extra classes to children with low learning level or grasping power, helping them improve their class performance. Our school support program for vulnerable children focuses on mitigating school dropouts because of poverty through material support (food, clothing, school fees, school dress etc). ECD centers have been established to provide a space to the young ones for pre-school education, especially in villages where government-run centers under Integrated Child Development Scheme are not available or functional. Besides, Child Clubs are also being established and strengthened through training, supplying of sports and recreational material, competitions, sports and psycho-social services for the holistic development of children. Taking lead in Bal Panchyat formation and strengthening After RTE came into being, formation of Bal Panchyat and its strengthening is school mandate. Observing our child-centric works and interventions, local schools roped in us to help them with our club formation expertise. We have so far helped them in terms of forming Bal panchyat activities at schools, orientation by resource persons, Organizing 09 inter child club debate on roles of Bal Panchayat in ensuring RTE, preventing child labour, school retention etc Besides, we conducted 19 units of co-curricular activity (Singing, drawing and recitation) organized for 419 children, 18 units of Strengthening training organized for Child Club Members
  10. 10. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 on Bal Sansad at Primary School where 647 Child Club members participated, Bal Panchayat was initiated, 03 child parliament initiated with 49 children. Different competition among children at school level on personal hygiene. To promote standard practices relating to personal hygiene and sanitation among children we organized in 14 schools of the area in order to sensitize the students on personal hygiene. The teacher and students took active part in these competitions. There were drawing and quiz competitions for the children, who were very eager answer the questions and put on the paper their dream village or school. Apart we shared with them how to wash hands and other body parts with demonstration. “Child Parliament” Round the year 33 trainings of Child Parliament have been organised. About 453 children took part in it. In this first of all, the children were made aware of the parliamentary process of the country. Then they were being made aware of the Child Parliament system in the schools, their roles and responsibilities and process of functioning in the schools. At present, child parliaments in 14 schools are active and contributing of realization of RtE Act. Meeting of Child Club Members: During this year focus was given more on strengthening existing Child Clubs and forming new Child Clubs where Child Clubs did not formed. For this number of meetings have been conducted with the Child Club members where child clubs were already formed. In 41 meetings they were again assisted for conducting regular meetings (monthly meeting) to keep the Club active and live. The child club members were also motivated on how to take up small activities (Child led projects) at club level in the village. They were also taught on the importance of education, health, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene. In some villages Child Club members have already started small savings schemes of Club members. “We never knew there is so much into hand washing techniques; I like the session will practice it at home”---Prem, 13 years boy from Satbarwa.
  11. 11. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Program Achievements: Key Stats Children (6-14 years)  54 child clubs were reoriented and supported in a bid to improve their club efficacy.  200 children participated in workshop attended by Govt. officials where they articulate a range of issues in the domains of child development and protection.  96 drop-out children brought back to schools after large scale back-to-school campaign, Parents meeting and SMC meeting.  32 SMC were strengthened in making them understand their roles and responsibilities being the member of such crucial school development committee.  A significant change slowly but surely visible among community people in regard to their outlook towards education of children. SKILLED AND INVOLVED YOUTH Under this life stage we endeavor to develop skill and confidence among youth nurturing their ability to acquire self-sufficiency, sustainable income and shoulder their responsibilities endowing them with livelihood education, training and employment opportunity. We also emphasize on social engagement of youth by developing their leadership quality and building a cadre of advocates in their community. Youth leadership cum counselling session for career opportunities Training One day youth leadership training was organized with 99 youths of Ranka and Satbarwa area. The main objective of the training was on club management, leadership development, and their participation in community development initiatives, discussion on current employment and trade opportunities and how these benefits can be availed by youths. Apart, regular issue specific interface meetings with representatives of beneficiaries, PRI members, Health Department, NRHM, NYK ,media and other stakeholders were organized in all three project locations. The main objective was to highlight ChildFund’s work in operational area, opportunities to collaborate and seek any possible support in smooth running of program activities in field. Orientation of eligible couple on basic health education In the light of poor sexual health seeing behavior, newly married couples fall prey to various misconception and myths and ultimately it takes toll on their health and children and risks their life. With this context, project organized orientation sessions with identified couples. A total of 143 participants were part of this activity organized in two locations. Family planning, sexual health, reproductive rights and managing health complication were at the core of orientation. An expert, doctor by profession, was invited as resource person and he facilitated the session. Youth leadership Training One day youth leadership training was organized for 206 youths in different village. The main objective of the training was on club management, leadership development and their participation in community development initiatives. Regular issue specific interface meetings with representatives of beneficiaries, PRI members, Health Department, NRHM, NYK ,media and other stakeholders were organized in all three project locations The main focus was to highlight
