Skilled and employable vocational training to tribal and School dropout youths;
The organization has been working continuously for the past 17 years in the field of vocational skill training programs. In this direction we are being supported by FVTRS Bangalore for the last 10 years. With this support, we have so far trained more than 750 school dropout tribal youths of Sendhwa (district Barwani) in 19 different vocational trades and have been able to link them with employment or self- employment activities. Under these training programs, youth have been given technical training as well as entrepreneurship development and life skill training for the overall development of the youth. This work has been done at the community level for the past two years, which will lead to community participation in the process
of skill development.
In addition to this, under the CSR activity of IGSSS, 160 youths of Badwah (Khargaon) have been given vocational skills training and have been linked with employment/self-employment activities. Under this program, youth are being trained in vocational trades like computer training, mobile repairing, electronic and sewing-
In this direction we are also working with some other donors like with the help of Sitaram Jindal Foundation, PECSS has been working continuously for this last seven years. Under which around 240 youth have got the benefit of vocational trainings. The Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK Barwani) not only helps in the certification of trained youth but also provide support for giving skill training to the youths. Apart from this, the organization is also working to give skill training to nearly 100 youth every year by own sources.
Sustainable rural livelihood programs for marginalized farmers and landless labours with nutrition and community development
Under this, work was done with three main objectives in which the first, increase in income of marginalized farmers and landless labours, second is to increase the level of nutrition and hygiene of the women and children (0-5 years) and third, make the community strong and self-reliant.
Under this program, in order to make marginalized farmers financially and socially empowered, they were given the distinguished training of various advanced techniques of agriculture such as multi-cropping, mixed agriculture, integrated agriculture, organic farming, Vermi composting and animal husbandry etc. Under this work Vermi composts of 40 farmers were prepared, 15 livestock rearing work was started with 180 agriculture soil cards of farmers were made. In order to increase the income of the landless laborers, four programs were organized with the women's SHGs - Kadaknath farming, Dal (Pulse) Mills, Masala making and Food Processing Enterprises. All four of these programs were conducted by 60 beneficiaries, out of which 42 women beneficiaries are earning their earnings through these enterprises.
In the same way, PECSS has been working extensively on nutrition and hygiene development under which 30 Nutritious Kitchen Gardens have been developed by the organization, so that these families get regular fruits and vegetables in their meal as well as then can earn money from extra vegetables and fruits. Apart from this, awareness campaign was organized at the large level on using toilets regularly, wash practices, safe drinking water practices and Inclusion of all types of cereals, pulses and vegetables in the food. In addition with that 20 villages development committees were established in villages which will lead to community participation in the process development.
Livelihood generation activities for underprivileged and deprived women youths living in rural, especially in tribal areas;
PECSS has been associated with MP Birla Group under CSR programme from 2015-16. The journey of social development with Birla CSR started with Satna Cement. With the Satna Cement, PECSS has been working continuously since 2015-16 and so far more than 8 trades have been given skill training to more than 250 women and youth. Considering the functions of the organization, BIRLA CSR was invited us to Chittorgarh Plant of the group during the year 2018-19 to work under the CSR activities. Thus, for the last one year, the organization has been working with women and farmers of the area. Under our activities we conducted training program on fluorescent jackets making, bag making and Vermi compost for farmers under Chittorgarh CSR activities from last one year. These all three groups are successfully
involved in the activities and their income has been increase after getting skills under program.
We are mainly working with the rural and tribal women and youth in this area. Under which, work was taken in the view of increasing income through the self-employment
of the 40 farmers of 4 villages of block Chanderia in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan by engaging them in the field of Vermi compost and kitchen garden activities. Apart
from that in other 2 villages, we were engaging 40 women in school and laptop bag making, fluorescent jackets making work. Similarly, women from 10 villages of Satna district of Madhya Pradesh have been trained to work in bag making, reflective jacket making, and sewing-embroidery, beautician and computer training with the 185 rural women and making them economically self-reliant. These programs supported by MP Birla Group Under its CSR activities.
