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Sakshi President felicitated by the Jan Kalyan Samiti for Lifetime Work in Poverty Alleviation and Women's Empowerment
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The Hard Rock Book Drive for the Sakshi NGO Library Program
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Sakshi VP conducts Virtual Workshop on Sustainable Development for Taylor's College, Malaysia
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Sakshi VP speaks on Value-Based Education in context of Gender and Contemporary Society for live IGNOU Panel on Doordarshan on International Women's Day
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Sakshi Library Program Receives Award from Delhi Government Education Department
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Sakshi VP interviewed by Amity University students for Women's Safety and Empowerment Film
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Sakshi Celebrates National Girl Child Day
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Sakshi Conducts Life Skills Workshops on Importance of Saving for Girls Education Project
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Sakshi Students Host American School Pupils for a Play Day
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Sakshi Partners with Ministry of Women and Child Development for Vatsalya Mela
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Sakshi Girls Education Project Pupil Wins IInd Prize in National Book Trust Children's Day Contest
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Sakshi Organizes Ghazal and Mushaira Nite for Independence Day
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Sakshi Organizes Summer Activities at Schools through the Library Program
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Sakshi Conducts Teacher Training for the Library Program
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Sakshi NGO Girls Education Project Pupils Win First Prize at Udaan Development Camp
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Sakshi Celebrates World Health Day with Girls' Health Camp for Remedial Education Centres
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Sakshi Participates in Harvard Serves Global Month of Service
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Sakshi Girls Education Project Celebrates International Women's Day
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Sakshi Pupils from Remedial Education Centres Visit Adventure Island
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Sakshi Selected as Government Mission Convergence Partner
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Mission Convergence Partnership with Government of Delhi for Poverty Alleviation and Women's Empowerment

Sakshi Gender Resource Centre Office

The Government's hundreds of programs for the upliftment of the poor and marginalized esp. women have been only marginally effective because of poor delivery mechanism. To address this, the Govt's recent Mission Convergence mega-initiative seeks to leverage the strength of the best grassroots NGOs.

Selected as the MC partner in its areas, Sakshi is now building awareness and filtering government programs to many thousands in need.

 

Sakshi Nutrition Camp at Khadag Village, Delhi. Women from the slums are taught about nourishment and how to cook nourishing food for their families on a low budget.

Mission Convergence, the "Flagship Program" of the Government of Delhi was born because the Delhi Human Development Report 2006 pointed out that "...the lesser privileged section of the society... did not get access to the schemes run by the Government either due to lack of awareness or multiplicity at the administrative front."

Mission Convergence integrates 40 social sector schemes across 9 departments and ensures unified delivery through grassroots NGO's that work in slums to help alleviate poverty and attain inclusive growth.

Selected as the MC partner in its areas, Sakshi helps deliver existing social security schemes with a focus on empowering women. 

Major activities and goals are:

  • Adult Literacy Program: We provide education to illiterate
    Sakshi Women's OPD: Women from the slums are provided with free check-ups and free medicines. 
    women and adolescent girls. This is important so they are able to deal with day-to-day matters requiring them to read and write like opening a bank account or finding their way to a hospital. It is also important so no one can take advantage of them in financial or business matters. 
  • Counseling on Social Schemes: We have appointed a full time Counselling Program at GRC. Community members are counseled on the social schemes they can take advantage of and also on how to apply for them (paperwork, where to go etc), example, for Rastriya Bima Yojna (RSBY), Voter ID, Ladli Scheme, ADHAR Card, Ration Card etc. This is important so people below the poverty line get the advantages that have been announced by the government for their benefit like free hospital care.
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    Legal Aid Session by Ms. Zeenat Malik, Lawyer at Delhi High Court, at Chandanhulla Gaon, Delhi.
    Nutrition Program for Women: We organize a Nutrition Camp once a month in the community. A minimum of 25 women come to take training by the Resource Person from RAK College of Nursing. The camp draws on our experience holding Nutrition and Health Camps from before we became a Mission Convergence Partner. We teach women how to cook nourishing food for their families on a low budget. 
  • Legal Counseling for Women: We organize legal sessions with Resource Persons who are lawyers in the Delhi High Court. Women are informed and advised about various issues like Domestic Violence, Dowry, Self Defence, and How to File an FIR.
  • OPD for Women: We organize two OPD fortnightly at GRC for women. Senior Gynaecologists from the Rural Health 
    Ladies Health Camp: Eye Check-Up. A GP, Paediatrician and Gynaecologist always attend Health Camps. In addition, there is a fourth specialist in areas like Skin, Eye, HIV/AIDS. 
    Centres come for OPD. Apart from free check-ups, we provide free medicine to women.
  • Self Help Group / Co-operatives: We form SHG's and each SHG deposits Rs 30000/- in Bank. The SHG workers are trained to engage in small enterprises. Our first 3 SHG's were trained by Khadi Grama Udyog on How to Make Papad.
  • Speciality Health Camps with focus on Women and Children: We organize Speciality Heath Camps twice a month. A Pediatrician, Gynaecologist and GP are always present. In addition, there is a specialist in a field like Skin, Eye, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis. These camps are always very well attended because the check-up and medication are free and the people are too poor to be able to go anywhere else.

 

 


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