ABOUT KAIRA SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY
Kaira Social Service Society (KSSS), the official social wing of Diocese of Ahmedabad, works to promote the rights and health of the poor and marginalized communities in Gujarat irrespective of caste, creed and religion. It was registered under both the Bombay Public Trusts Act – 1950 and the Societies Registration Act – 1860, on February 3, 1967.
KSSS aims at empowering communities towards self reliance through CBO’s like SHGs, Peace Clubs, Federations, Mahila/Children Panchayats Task Force etc, which address their economic, social and other local issues. Today it functions very professionally with its well established various policies like HR, Financial, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Ethical, Child Protection, Policy against Sexual Harassment at work places and so on.
70-80% of trained women with skill has begun their Self Employment through accessing loan with the Govt. subsidy of 25-40% and earn today from Rs. 200/- to Rs. 500/- per day.
270 youth from Anand, Kheda and Ahmadabad completed their skill development training in Beautician. 60% of them have started their earning through self-employment/employment in beautician trade.
7630 Truckers were counseled. 5546 Truckers were referred to ICTC and 1539 Truckers were tested blood, 8 were found HIV+.
Kheda Child Line 1098 has become an instrumental in reuniting 21 missing children with their families / homes.
117 Child protection Committees consisting 1287 members are formed in 120 villages. They were trained on Child Rights & Child Protection and their roles and responsibilities as CPC members. And almost 97 issues of Child Rights and Child Protection are solved by the CPC members in their respective villages.
KSSS conferred her Tenth Human Dignity Award to Missionaries of Charity (St. Mother Theresa) Vadodara for the outstanding dedicated services in promoting the dignity of destitute, orphans, lepers, sick and the poor who are in the periphery of the society, marginalized, unaccepted, unwanted and pushed out of the society.
14 Clients are passed, total Rs. 3033389/- for Different Business like Taxi, Bakery, Dairy Farming, Fountain Soda, Man Saloon and Tractor.
PLHIVs are linked to various Government schemes to improve their health & livelihood.
PLHIVs have been track backed (LFU) and restarted their ART Medicine.
782 of PLHIVs have been registered at our Ahmadabad & Nadiad VIHAAN Care & Support centers and received care, support, Counseling and other services.
VDC members have strengthened their capacity in monitoring and regular visit to anganvadis, schools, PHCs, etc.
My School, My Home
Members of Children’s Parliament from Matar School had discussed on an issue of filthy and stinking surrounding near school. The parliamentarians initiated cleanliness drive to that area with permission from village sarpanch. Children’s Parliament of Matar village fetched 10 dustbins and brooms from the Khilkhilat van drivers. Thanks to Driver Mr. Samirbhai.
Sanitation Facility for Girls and Boys in School
Girls and boys had to use open toilets in village school of Thasra block. Children’s parliaments of that school decided to do all the possible to ensure privacy to Girls and Boys of the Harkhol village. This Children parliament took the lead in bringing the issue to the notice of Panchayat administration. The Panchayat now has built. Toilet for Girls and Boys.”
UNEMPLOYMENT, NOW NO MORE
I was rejected child of my parents because I am person living with Disability, KSSS gave me a chance to prove myself as a instructor of Garment Making training at Amod Center. After completing the 5 batches of Garment Making, I was linked for the bank loan and benefited with Rs. 45,000/- and Rs. 15,000/- was subsided loan. i also benefited with “No Objection” Certificate from Bank for any kind of loan in future.
HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, HEALTHY LIFE
Ganol is village where people live in very simple and hard life without any facilities of life living. Most of the people belong to BC and are poor. People are suffering from various sicknesses. People are surrounded by too much garbages and dirty water which affect directly the health of people and especially children. In rainy season the situation becomes more unbearable. Task force members and other community members discussed this issue among themselves and thereafter they presented this issue in the Gram Sabha and fought for their right. After lots of struggle, finally they succeeded in cleaning that area and constructed RCC road. People were happy to see the success.