What We Do…

Since last several years, the Missionary Personnel working in the Diocese of Amravati have been engaged in the various forms of Social Services – both Institutionalized and Community based. In 1983 a Diocesan level Social Centre was created to monitor the fruitful implementation of various Social Service Programs of the Mission Diocese. Initially the Social Service Activities mainly consisted of different kinds of Charitable and Welfare activities including the “Food for Work program” supported by different Donor Partners. Creation of Community Assets like construction of village roads and bridges, rural employment creation, construction of wells for the rural communities, agricultural activities like land leveling, stone bunding, rural infrastructure building activities etc were the key programs implemented by the Diocesan Social Centre from 1983 to 2011. Social Animation was taken up as a thematic thrust area from 2011. Most of these activities were implemented in the Melghat Tribal Region consisting of Chikaldara & Dhnari Blocks in Amravati District.

Social Animation was taken up as a thematic thrust area from 2011. Most of these activities were implemented in the Melghat Tribal Region consisting of Chikaldara & Dhnari Blocks in Amravati District.

Different Activities of JVS

  • CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS

  • PROMOTION OF SELF-HELP GROUPS

  • SAVING AND INTER-LOANING ACTIVITIES

  • MOBILIZATION OF GOVERNMENT SCHEMES

  • WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS

  • PROMOTION OF FORMAL EDUCATION

  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

  • INCOME GENERATION PROGRAMS

  • HOUSING AND LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS

  • SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES

  • HIV/AIDS CONTROL AND PREVENTION PROGRAM

  • RALLIES, SEMINARS & STREET PLAYS ON SOCIAL ISSUE

  • MEDICAL CAMPS IN THE TRIBAL VILLAGES

  • SOCIO-CULTURAL PROGRAMS

  • YOUTH ANIMATION PROGRAMS

  • RELIEF & REHABILITATION PROGRAMS DURING NATURAL CALAMITIES

JVS Organizational Structure:


1 . INTEGRATED TRIBAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Funding Partners

  • Caritas India

  • Manos Unidas

  • CASA

  • Andheri Hilfe

  • Holistic Child Dev. India

  • UNICEF

Key Development Activities

  • Tribal Community Mobilization

  • Strengthening of CBOs

  • Sensitization on MREGS and other Govt. Schemes

  • Food for Community Development Program


Year-wise summary of JVS Tribal Dev. Projects

Financial Year

Total No. of new Projects Implemented

Total No. of Projects Completed

Total No. of villages covered

Total No. of families covered

Total Amount spent

2000-2001

4

1

40

3200

472,500

2001-2002

2

3

60

3600

783,375

2002-2003

7

6

82

4920

954,920

2003-2004

3

2

59

4130

1,483,547

2004-2005

5

3

94

6580

5,049,755

2005-2006

4

8

80

3040

4,670,036

2006-2007

4

3

120

7200

3,741,039

2007-2008

4

4

130

9100

6,274,563

2008-2009

1

3

50

3800

1,806,347

2009-2010

1

1

20

2000

1,583,104

2011-2012

2

0

20

2100

1117840

2012-2013

0

0

15

1800

1586299

2013-2014

0

1

15

1400

327665

Total

37

31

685

46070

2,85,95,115


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS of JVS’ Tribal Development Interventions in 11 years:

  • Jeevan Vikas Sanstha has successfully facilitated 450 SHGs to receive Govt. schemes worth Rs.98,07,800/-

  • 1415 Children of 225 villages have been admitted to different schools.

  • 6352 Students of 49 villages were educated through support classes.

  • Different Competitions, like General Knowledge, Essay, Drawing, and Sports were conducted in 113 Villages for 62,352 Students.

  • Literacy classes were conducted for 989 illiterate Adults in 84 Villages.

  • 560 Tribal Children between the age group of 03-06 were provided with regular midday meals, medical care and other recreational programs.

  • 720 School going tribal children between the age group of 06-15 were given support classes and nutritional and medical care.

