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Goodwill Social Work Centre, India

  1. 1. GOODWILL SOCIAL WORK CENTRE, Madurai,INDIA Introducing …………. ‘ Our concern every child ’
  2. 2. Philosophy G oodness in all we do for the community O verflowing with love, compassion, and peace O utpouring care for others, especially      children, youth and their families D utifulness in helping others to help themselves W illingness to serve the poor and downtrodden I ntegrating professionalism in social work practice L inking itself to serve locally and globally L ighting up the face of the less fortunate and the unfortunate
  3. 3. Organisational Flow Chart Executive Committee Executive Director Honorary Secretary Administrative Staff Project Staff Volunteers
  4. 4. Profile <ul><li>Founder- Director : Dr.J.Christopher Daniel M.A., Ph.D., (Social Work) </li></ul><ul><li>Former Professor of social work and Human resources management,MISW,Madurai,India </li></ul><ul><li>GLI Networker, Member of IAB-GLI(UK) and GLI’s Tamilnadu Representative in India </li></ul><ul><li>GOODWILL is a Non-governmental, non-profit professional social work organisation. It is situated at the temple city of Madurai,India </li></ul><ul><li>Registered as a society under Central and State Government Statues Govt of Tamilnadu and Govt of India </li></ul>
  5. 5. Professional Affiliation <ul><li>Registered member of </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Society Organisations constituency of India CCM </li></ul><ul><li>International Forum of Child welfare –IFCW </li></ul><ul><li>Child Rights Information Network – CRIN, UK. </li></ul><ul><li>ENSCW, Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>WANGO, USA </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Primary Objectives <ul><li>Development of socially and economically deprived children, youth and women </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of family centred intensive services </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness creation for children’s rights, environmental issues </li></ul>
  7. 7. Focus <ul><li>Children's rights, </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s rights through artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s environmental health rights </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarian aid </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive family preservation of dysfunctional families </li></ul><ul><li>Non-formal employment training for youth </li></ul><ul><li>Community technology services </li></ul><ul><li>Environment education and action </li></ul><ul><li>Social research </li></ul><ul><li>NGO capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and NGO consultancy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project partners <ul><li>Family focus international , Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Oz-Child , Children Australia </li></ul><ul><li>SIMAVI,The Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>Population Concern, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>PANDA Software(Security)International,Spain </li></ul><ul><li>JSS- Ministry of HRD, India </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Rural development, Govt.of India </li></ul>
  9. 9. Continued …. <ul><li>Global Links Initiative, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>ART VENTURE , Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>For Children Australia Inc, Australia and Oakley & Kerr </li></ul><ul><li>IDRC,Ottawa,Canada </li></ul><ul><li>DuPont South Asia Limited, USA </li></ul><ul><li>The Malian Foundation, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>The Funding Network, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Global Lesson Foundation, Canada </li></ul>
  10. 10. Projects Completed since 1991 <ul><li>Intensive family support services (Oz-Child) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-formal employment training for youth (Oz-Child) </li></ul><ul><li>National waste land development (Govt. of India) </li></ul><ul><li>Environment education for children( IDRC) </li></ul><ul><li>Environment education for children (DuPont) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated family life management (Population concern) </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic health community programme ( SIMAVI) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Projects on the move…… <ul><li>Community Technology Centres (PANDA) </li></ul><ul><li>GLI (UK) – GOODWILL,GLI’s Tamilnadu networking partnership </li></ul><ul><li>NGO management & capacity building (The Funding Network and GLI(UK)) </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s rights through artwork (Art venture, Singapore) </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Rights Centre (GOODWILL) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Success Stories
  13. 13. 1. Intensive family support services (Oz-Child) <ul><li>Types of Family support services: 15045 were covered under this project. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorship and school and home placement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Childhood enrichment programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisis intervention & Counseling services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Education & Support Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resourcing and Advocacy </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Health promotion programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Micro financial assistance to select families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job search and placement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material assistance to families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harm minimization program for alcohol/substance abusing parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking with local support systems During the period 1991-2003 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Intensive family support services (Oz-Child)
  16. 17. 2. Non-formal employment training for youth (Oz-Child) <ul><li>Two-wheeler mechanism unit for boys &tailoring unit for girls </li></ul><ul><li>262 children and youth successfully completed </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Jan shikshan sansthan (JSS)-Ministry of human resources development, Government of India (Madurai office) </li></ul><ul><li>180 male and female youth from dysfunctional families employed </li></ul><ul><li>Typewriting training unit for the village youth </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Community technology centres for children and young women in low and moderate income communities </li></ul><ul><li>Training components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field placement training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job placement. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theory (25%), practical (65%) and life enrichment education (10%). </li></ul><ul><li>Field visits for placement/on the job training </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul>
  18. 19. Non-formal employment training for youth (Oz-Child)
