Education
  Primary Education Program
  Integrated Health, Micro-Finance and Education Program
  Village Libraries
  Program to enrich primary education South Delhi
  Sir Gopal Paper Mill, Ballarpur Ind. Ltd.(BILT), Yamunanagar, Haryana
  Integrated Development Project SRF, Bhiwadi, Haryana
  Baran District (Kishanganj, Mangrole & Anta Block) Rajasthan
  Health
  Livelihood
  CSR
 
PROGRAMMES : Education
 
Primary Education Program
Project Name: Development of an effective, sustainable quality education system for selected villages in Deeg & Kaman Blocks (Rajasthan)
Project Area: 27 villages in Deeg, Nagar and Kaman Blocks, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan (Mewat)
Funding Agencies: European Commission through the Aga Khan Foundation & Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust
Project Duration: 2001 to 2007
Overall Goal: To enhance the level of education in the Mewat region among disadvantaged groups with a special focus on girls and women.
Objectives: Developing and disseminating a child-centred, gender sensitive and innovative education model in the context of disadvantaged communities for mainstreaming in govt. schools.
  Strengthening the capacities of stakeholders (Both men and women) to make informed decision regarding the planning and management of quality education within the broad framework of human rights and democratic principles.
Strategies: Run Quality Education Centres in project area to enrol non-starters and prepare them for entrance to formal schools
  Provide inputs, support and training to government schools and teachers in project area to improve quality of education in formal schools.
  Build community based organizations to facilitate positive social change in the area of education.
  Build a strong network of stakeholders (Community, Panchayat, Education officials, School teachers, Religious Leaders, Parents, NGOs) to share learning and coordinate their education-related activities.
  Build capacity of all stakeholders and institutions to ensure sustainability of changes initiated by the program.
  Conduct and disseminate research to increase visibility and influence policy implementation at the local level and shape it at the state and national levels.
Develop a strong participatory monitoring and evaluating system to improve program implementation.
  Run Quality Education Centres in project area to enrol non-starters and prepare them for entrance to formal schools
Primary Stakeholders: Direct beneficiaries: 10,000 residents of villages where QECs operate. This number includes 456 QEC students (of whom 66% are female and 95% are Meo Muslim), 38 QEC teachers from project villages, 1,169 government school children, and 15 government schoolteachers. Indirect beneficiaries: 2,643 students and 36 teachers from government schools associated with the Cluster Resource Centre based in Koh village
Other Stakeholders: Village communities, Community Based Organizations, Panchayat Samiti, Zilla Parishad, District Primary Education Program (DPEP), District Institute for Education & Training (DIET) and school teachers
Networking: PESLE Partners (Bodh Shiksha Samiti, AKES-I, and Dr. Reddy’s Foundation), NIEPA, NCERT, Center Institute of Education (Delhi University), Jesus Mary College (Delhi University), State Resource Centre-Jamia Milia Islamia, Diganter (Jaipur), Eklavya (Bhopal), Urmul Trust (Bikaner), and BRAC (Bangladesh), DCCW and Tudor India
Monitoring: Management Information System to track and measure the progress of the project
Program Review: The European Commission will conduct participatory mid-term and end term reviews and the Aga Khan Foundation will conduct monitoring visits
Publications: Newsletter “Batto-Batto Mein”; curriculum and teacher manual for classes 1-2, Approach Papers, Guladasta, Titli, Kamyabi Ka Safar, Gender Manual for Primary classes
Media Coverage: DD1, Kiran, A story about SARD’s quality education initiative in Mewat and the role of Community Based Organizations; Rojana News Channel, A story about lack of employment opportunities and robbery in Gadi Mewat; Rojana News Channel, A story about SARD’s quality education and health intervention in Mewat; Rojana News Channel, A story about SARD’s efforts to enroll girls in its Quality Education Centres, A journey to success- movie on all the programme activities of SARD
Achievements: Established 18 Quality Education Centres in 14 villages, which have served 80% of all formerly out-of-school children (609 in total) of whom 66% are girls
  Mainstreamed more than 400 QEC children to local government schools in classes I-V
  Increased community demand for quality education and increased involvement of parents in the education of their children
  Mobilized resources from village communities, grams panchayats and the panchayat samiti to construct 6 Quality Education Centres and provide accommodations for 9 more
  Developed a culture and gender sensitive curriculum in Hindi, Maths and Environmental Science for classes I-V that has been validated experts associated with premiere educational institutions (e.g. NIEPA, CIE and Jamia Milia Islamia University)
  Built a cadre of 38 local teachers who teach in SARD’s Quality Education Centres and serve as resource persons in training events organized various government agencies, such as the DPEP and DIET
  Built the pedagogical capacities of teachers from 11 outreach schools (9 government and 2 private) in Deeg Block, which serve 1,200 students
  Selected by DPEP to provide training and on-site support to teachers affiliated with 3 Cluster Resource Centres covering 75 schools in Deeg, Nagar and Kama Block serving around 7000 students
  Mobilized text books from the Panchayat Pradhan for all the students enrolled in SARD’s Quality Education Centres
  DPEP and DIET invited SARD to sit on their advisory committees in Bharatpur District
Integrated Health, Micro-Finance and Education Program
Project Name: Program for the rehabilitation of mineworkers who have been affected by silicosis and their families
Project Area: 10 villages in Bhansi Paharpur Panchayat, Roopwas Block, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan
Funding Agencies: Concern India Foundation and NABARD
Project Duration: 1999 to 2004 and 2004 to 2005
Overall Goal: To diagnose & treat silicosis affected workers and provide widows of stone quarry workers with source of income
Objectives: To regularize and extend the Government’s DOTS/RNTCP scheme for silicosis affected mineworkers
  To form SHGs and link them up with local bank through NABARD scheme (e.g. animal husbandry, horticulture and agriculture etc.)
  To develop linkages with government departments to provide SHGs with training in rural economic activities
Strategies: Organize awareness generation campaign and health camps with the District Tuberculosis Office to promote prophylactic behaviors, conduct sputum tests and disseminate information regarding diagnosis and treatment for silicosis and tubercular silicosis
  Distribute medicine provided by the government to silicosis affected individuals through local volunteers
  Organize widows and other women living below the poverty line in Self-Help Groups and link them up with financial institutions and government schemes
  Conduct workshops and trainings for Self-Help Group members in the areas of agriculture, animal husbandry and horticulture
  Provide non-formal education to children of widows with the aim of mainstreaming them to local formal schools
  Conduct quarterly interface meetings with stakeholders
Primary Stakeholders: Approximately 13,000 residents of project villages, including 400 mineworkers, 350 widows & BPL women and 105 female children of widows
Other Stakeholders: Mine workers and their families, contractors and sub-contractors, the Directorate of Health Services (Govt. of Rajas than), District Tuberculosis Office, National Agricultural Bank for Rural Development (NABARD); Alwar-Bharatpur Grameen Aanchalik Bank (Bharatpur); Department of Rural Development Agency (DRDA); and Departments of Horticulture, Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry
Networking: Community Medicine Department of Mahatma Gandhi Medical Institute (Maharastra); Sawai Man Singh Hospital (Jaipur); World Health Organization (WHO); Voluntary Health Association (Rajasthan); Ibtada (Alwar); Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at Lady Harding Medical College (Delhi)
Monitoring: Management Information System to track and measure the progress of the project
Program Review: Upon program completion and external review of the program will be made
Media Coverage: DD1, Kiran, A gift pass on scheme that SARD initiated for Self-Help Group members in Bhansi Paharpur; DD1, Kiran, SARD’s DOTS initiative for mineworkers in Bhansi Paharpur; Rojana News Channel, The initiatives of Self-Help Groups that SARD formed in Bhansi Paharpur; Rojana News Channel, Mineworkers and silicosis in Bhansi Paharpur
Achievements: Organized 40 Self-Help Groups (10-15 people per group) who have taken out a total of nearly Rs 8,00,000/ in loans of which they have repaid Rs. 6,50,000/- to date
  85% of SHG members use bank services independently of their SHG and husband; whereas only 20% of women in the project villages had ever dealt with a bank prior to SARD’s intervention
  12 widows benefited from widows Old Age Pension scheme after SARD’s intervention
  SARD was selected by the Department of Health (Rajasthan) to distribute free medicines within its project area under the DOTS scheme
 