  • 51 Medical Camps and Health Check-up programs were conducted and 13,515 tribal adults and 1025 children benefited from the free medicines distributed.

  • Nutrition kits were provided for 852 Malnourished Children in 47 villages.

  • Participatory micro planning programs were conducted in 100 villages of Melghat Tribal Region.

  • With the help of JVS 29,730 people of 102 villages received work under the MREGS Scheme.

  • With JVS intervention, Rs.2,85,800/- was returned to the tribal laborers who were cheated by the employer.

  • Through the CASA Project 9,634 laborers received 84,052 man days of work. This work was done in 506 farmers’ field and 5, 43,300 k.gl wheat was distributed to the laborers.

  • Tribal farmers were provided with Seeds, Fertilizers & Pesticides.

  • 954 women of the different project villages started the healthy practices of starting nutritional kitchen gardens and are now growing vegetables and pulses during he post monsoon period for the consumption needs their families.

  • As many as 232 Advocacy & Networking meetings and programs were conducted

  • 5348 tribal people received the Birth, Death, Marriage certificates.

  • 3605 children received education certificates.

  • 4110 Beneficiaries received individual Govt. schemes.

  • 421 children were stopped from child labor activities.

  • 231 Beneficiaries received Handicrafts Certificates.

  • 108 Tree Plantation Program Conducted.

  • 85 Garbage pits were made with the help of village youth.

  • 3,563 Kitchen gardens were made.

  • 82 Vanarai Bandaras were made.

  • 1025 Beneficiaries received Ration Cards.

  1. INTEGRATED RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Funding Partners

  • Manos Unidas

  • NABARD

  • DRDA, Amravati


Key Development Activities

  • Capacity Building of the Focused Groups and Target Communities

  • Promotion of People's Organization and Self-Help Groups

  • Mobilization of Government Schemes By the SHGs

Year-wise summary of JVS Rural Community Dev. Programs


Financial Year

Total No. of new Projects Implemented

Total No. of Projects Completed

Total No. of villages covered

Total No. of families covered

Total Amount spent

2000-2001

1

1

12

350

40,000

2001-2002

2

0

15

900

150,000

2002-2003

2

3

11

600

110,000

2003-2004

1

2

1

140

60,000

2004-2005

2

1

27

800

538,955

2005-2006

1

1

10

400

521,397

2006-2007

3

3

115

3500

699,422

2007-2008

4

2

156

4680

930,066

2008-2009

0

1

170

5780

1,148,522

2009-2010

0

2

50

2000

479,134

2010-2011

2

0

80

1900

913,274

2011-2012

0

0

30

1200

2,194,797

2012-2013

1

0

40

1400

2,516,101

2013-2014

1

1

40

1325

1118592

TOTAL

20

17

757

24,975

1,14,20,260


SPECIAL RURAL DEV. ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY JVS

  • Exposure trips for rural children

  • Parents Gathering

  • Summer Camps for children

  • Bicycle Distribution for girl students

  • Worm Tablets Distribution

  • Tree Plantation drives

  • Handicraft trainings for youth

  • Women Day Celebrations

  • Village cleaning Drives

  • Tailoring classes and distribution of stitching machines

  • Vocational Trainings for Rural Youth

  • Street Plays on education

  • Essay Competitions, Medical Camps

  • Income Generation Programs

  • Leadership Trainings

  • Promotion of Govt.’s MREGS Scheme

  • Animal Vaccination Camps


  1. INTEGRATED FARMERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Funding Partners

  • Caritas India

  • Manos Unidas


Key Development Activities

  • Community Mobilization of Farmers

  • Addressing the economic issues of the debt-ridden farmers

  • Income Generation Program for farmers' suicide victim families

  • Land Treatment and Watershed Development Activities

  • Integrated Natural Resource Management Activities


Year-wise summary of JVS Farmers Dev. Projects

Financial Year

Total No. of new Projects Implemented

Total No. of Projects Completed

Total No. of villages covered

Total No. of families covered

Total Amount spent

2007-2008

3

1

34

3500

2,591,754

2008-2009

1

1

62

6750

3,205,147

2009-2010

0

0

65

7000

4,735,152

2010-2011

1

2

20

1200

2,192,950

2011-2012

0

0

4

500

1,193,150

2012-2013

0

0

4

500

980,000

2013-2014

0

1

4

500

801,174

 TOTAL

5

7

193

19,950

1,56,99,300


Program Achievements at a glance:

