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In India the dalits (Schedule Caste) and the adivasis (Schedule Tribe) have been socially excluded for past several centuries, this has resulted in their deprivation from all the basic resources and amenities required for survival. CNI SBSS’s past years experience has helped to understand that deprivation for these communities is a multidimensional phenomenon. Poverty for them is not only limited to fiscal but also in relation to other basic necessities of life. This experience has also been validated by different scientific indicators like Human Development Index (Developed in 1990 by Mahbub ul haq and Amartya Sen) and Multidimensional Poverty Index (Developed in 2010 by Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative and the United Nations Development Programme) which include dimensions like education, health, sanitation, water to asset ownership and income indices. A multidimensional approach towards poverty reduction can set free thee communities from the age old clutches of poverty and ensure that these communities receive an equitable share of the country’s growth.
The third phase, “See..a reign in righteousness and rule with justice” (ending in March 2016) was implemented in six states. The new project “Rebuilding Walls & Rebuilding Lives” (commence on April 2016) will address multiple dimensions of poverty. Intensive capacity building of community, governance representatives and administrative functionaries will be carried out in 100 core villages. Intervention in 810 villages will focus on collectivizing people on overall issue of social equality. It is expected that as community leaders in core villages improve their capacity and start intervening on multiple issues, by the end of three years they will start influencing leaders and processes in the remaining villages as well and the process will start spreading to entire 910 villages.
Goal: “To improve the Human Development Poverty Index among dalit and tribal by ensuring their rights through strengthening of collective institutions of people, governance and administrative institutions; and their mutual interface through Diocese and their Congregation.”
Trainer’s Manuals to capacitate community members and local leaders on Panchayat Raj Institutions, in Odisha, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab, and Jharkhand.[Read more]
Training program to capacitate the marginalized communities on Fundamental rights, Role of State and Constitution in the simplest way.[Read more]
With the new interventions in the project areas, CNI SBSS has initiated new programs and activities in accordance to the need of the community.[Read more]
To orient the staff on the new focus areas and capacitate them, CNI SBSS conducted a workshop on Education and WASH for all the DBSS staff from 19th to 22nd July 2016 at Gopalpur, Odisha.[Read more]
Conflict Transformation from 27th – 29th January 2016 held at Gopalpur, Orissa[Read more]
“If children are denied education and their rightful freedom, there is little point in priding ourselves…”[Read more]
Stories of Self Help Groups.[Read more]
They now participate in decision making and have gained respect in the community.[Read more]