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DAKSH Reports

Brief report for the period December 2018 – April 2019
UKSVK in collaboration with Manos Unidas has ventured into two year capacity building program for the selected women leaders. They are being re-capacitated to update their knowledge and form an empowerment chain that will serve as a catalyst in assisting women and community in realizing their full potential and exercise their active influence on society and its transformation.

As shared in the proposal the DAKSH project is for two years and will be implemented in 12 DSSS in two phase as follows:

Year OneAjmer, Jaipur, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Meerut and Bijnor
Year TwoAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Jhansi, Udaipur and Varanasi

The following are the training topics that will be organized for the identified Women Leaders/peer educator.

Training of peer educator on social protection schemes and services (old age, widow, differently abled and palanhar schemes etc.
Training of peer educator on livelihood and skill development based services for different Income Generation Activities
Training of peer educators on services of banks and financial institutions

Project Launching cum Orientation Meeting: Project launching meeting was organized on December 08, 2018 and was attended by 6 diocesan directors along with the program coordinator (person in charge for DAKSH activities).

Identification of Women Leaders: Women leaders were selected done by the partners and ensured the selection through community process. Each diocese selected 20 women leaders who were ready to volunteer and ensured the learning’s are further disseminated with the community members.

Implementation of Project Activities: The first training on Social Protection Schemes and Services was successfully implemented in all six dioceses and was attended by 120 women leaders, 20 from each diocese. The detail is as follows:The objective of the training was to sensitize the women on the Social Security Schemes and Services. The consultants for facilitating the trainings were hired.

Training onDateName of Diocese
Social Protection Schemes and ServicesFebruary 06-07Dausa (Jaipur)
February 12 –13Ajmer
February 27 – 28Meerut
March 01-02Bijnor
March 16 – 17Gorakhpur
March 18 -19Lucknow

The two days training emphasised on the following schemes and services as follows:
01. Samajik Suraksha Pension Yojana
02. Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW)
a) Assistance scheme in case of death or injury in general of the beneficiary or in accident.
b) Maternity relief scheme
c) Construction labor education and skill development scheme
d) Master plan wherein incentive / assistance is given to the beneficiaries’ adult and unmarried daughter and the female beneficiary.
e) Construction labor accessible housing scheme
f) Rehabilitation of expenditure on critical illnesses for construction workers
g) Construction Workers Life And Future Security Plan

03. Sukanya Yojana
04. Bhamashah Yojana
06. Ayushman Bharat Yojana
07. National Food Security Scheme
08. SukanyaYojana
09. Social Audit and
10. RTI

After each training an action plan for three months was made wherein the women leaders agreed to disseminate the learning’s to the community women and will also assist the community by linking them with the social security schemes and services.

Follow Up:
as part of follow up the person in-charge is regularly coordinating the activities with the women leaders and is assisting in organizing training programs for the community members, identifying beneficiaries and linking them with govt schemes, networking with concerned authorities like village pradhans and officials.

E. Preparation of Identification Card for women leaders: UKSVK and its partners decided of sharing a unique registration number to all women cadre who will be participating in the training programs. Accordingly it was decided that the participants must be provided with Identification Card (IC).  UKSVK is in the process of developing IC for the entire participant’s.

F. Future Plan:  We will be conducting the remaining trainings on, (i). Training on livelihood and skill development based services for different Income Generation Activities and (ii). Training on services of banks and financial institutions. Besides, regular monitoring visit will be conducted and ensure dissemination of aforesaid trainings to the SHGs and CBOs. The activities will be video recorded for the documentation.