  • 63 Vermicompost tanks were constructed in 4 FARM project villages and about 73 quintals of vermicomposts were produced.

  • 1025 families Benefitted from the kitchen garden promotion program

  • 1425 saplings were planted in different project villages

  • 84 farmers developed model organic farming practices

  • Over 150 farmers switched over to the use of organic pesticides

  • 854 Hectors of land belonging to the tribal farmers of 4 villages in Amravati Dt. were brought under good quality cultivation through land treatment and water conservation activities

  • Interactive & Networking meetings with Farmers and Govt. departments were organized

  • Celebration of Women Days, environment Day human rights Day

  • Trainings conducted on Gender sensitization & Women Farmers

  • Trainings on Legal aid & Right based Approach for Farmers Groups

  • 42 Landless & debt-ridden families were supported with IGP in the project villages. They are getting good income from IGP for their livelihood.

  • 153 Farmer Suicide victim families were supported with IGP. They are getting good income from IGP for their livelihood.

  • 42 farmers have from the seed bank promotion program

  • Established good relationship with like-minded NGOs, GOs and communities and we are getting good support from them.

  • Several small farmers received various Schemes from the Govt. through JVS project staff.

  • JVS promoted Organic farming in a big way in several project villages and the farmers have now begun to get the benefits of the organic farming promotion program of JVS.

  • 264 farmers were supported to purchase farm implements in Akola Dt.

  • 435 farmers were supported with agriculture seeds in Akola Dt

  • 157 young tribal girls were given cutting and tailoring vocational trainings in Akola Dt.

  • 108 young girls were given sewing machines in Akola Dt.

  • 18 Health check-up camps were conducted and 971 patients benefitted

  • 419 goats were purchased and given to 200 women in Akola & Buldhana Dts.

  • 95 farmers were supported with vermis for the promotion of organic farming

  • 15 animal vaccination camps were conducted which benefited 769 domestic animals

  • 42 cases submitted in the court for different issues related to farmers

  • 132 counseling sessions had been done for suicide victim families of Yavatmal Dt.

  • Different Sensitization meetings on legal issues have been conducted in 50 villages in Yavatmal Dt.

  • 9 Signature Campaign Advocacy programs had been conducted on farmers suicide issues


  1. HIV / AIDS PROGRAMS

Funding Partners

  • MANOS UNIDAS

  • CLINTON FOUNDATION THROUGH CRS

  • GFATAM THROUGH ALLAINCE INDIA & MAMTA

  • JVS THROUGH LOCALLY MANAGED RESOURCES

  • NACO THROUGH KHPT & MASACS


Key areas of Intervention by JVS

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control Programs

  • HIV/AIDS Care & Support Programs

  • NAVAJEEVAN Community Care Center/Hospital

  • NAVAJEEVAN Care Home for HIV Children


Year-wise summary of JVS HIV/AIDS Projects


Financial Year

Total No. of new Projects Implemented

Total No. of Projects Completed

Total No. of villages covered

Total No. of families covered

Total Amount spent

2005-2006

1

0

85

6250

1,604,490

2006-2007

0

0

120

10200

1,016,021

2007-2008

2

0

140

22500

1,679,966

2008-2009

1

2

150

6000

2,531,558

2009-2010

0

0

200

20000

4,155,383

2010-2011

0

0

200

20000

4,457,478

2011-2012

0

0

100

5000

1,540,546

2012-2013

0

1

80

4000

1,486,280

2013-2014

0

1

45

3500

428,967

 TOTAL

4

4

1120

97,450

1,89,00,689


Creating Supportive Environment

(for reducing stigma in different settings)

  • Community advocacy – identification of key stakeholders & “gatekeepers”

  • Development of advocacy messages & materials

  • Advocacy with schools & health institutions

  • Mobilizing community support by involving community in direct service provision


Creating Supportive Environment

(for strengthening civil society & institutional capacity)

  • Capacity building of lead NGO partners & agencies providing services.

