Nanhe Munne Kids

Project Setup in Jan 2017, Project "Nanhe Munne kids" has been managed by the GITA Foundation. Its objective is to provide 10 years of quality education to children from economically disadvantaged families.

Project Nanhe Munne kids is working with NGO implementation partners at the grassroot level to ensure that the girls receive academic and material support. Education Trust regularly monitors the NGOs giving technical inputs wherever required to ensure that quality education is being imparted to all the Nanhe Munne kids.

Support To The Nanhe Munne kids:
Academic Support – Our Nanhe Munne kids receive academic support through a 1-2 hour class conducted before or after school hours called the Global Information Technology Arena Support Centre. Here, concepts in Maths, Science and Language are taught, to bridge the gaps in learning and enable children to attain grade-specific competency levels.

Material Support/Kits - The programme selects girls based on multiple criteria including enrollment in schools, family income, parents' educational background, social background and the child's aptitude. A comprehensive sponsorship is created to take care of a range of their educational requirements, providing not only academic support that enables them to make a success of their schooling experience but also material support. This includes uniforms, school bags, shoes, socks etc. to enable the girl child to go to school with dignity. The material kit is ceremonially handed over to each child at the beginning of the academic year

Why support Our Project:
Low-income families in India - tailors,street vendors, auto-rickshaw drivers, factory workers in semi- and urban areas send their children to low-cost English medium schools that they can afford.

The school provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement and slum dwellers, construction site families and many other underprivileged families' targets to create awareness about the education and using local resources amongst Tribal people for their betterment.

Along with the support from grassroots-level partner NGOs, they work with children and communities to make them aware of their rights, and empower them to address their issues and demand what is rightfully theirs, Therefore ensuring not just a small change, but an entire movement towards sustainable change in the lives of the children and their families.

Many of these children are not enrolled in school and have limited access to books and a place to study. Additionally, many of these children are forced to drop out of school to work or care for younger Children. With neither support nor resources at home these children too often suffer from very low learning levels. At Global Information Technology Arena, the team is trying to bridge this gap by bringing education to the "Doorstep" of these underprivileged children.

This Is Where We Step In:
Our Nanne Munne receive academic support through a 1-2 hour class conducted before or after school hours called the Academic Support Centre, where concepts in Maths, Science and Language are taught to bridge the gaps in learning and enable children to attain grade-specific competency levels. The teaching methodology includes the extensive use of innovative teaching tools and activities such as storytelling, group games, etc. which make learning not only meaningful but also fun. Our team also works closely with parents and the community to sensitize them on gender equality, the importance of education and changes they will witness in Nanhe Munne kids with education. This is essentially done to ensure that the Nanhe Munne kids do not drop out of school.
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Global Information Technology Arena :

GITA Ngo always believe & concentrated in the fields of Education, Health and Community Development and specially child education below 12 years age. We opened two Early Childhood Care and Development Centers for kids to study and computer learning courses. In these education centers we teach those students who are already a part of Private school or Govt. school. We give these students life education, teach them how to deal with different situations with the help of different kind of physical/mental training and also help them with their homework given in their school.

We always work for the upliftment of the poor and destitute by helping them as per their own subject & interest. We do everything from providing educational and health services to the needy and We help those in need with full respect, love and commitment, with the aim to not deliver charity but to empower them to better their own lot. GITA is one of the full-spectrum grassroots NGO in India providing services spanning the development trifecta of Education, Health and Community Development and thus able to provide a comprehensive path from poverty to prosperity and We are committed for same. We have planning to open 50 such centers running in Maharastra with approx, 100 students studying in each center. These children will have packed food every day after the class and also we celebrate children's Birthday where we make them cut cake and distribute gifts amongst them.

Following activities are conducted in our Education Centers:
1. 200 minutes coaching focusing on their curriculum, Spoken English, School Homework, Life & Soft Skills and Positive Attitude.
2. Computer Training with different Internet and required software's.
3. Birthday Celebration
4. Periodical Medical Checkup
5. Periodical Picnic/Movie outing.
6. Stationary distribution as per requirement and availability.

