Thematic Verticals


Implementation is the core strength of ‘PANI’. It works to address the root causes of poverty and inequality through community-based interventions. ‘PANI’ implements the programs with high level of commitment, inclusiveness; values and respects people’s rights and tries its best to deliver high quality results in a manner accountable to stakeholders. ‘PANI’ conceptualizes, develops and implements the programs in the following thematic areas.

  • Integrated child development
  • Health, Nutrition & WASH
  • Gender & Governance (women empowerment)
  • Sustainable Livelihood
  • NRM and Climate Change

Thematic area-wise the major highlights of

interventions


Integrated Child Development

The cycle of poverty disproportionately impacts the rightful opportunities and capabilities of children to grow and experience life. In its approach to development PANII places rights of children at the centre stage and make efforts to enable them to break the cycle of denial and patterns of discrimination. Through various initiatives, we make efforts to improve their health, increase their nutrition, reduce mortality and morbidity, provide better learning opportunities, and remove the limitations to poor or no education. The objective is to ensure that children – both girls and boys - grow up and live in a safe and enabling environment where all are respected, protected and empowered against various forms of abuse and exploitation. Through its various programs, PANI is directly reaching to 13680 boys and 12651 girls.
Some of the initiatives of PANI for promotion of child development are :

Children and adolescents between age group 12-18 years are collectivized at four tiers: Bal Jagriti Manch at village level, Bal Vikas Samiti at panchayat level, Bal Jagriti Sangh at cluster level and Bal Jagriti Mahasangh at block level. Children are sensitized on rights of a child and issues around them such as those concerning cleanliness in village, sanitation and hygiene, functioning of schools, functioning of gram sabha etc. They identify the relevant issues, and steps to be taken for addressing those. They collective decide the agenda and means for spreading awareness and advocacy. Children have been provided trainings on various forms of expression such as writing stories, composing news items, writing poetry, expression through cartoon, drawings, conducting plays, personality development etc, They are also sensitized on rights of a child.

Bal Jagriti Mahasangh also brings out a monthly news-letter called ‘Bal Jagaran’. Children look at the things around them and creatively express their views on those issues. The efforts that children take to bring about a change also become a part of newsletter. The newsletter serves as a medium of dialogue between children and other community members including their parents.
There are 53 ‘Child Resource Centers’ functioning at village levels. These are physically located in public spaces that are identified collaboratively with the community and are owned and managed by children of Bal Jagriti Manch. Children organize regular meetings and discussions on issues around them and practice creative skills.
Children between age 6-12 years are collectivized as Bal Sansad. With support of school management they organize games, health awareness campaign, creative competitions and regular discussions on relevant issue.
Specific groups of adolescent girls are also functioning for developments of specific life skills, continuing education, and personal hygiene.

Health, Nutrition & Wash

• Primary healthcare of women & children at the population of 11,80,688 in 497 GPs (total coverage: 1,79,858 families)
• Intervention with 79,686 adolescent girls of 15-19 years age group to ensure menstrual hygiene, TT immunization, anemia screening & treatment (with de-worming & intake of IFA tablet), basic counseling on health & nutritional care and social factors of malnutrition.
• ‘PANI’ has been instrumental in changing behaviour of 1,79,858 families towards primary healthcare of women, children and adolescent girls. This has been achieved by identifying and nurturing community change makers and establishing informal community monitoring system.
• Promotes/triggers/catalyzes community action to create awareness and take in their entitlements to improve health and nutrition services.
• Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is now agenda of Nari Sanghs (women CBOs) in 497 GPs where primary healthcare program is being implemented.


Gender and Governance (women empowerment)

• In Empowering Rural Women (ERW) initiative of ‘PANI’; total 1,21,878 women are collectivized in women CBOs named Nari Sanghs in 786 GPs of 40 blocks in 10 districts. The key achievements are as under.

MGNREGA:
- Realization of wage entitlements by 90,932 women (out of total 1,21,878 women of Nari Sanghs)
- Strengthened implementation of NREGA at both demand and supply side
- Women started articulating their entitlements and aspects of gender equality

Public Distribution System:
- Regularized 571 PDS shops on 4 parameters
- 61,013 women/families of Nari Sanghs directly benefited from it
Activation of Gram Sabha and use of RTI Act:
- Regularized open Gram Sabha meeting in 579 GPs
- Active participation of Nari Sangh women in open GS meeting with agenda
- The 1,412 Nari Sangh leaders started using RTI application on issues of entitlements
Initiative on Violence Against Women (VAW):
- In all 579 intervened GPs; Nari Sanghs are empowered to address prevalent gendered social practices and violence against women & girls

• Established 7000 women’s identity as farmers.
• The 84 adolescent girls resource centres are enabling 4200 adolescent girls from poorest families to come forward as empowered girls to realize their rights and fulfil their needs and aspirations.
• ‘PANI’ has helped to women, girls & community to develop enabling & safe environment for girls and women.

Sustainable livelihoods

• ‘PANI’ has standardised a package of practice that has potential to yield income of Rs 60 from one square meter land.
• Customized ‘PANI’ Livelihood intervention package increases household income by 50% in 24 months.
• ‘PANI’ has helped 36000 farmers reduce their cost of cultivation by 20% by optimising use of resources and increasing use efficiency.
• Helped 8500 women to adopt 5 improved technologies to reduce their drudgery in agriculture.
• Provided pre and post migration services to 15600 migrant labourers to facilitate their migration process and improve migration experience. ‘PANI’ works as a readily available platform to provide solution to their complex problems like legal and skill development issues.
• Works with 5000 rural and urban ultra poor women to improve their livelihood through providing them access to credit and knowledge on enterprise.

NRM and Climate Change

• ‘PANI’ has standardised a package of practice that has potential to yield income of Rs 60 from one square meter land.
• Customized ‘PANI’ Livelihood intervention package increases household income by 50% in 24 months.
• ‘PANI’ has helped 36000 farmers reduce their cost of cultivation by 20% by optimising use of resources and increasing use efficiency.
• Helped 8500 women to adopt 5 improved technologies to reduce their drudgery in agriculture.
• Provided pre and post migration services to 15600 migrant labourers to facilitate their migration process and improve migration experience. ‘PANI’ works as a readily available platform to provide solution to their complex problems like legal and skill development issues.
• Works with 5000 rural and urban ultra poor women to improve their livelihood through providing them access to credit and knowledge on enterprise.