A Quest Towards Collective Action for Freedom & Development
Samerth has been running programmes in 3 geographies (Ahmedabad Urban, Rapar and Nakhatrana in Kutch and Kwardha, Sarguja, Mungeli, Mahasamund and Raipur districts of Chhattisgarh. In Urban areas the focus is on education in government schools helping develop child friendly pedagogy and working with school dropouts. Samerth also runs a daycare center for mentally challenged. In Kutch, the programmes are directed towards water resource management with the most marginalized communities. In chhattisgarh the tribals and a particularly vulnerable tribe groups are target group. Samerth also works in Urban sector on housing under Prime minister Housing Programme for financial inclusion,
1. In Kutch this year, Samerth has been successful in leveraging Rs. 3,66,56,536 from various schemes for reviving water bodies, implemented by Government (MLA grant, 14th Finance Commission, MGNREGA, Village Development Fund, State irrigation Department, Fund allocated by District Development Officer) covering 28 villages.
2. Water security plans of 12 villages prepared by Samerth, has been adopted by District administration Kwardha, Chhattisgarh and included in the District Annual plan for implementation.
3. The number of students has increased from 42 to 70. The average attendance of students through the year has been as high as 79%. The physiotherapist and speech therapists who visit the centre daily have developed individual goal plans for each child/person and there is marked improvement noted in the development of the children.
Part - 2 Ahmedabad,
Vejalpur, Gujarat 380051