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Empowering Rural Community (ERC)

Empowering Community and Service Provider for children Health through Immunization

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)

Bhartiya Mahila Evam Gramin Utthan Sansthan aim skill development of grass root level service provider ASHA,ANM AWW and capacity building of community through awareness in district Basti,India for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)

In our community immunization for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health is a challenge for care giver because there is lot of traditional barrier , lack of awareness in community and weak health system. 33% of children (9 month to 12 month) received full immunization in a quarter source ( . Our end user are children from community who neglect health issue and health is not in there agenda and health service are very weak and there reach is not regular. The actual population of district by Census year 2011 is 2464464 that is the people might this intervention realistically reach. the typical beneficiary live in remote villages women(pregnant women), children(o-9 years) and adolescents.(15 years).Our idea is health system strengthen strengthen and capacity building of individual,family and community for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.

Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?

  • Southern Asia

Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)

South Asia, Country India,State Utter Pradesh,District Basti

Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)

The end user are women, children and adolescents since 2007 we are working in rural community of district Basti , So that well known there problem and time to time we do some work for there development with our strength.Because we work in that community so there is a cadre of local community mobilizer that help for sustainability of project.And relation with government decision maker and influencer also a asset for roll out of the project .We have work with PATH,World Vision and have knowledge of Planning , reporting, documentation ,monitoring and evaluation of project for success of intervention

How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)

Our Idea consist of capacity building of community and service provider, capacity building of community through awareness and advocacy .Because it include health system strengthen and community engament and we have experience on implementing such type of idea so this one hundred percent of probability of success .

Idea Proposal Stage (Select 1)

  • Pilot: We have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users. The feasibility of an innovation is tested in a small-scale and real world application (i.e. 3-15% of the target population)

How many months are required for the project idea? (140 characters)

24 month

Organization Name (less than 140 characters)

Bhartiya Mahila Evam Gramin Utthan Sansthan

Type of Submitter

  • We are a registered NGO or Non-Profit Organization

Organizational Characteristics

  • Locally/community-led organization

Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)

Based at district Basti ,India Register with registrar of society District Gorakhpur with registration no. 2362/1994-95 date 17.02.1995

What is the current scale of your organization’s work?

  • Community (working within one or a few local communities within a region)

Tell us more about your organization/company (1-2 sentences)

Our organization work for Health system strengthen and community capacity building.This idea give us an opportunity for skill development of grass root level service provider like ASHA,AWW and health volunteer and capacity building of community.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)

Government grass root level service provider like ASHA, A.W.W. and health voluntieer and community leader like SHG member and member from local govenance like Village head and member from VHSNC (village health sanitation and nutrition committee ) will be involve and engage.We will facilitate the VHSNC meeting build there capacity through training and awareness, we also use mother group and SHG plate form involvement and engagement of community through monthly meeting and quarterly training and orientation.along this we do meeting with district and block level health official to give him monthly feed back and take there help as result lift ,efficiency,reach,replicabilIty ,Scalability will increase and sustainability ensure.

How many people are on your team?


Tell us more about you and your team

Mr.Rajan Mishra, Mrs. Padma,Mrs. Hema, Mr. Om Prakash ,and Mr. Ram Kishore in our team.They are trainer to government service provider ASHA,AWW and health voluntieer, They all having expertise in women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. Since 2007 we are working on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health with support of national and internation organisation like PATH .We are doing as a team for our work, We have given more than 110 batch of training for World Vision ADP area to government service provider in 7 district of Utter Pradesh . each bacth participant is about 40 then we trained 4400 grass root worker and health voluntieer.first we take pre test knowledge of partcipant and then post test of participant to understand skill development. we have developed format for that. We have organised monthly meeting of mother group of where pregnant women there mother in law participate And VHSNC for service provider.We engage male partner of women because there role is important.
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Attachments (2)

Ballia Vivek Pandey & Ramkishor Singh 11-10-18, 12-10-18.pdf

one of 110 training report that our Bhartiya Mahila Evam Gramin Utthan Sansthan given in 7 district of Utter Pradesh for grass root level service provider AWW,ASHA and health voluntieer.


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Hi Alok Sahai great to have you in the Challenge!

It seems like your teams done some in-depth research on the needs and what works for caregivers (mothers) and their children. You say in the 'Explain your idea section--'Our idea is health system strengthen strengthen and capacity building of individual, family and community for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.' Can you expand on what 'health system strengthening' and 'capacity building' looks like in your community to your community and for the work you are proposing to do?

Manisha Laroia I'm curious if you have any thoughts or questions too!

Photo of Manisha Laroia

Hi Alok Sahai 
Thank you for sharing a in-depth working of the context.
I understand that by capacity building you mean training and educating the community members and the ASHA and ANM, which in turn makes the health system at the village stronger. I hope I understand correctly.
I am curious to know about the meetings that you organize with caregivers,
What are the tools you use? How do you educate them? Are there any creative ways you use to engage the caregivers and make them active participants?