  • Identification of capacity building needs in different service areas

  • Develop capacity building modules

  • Quality assurance of trainings & follow up

  • Capacity building of implementing NGOs/CBOs, health care providers & counselors


  1. HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control Programs

FOCUSED ACTVITIES :

  • HIV AWARNESS CREATION & TRAININGS

  • HIV SCREENING CAMPS

  • POSTER EXHIBITIONS

  • COUNSELLING SERVICES

  • REFERRAL SERVICES

  • SOCIAL MOBLIZATION


  1. HIV/AIDS Care & Support Programs

FOCUSED ACTIVITIES:

  • Formation and strengthening of children’s support groups

  • Facilitation for provision of prophylaxis & treatment for common opportunistic infections

  • Provision of ARV treatment literacy, facilitation of access to ARV in public sector & follow up

  • Provision of supplementary nutrition for children in need & their families

  • Provision of home based care through household support for children & family members

  • Access to education

  • Provision of psychological support

  • Facilitating livelihood options through IGP support


DETAILED VIEW OF SUPPORT PROVIDED

SR.

SUPPORT

BENEFICARIES

1

NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT

3254

2

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

1487

3

HOUSE HOLD SUPPORT

4863

4

REFERREL

1101

5

IGP FOR FAMILIES

341

6

SUPPORT GROUP FORMATION

32

7

COUNSELLING SERVICES

1045

8

OI SUPPORT

309


  1. NAVAJEEVAN Community Care Center

FOCAL SERVICES EXTENDED

  • TREATMENT

  • COUNSELING ( ON ART ADHERENCE, POSITIVITY IN LIFE, PREVENTION, NUTRITION, TREATMENT OPTIONS )

  • BUILDING LINKAGES & ENSURING REFERRALS


Year wise status of OPD & IPD

Year

OPD

IPD

2008

18

15

2009

1590

461

2010

2151

792

2011

808

372


SR. NO

TOTAL SERVICES EXTENDED

NO. OF PATIENTS BENEFITED

1

PSYCHO SOCIAL COUNSELLING

4567

2

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELLING

3825

3

FAMILY COUNSELLING

2500

4

DRUG ADHERENCE COUNSELLING

4567

5

HOME BASED CARE & SUPPORT COUNSELLING

3200

  1. NAVAJEEVAN Care Home for HIV Children

LATEST INTIATIVE OF THE DIOCESE OF AMRAVATI

The Navajeevan ( Navjeevan meaning New life) Care Home is a residential Care Centre for HIV positive destitute children, owned and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Amravati through the Diocesan Social Development Society and LRRC, Nimbhora. It was started on 15th August 2008 at Nibhora in Amravati. As of now we have 19 children – both male and female – in our Care Home.


The children at our Care Home enjoy the following facilities:

  • Safe residence with all the basically required facilities

  • Nutritional care through good quality diet

  • Educational care through regular schooling in the Govt. school and tuition classes in our Care Home

  • Medical Care through our Community Care Centre/Hospital for HIV patients

  • Psycho-social support through regular counseling, meditation, prayer etc

  • Recreational facilities for the children

  • A child-friendly environment in our Care Home


The following Staff personnel give their services at JVS Care Home for children:

