Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), the State Women's Development Corporation of Government of Maharashtra, operates as a Nodal agency to implement women's development programs through the Self Help Groups (SHG) of women formed in each district. MAVIM activities are being carried out in all the 33 rural districts of the State out of total 35 districts (excluding Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban Districts) and cover 13,300 villages. In each village there are 2 to 3 SHGs and each SHG consists of 10 to 12 members.
MAVIM as a part of its rural empowerment programme has formed Community Managed Resource Centres (CMRC). The objective is to sustain the SHG movement. Around 150 -200 SHGs together has been registered as CBOs to run the C.M.R.C. effectively.
The CMRC is expected to provide various services to SHG members viz. namely skill training, marketing, identification of local marketing avenues, organize various women empowerment programmes, Capacity Building in Bank linkage etc.
STAPI organized 2 five days basic capacity building trainings at Pune for the Managers of Community Managed Resource Centers of MAVIM during 21-25 February 2010 & 22-26 March 2010.
Total 64 participants attended these trainings.
The five days training programmes included various sessions on NGO and project management covering legal framework, statutory requirements, governance & networking among NGOs; roles & responsibilities of trustees including members of the governing body; accountability & transparency, sustainability; financial administration and management resource mobilization for NGOs; writing a good annual report; good governance transparency & accountability; strengthening & sustainability of CMRC.
The concept of NGO and status of Voluntary Sector was clearly understood.
More clarity on legal framework for NGOs
Got confidence and encouragement in developing CMRC as sustainable Organisation.
Got knowledge in how to develop and present NGOs development projects / programmes
Three Consultation Meetings of NGOs and Govt. organizations running Children Homes / Shelter Homes / Orphanages and Destitute Homes (For the children in Need of Care and Protection) were organized at Kolhpaur, Pune and at Mumbai on 06/07/2013, 30/09/2013 and 28/02/2014 respectively to focus on the problems and needs of Young Adult Orphans, who pass out of the institutional care after attaining adulthood.
The Consultation meeting of Kolhapur, held on 06/07/2013, was inaugurated by Shri.Rajendra Chavan, I.A.S. Commissioner Women and Child Development Maharashtra, while Shri. VIkas Deshmukh , I.A.S., the Collector Pune addressed the participants during Consultation Meeting at Pune on 30/09/2013. Mr. Rahual More, Deputy Commissioner, Women and Child Development Maharashtra and Shri. P.K. Wagh Executive Secretary Maharashtra State Probation and After Care Association, Pune were also present on the occasion.
Shri.Ujjwal Uke, I.A.S. Principal Secretary Women and Child Development, Maharashtra, inaugurated the third consultation meeting organized at Mumbai on 28/02/2014. Smt. Kushal singh Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, (NCPCR) Government of India was present for the valedictory session.
The three Consultations and follow up meetings gave us a good overview and insight into various issues/ challenges involved in rehabilitation of the Young Adult Orphans in Maharashtra.
Project “Maharashtra Alliance of Young Adults” Project (MAYA) :
The Project Maharashtra Alliance of Young Adults (MAYA ) was initiated and launched during the period under report.
The following activities /initiatives were undertaken under the new project MAYA during the year under report :
Initiation of Joint Venture Project for Women Empowerment through community based activities in collaboration with Kranti Mahila Santha in Govandi Shivaji Nagar, Vashi Naka of Mumbai City with the support of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited :
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), approved a joint venture project for Women Empowerment through conduct of community based activities viz conduct of health camps, Nutritional Camps, Educational campaigns, scholarships to the children of sex workers and conduct of sensitization, linkages and networking meetings with local stakeholders for their active support to various community based initiatives in Govandi Shivaji Nagar, Vashi Naka of Mumbai
STAPI will be implementing the project in collaboration with Kranti Mahila Santha, a CBO formed with sex workers support groups. The proejct activiteis will commence in the year 2014-2015.
After obtaining the necessary approvals for Questionnaire for Data Revalidation and for conduct of training programmes on Data Revalidation for NGOs, from Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Maharashtra, two Training programmes for orientation and induction of selected 5 Partner NGOs and one counsultant on Data Revalidation of 87 Children Homes / Shelter Homes/ Observation Homes / Destitute Homes run by NGOs and Government Organizations from Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburb and Thane Districts of Maharashtra under Project Maharashtra Alliance for Young Adults (MAYA) were organized during 13-14 August 2014 and on 26 August 2014 with the support of Bombay Public Charitable Trust(BCPT) at L. J. Training Centre, Dadar, Mumbai.
