Poorest Area Civil Society (PACS) Programme | YUVA CHETNA KENDRA

Project Title

Empowerment of the disadvantaged through community mobilisation


  1. . To promote participation of dalits and marginalised sections of society in the local self-government system for achieving their rights and entitlements
  2. . To promote economic self-dependence of dalits and marginalised sections of society
  3. . To improve the health status of communities particularly women and children


  1. . Regular contact and rapport building with community
  2. . Information, data collection and baseline assessment
  3. . Organisation of puppet shows for awareness building
  4. . Organisation of street plays on panchayat and health issues
  5. . Organisation of mass media programmes
  6. . Monthly village level meetings on various issues
  7. . Formation of Mahila Mandals and Youth Clubs
  8. . Training to office bearers of Mahila Mandals and Youth Clubs
  9. . Orientation training for group members on different issues
  10. . Exposure visits of selected members of Mahila Mandals and Youth Clubs
  11. . Regular monthly meetings of Mahila Mandals and Youth Clubs
  12. . Promotion and strengthening of federation of Mahila Mandal
  13. . Training of office-bearers of federation
  14. . Election of office-bearers of the block level federation
  15. . Contact and rapport building with elected panchayat members for proper functioning of panchayats
  16. . Training on panchayat issues to all the members of Mahila Mandals and Youth Clubs
  17. . Discussion on panchayats with all the members of Mahila Mandals and Youth Clubs
  18. . Training of elected panchayat members on functions of different committees, role and responsibilities and micro planning
  19. . Motivating gram pradhan and gram panchayat adhikari to announce the date and venue of gram sabha and gram panchayat meetings
  20. . Preparing the communities for participating in panchayat election by 2005
  21. . Training of panchayat committee members
  22. . Formation and strengthening of self help groups
  23. . Training of self help groups on saving and credit
  24. . Training of office-bearers of self help groups on group management, record keeping, developing bylaws, linkages with banks and interlending
  25. . Follow-up training to facilitators on group formation, group management, federation, panchayats, health, etc.
  26. . Convergence meeting with bank staff, block staff and self help group office-bearers for promoting linkage
  27. . Discussions on linkage with banks, other government institutions and income generation activities
  28. . Feasibility study for income generation activities
  29. . Identification of members for various income generation activities
  30. . Training on various income generation activities
  31. . Inter group exposure visits of entrepreneurs
  32. . Regular monthly meetings of self help groups
  33. . Discussion on health issues in group meetings, self help groups and Mahila Mandal meetings
  34. . Preparation and updating the list of children of age group 0-5 years and identifying un-immunised children and malnourished children
  35. . Preparation and updating the list of pregnant women and motivating them for proper ante natal care
  36. . Health talk to community on local health issues
  37. . Organisation of medical camps

Expected Outcome

  1. . Communities of 14 gram panchayats get mobilised and organised into CBOs
  2. . 30 to 40 per cent adults of weaker sections participate in gram sabha meetings and get their problems addressed
  3. . 20 to 30 per cent of participants in gram sabha meetings are women
  4. . 40 to 50 per cent office-bearers of CBOs stand as candidate in panchayat elections in 2005
  5. . 40 to 50 per cent of weaker sections become members of self help groups
  6. . 20 to 30 per cent of self-help groups linked with banks and Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana
  7. . 30 to 40 per cent of self help group memebrs adopt alternative activity
  8. . 70 to 75 per cent members of self help groups avail low interest loans
  9. . 70 to 80 per cent children of age group 0-2 are immunised for six vaccines preventable diseases
  10. . All pregnant women visit sub centres of primary health centres twice between 5 to 7 months of pregnancies for immunisation and detection of risks
  11. . 90 to 95 per cent of neonates are exclusively breast fed from day one of their lives
  12. . All children are put on supplementary feeding during six to seven months of age
  13. . 80 to 90 per cent domiciliary deliveries are conducted by trained birth attendants
  14. . 65 to 75 per cent adult population becomes aware of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and sexually transmitted diseases