- Identifying the families in difficult circumstances
- Data Bank Creating
- Formation of Association
IDENTIFYING THE FAMILIES IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES
Women is considered as the primary stage of bringing people together as they hold vital responsibility in the family as mothers of children, managers of household activities and also as persons easily available in the villages. The women in the target villages have distinct characteristics. They live in abject poverty and a majority of them are illiterate without having any potentialities for occupational mobility. Their immediate need is only food particularly when there is severe drought and no scope for earning their wherewithal. These people, over generations, have learned to live with poverty accepting their difficulties as natural phenomenon.
DATA BANK CREATION
Shanthi Nilayam maintains a very good documentation system. It has relevant books on the issue of child labour, women organization, etc. Besides, the personnel from the office collect news paper clippings that bear child labour related information as documents. The center also preserved such items as charts, posters, photo albums on their programmes, case study registers, etc.
FORMATION OF ASSOCIATION
Trust for Social Justice, Shanthi Nilayam strongly believes that Women are primarily instrumental in making tremendous changes in a family and also in the society. So our organization wants to make use of the strength of women in making social changes. After the intervention AHB the unorganized women were associated in to small groups. Women associations were formed in 10 slums and 50 villages in around Villupuram with a total number of 2400 members in 120Associations.
Counseling is an important parameter in brining transformation to the neglected communities. Both for the parents and children counseling is very much needed to restructure their life. Shanthi Nilayam has got an excellent team of counselors to carry out the process.
The enhancement of the people’s self help capacities through training is an essential component of any development initiative. Relatively a greater proportion of the training component is related to the manifestations of the poverty conditions prevailing in the villages rather than sharpening the understanding of the people on the root causes of poverty in the Indian social fabric. The components of a great number of the training programmes seem to give a temporary solace to the external symptoms of the real problems.