HOW WE GREW OVER THE DECADES
During these period, As UNICEF Partner, KRDS has been awarded with greater responsibility for implementation of Pulse Polio, Routine Immunization & Behavior Change Communication (BCC) programmes for 10 High Risk GPs of 2 Blocks, namely, Magrahat - I & II respectively under the backward prioritized South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.
KRDS has given emphasis on “Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan” at Jugdia Gram Panchayat of Magrahat-II Block under South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal.
KRDS constructed “AAMAR SOUCHAGAAR” for the underprivileged people of Jugdia village. Today the villagers of Jugdia GP are celebrating the success of “AAMAAR SOUCHAGAAR”. The activity gave a life of dignity especially to women and has changed the entire scenario of Jugdia.
Drinking Water to poor villagers:
The observation was the people go too far distance to collect fresh drinking water. If often stops children from attending school, and women from working, as they are spending much of their day collection and carrying water. The water that is being collected is often unsafe and contaminated by disease with bacteria and parasites. This is because it’s open, and animal can also bath out of it. They never leave hope. Through our USA Donor’s support we installed drinking tube well at 5 villages out of 20. After receiving the water they leave with hope especially women.
During this period, we have emphasized on Food Processing Training Programme at different districts in West Bengal. We have started two new ventures viz., “Soya-Nugget Manufacturing Unit” and “Rural Industry Service Centre” for the rural women with the backing of “Department of Food Processing & Horticulture” Govt. of West Bengal and “Khadi & Village Industry Board”.
During this period, KRDS was selected as the recipient of the coveted NETAJI AWARD for the best performance in conducting Consumer Awareness Programmes by Consumer Affairs & FBP Deptt., Govt. of West Bengal. Also, we gave emphasis on short term vocational training programmes under the tutelage of WEST BENGAL STATE COUNCIL OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION. We have also emphasized on holding awareness camps for the community about injustice meted out to environment by the ever growing human civilization, urbanization, industrialization, green house gasses, inorganic farming and rampant extraction of ground water level.
During this time, we have started National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) supported Auxiliary Nurse & Midwifery (ANM) training programme, the certificate of the said course was accredited by West Bengal Nursing Council. Also, during this period, we have trained the women self help group members on Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) on Food Processing.
In this short period, KRDS gave emphasis on Awareness Generation Programmes on different issues viz. basic health care, hygiene, law, and environment for the rural and poor women. Also, we have started the Crèche and Balwadi programme for 0-6 year’s children. For the benefit of rural poor patients, who were in dire straits and needing urgent medical attention in Hospital, we have started the Ambulance service on PPP mode.
During this time, KRDS gave emphasis on youth development activities through different vocational training programmes.