Surajya Sarvangin Vikas Prakalp - holistic individual development


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Presentation given by Surajya Sarvangin Vikas Prakalp at CSR Pune and Net Impact networking event (2011) to enable CSR leaders and professionals to learn, network and contribute to social organization.

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It is being run under the aegis of the Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti and works on holistic community development in six slums located primarily in the Yerawada area of Pune since the year 2001. Activites include - study guidance center for school children, samskar kendra for value education, adolescent girls programs, SHG for empowering women, health and hygiene awareness camps

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Surajya Sarvangin Vikas Prakalp - holistic individual development

  1. 1. Surajya Sarvangin Vikas Prakalp“Surajya”A Program for holistic individual developmentunder the Aegis of ‘Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti’ 1
  2. 2. Agenda “Surajya” Vision Where do we operate? - Locations How do we operate? – Activities The TEAM Our friends in doing good Challenges ahead How can YOU Make a difference Questions? 2
  3. 3. “Surajya” – Where ‘goodness’ rules! Objective  To bring about “all round development” or “Sarvangin Vikas” Parent Organization  Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti .....The Vision of Surajya is to eliminate the need for Surajya !! 3
  4. 4. When you go to the airport or KP Have you noticed?  The ‘vasti’ behind IBM yerawada where thousands live?  The ‘vasti’ in KP next to the peaceful Osho Commune? ,  The ‘vasti’ near the Gultekdi market where we all will buy Mangoes this year?  The ‘vasti’ on way to the Airport?  “Surajya” has reached >8 such locations  On 1st May 2001, “Surajya” completed 10 years!! 4
  5. 5. Why Yerawada and around Yerawada is probably the area with largest number of underprivileged in Pune It probably has the highest crime rate in Pune There is a GLARING difference in the social status of community members THIS CAN BE RESOLVED! .......If children, youth and women are meaningfully engaged and become good citizens and members of the community.......... 5
  6. 6. How is All Round DevelopmentAchieved The following programs are run on a regular basis  Abhyasikas – “Knowledge”  Sanskar Kendra “Nurturing the Mind”  Mahila Bachat gat projects “Financial Empowerment and Entrepreneurship”  Adolescent Girls Program “Health, Awareness, Self Protection”  Youth Guidance Program “Employment Guidance”  Regular Health camps for all 6
  7. 7. A little bit about the sub-programs:Abhyasika Attended by over 1000 students daily Helping children develop academic interest Making it easy for them Teachers become role models. High Pots are groomed to be next teachers It is not a replacement for school, but a supplement Class 1 to 10 – Revision and solving difficulties Ample time is allocated to library, exercise, music, stories, poems and drama to inculcate cultured behaviour Outings and Camps are conducted Children look forward to it!! 7
  8. 8. Abhyasika and Sanskar Kendra 8
  9. 9. A little bit about the sub-programs:Mahila Bachat Gat Financial Independence, Habit of Saving Boost Self Esteem of entire family Over 40 groups consisting of 800 women are functional today (started in 2001) Surajya bachat gats have earned tremendous credibility with banks (total loan Rs. 190000…99% returned before stipulated time) Apart from this they get actively engaged in  Free legal advice through qualified legal professionals  Tailoring Classes  Health and Child care  Waste Management  Visits to small businesses  Team building outings 9
  10. 10. Mahila Bachat Ghat 10
  11. 11. A little bit about sub-programs:Adolescent Girls Program Groups of 25 to 35 young girls per vasti – total @140 Physical and Emotional Well Being – well trained doctors and counselors Awareness of the Law – marriage, harrassment, Avoid the risk of choosing a wrong path (due to lack of employment opportunities due to illiteracy) We help them enjoy their teenage –  Mehndi, Cooking, Rangoli, Ceramics,  Self Defense classes  Outings We enable them for the future  Introduction to various courses – beauty, nursing  Encouragement to continue the education thru scholarships 11
  12. 12. Programs for Adolescent Girls 12
  13. 13. A little bit about sub Programs:Youth Guidance Center 10 to 20 youth per vasti Awareness and Support for de-addiction Guide the youth about their responsibilities and their role towards the progress of their “vasati” (Habitat) Weekly visits by a qualified physician Free medication and health checkup Dhol, Lezim Sangha to promote team building and engage the energy AIDS Awareness Camp 13
  14. 14. Who Makes it all Happen? A motivated group of individuals who themselves grew up in the vastis A motivated group of responsible citizens who’s hearts reach out to the vastis A motivated group of corporate volunteers who love to share their time 14
  15. 15. Our friends in doing good… We are grateful to the following Organizations who are equally part of TEAM Surajya  Seva Sahayog  Seva Vardhini  Swa-roop Vardhini  Bharatiya Stree Shakti  NARI  Area Development Office – Govt. of India Volunteers from KPIT Cummins, Zensar Technologies, TATA Honeywell, Symantec….to name a few!! 15
  16. 16. Challenges Ahead Extending activities to surrounding Vastis Orient more youth in the vastis to volunteer for Surajya Volunteers to be groomed for creativity, organizing skills and social skills Coming up with innovative ideas to keep children engaged (they prefer watching TV?) Designing schemes to provide Extended Medical Coverage ‘Hiring’ teachers for Tuition Classes Educational aids to make teaching more effective Basic class room amenities (seating arrangement, a better black board, books for library etc) Acquire tailoring machines and accessories Working Computers with Software and power backup 16
  17. 17. How Can YOU make a Difference? Use your presentation and communication skills  Teach or prepare educational material for Abhyasika De-stress yourself with children  Conduct interesting sessions for the children - games, exercise, story telling, songs, poems Test your PM skills-  Help us in managing the various camps – your project management skills will be tested here! Test your ‘selling’ skills  Help us in raising funds for events  Find us regular small amount donors or be one 17 yourself
  18. 18. How YOU can make a difference!! If you think all this is difficult...... LET US HELP YOU TAKE THE FIRST STEP! Contact or for your first volunteering experience!! You can also contact or to take it forward. 18
  19. 19. Questions? 19