12 local youth have been trained under the DOTS scheme to deliver medicine to affected people
  50 people with silicosis are receiving regular medicine under DOTS scheme
  105 girls were enrolled in 4 Non-Formal Education Centres run by SARD. 50 of these girls were mainstreamed to government schools
  32 SHG members received a goat through a gift pass on scheme orchestrated by SARD
Village Libraries
Project Name: Village Libraries
Project Area: 9 villages in Deeg Block, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan (Mewat) & 4 villages in Bhansi Paharpur Panchayat, Roopwas Block, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan
Funding Agencies: Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
Project Duration: 2000 to 2005
Overall Goal: To inculcate good reading habits in youngsters (especially first generation learners) and provide adults with access to news, reference materials and information about government schemes
Strategies: Form library committees and train local volunteers as librarians
  Rotate library inventories to increase the materials available to the residents of any single village
  Establish linkages between libraries and SARD’s quality and non-formal education initiatives
  Charge annual membership fees (to be determined by library committees) to encourage responsible library practices and promote sustainability of library
Primary Stakeholders: Library members, including parents and children
Other Stakeholders: Schoolchildren, literate adults, teachers, community based organizations and library committees
Networking: Nehru Yuvak Kendra, DPEP
Monitoring: Progress reports
Achievements: 603 adults and children have library memberships
PROGRAM TO ENRICH PRIMARY EDUCATION SOUTH WEST DELHI
Project Name: Program to Enrich Primary Education (PEPE)
Project Area: 30 colonies in South West Delhi
Funding Agencies: REACH India
Project Duration: 1 October 2004 to 31 August 2007
Overall Goal: To improve access to quality basic education for vulnerable children, especially girls, SC/ST children and children with special needs, who live in resettlement colonies in the Southwest District of New Delhi
Objectives: To increase student enrolment, retention and completion rates in formal schools, NIOS and alternative education centres; To establish a child-friendly learning environment and pedagogy that is characterized by the principles of equity, equality, quality; To build the capacity of to bring about school based reforms in all government primary schools and alternative education centres.
Strategies: Bridge schools, Education Guarantee Centers and community mobilization will ensure that out-of-school children aged 6-14 will be enrolled in formal schools, including NIOS. Remedial courses will increase retention by providing children with extra academic support. Balwadis will also contribute to better retention by preparing pre-schoolers for entrance to formal school.

