Out Reach Programs
Slum Children Education Programme
Small hands working in slums, performing the task of rack picking, underprivileged to attain the basic knowledge, never seen a school or had dropped out at one point of time or are attending school elsewhere but need assistance to perform well. This cause was the main issue and had to be dealt with utmost care and comfort. Karmaarth arranges regular non formal educational classes, for such children to make them civilized, literate youth of India. These children are taught with the basic education which in turn becomes a source of living for them. Education for all and one is the aim for helping theses underprivileged classes. The programme targets students between the age group of 6to 14. All of these before Karmaarth were local servants at a near by Dhaba or domestic servants. The team of Karmaarth conducted a family counseling to make them understand the essence of life, to deliver through education. Education is the epitome to sustain a life of dignity and worth. The objective was to attain 100% school enrollment and retention, promoting girl child education, capacitating teachers to be effective learners, promoting the culture of reading, equipping children with skills for life, enhancing conducive learning environment, and lastly encouraging community participation that supports learning. This approach was a holistic one for their overall development to become a person of health and worth.
- Achieving 100% School enrolment and retention
- Promoting girl child education
- Capacitating teachers to be effective as facilitators of learning
- Promoting the culture of reading
- Equipping children with skills for life
- Providing conducive learning environment
- Community participation that supports learning
Health services fail poor communities in terms of access, quality, and affordability;
because they are often developed without taking into account the relationship between
the community and providers, making them non-responsive to local needs and conditions.
In addition to high mortality levels of children below the age of five and young
mothers, illnesses also contribute to poverty through lost wages, high spending
on health care and repeated treatment for easily preventable diseases. The poor
often have to sell assets to finance healthcare and pushes families even deeper
Health projects in India focus on the promotion of effective and sustainable health
care of underserved populations, primarily for women and children. It strives to
ensure that health needs and priorities are met by providing appropriate, effective
and affordable health services that are accessible and sustainable. Health care
initiatives are also designed to help build indigenous capabilities to deliver,
manage and sustain essential health care services.
Karmaarth promotes initiatives such as female literacy, health promotion and community-based
water supplies and sanitation (including sanitation and basic hygiene education)
that offer communities the knowledge, skills and practices to avoid illness and
to secure the financial means required to acquire better nutrition and improved
Karmaarth strives to include five groups of interventions that are cost-effective
and address very large disease burdens. The five groups are:
- Services to ensure ante-natal and post-natal pregnancy-related
- Sexual and reproductive health of adolescent and
women in the reproductive age.
- Non-communicable diseases control.
- Addressing HIV/AIDS.
- Child Survival: Immunization and care for common
serious illnesses of young children - diarrhea disease, acute respiratory infection,
measles, malaria, malnutrition and tuberculosis.