How Can You Help?
Project Nanhe Munne kids is a participatory girls & boys child project where an individual or corporate can support the primary education and/or secondary education studying.



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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT:

The Truth –Picture Government of India statistics reveal that only 3 out of 10 girls who enter class 1 complete class 10. While enrolment rates of girls are improving marginally in India, dropout levels remain alarmingly high. At primary school level, over 45% of girl's dropout of school and these increases to over 73% by the time the child has reached class 10. Research has shown that reasons for this dropout may be as minor as the girl child not being able to afford a school dress/uniform to go to school and could also include more complex factors like girls taking on the responsibility of household chores at a very young age as a result of gender stereotyping.

Why Should Women Be Educated?
Successful education of the girl child has been repeatedly acknowledged as an effective mechanism to break this inter-generational cycle of poverty, social norms, myths and social evils. Research conducted in developing countries has shown that a literate female population is linked to reduction in population growth rates. On the other hand, illiteracy breeds ignorance and fear that only increases her vulnerability to be exposed to lifelong abuse, suppression and exploitation. "An Educated Woman can help their families and entire communities towards improvements in all manner"

The specific objectives of the project are to empower women and young girls economically and educationally to enable them participate in development activities, initiate the community to advocate for support and education of girls, to increase the enrollment of girls in the school, to change the life of poor women and their families through revolving fund provision and empower their households economically. We need to find some solution for fund provision for poor women and engaging them in different income generating activities.

Our Government is working well for Women empowerment But what does March 8 (International Women's Day) mean for millions of girls in India who cannot attend school because they have to graze cattle, labor in the house or fields, or humiliated by their surrounding people. Women play a vital role in our society and we strongly believes that women should have equal socio-economic, cultural and political opportunities as men. With this ideology in mind, we always try to work accordingly.

While doing research in many villages, it was discovered that gender discrimination was rampant. Not only were the women in the regions uneducated and unemployed, but were also given no say in the decision making processes that included them and their family. Educated women are more likely to be aware of the importance of population control and taking their children's health concerns more seriously.

To control this we made some in house strategies like – to Provide market oriented vocational skill training to women and adolescent girls / Commitment to help mothers of children, who are attending educational classes, and involve them in saving, skill training and income generation activities / Integration of adult literacy and income generation / Development of leadership within the communities and linking them with government and non-government facilities / Generation of awareness among common people through involving women from project locations and using educational materials.

This Is Where We Step In

Computer education and English language training can make a big difference to employment seeking girls and can grow their chances of finding dignified jobs. Techie Girls project is designed especially for enthusiastic girls, who have interest and want to become something in information technology fields and transform their lives. Techie Girls is part of a pilot initiative especially for girls from slums & villages, which was made to create and run different kind of computer related programs like Web designing / Accounts/database/ Microsoft word / Excel / Paint / Internet browsing etc. for girls. As we know if women equipped with the proper resources, they can help their whole families and entire communities to overcome poverty, marginalization and social injustice. We do this through well planned and comprehensive programs in our different kind of education curriculum for their better livelihoods. Our main goal is the empowerment of women and girls for betterment and takes out them from poverty, discriminations and violations.

This Programmed will support girls with useful, relevant and quality computer training and we believe that it will help them live a life of dignity and confidence and also overcome unemployment in our country.

Our upcoming activities will include: –
• Provide technical knowledge to desired poor girl .
• Enrollment home based small business work.
• Advocacy and community mobilization on women rights and gender equality.
• Sensitization workshop for religious, traditional and other stakeholders
• Supporting poor women through provision of revolving fund
• Educational supports for poor girls
• Awarding outstanding girl students
• Establishing and supporting girls club in primary schools

How Can You Help?
Come join hands in empowering the girl & women through education. Your simple support will mean the world to a enpower women.