A total of 17 participants representing 7 NGOs from Mumbai city, Mumbai Suburb and Thane districts attended the first training of 13-14 August 2014. A total of 20 participants representing 11 NGOs from Mumbai city, Mumbai Suburb and Thane districts attended the second training programme on 26 August 2014.
The trainee participants included Social Workers, Superintendents, Teachers, and Counselors from various organizations working in the field of Child Rights, Child Welfare, other Child issues and with Special children, with a focus on children in need of Care and Protection.
The training topics covered sessions on Brief background, Goal Objectives and overview of the current Status of the project “MAYA”; Overview of Juvenile Justice Act 2002 and Revised Rules thereof 2011; Orientation of Data Validation Tool-Questionnaire for Children Homes / Orphanages Destitute Homes / Observation Homes run by NGOs and Government Organizations; Discussions on Draft of Memorandum of Understanding with NGOs for Data Revalidation Activity under Project “MAYA” ; Discussions on Database Management Software by the Partner NGOs including the discussions on future action plan.
An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was entered into with all the selected partnr NGOs and Counsultant duing the period uder report.
The data collection /revaldition and analysis of 87 Children Homes / Shelter Homes / Observation Homes / Destitute Homes was organsied during the period under report. The detail report have been submitted to Bombay Community Public Charitable Trust (BCPT).
Initiation of Joint Venture Project for Women Empowerment through community based activities in collaboration with Kranti Mahila Santha in Govandi Shivaji Nagar, Vashi Naka of Mumbai City with the support of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), approved a joint venture project for Women Empowerment through conduct of community based activities viz conduct of Health Camps, Nutritional Camps, Educational Campaigns, Scholarships to the children of sex workers and conduct of sensitization, linkages and networking meetings with local stakeholders for their active support to various community based initiatives in Govandi Shivaji Nagar, Vashi Naka of Mumbai.
STAPI in association with Kranti Mahila Santha, a CBO working for empowrement of women from marginalised sections of community was our co-partner. The proejct activities like Health Camps; Nutrition Camps; Educational campaings; Meetings with stakehodlers, Training of teachers were organsied during the period under report.
The Resource Directory containing information on important laws for women and child; the apex organizations and the referral organisatons was released in March 2015 at the hands of officials of HPCL, Mr. Anatharamna Mahadevean, Member STAPI and the Board members of Kranti Mahila Sanstha.
National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development is a premier organization devoted to promotion of voluntary action research, training and documentation in the overall domain of women and child development.
STAPI in collaboration with NIPCCD, organized 2 residential trainings of 3 days duration during 3-5 August 2015 and 15-17 February 2016 respectively at STAPI.
The 3 days training included sessions on Child Rights, An overview of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000, and Rules there of, Integrated Child Protection Scheme, Service Delivery Structures and Operational Issues, Institutional and non-institutional Care under Juvenile Justice Act including preparation of Individual Care Plan, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, Standards of Care in CCIs and Child Participation, Child Protection Issues, Challenges in Institutional Settings, Tracking and Locating the Missing Children, Developing an Action Plan for better care, Role of functionaries of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in care, Protection and Rehabilitation of children, for making CCIs child friendly.
A total of 58 NGO Representatives from 52 NGOS (working on various issues of children and child rights) from 17 districts participated in these trainings.
Project SAHAYOG - Comprehensive Village Development through specific focus on Health, Education Women Empowerment Child Protection and Child Rights Protection and Skill Training in Village Kurkumbh of Daund Block of Pune District :
The first year activities of Project SAHAYOG included Need Assessment Study; Capacity building of 415 Women in promotion and formation of self-help groups and their linkages with the banks in 10 batches of 3 days (non-residential) duration in village kurkumbh, Construction and transfer of 02 toilet blocks to Zilla Parishad Primary School Kurkumbh.
Out of 415 women trained, 128 women have formed 9 Self Help Groups, All of which are functional and are inked with the banks. 08 groups have started internal lending.
Project SETU - Empowerment of Fisherman Community with specific focus on Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Skill Training and Social Entitlements in Shindodi village of Shirur block of Pune District :
The project “SETU” for empowerment of fishermen community was launched in January 2016 for the period January –December 2016. Activities like Need Assessment Study and Development of individual household profile, health Check up Camp; Free Medical check Up for the local community, Social Entitlements – ADHAR Help Desk and Sensitization meetings with the stakeholders like Governing Body of GramPanchayat, Village Shindodi Block Education Officer, ASHA Workers, Members of Water and Sanitation Committee, School Management Committee were organized during the period under report.
