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.
KSSS HELPED IN GETTING MY NEW RATION CARD
I am living at Sihoripura with my family. Since last five to six years I am living separate from my parents. My earning is very little as I am a labour. As my earning is too little I was unable to buy enough rations and any materials/eatable or any other things for my family. I tried my best to have my own ration card through which at least I can buy enough rations.
COURSE FOR DROP OUT YOUTH BY KSSS
Arti Patel and Soni Sushma, both girls are dropout students from Vansol village. One day, they learned from KSSS staff that KSSS is imparting training in beautician course especially for drop out youth. They joined the course and did all the hard work to emerge first in the batch.
MALNOURISHED CHILDREN TURN INTO HEALTHY LIFE
Kiran and Liza both are from Alindra village of Kheda district. Both these children are malnourished. Parents are illiterate and living in a poor economic condition. The family depends on the daily wage. Due to lack of nutritious food and other necessary requirements of these children’s growth stunted .
HELPED BY KHEDA CHILDLINE
I am Chandu (Name Changed) from Dhar District. I was addicted by tube solution. While I was wondering at Nadiad railway station, I was caught by two team members of Kheda Child Line. During my counseling they came to know about my parents and they contacted them. My parents refused me to be with them. And after some days my parents migrated to another place.
Regular visit & monitoring of VDC members of Angadi to AngAnganvadianvadi brought changes in every dealing especially irregular coming of teacher and providing nutritious food to the children. This Anganvadi Ghatak – 1 have been awarded for its regularity and best performance, because of VDC members’ involvement and participation in ensuring their right to food.