Capacity building of teachers and other stakeholders as well as the development of TLM and modules will increase retention and completion rates by ensuring that children receive a quality education. Finally, the development of a gender module, special capacity building workshops and diagnostic camps for children with physical disabilities will combine to reduce gender and social inequalities in elementary education.
Primary Stakeholders: Families and Children of the 30 resettlement colonies
Other Stakeholders: School teachers; community welfare associations; District & state Education related officials.
Networking: NIOS, NIEPA, TINNARI, NCERT SCERT, Central Institute of Education (Delhi University), JMI-SRC and Jesus & Mary College, Bodh Shiksha Samiti, Diganter, and Eklavya, Bal Bhavan, Katha, Bachpan, and Gyan Vigyan Jatha, UNESCO and UNICEF, Delhi Council of Child Welfare (DCCW), Jan Shikshan Sansthan
Monitoring: Management Information System to track and measure the progress of the project
Program Review: REACH India participatory mid-term and end term reviews
Achievements/on going Activities Cluster Offices set up
Community Mobilisation & Interaction
  Networking with MCD, SSA & Local School Officials
  Learning Centres set up
  200 Out of School children identified.

Two Rigorous Training for the Programme Staff and Teachers.
SRI GOPAL PAPER MILL, BALLARPUR INDUSTRIES LTD. (BILT), YAMUNANAGAR, HARYANA
Project Name: Sampark
Project Area: Sri Gopal Paper Mill and 6 neighbouring locations (4 urban slums and 2 villages) in Yamunanagar District, Haryana
Funding Agencies: Ballarpur Industries Ltd.
Project Duration: February 2004-2007
Overall Goal: To enable the Company, Ballarpur Industries Limited, Unit: Shri Gopal Paper Mill, Yamunanagar to fulfil its social responsibilities by partnering with SARD whereby a tangible and long lasting positive changes are made to the lives of the concerned neighbouring communities and thus enhancing the image of the Company
Objectives: To improve the company’s image in the Sri Gopal Paper Mill’s catchment area
  To increase the well-being of Sri Gopal Paper Mill employees (permanent & contract), their families, suppliers and distributors
  To undertake development initiatives in areas of health, vocational training & income generation to assist the most disadvantaged of community members
  To plan strategic engagement with marginalized business partners to improve business practices
Strategies: Meet regularly with local leaders (e.g. government officials, business people, and community representatives) to coordinate activities and share information

Mobilize communities and build community based institutions (e.g. Self-Help Groups and Youth Groups)

Build capacities of stakeholders in areas of health, income generation and education through workshops, melas and exposure visits

