100+ jobs, 3000+ patients treated each month, over 100 girls getting empowered, and more.. that’s Growth-For-All’s first ‘pilot’ project at workSunday, January 25th, 2009
Growth-for-All’s pioneering integrated and collaborative model is being run on a pilot basis in two project areas. The first project (urban area) began in early-2008 in the Savda Ghevra re-settlement colony of North-West Delhi, while the second (rural area) project work is about to begin at Potka block of East Singhbhum district in Jharkhand.
Growth-for-All aims to eventually scale-up, to cover a large number of India’s backward districts, as well as poor urban clusters.
Savda Ghevra is a massive re-settlement colony for slum dwellers shifted from rest of Delhi. Currently around 3000 families are living there, but this 259 acres’ area will eventually house over 21,000 families. Hasty, unplanned shift has led to plethora of problems for this poor population.
Since Jan’08, GFA has been working (with the Delhi government; Chief Minister’s office) to address livelihood, health, education, and cultural issues in partnership with various stakeholders such as : Dr Reddy’s Foundation (DRF), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Child Survival India (CSI), Jaipur Rugs, Hasmukh Kala, Association for Stimulating Know how (ASK), Society for All-Round Development (SARD), Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) etc.
Case Study: DRF’s Partnership with Growth-For-All
Dr Reddy’s Foundation(DRF) and Growth-for-All came together for a unique, collaborative effort wherein 105 students underwent an intensive training in Hospitality, Customer relations and Sales and Automobile Mechanisms.
After the successful training, the students were placed into various organizations. The program not only saw transformation of participants into confident individuals but also augmented the income of the family. Many of the individuals were placed into corporate organizations like Pizza Hut, Spencer’s, Radha Krishna Hospitality Services and in addition to this few also started their own micro-entrepreneurship.
Case Study: CSI’s Partnership with Growth-for-All( supported by Samir Arora & Paul Hamlyn Foundation)
Child Survival India and Growth-for-All, came together to collaboratively enhance the existing health systems in Savda.
Project Suraksha has sought to strengthen and enhance the primary health care facilities in the resettlement colony, and develop its linkages with public health system so that there is an improvement in the health status, especially the maternal and child health status.
Supported by Samir Arora, this is being done through three Prakash Arora Memorial Suraksha Clinics, which service over 3000 patients each month. Additionally, the project is working towards mobilizing women to form groups i.e., Swasthya samoohs of 10-15 members, for every 200 families. Monthly health and nutrition camps, and an ambulance service complete the picture. Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports these efforts.
Case Study: Hasmukh Kala’s partnership with Growth-For-All
Hasmukh Kala uses art in the form of music and dance to bring. about transformation and empowerment of women. Envisaged as a long-term partnership, the first initiative has focused on over 100 young girls and women of Savda Ghewra, Delhi. Hasmukh Kala, a brainchild of Hemu Javeri, endeavors to help them gain respect through their talent, and provides them the ability to earn a livelihood.