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  2. 3. ADDRESS <ul><ul><li>Asha Nivas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rutland Gate, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5th Street, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chennai - 600 006, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 91-44-28333311, 28330772, 28331601   Email: ashanivas@ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. DURATION The social work student did 22 days field work in the agency, Asha Nivas as part of one month block placement. (2009 February 2 nd – 28 th )
  4. 6. Asha Nivas is a Registered Voluntary Organisation initiated in July 1976 by Dr. Kurian Thomas out of a deep concern for the marginalised and exploited women and children in difficult circumstances residing in Madras city slums. Asha Nivas upholds the human and social values in its commitment to the poor. The centre offers services to women and children in the slums of Chennai . The children are educated through pre-schools, non-formal education, continuing education, vocational and skill training. The center promotes community health, especially in the areas of drug abuse and HIV/Aids.
  5. 7. Asha Nivas envisages a fully developed and integrated society wherein today's women in difficult circumstances and children in distress would live with human rights and dignity .
  6. 8. <ul><li>In order to realize the community development as a process of enabling, people for mission, Asha Nivas endeavours to:- </li></ul><ul><li>Organize sustainable development. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate children in difficult circumstances through pre-schools, non-formal education, continuing education, alternate school, vocational and skill training. </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Form and organise youth groups through leadership training with a view towards the development and sustainability of the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote community health especially in the areas of drug abuse and HIV-AIDS to ensure health care and quality of life for everyone. </li></ul>
  8. 10. SERVICES   <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Women's Development Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Development Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation, Research & Training </li></ul><ul><li>Concern for Holistic Health </li></ul>
  9. 11. Administrative Structure The Governing board is the supreme policy making body. The Director assists and functions under its guidance. There are three departments .
  10. 12. The Administration The Extension department The Academic Affairs
  11. 13. The Administration The administration and management of the centre are executed by the Manager and the Administrative officer assisted by Chief finance officer and other staff. The Extension department The Extension department is managed by a Chief Co-ordinator who is assisted by the coordinators, organizers and animators at grass root level. The Academic Affairs The Academic Affairs department works under the guidance of a professor of social work and assisted by a qualified librarian and a supporting staff.
  12. 14. Of The Agency <ul><li>To assist people to initiate, organise, establish and implement developmental programmes, and to create an awareness in them to improve their socio-economic status. </li></ul><ul><li>To co-operate and co-ordinate with Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies to enable the community to carry out development programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>To motivate and encourage educational and community health practices and to impart health education to the marginalised sections of the community. </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>To educate and organise local groups of all communities especially the youth to promote co-operation and collaboration to solve their own socio-economic problems. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote vocational training and employment oriented programmes to make them self reliant and self supporting. </li></ul><ul><li>Forming of savings and credit societies and promotion of co-operative efforts in the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Impart education to pre-school children, continuing education for the school drop outs, non-formal education for the street and working children. </li></ul>
  14. 16. of the field Work <ul><li>Specific Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>1. To understand the functioning of the agency in terms of its history, </li></ul><ul><li>philosophy, vision, mission, objectives, programmes, client population, </li></ul><ul><li>funding, organization structure and daily activities. </li></ul><ul><li>2. To be familiar with the policies, laws and programmes applicable to the </li></ul><ul><li>client systems of the agency. </li></ul><ul><li>3. To be familiar with the approaches and intervention strategies employed </li></ul><ul><li>by the agency. </li></ul><ul><li>4. To practice adaptively all the methods of social work in the given setting. </li></ul><ul><li>5. To develop skill in using communication media in social work practice. </li></ul><ul><li>6. To develop skill in project planning and preparation. </li></ul>
  15. 17. ACTIVITIES DONE <ul><li>Conducted a Community programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted the meeting of the animators. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted an awareness class about the necessity of education. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted a class on child rights, child protection. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted house visits . </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Interventions at individual level – 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention at group level. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared a teaching aid to the street educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted an awareness rally regarding the alcoholism and substance abuse . </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted a class on Health and Hygiene. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted a survey on school drop out children. </li></ul>ACTIVITIES DONE continue …
  17. 19. Learning points <ul><li>The social work student learned that many children are becoming drop outs from the school. The reason is that, when the teacher gives some home work, these children did not do the work and they are also afraid of the punishments from the teachers. So they tried to avoid the classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the house visits The parents are very irresponsible about the education of their children in slums. Because they want money through the work of these children. They never talked their children about the education of either schools or the non-formal education. </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>The social work student also learned the procedures of starting a new N.F.E - a survey, a class on education, selecting the teacher and convincing the drop out children and their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the discussion with the street children, the social work student learned that these children are interested to study in non-formal education centres. But they have no interest to go to school. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the visit in the hotels the social work student learned that the authorities give the wages according to the time, age and ability of the children. </li></ul><ul><li>The desire of the street children to work in the hotels is the most prior thing than the hotel authorities. The children earned more money from the hotels than any work. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Principles used <ul><li>Principle of Identifying the Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Principle of establishing purposeful relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Principle of Resource Utilisation </li></ul><ul><li>Principle of Acceptance </li></ul>
  20. 22. IMPROVED <ul><li>Documentation Skill - Systematic documentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Speaking Skill - Used Tamil language. </li></ul><ul><li>Organising Skill - Through the SWS </li></ul><ul><li>activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skill - Communicated with </li></ul><ul><li>people. </li></ul><ul><li>Patient Listening Skill - During the case work. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical skill - Through the internet reporting. </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing skill </li></ul><ul><li>Project writing skill </li></ul>Areas For improvement