Technical Intervention :
New ways to communicate with affected-communities (using mobile phones), we works with local journalists and media to help spread health, food or shelter recommendations, we can collect more data about the context using mobile and internet applications, we can even rely on new forms of volunteerism expressed thanks to the internet. This gives result in more efficiency in programs.
Platforms mixing mobile and web applications can also increase coordination between NGOs and with local organizations (NGOs or governments). Meaning that standards should be promoted so that sharing information is made easier.
Interventions in remote, rural settings face high transaction costs. We develop a model of household decision-making to evaluate how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) address these implementation-related challenges and influence intervention effectiveness. To test our model’s predictions, we create a sample of observationally similar villages in Madhya Pradesh that differ in their prior engagement.
Innovative ideas :
NGOs endeavour in protection and creation of awareness about the rights of the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of the society. They plan and design initiatives which would have a positive impact on the society. NGOs, besides government efforts, play a key role in the overall growth and development. Madhya Pradesh has an enormous presence of NGOs, each of them working on different issues or problems prevalent in the society. Madhya Pradesh is said to be forefront in technology. However technology assisted development programme implementation has challenges in a complex development ecosystem like India. But there are NGOs in Madhya Pradesh that have made a remarkable effort in using technology to effectively implement development programmes.
We explore how civil society organizations in a rapidly changing Indian economy can be a source of organizational and technological innovation necessary for the ongoing adaptation of their societies. In this way, we consider ourselves as safety nets (to reduce the new social problems of existing market economies) and as safety valves (to give voice to social groups presented to new groups in existing competitive competitions). May use new technologies within and outside existing roles.
To encourage livelihood generation activities for women without differentiation of caste or creed, Vikalp Samajik Sanstha is working in the sector of livelihood promotion activities where, SHG of women which is voluntary group and any women of the community, can participate and become a part of the self-help group.
In the present state it has been observed both in urban and rural India that small communities of poor people take small amount of money (Rs.500-5000) on loan from the money-lenders, who charge higher rate of interest and are therefore forced to keep their belongings like, jewellery, gold, property and even their ancestral belonging as mortgage. For small amounts large interests are charged for profit making, by money-lenders. As people here do not know about financial institutions and access to these institutions are out of reach. To protect them from money-lenders, there is a need to link them to the financial institutions and in the near future they prefer visiting the banks for any financial requirement, so that they can get rid of indebtedness.
The main objective of this scheme is to provide help and support so that the economically weaker families could help themselves to raise their standard of living and within 2-3 years make them selfsufficient to make then economically stronger, which will in turn strengthen the community. These groups were also linked to income generation, saving and then to banking.
Health Issue :
ON health issue Vikalp has covered rural population and mainly focused on youths. VSS also identified some areas of the rural population; people living in the area are much venerable for HIV/AIDS, STI, TB and Malaria. Vikalp organized different types of awareness activities with people /community involvement in the field. Enhance awareness program using community resources. The main awareness tools were community Group Meeting, Film Shows, Street Play and distribution of IEC materials to target population.
Vikalp also organized different types of awareness activities in the field of maternal and child health. Through this awareness program maximum population covered. The main awareness toll was - Community Group Meeting, Sensitizations Workshops, Signature Campaign, Rally, etc.
Vikalp provides support to government TSC programme at village level. Under this campaign, street play and exhibitions are organizing on importance of health and hygiene and government schemes.
To encourage the community to change child marriage, child labor, sexual exploitation and dowry practices in identified villages. Giving information about the right age of marriage, importance of education and employment opportunities. A Safe and supportive environment, with better communication with parents, teachers, elders and society at large for children. Give proper physical and mental health education in the process of growing ups. Ample guidance related to substance abuse, SRHR issues , HIV, AIDS, pregnancy and other illness.
Improvement of life skills for self protection in adolescents and children. Easily accessible and barrier free adolescent friendly health awareness guidance and proper referral to health centres.
The Vikalp Samajik Sanstha had already started reaching those who face crises in these time. The Vikalp helps to reduce gaps in society to work in times of crisis, marginalized communities and social sectors such as women and children, social justice, tribal welfare, water and sanitation and education etc. In this Covid -19 To create awareness in the society we are working continuously in the field as well as to arrange food, grocery, essential goods and masks, sanitizers etc. for needy people. Vikalp is already working in the areas of HIV/AIDS, STI, TB , Malaria and Mental health so far.