  • A full-time Sister Director of the Care Home

  • A resident Nurse

  • A full-time Driver

  • A full-time helper

  • 3 resident Care mothers

  • A visiting Doctor

  • A visiting Counselor


  1. FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Funding Partners

  • Save a Family Plan


Key Development Activities

  • Integrated Family Development Activities

  • Promotion of health, education & housing of BPL families

  • Income Generation Program for BPL families


Year-wise summary of JVS Family Dev. Projects


Financial Year

Total No. of new Projects Implemented

Total No. of Projects Completed

Total No. of villages covered

Total No. of families covered

Total Amount spent

2000-2001

1

1

5

52

284,878

2001-2002

1

1

5

52

286,804

2002-2003

1

1

7

52

268,525

2003-2004

1

1

8

54

284,191

2004-2005

1

1

10

54

378,538

2005-2006

1

1

10

54

526,292

2006-2007

1

1

14

250

1,548,402

2007-2008

1

1

15

248

2,015,658

2008-2009

1

1

15

248

2,257,698

2009-2010

1

1

15

240

2,757,342

2010-2011

1

1

15

300

3,018,000

2011-2012

1

1

13

300

3,499,060

2012-2013

1

1

15

300

3,679,328

2013-2014

1

1

15

300

3,533,396

Total

14

14

162

2504

2,43,38,112


The Family Development Program was started in Amravati Dioceses in 1994 with 45 families.

At present there are 300 BPL families which are benefiting from this program


  1. CHILD RIGHTS PROMOTION PROGRAM

Funding Partners

  • Save the Children (Bal Raksha Bharat)


Key Development Activities

  • Child Protection Programs

  • Inclusive Education Activities

  • Promotion of Child Rights

  • Child Labor Elimination Activities

  • Creating Child Friendly Learning Space in Govt. Schools & Anganwadis


Year-wise summary of JVS Child Rights Projects

Financial Year

Total No. of new Projects Implemented

Total No. of Projects Completed

Total No. of villages covered

Total No. of families covered

Total Amount spent

2009-2010

2

0

100

8000

4,952,305

2010-2011

0

1

100

8000

6,713,692

2011-2012

0

0

100

8000

7,363,368

2012-2013

0

0

100

8000

4,673,154

2013-2014

0

1

100

8000

4,79,772

TOTAL

2

2

100

8000

2,41,82,291


JVS believes in the Rights of Children.

Through the Child Rights promotion program we are hoping

to make 100 villages of Amravati Dt. as Child labour free villages


  • Where All Primary school children are in school

  • Where No child under the age of 14 is engaged in exploitative labour

  • Where A functioning Child Protection Committee in place at the community level

  • Where A functioning Children’s Group in place at community & school levels

  • Where The majority of parents are aware of and acting for protection of child rights


Major Achievements of JVS’ Child Rights Programs :

  • Active Child Protection Committees in 100 Villages were established

  • Active Children Group were established in 100 villages

  • 66 children were helped out of Child labour

  • 8245 Adolescents were trained on Life skills

  • The established committees and Groups have under gone series of trainings on Child Protection and Child Rights

  • 5240 children received their Birth certificate (Through Birth Registration Campaign)

  • Child Opportunity Centre have been established in a number of Villages.

  • A number of awareness programs on child rights were conducted in the village and Block levels

  • 200 Govt. school teachers were trained on Inclusive Learning Friendly Environment (ILFE)

  • 100 Govt. ICDS workers were trained on Pre literacy skill

  • 1025 children were enrolled in schools (Irregular and out of school children)

  • Village Education committee/School management committee were strengthened in 100 villages (They have under gone series of training on School management and Quality Education)

  • Child Friendly Environments were created in 18 Govt. schools (Renovation and Beautification)

  • Libraries were set up in 30 Govt. schools

  • 30 Govt. ICDS Centres were supported with teaching & learning materials

  • 5000 children received solar lamps

  • SHGs in 100 Villages were strengthened and all the SHG members went through a series of trainings related to SHG management & empowerment.