  19. 20. 3. Integrated family life management (Population concern,UK ) <ul><li>10 villages in the Narikudi Block, Kamarajar District, Tamil Nadu, South India. </li></ul><ul><li>To sensitize the rural women and develop knowledge and skills on primary environmental health care </li></ul><ul><li>To create an awareness among rural women on acquiring vocational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Family Life Management training </li></ul><ul><li>Savings and Credit management </li></ul><ul><li>participation in environment conservation </li></ul><ul><li>health training vocational training and income generation training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pre and post –evaluation research study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>analysis indicated the effectiveness of the training programme organised for the target population. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 22. 4. Basic Holistic Health Community Programme ( SIMAVI,The Netherlands) <ul><li>Basic holistic health community groups </li></ul><ul><li>Health advisory committee comprising 20 medical specialists, health workers, medical social workers </li></ul><ul><li>The health care centre </li></ul><ul><li>Health records and registers </li></ul><ul><li>Health orientations training programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Refresher courses for project workers </li></ul><ul><li>Booklet covering various health themes </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental education centres </li></ul><ul><li>Puppet shows, street theatres, film show etc were group discussions, community meetings and child-to-child programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Media intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation meetings </li></ul>
  21. 25. 5.Environment education and communication for children ( IDRC/ DuPont) <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>To inculcate knowledge in rural children the ecological traditions of the local community </li></ul><ul><li>To create participatory training for children to learn about the principles of children’s rights in the environment, explore their environmental rights and identify their environmental needs and issues. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote children’s access to environmental media to arouse natural curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare children to share environment information with others on a child-to-child and child-to-community basis. </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li>Environmental education </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory training in eco-action programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Media interventions (traditional and modern methods) </li></ul><ul><li>Field study and exposure visits </li></ul>Programme components
  23. 27. Activities <ul><li>Bio-diversity conservation contests for children </li></ul><ul><li>Animal welfare education and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Nursery raising </li></ul><ul><li>Tree planting </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of Eco-Media Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Poster Exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental awareness contests </li></ul><ul><li>Green Rallies </li></ul><ul><li>Inter village children’s sports meets </li></ul><ul><li>Free medical check up for children and their families. </li></ul>
  24. 29. Forging Ahead
  25. 30. 6.Community Technology Centres (PANDA) <ul><li>A notable achievement is that our centre has been declared as one of the four winners of “Panda IT Aid” 2006 Panda Software International, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Award for setting up Community Technology Centres for children and young women in low and moderate income families in and around Madurai,India </li></ul>
  26. 32. Continued……… <ul><li>Aims to train young women and children, so that they can be incorporated in the local labor market or set up new businesses / computer centres. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 900 children and young women will benefit from the project within a span of THREE years. </li></ul><ul><li>Community Technology centres in two locations within the project areas are established. </li></ul>
  27. 33. Community Technology Centres (PANDA)
  28. 34. 7.GLI (UK) – GOODWILL, Tamilnadu networking partnership
  29. 36. GLI (UK) – GLI’sTamilnadu Networking Initiative-GOODWILL Social Work Centre <ul><li>GLI English page web edition for Tamil Nadu NGOs undertaken by Goodwill from October 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>NGO management and capacity building’ for GLI Networkers , undertaken during the period March 2008-July 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Under the ‘Capacity Building Series 2008-2009’, some training programmes for GLI Networkers and NGO administrators are held in Madurai on a regular basis. </li></ul>
  30. 37. 8.NGO management & capacity building (The Funding Network- GLI(UK)) <ul><li>A Two day capacity building programme in Smart Board Technology and virtual classroom for GLI networkers, NGO professionals and School teachers,Madurai,India </li></ul><ul><li>One day programmes on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of Field operations in Development work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial management for NGOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisational Development: A programme for social entrepreneurs {GLI Networkers and NGO administrators} </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Basic course on the ‘Fundamentals of project management’: principles, methods, practices and skills required for successful project management </li></ul>
  31. 39. 9.Children’s rights through art work (Art venture,Singapore) <ul><li>Through ‘Children’s Rights Centre’ for rural and urban children in and around Madurai, under the aegis of the Art Venture, Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Children in the age group 7-17, learn, debate, raise awareness and foster activism about their rights as enshrined in the UN Convention on the rights of the child(1989) </li></ul><ul><li>Includes folk dances, folk music and songs, drawing and painting, cartooning, children’s rights mural, floor arts, needlecrafts, lacework, writing contests and competitions, portrait and figure drawing and cartooning on computers </li></ul><ul><li>Within a span of three years will cover 15000 children from 50 schools which are located in and around Madurai </li></ul>
  32. 40. <ul><ul><li>Children will be empowered with information on their rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They will acquire skills in arts and learn to combine arts with the study on their rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children will get inspired to discover their unique talents through a variety of hands-on workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A virtual gallery of students’ artworks, posters, murals, etc will be posted on our organisation website: and partnering organisations’ websites: and </li></ul></ul>Outcome of the project
  33. 43. 10.Children’s Rights Centre (GOODWILL) <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a conceptual understanding and awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights the Child (I989) for civic action groups. </li></ul><ul><li>To arouse social consciousness among civic action groups on their role-responsibilities in child protection initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>To design and develop CRC communication materials in local language </li></ul><ul><li>To apply media interventions in education and awareness building programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>To undertake research on child rights issues and concerning the UN Convention on Children’s Rights and develop models </li></ul><ul><li>To network with agencies in child rights promotion and protection at the local, national and international levels. </li></ul>
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