'AshaKiran – A ray of Hope’ Project For School Drop Out Children :
The Rotary India Literacy Mission approved a one year “T-E-A-C-H” project for school dropout children. The Project duration is for the period January 2016 to December 2016.
The project aims to promote education of out-of-school children between age group 7 -14 years including those who are either differently-abled or otherwise at risk, or children form socially vulnerable groups; by facilitating their access to mainstream State-funded primary / elementary education to children form socially vulnerable groups. Various Activities under project ASHA - KIRAN includes identification of school dropout children and their facilitation through non-formal and formal education. The project interventions have reached out to 20 School dropout children by end of March 2016.
Following Consultation Meetings /Capacity Building Trainings / Followup Meetings were organized under Project “Maharashtra Alliance of Young Adults” (MAYA).
Empowerment of Fisherman Community with focus on Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Skill Training and Social Entitlements in Shindodi village Block Shirur District Pune Project SETU :
Project “SETU” for empowerment of 150 population of fishermen community initiated during January 2016-December 2016 was further extended to August 2017. Following activities were organized during the period under Project. The Project review was conducted on 13/10/2016.
'Asha Kiran' – A ray of Hope- T-E-A-C-H- Project For School Drop Out Children :
The Rotary India Literacy Mission funded project for school drop-out children was implemented during the period January 2016 - December 2016. The project process involved identification of school drop-outchildren as per eligibility criteria, filling up / tracking / screening of Ashakiran Profiles and their mainstreaming through formal education in schools. We had reached out 300 drop out children from Pune City during 2016-2017.
Following Activities were conducted during the period under Project :
The annual evaluation was organized during April 2017
Project SWAVALAMBAN - Empowerment of Fisherman Community in areas of Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Skill Training and Social Entitlements in Tardobachi Wadi Village of Shirur block of Pune District :
Project “SWAVALAMBAN ”for empowerment of fishermen community from Samata Nagar, Village Tardobachi Wadi of Shirur block of Pune District is operational since April 2017.Following activities were organized during April 2017-March 2018.
Project MAYA PUNE with the support of UPS India Foundation :
The following activities under Project MAYA were conducted in Pune district of Maharashtra
Project SWADHAR - Health and Livelihood Initiatives for Women Inmates from Yerawada Central Prison with the Support of Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited, Mumbai :
Project SWADHAR focuses on Health and livelihood aspects of Women Inmates of Yerawada Central Prison. Two livelihood trainings and three Health camps and health sessions were organized on 03/06/2017, 24/08/2017 and 17/02/ 2018 under Project SWADHAR.
As a part of infrastructure development, construction of stage and refurbishment and basic repairs of Old Shed /stage was carried out at Yerawada Central Women Prison during the period under report.
Project SETU - Empowerment of Fisherman Community in areas of Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Skill Training and Social Entitlements in Shindodi village of Shirur block of Pune District :
Project “SETU” for empowerment of local fishermen community launched for period January 2016 - December 2016 was further extended to August 2017. Following activities were carried out during April –August 2017. The Project closeout review was organized during October 2017 and January 2018.
Ongoing involvement of various stakeholders viz Grampanchayat, Primary Health Care Center and School Management Committees
Following activities were organized during the period under report :
A) Sanitation : Repairs of 6 Community Toilets and Construction of 9 new community toilets
B) Health and Hygiene : Activities with the children in the age group 7-14
Swacch Bharat –Swacch Community campaigns – Every Saturday
C) Women Empowerment :
D) Education : ICDS Activities
E) Activities with Youth :
F) Access and Availment of Government schemes :
Project Maharashtra Alliance of Young Adults ( MAYA) Pune :
The year witnessed closure of project “Maharashtra Alliance of Young Adults”(MAYA) Pune for rehabilitation restoration and reintegration of Young Adult Orphans (YAOs) in Pune district of Maharashtra, supported by UPS India Foundation Mumbai.
Following project activities were organized during the period under report.
Following Trainings/Consultation Meetings were organized during the period under project.
Project SWADHAR –Infrastructure/Facility Development at Yeravada Open District Prison, Pune :
The Infrastructure / Facility Developmentof Visitors Area with Basic Amenities (Water Cooler, Fan’s), Construction of 2 Ladies Toilet Blocks, Flour Mill and Water Cooler Cum Aquaguard, for purified safe & secure drinking water were installed at Yeravada Open District Prison, Pune with the support of Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd during the period under report.