  • Number of people received Job card through NREGA Campaign


  1. RELIEF & REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

Year-wise summary of JVS Relief & Rehabilitation Programs

Financial Year

Total No. of new Projects Implemented

Total No. of Projects Completed

Total No. of villages covered

Total No. of families covered

Total Amount spent

2002-2003

3

3

38

3100

300,000

2004-2005

1

1

1

120

100,000

2005-2006

3

3

26

1950

1,460,000

2006-2007

5

5

32

4200

5,057,918

2007-2008

4

4

40

2325

5,449,978

2008-2009

3

3

2

38

4,557,496

2011-2012

0

0

0

0

0

2012-2013

0

0

0

0

0

2013-2014

2

2

5

0

5,57,500

 TOTAL

21

21

144

11,733

16,925,392


Year wise status of Relief & Rehabilitation Programs

Sr.

Name of the Project

Project Location

Donor Partner

2002-2003

1

Relief to victims of floods

638 families of Akola & Buldhana Dist.

CASA Relief

2

Relief to victims of floods

Akola & Buldhana Dist.

Caritas India

3

Relief to victims of floods

2211 families of 32 villages in Akola & Buldhana Dist.

CRS

2004-2005

4

Relief to victims of Fire

Rampur village in Amravati Dist.

Caritas India

2005-2006

5

Emergency Relief Program

Nirmala School at Kapustalani village

Caritas India

6

Emergency Flood Relief Program

Digras & Mahagaon Talukas of Yavatmal Dist.

Caritas India

7

Flood Relief Program

6 villages in Amravati Dist.

WRSSF

2006-2007

8

Rehabilitation to victims of Hailstorm

5 Tribal villages of Malkapur centre, Amravati Dt.

Caritas India

9

Rehabilitation to victims of Hailstorm

3Tribal villages of Malkapur centre, Amravati Dt.

CASA

10

Rehabilitation to victims of Hailstorm

8 Tribal villages of Malkapur centre, Amravati Dt.

Manos Unidas

11

Relief to victims of floods

4 villages in Buldahana Dist.

Caritas India

12

Relief to victims of Floods

Buldhana, Yavatmal & Washim Dist.

CRS

2007-2008

13

Relief to victims of Floods

5 villlages in Achalpur, Anjangaon & Chandur Bazar Blocks, Amravati Dt.

Caritas India

14

Relief to victims of Floods

15 villages in Achalpur, Daryapur, Chandur Bazar & Chikhaldara Blocks, Amravati Dt.

CASA

15

Rehabilitation of victims of Floods

222 families of 7 villages of Amravati Dist.

Manos Unidas

16

Blanket Distribution Program

5 villages of Amravati & Washim

CASA

2008-2009

17

Relief Program for victims of fire

38 families of Dharanmahu villages in Dharni Block

CASA

18

Re-counstruction of Kapustalani school

Kapustalni village

Manos Unidas

19

Quilts distribution program

Navjeevan Care Centre, Nimbhora

CASA

20

Relief to victims of Fire

Retiya & Pilli village in Amravati Dist.

CASA

21

Re-construction of Kapustalani School

Kapustalani village

Caritas India


Summary of JVS Relief & Rehabilitation Intervention

Total No of Village Covered

Total No of Govt. Beneficiary Families

Total No of Benefitted Population

139

11,733

58,665


  1. INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Year-wise summary of JVS Institutional Dev. Projects Implementation

Financial Year

Total No. of new Projects Implemented

Total No. of Projects Completed

Total Amount spent

2000-2001

4

0

1842170

2001-2002

3

6

1926838

2002-2003

4

5

1080939

2003-2004

2

2

139320

2004-2005

4

3

649904

2005-2006

3

4

2931198

2007-2008

1

1

615438

2008-2009

0

0

0

2009-2010

0

0

0

2010-2011

0

0

0

2011-2012

0

0

0

2012-2013

0

0

0

2012-2013

0

0

0

 TOTAL

21

21

9,185,807