Sanitary Napkins making training to tribal girls and women, and make them awareabout using napkins during menstruation periods;
The organization has been working on this subject for the last 11 years. In India, most rural women and girls use dirty clothes, ash or tree leaves in place of sanitary napkins during menstruation period and its cause’s cancer and many other diseases to them. The main objective of sanitary napkin making training programme is to make women and girls aware about using napkins during menstruation periods.
Simultaneously, they can use it for themselves as well as sell other rural women and become self-dependent. So far, we have trained total 32 women group of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Arunachal Pradesh on this subject of which 75 percent of these groups are successfully doing this work after training programs. In this area we are working with funding agencies like Department of Science and Technology New Delhi, MPCST Bhopal, CGCOST Bhopal, NIT Jaipur and Department of S&T Jaipur.
Nutrition development programs for rural and tribal women and children (0-5 years) including value addition of food, awareness on sanitation, hygiene and safe drinking water practices ;
The problem of malnutrition in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh has taken a terrible form. Due to malnourished women, their newborn children also suffer from this disease. In the direction of fighting with this problem in the tribal areas, we are train them to prepare nutritious food from the food items available at the regional
level, organizing women health checkups, supporting women farmers for kitchen gardening, supporting farmers for nutritional dense crops, linking children (0-5 years)
to NRCs, providing capacity building trainings to ICDS service providers and counseling services to women. In this area we are working with funding agencies like IGSSS, MAPCOST Bhopal and CGCOST Raipur.
Activities for prevention and care against HIV/Aids for injecting drug users;
With the help of Madhya Pradesh State AIDS control society Bhopal, PECSS has been working in the direction of Prevention of HIV from the last 9 years in Hoshangabad and Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh. Under the project various activities are executing in regular basis with the target group (600 HRGs). In which the continuous HIV testing and monitoring, regular counseling, ARTs linkages to the positive cases, make them aware of taking OST medicines instead of drug through injections. Apart from this, programs such as continuous testing, health camps and community events are also organized continuously for members of HIG families.
Livelihood & Development activities for leprosy affected youths;
There are large numbers of leprosy colonies in Madhya Pradesh those are forced to live alone for years away from the city. Those who had this disease lived their life in some way, but their children are still becoming victims of social discrimination. Therefore, we are working to add such leprosy affected youth to merge them in the mainstream of the society. The organization has been working for the last 8 years in for their skill development, self-employment, education, capacity building and personality development. Under this program, we are providing training and handholding support to the affected youth on agricultural activities, fisheries, handicrafts and handloom development along with technical training. The organization is working continuously in more than 20 leprosy colonies of 15 districts of Madhya Pradesh with the support of Sasakava India Leprosy foundation, New Delhi.
Promoting education and re-linking school dropout youths with education as well as with vocational education;
The percentage of school dropouts in India is very high. Even a large number of tribal girls leave school every year. We are working on this issue in tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh with the support of Jindal Foundation, Delhi. Under the project we are promoting education and re-linking school dropout youths with education as well as with vocational education.
Awareness building on climate change measures & environment protection.
The adverse effects of climate change lies on the resources of our agricultural system and rural livelihood. Therefore, the work of rural development can never be completed without taking remedies. Therefore, the organization is continuously working with rural communities and youths in view of prevention of climate change. Under which the villagers are trained and prepared for all the necessary measures of adoption and mitigation.
Community strengthening and ownership development programs.
Community empowerment is the most important part of the social development process. This is why continuous work is being done in the direction of community participation and development by PECSS. Under which village development committees were set up in 20 villages of Sendhwa Block in Badwani district, in which farmers, laborers, landless, women and youth were included. The groups were empowered to operate all the activities of village development and the main responsibilities of organizing all the above activities were conducted by these CBOs.
Capacity building, Life skills, EDP & Career oriented trainings to youths, students, teachers & professionals.
Since the organization works with the underprivileged and marginalized sections of society, it is also necessary to empower the youth with technically capable and enable them to easily adapt themselves to the mainstream of the society. For the purpose of fulfilling this goal, youth are given quality development trainings, life skill trainings,
entrepreneurship development trainings etc. As a result, their inclusive personality can be development inclusively.
PECSS also provide these trainings to teachers, facilitators and professors to rural youth and women. PECSS has enough resources and qualified master trainers for organizing these training as well as the PECSS also makes its own modules for these training programs.