  12. 12. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 ChildFund’s work in operational area, opportunities to collaborate and seek any possible support in smooth running of program activities in field. Capacity building of Frontline Workers A two day residential training on ARSH was organized for all the 47 frontline workers (CMs, CAs and VVs) at Hotel Van Vihar Betla. The training was focused on Adolescent Sexual Rights, stages of development, Cleanliness and Govy. The Resource team oriented the participants on MMR, IMR, reducing incidence of teenage pregnancy, meeting unmet contraceptive needs, reducing the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and reducing the proportion of HIV positive cases. Issues of adolescents range from undernourishment, sexual harassments, substance abuse, suicides and a lot of unhappy situations in the life. Necessary arrangements will be made to link with block health departments so in the event of any sexual and reproductive condition, youths can receive health care services Program Achievements: Key Stats Adolescents and Youths  630 adolescents were empowered with life-skill based information. 44 Adolescent girls clubs were given hand holding support for better efficiency in club management. 37 Youth forums were strengthened so that they can voice up their issues and concerns and can put those to competent authority. 112 youths have been given leads in exploring job oriented vocational training opportunities. 240 adolescents were oriented towards Early pregnancy, safe abortion, RTI/STI, Sexual violence thru series of ARSH Training. 4 Interface meeting with 186 youths are organized where BDO, Local MLA, BEO guided and motivated participant to continue higher studies, getting enrolled in suitable vocational training institutes and avail opportunities rendered by Government. “With this training we are now better placed to serve the youths and adolescent’s needs and requirments”---Mr. Monaj Kumar, Community Mobilizer, Ranka Area.
  13. 13. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Quota 2394 Male Female Total Enrolled 999 1387 2386 Sponsored 644 927 1571 Deficit 08 Life Stage wise Enrollment 0-5 Yrs 259 354 612 6-14 Yrs 662 951 1613 15-24 Yrs 79 82 161 999 1387 2386 Program Expenditure LS 1 2867191 LS 2 1174286 LS 3 1785465 CCP / Sponsor Relation (10% of total Program) 1578561 Program (Total)-A 7,405,503 Program Support (Total)- B 5071364 Total - A+B 12,476,867 SR and Abridged Financial
  14. 14. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Important task completed in Sponsor Relation Management Effective Sponsorship management & streamlining Sponsorship  Periodic visits were undertaken to Area partners VEDIC Society and SPK to resolve the issues between the staffs with the management and streamline SR functioning at Project.  Through continuous handholding support to partners and SR communication compliance over mail and phone have been provided for timely execution.  All Communications has been scrutinized, printed out and dispatched to NO in between July 13 to June 2014. Much effort has been taken to clear 12 months pending.  1197 CPRs of YR 2011-12 & 1420 CPRs of YR 2012-13 have been dispatched to NO.  388 New Enrolment Materials have been sent to National Office to meet the deficit Quota.  3 units of Wall magazine training for children have been organized at SPK, Vedic and Ranka Area.  2 Orientations have been conducted for staffs at SPK and Ranka to ensure timely flow of letters from children to sponsors.  Updated SR status has been shared during quarterly and monthly meeting to field staffs to ensure SR compliance. Effective SRIS system in Cluster office  All MCS, CSS and RAM related data have been updated from July 13 to June 14 in SRIS.  Benefit Entry and data related to children’s Height and weight entered in SRIS for CPR 2011- 12, 2012-13 & 2013-14.  CVS website entry has been done for 3rd , 4th & 5th phase in possible time frame and has been reported to NO. Effective Partnership SR management  During quarterly meetings and Staffs training, the field staffs have been given inputs on managing SR and discussion was made on issue revolving to SR effectiveness at filed level.  3 Regular trainings of staffs on innovative SR activities has been done at Ranka, SPK and Vedic to enable them to improve the quality of letters children are writing to their sponsors. Quality Program Management – SR & Program Integration  4 trainings to Staffs on Age Appropriate Activities have been facilitated to staffs of Ranka and Vedic Society.  Supported and guided the field staffs at Ranka in organizing Age appropriate activities for children at village level.  SR Quality initiative letter writing training was conducted for enrolled children at Vedic society to help enriching children’s’ writing capabilities.  SR Awareness training for Youth Club and Adolescent girls group has been organized at SPK and Vedic Society.  Guided the area partner staffs in conducting creative and innovative letter writing workshop with children and on organizing letter exchange activity between sponsored and non- sponsored children.
