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  project name ~ Taking Charge of Our LIves

category ~ community empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Taking Charge of Our LIves

  NGO

 

VERS (Vikramshila Education Research Society)

  Category

 

community empowerment

  District

 

Burdwan

  State

 

West Bengal

  Budget Approved

 

$ 1130

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Tulika Narayan

 

College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

In brief the project aims to build an enlightened village society, where the community people would be fully aware of their rights and responsibilities and act as a pressure group to ensure full scale activation of all the public service institutions and welfare schemes, which would bring about a visible improvement in the quality of their lives. From the beginning, the vision was to not start parallel services, which would only lead to duplication and further decay of the public institutions. The idea is to activate the government schemes and act as a pressure group to make the system work.

The sustained community mobilization effort will be led by a dedicated team of four village workers who will initiate several groups in the village: youth, children, women and farmer groups that will touch all the key areas education, health, sanitation and agriculture.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Feedback report not received.

 

  Goals

 

 

The immediate objectives of the project will be to a) Activate the government schemes and make them functional, b) Ensure large scale participation of people in all government schemes and programs and finally c) Ensure effective contribution of panchayats to improve the quality of the lives of the most deprived The project will start with Bigha village and will later be expanded to ten nearby village. In the long run, Vikramshila hopes to withdraw from the project, leaving the village volunteers as persons in Charge.

 
 

  


 
 
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