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Watershed Development

Watershed Development is the name for a combination of techniques, for rainwater harvesting, undertaken for the overall development of a village. Watershed development is important for the overall development of a village. Stable agriculture was a dream when watershed development was started. But now people have realized that they can survive only if they follow this technique. Watershed development involves the integration of many techniques.

These techniques can be summarized as: Grassland Development, Gully Plugs, Tree Plantation, and Contour Trenching on hill tops and slopes, Contour Bunding and Plowing, Water Conservation Structures, Lift Irrigation Schemes, Land Leveling and others.

Main purpose is the optimum use of local resources for the betterment of the villages. Watershed development raises living standard of the people in villages.

In India only a small percentage of the cropped area is getting irrigation water. A large percentage of cropped area is dependent on rain. Adoption of in situ methods of soil and water conservation in all the villages with the help of government and NGOs can bring the villages to self-sufficiency.

Timely water supply is absolutely necessary for successful agriculture. Large flow irrigation projects are not possible for a large majority of villages. Hence watershed approach to development appears to the best way-out for rural development and sustainable agriculture.

Through watershed development, people from rural area can get economical returns from agricultural lands, waste lands, and lands along hill slopes. They can grow grass in hilly area and can use that as fodder for cattle. Farmers can go for dairy development. Marginal farmers and landless can start farm and off farm industry. In short adoption of this technique is an assured way of drought proofing, stabilizing agriculture and improving in living standards.

For adoption of this technique the villagers should come together. As watershed development is not a single point technique, they should prioritize the various initiatives taking into account the local conditions. Right choice of work and place ensures success, e.g., tree plantation is an important activity of watershed development and also the right choice of the species. Choose trees, which will satisfy basic needs of a village, like fruit, fodder, fuel and improvement of soil.

The signs of successful implementation are:
• Soil along the sloppy land is protected from erosion.
• Increase in the fertility of soil reducing overall requirement of fertilizer.
• As flowing water is obstructed, rate of infiltration is increased.
• Increased income from eroded land.
• Drought proofing conditions are created in a village.
• New initiatives of income generation like Dairy, Food processing, Poultry.
• Increase in employment opportunities.

Problem in Adoption
• It is difficult to motivate people for watershed development work.
• People are not aware of their hidden potential.
• They think that development activity is government's responsibility and people have no say in it.
• They do not have money to invest.
• They doubt about success and so are hesitant.

Factors contributing success are:
• Local techniques, easy to adopt.
• Low cost techniques.
• Minimum external input.
• People's participation at every stage of implementation.
• Financial assistance to the villagers from government and from NGOs.
• Employment generation during implementation period and thereafter.
• Whole work is done considering village as a unit.

DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES

Grassland Development
In Kattanbhavi and Bambarge the hilly area was very undulating and sloppy. Traditional agriculture was uneconomical and farmers were getting not even their seeds' worth back. Such area was converted into green lush grassland. Traditional agriculture on hill slopes was totally stopped. Grassland helped in soil and water conservation. When there was heavy rainfall grass acted as a shock absorber and checked velocity of raindrops. This ultimately reduced chances of soil erosion. This allowed infiltration of water into the soil. Thus grassland development helped in soil and water conservation. Adoption of this technique is very simple, cost effective and this does not require any hi-tech knowledge. Grassland can be developed with the help of villagers themselves. Protection of the area with social fencing helps in natural regeneration of the local grasses. For social fencing villagers should come forward, discuss among themselves and adopt method of stall feeding for their cattle. If due to certain reasons natural grass regeneration is not good then seeds of some grasses can be spread.

The results
1. Plenty of bio-mass is generated and used as fodder and also as compost or organic manure.
2. Soil along the hill slope and hilltop is protected from erosion.
3. Flow of water is obstructed, rate of infiltration is increased.
4. Income from wasteland increased.

How Can You Help?
Come join hands in empowering the girl & women through education. Your simple support will mean the world to a enpower women.