An oath to help the tribal people for availing the benefit of various welfare schemes:Vikas Bharti, Jharkhand’s



Government initiates various schemes for the welfare of economically backward people, but lags behind in the effective implementation of these schemes in the remote regions of the country that are cut off from the mainstream of social development. As a result, government is always accused of neglecting the development issue of tribal masses. Vikas Bharti, Jharkhand therefore took an oath to help the tribal people for availing the benefit of various welfare schemes formulated by the government.
One of the most important strategies that Vikas Bharti adopts is collaborative interventions with government. The organization has been constantly working with government departments and lending its assistance in effective implementation of various projects and programmes.
Through Vistaar Project, Vikas Bharti is providing technical assistance to Government of Jharkhand for improving the health and nutrition status of mother, children under 2 years and adolescent girls in partnership with CINI . Under this project, Vikas Bharti is working in 6 districts of Jharkhand, they are: Koderma, Godda, Sahibganj, Chatra, Latehar and Garhwa. The primary issues under focus in these districts are-maternal nutrition, under-two child nutrition, adolescent anaemia and delaying age of marriage.
Vikas Bharti is trying to improve the performance of the associated service providers at the Anganwadi, Health Sub-Centre and PHC levels. Vistaar Project's strategy is to address the above mentioned issues concerning under-two children, pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescent girls through improvement in the home-based care and practices of the communities. This is to be done through the government’s prevailing system and functionaries by improving the inter-personal communication and counseling skills of these workers. Besides that, Vikas Bharti is providing technical assistance to the Government of Jharkhand in system strengthening through supportive supervision, monitoring, sharing of evidences and inter-sectoral convergence.
Vistaar project is primarily targeted towards strengthening of Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHND) and improvement of Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) and Counselling Skills of frontline workers.
Vikas Bharti has under taken the following interventions for achieving the above objectives under the Vistaar project:
Regular observation of more than 1500 Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHND) sites and sharing of data with government at various forums.
Reviewing various available IEC/BCC materials on health and nutrition and prepare counselling job-aids for frontline workers.
Preparation of a training module on improvement of counselling skills of frontline workers through a consultative process involving various stakeholders, including Government.
Consultations and sharing of training module and counselling job-aids with government departments (especially Department of Health and Department of Social Welfare) for its approval.
Imparting training to master trainers on IPC and counselling, who in turn will train the frontline workers in days to come.
Strengthening of forums of convergence like block level and district level monitoring committees.
State and district level workshops for strategy formulation and dissemination of findings and learning related to Village Health and Nutrition day.
Block level VHND orientation workshops for frontline workers and their supervisors.


Contact
Vikas Bharti Head Office
Block- Bishunpur, P S Bishunpur
Dist. – Gumla, 835331
Jharkhand, India
Phone: +91-6523 - 278306, 278356
Fax: +91-6523 - 278306
E-mail: vikasbharti1983@hotmail.com
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How to reach
Bishunpur is located at a distance of 39.4 km from Gumla and 95 km from Ranchi.
By air: Ranchi is well linked to important airports in India, including Patna, Delhi and Kolkata. Ranchi airport is located at Hinoo, nearly 7 km away from the city center. Taxis are available at the airport.
By train: Ranchi railhead is well connected to important cities all over the country.
By bus: Ranchi is well linked with many cities in Jharkand by State Transport buses.

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