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Background
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Objectives
Leadership

Activities
Water Related Schemes
Health & Hygiene
Youth Development
Learning Centres
Temper for Science in rural
India

Women's Empowerment
Activism against Social ills
Protection of Heritage
War Widows
Adventure

Missions in Focus
Watershed Development
Water Harvesting
Small Community Microhydel Lighting
Refurbishing Village Primary
Schools
Resuscitation & Recharging
of rural wells
Social Forestry
Rural Dwelling

Women's Empowerment

We lay a big stress on women’s empowerment in communities we work with. The foundation for this is through exposures and education the first model having come up in Village Salaita. Our initiative was integrated with the project for construction of the checkdam. This gave us an opportunity to introduce  self help culture by organising various committees (samities) required to execute the scheme for ‘water’ where the women's committee (mahila samiti) had to play a big role. This was followed by  picking up an apt theme early childhood grooming and management of a village school which evoked a big response from girls. A one year  diploma course on this them was available with the National Open School  through distance education which would also equip the trainee with a qualification for being absorbed in the community primary school. The first set of trainees course will be appearing for their final examination in Oct this year. The community has also been introduced to a health workers course with the ultimate aim of equipping the community with their voluntary health workers and providing an health center for the complex. This exposure has further encouraged women's participation  in the affairs of the community. A breakthrough was achieved when SALAITA fielded a women's team for the Jalsammelan organized by Tarun  Bharat Sangh in Alwar which brought together women water activists from all corners of the country on a form supported by UNDP. This was the first instance that such a team was organized by any village in the entire region. Of the momentum can be maintained women of Salaita will become trend setters for the state.

 

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