Involve employees in CSR activities to increase ownership of CSR program
Primary Stakeholders: 1,899 Sri Gopal Mill permanent employees & their families; 657 Sri Gopal Mill contract labourers; 2 transport companies and their truckers; farmers, women and youth residing in 2 villages and 4 urban slums.
Other Stakeholders: Government Departments (e.g. NABARD, DC, DRDA, DUDA, Public Health, Agriculture, Horticulture, NACO, and Jan Shikshan Nilayam); NGOs (e.g. Partners in Change); Industries and business associations (e.g. Saraswati Sugar Mills, Hero Honda, CII, PHD Chamber of Commerce); Resource Agencies (e.g. ILO, Global Health Initiative-WEF, WHO and UNDP)
Networking: NIOS, NIEPA, TINNARI, NCERT SCERT, Central Institute of Education (Delhi University), JMI-SRC and Jesus & Mary College, Bodh Shiksha Samiti, Diganter, and Eklavya, Bal Bhavan, Katha, Bachpan, and Gyan Vigyan Jatha, UNESCO and UNICEF, Delhi Council of Child Welfare (DCCW), Jan Shikshan Sansthan
Integrated Development Project SRF, Bhiwadi, Haryana
Project Name: Integrated Development project, Bhiwadi, Haryana
Project Area: 4 villages surrounding the SRF Factory
Funding Agencies: SRF
Project Duration: 2005 to 2006
Overall Goal: To address the educational needs of the community by ensuring quality education and thereby contribute to the overall development of the Children
Objectives: To understand and develop initiatives in areas of Health, Vocational training & Income generation to assist the most disadvantaged for community members.
  To facilitate alliance building between NGOs, Private and Public sectors organizations to advocate and lobby to facilitate the creation of a community specific action plan for young people in the context of HIV/AIDS and contribute to policy development at District, State and National level.s
  Ensure overall development of primary school children in village primary schools by extending to them innovative and joyful learning curriculum
Strategies: SARD would Form apolitical Community Based Organizations and constitute Self Help Groups and Youth Groups in the village to the development of the village related issues and facilitate the process of community mobilization, awareness generation, resource mobilization etc.

Functioning of bridge schools for non-starter/drop out mainly girls and capacity building of government school teachers

Setting up of an village library cum information centres (with a possible support from Rajiv Gandhi Foundation) to act as the nodal centre for SARD’s information Education Communication- (IEC) initiatives

SARD would be forming a Project Steering Committee and will organize an interface meeting with concerned stakeholders to establish mutual know-how and effective service delivery on quarterly basis distribution of IEC material provided by DSACS and UNSCO

Meeting regularly with local leaders (e.g. government officials, business people and community representatives) to coordinate activities and share information

Building capacities of stakeholders in areas of Health, income generation, Natural resource management and Education
Primary Stakeholders: Selected beneficiary from neighbouring village communities (Jhiwana and Khujuriwas; Sri Ram Fibres management.& SARD
Other Stakeholders: Leading industries and business forums

Government departments (DPEP, NABARD, Public health, agriculture, horticulture, and Janshikshan Sansthan, Delhi

Resource Agencies (Bodh Shiksha Samiti)

Local NGOs and social service organizations
Networking: Department of Education, University of Delhi, DPEP- Alwar, and State Resource Centre- Jaipur
Monitoring: Surveys and reports
Achievements: Staff is in place

Need assessment of govt. school teachers have been done

Exposure visit for local stakeholders have been planned
Baran District (Kishanganj, Mangrole & Anta Block) Rajasthan

Integrated Programme for Education, Micro Financing & Vocational Training

Project Name: “To strengthen the deprive population of Baran for self-reliance”
Project Area: Baran district of Rajasthan especially three blocks-Kishanganj, Mangrol and Anta
Funding Agencies: ITC Ltd.
Project Duration: 2005 to 2008
Overall Goal: To Strengthen the deprived population of Baran district in Rajasthan for self reliance
Objectives: To bring a qualitative change in the lives of landless labourer and other deprived communities in Baran District of Rajasthan
Strategies: Run Quality Education Centres in project area to enrol non-starters and prepare them for entrance to formal schools

Provide inputs, support and training to government schools and teachers in project area to improve quality of education in formal schools.

Build community based organizations to facilitate positive social change in the area of education.

Build a strong network of stakeholders (Community, Panchayat, Education officials, School teachers, Religious Leaders, Parents, NGOs) to share learning and coordinate their education-related activities.

Build capacity of all stakeholders and institutions to ensure sustainability of changes initiated by the program.

Conduct and disseminate research to increase visibility and influence policy implementation at the local level and shape it at the state and national levels.

Develop a strong participatory monitoring and evaluating system to improve program implementation.

Run Quality Education Centres in project area to enrol non-starters and prepare them for entrance to formal schools
Primary Stakeholders: Landless Labourers, Woman, youth and E Chaupal Sanchalaks
Other Stakeholders: Village communities, Community Based Organizations, Panchayat Samiti, Zilla Parishad, District Primary Education Program (DPEP) & school teachers
Networking: NABARD, SSA_DPEP, Agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry department
Monitoring: Management Information System to track and measure the progress of the project