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.
Human Dignity Award conferred to Sr. Maria Maya from the Charity of St. Ann, Nadiad.
The total financial assistance Rs.33,59,864/- during the year was provided to 08 returnees from Europe.
60% of ration shops as per the GR for PDS approved for APL, BPL, Antyodaya etc…in 40 targeted villages of Kheda, Anand& Ahmedabad districts... are kept open for 8 hours per day.
1008 Malnourished Children were linked to Govt. scheme for nutrition.
345 tool kits were approved for the girls in Umeed project by Gujarat Mahila Arthik Vikas Nigam Let. Gandhinagar, GoG, worth of Rs. 5000 each (Rs. 17, 25,000/-).
15 Task Forces are taking initiatives for development in their villages and addressing issues of water, housing, work, and livelihood and so on.
89 children were rescued from child labour in the places such as hotels, tea stalls, and construction sites and reintegrated them with their parents.
Kheda Child Line 1098 has become an instrumental in reuniting 60 missing children with their families / homes.
Educational and Medical sponsorship has been provided to 65 children which included 7 disabled children who benefited Disable Certificate and government benefits; 9 children with foster care and 28 malnourished children for nutrition support and 22 children for education.
71 Children’s Parliaments have been formed in 43 targeted villages of Ahmedabad, Anand and Kheda districts. 70 Prime ministers and 350 Ministers from Children’s Parliaments took oath to give committed services to the children and village people in their respective places.
100% enrollment of children in primary school of 43 villages has been achieved. 80-85% children are very regular in attending the school.
Out of 4392 referred to ICTC 1684 were tested blood 10 were found HIV+ & linked to ART.
45 TB patients referred for testing at hospital, PHC, DMC through conducting 62 awareness programs in Ahmedabad rural & urban.
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.