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Apnalaya

Progress Report: April to Sept 1998

1. Balwadi

Month Old BalwadiNew Balwadi
Boys / Girls / Total Boys / Girls / Total
April 22 / 27 / 49 14 / 17 / 31
June 16 / 34 / 50 - / - / -
July 16 / 34 / 50 7 / 9 / 16
August 16 / 34 / 50 13 / 11 / 24
September 16 / 34 / 50 13 / 11 / 24

In June, the old and the new Balwadi were held together because the teacher of the new Balwadi was on maternity leave. Summer vacations began from the 30th of May and school reopened on the 12th of June. From June '97 to April '98, 49 children enrolled in the old Balwadi. Out of this, 19 children had enrolled in the Balwadi, 1 migrated, 2 left the community and 27 children were enrolled in std 1. 31 children enrolled in the new Balwadi in 97-98, out of which 10 continued with the Balwadi, 2 left the community, 9 migrated to their village and 10 enrolled in std 1. From July to september, no one dropped out from the Balwadi. In June, 27 children from the old Balwadi enrolled in std 1, while in August 8 new children enrolled.

Parents Meeting

Parents meeting was held on the 23rd of July on nutrious food with the help of flash cards for 33 parents.

Health

Growth Monitoring Programs:

MonthNo. of Children weighedOn Road to GrowthMalnutrition
1st Degree/ 2nd Degree / 3rd Degree
Old / New Old / New Old / New || Old / New || Old / New
April 47 / 27 12 / 3 22/ 13 || 11 / 11 || 2 / 0
July 37 / 16 12 / 2 11/12 || 10/2 || 4/0
August 46 / 19 17 / 4 9/11 || 17/4 || 2/0
September 41 / 21 13 / 4 16/9 || 10/8 || 2/0

All the children were administered vitamin A in July. In September, a general health check-up was conducted. All the 74 children were examined. Some of the following problems were identified among the children - ENT, Skin infection, dental, worm infection, under-weight and cardio-vascular. As advised by the doctor, iron tablets, syrup 'B' complex and calcium syrup was administered to 23 needy children.

Supportive programs for education - A) Summer class was started in collaboration with the B.M.C. (Bombay Municipal Corporation) for the first time in May '98. 30 children attended the class, out of which 17 children were enrolled in BMC-run schools and 18 were enrolled in an Urdu school. B) Non Formal Education : A total of 24 children attended this class.

Balwadi Teacher's Training

The 6 month training course started in July '98. There were 22 female trainees.

Sponsorship Program

Details of the sponsorship distributed to the children in this quarters are as follows :

MonthStandardTotal ChildrenAmount Distributed / Child Total Amount
Boys / Girls / Total (Rs) (Rs)
April 2nd - 7th 80 15 1200
8th - 9th 27 30 810
10th - 12th 6 50 300
June 3rd - 7th 65 300 19500
8th - 9th 36 400 14400
10th - 12th 8 525 4200

Sexwise distribution of the children and results

SexPassedFailed Not Appeared Total
Male 50 8 3 61
Female 40 10 5 55
Total 90 18 8 116

For the year 1997-98, there were 117 children out of which 109 children appeared for the final examination. Results of 108 children were received, while 1 girl who appeared for her S.S.C. examination is awaiting her results.

2. Sponsorship Program

A) Details of the sponsorship money distributed for the children in the quarter are as follows,

In september, a girl names Kavita Rathod, from ctd V left CHIKUWADI and went to a village for further education. Now, there are 107 children in the sponsorship program. In this quarter, examination fees of Rs. 150 for october '98 and March '99 were given to 2 and 5 children from std X, respectively.

Recreation

In the community, recreation sessions were organized for the children twice to thrice every week.

Special Program

On 15th august, a handwriting competition was organized. Letter writing sessions were also organized. A camp for children was organized.

After July, very few children attended the recreation program because of the major changes that occurred in their life, which was 225 families shifting to a new building constructed for them.

Community Activities

A) APANALYA Silver Jubilee Year Celebrations - This was celebrated by the youth of the community. B) A morcha was organized against the Government Rationing Scheme. C) Saving Groups (Women).

Two savings group's of women have been started in CHIKUWADI. They collect Rs. 50 per month. A 2 day workshop was organized at J. J. Nursing Home, at Marve in August in which 23 women participated.

Turning Point in the life of Chikuwadi

The people of CHIKUWADI, have got their own houses. Inauguration of the new houses was done on June 19th and people started living there. Now, 144 families are living in the temporary building and 64 in the permanent building. People are facing electricity and water problems.