  15. 15. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Sponsor’s Visit to Partner Organization Don Bosco Centre Sarita Tirkey, a young little girl from the area of Don Bosco Centre was lucky to have her sponsors amidst her on 20th and 21st of November 2013. The sponsors Mr. Roxley and Mrs. Lee-Ann from Australia were accompanied by Miss. Ashley of ChildFund Australia. The visitors were in Ranchi on 19th and visited their sponsored child on 20th Nov 13. The visitors were happy to meet their child and family and also to interact with them. The visitors were overwhelmed by the kind welcome they received from the family and community. The visitors also brought some gifts along with them for the child family and also for the project staffs. They also visited the child’s school and talked with teachers and students. They also gave some play materials for the students of the school. Sponsors thanked with appreciation for all the efforts we are making on the ground. 75th Anniversary of ChildFund International To celebrate glory of Child Fund’s 75th year, a one day long event was organized in all the three operational areas of Ranka, Satbarwa and Balumath. The main theme of the celebration was to honor the best ECD worker and School Teachers of the respective blocks and participation of children and community member in celebration Block Officials, Representatives from Education and ICDS department, PRI members, ChildFund India staffs, youths and Children were also present for the occasion. Singing, speech and drawing completions were organized for children to mark the occasion and also were given prizes. One best Teachers and One Best ECD Worker from each block were honored for their service in their field. These teachers and ECD workers were selected by the Joint committee of Govt. officials, Parents representatives and ChildFund Members. There were two thematic workshops on Malnutrition and ECD organized to mark the occasion where the children shared their views and concerns regarding the issues. These workshops were, attended by sectorial experts, Govt. officials from the department ICDS and Education, local intellectuals, Children and community members. The participants ventilated their view points and issue based concerns. The event was highlighted in three National Dailies. Around 2000 people took part. Stakeholders Perspective Increased participation from Govt. departments and office, media personnel, community was seen this quarter. At the end of the 1st quarter neat outcome is a well-built interface among different functionaries with ChildFUnd being at the center. Our community based target groups like VHC, SMC, youth club and child clubs are more articulating and coordinating. Recognizing
  16. 16. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 our good works, sub-divisional level police and administrative departments have identified us as a social development catalyst and possible coordination in the form of building change agents among youth, protecting child from exploitation, IEC materials development on child rights are being explored. Biggest challenge Throughout this year, we were successful in building a solid platform in terms of ensuring satisfactory community participation, networking with line departments, achieving tangible outcomes. But biggest challenge ahead is to pick the pace up in next fiscal year and communicating our success to stakeholders in a commonly understood framework. Other challenges will also be looked like participation of enrolled children, reaching out to most DEV children and community, community ownership of interventions, initiating interventions in newly extended villages, planning and executing activities according to location specific need and recording outcomes thereof. Lessons Learnt and Action Plan  Participation and involvement of external stakeholder plays a key role for communicating activity outcome to a wider spectrum.  Support and participation of key informants and PRI members is needed for enhanced activity impact.  Follow-up measures for each activity must be ensured while supporting to sustained response to a cause.  Expertise of Govt officials can be capitalized while dealing with child poverty issues.  All the major activities must be supported with module for better results. Future Focus
  17. 17. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 FUTURE FOCUS Given the scale of challenges and project mandate Area office will be focusing following areas for serving DEV children.  Reaching out to those DEV children who are excluded or not covered/less reached by our program response.  Exploring the possibilities local resource generation both in cash and kind.  Increasing visibility thru dissemination of good practices/model in wider stakeholder base.  Intensive program response in newly adopted villages.  Special emphasis on year-round child verification to ensure their exact presence.  Capacity building of CBOs and creation of knowledge base at the field level will remain be thrust areas this year as well.  Documenting good practices and sharing with wide spectrum of stakeholder will assume greater significance.  Well-performing CBOs (Youth clubs, SHGs, Child clubs etc) will be more actively involved in implementation process.
  18. 18. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 In Picture Name of the talent Designation No of years with ChildFund India Dr. Ashok Kr. Panda Area Manager 2 years Mr. John Birendra Lakra Project Officer- Ranka 4 years Mr. Suchit Wilson Ekka Sponsor Relation Officer 3 years Mr. Sovan Banerjee Finance officer 1 year Sk. Mosharaf Hossain Program Coordinator-LS3 4 years Mr. Nabhojit Dey Sr. Project Coordinator-VIDYA 6 months Team and Talents
  19. 19. Daltonganj Area Program Annual Report 2013-14 Ms. Naman Topno Program Officer- VIDYA 6 months Ms. Pragya Khalkho Community Mobilizer 2 years Mr. Manoj Kumar Community Mobilizer 4 years Mr. Amrender Kumar Community Mobilizer 2 years Ms. Sonali Chandra SR Assistant 6 months

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