Area of Program & Achievements
IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROJECTS
Training for making Sanitary Napkins (by hand-made machines) with entrepreneurship and soft skills training to the tribal women and girls of district Barwani:
Continuing with the implementation of this 3-year project awarded by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi, to provide training for the production of sanitary napkins with entrepreneurship and soft skills training to tribal women of block Sendhwa of District Barwani.
Achievements of the project:
- 1. During the project period – September 2012 through March 2016, total of 240 tribal women (in batches of 20 each – 12 batches of 3-month duration per batch ) have been trained for making sanitary napkins with entrepreneurship development
- 2. Prior to this training program, more than 95% women of block Sendhwa of district Barwani were using dirty clothes, paper, leaves etc., during their menstruation period, but now after 3 years of rigorous efforts made by PECSS, more than 50% women of this area have not only started using sanitary napkins but have also fully understood the advantages and positive health impact of the same;
- 3. Awareness development about the women-specific diseases and clearing of traditional blind faiths about the same. The awareness included – scientific reasons for menstruation period and how it happens; maintaining sanitation and personal hygiene during this period and its positive impact over the health; precautionary steps during menstruation period; nutritious meals etc. These awareness programs were addressed by renowned subject-specialists, like Dr. Shalini Saxena; Dr. Atul Saurabh; Dr. Sandhan and Dr. Pradhan;
- 4. Linkage of beneficiaries with sustainable self-employment with additional monthly income of family in the range of Rs.5000-6000;
- 5. This entire 3-year program was extremely successful and its success spreads to far and distant places like Chhatisgarh, Rajasthan and other districts of Madhya Pradesh. Impressed with this success, PECSS was invited by National Institute of Technology, Jaipur for providing technical support to its beneficiaries in the districts of Jaipur, Pilani and Udaipur. Similarly, Chhatisgarh Council of Science & Technology (CGCOST), Raipur, also invited us to provide training to the tribal beneficiaries of districts Dantewara, Bastar and Sukma. Training programs in both these States have also been completed successfully;
- 6. Impressed with the success of this program, some renowned national institutes, like National Institute of Technology, Jaipur and BITS of Pilani have placed their orders for supply of sanitary napkins;
PECSS takes this opportunity to express its sincere thanks to M.P. Council of Science & Technology (MPCOST) for the effective monitoring of entire project activities and extended their valuable guidance from time to time for understanding the problems of tribal women and in not only solving their major health issue but also to provide them with a sustainable source of livelihood.
During the last 13 years of its existence, our Society has made par excellence achievements in the fields Social, Cultural, Educational and other pro-poor beneficial activities, spread over in 22 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Our target beneficiaries, under various self-employment activities, remain Tribal communities, Weavers, Leprosy affected persons and Bhopal Gas victims, and have made excellent achievements in bringing about qualitative improvements in the economic and social status of these beneficiaries.
- 1. Sanitary Napkins Production Training & Entrepreneurship Development Programmes in Barwani and Bhopal;
- 2. Skilled and employable Vocational trainings in various trades;
- 3. Employable Vocational trainings to school dropout tribal youths in Barwani;
- 4. Socio-economic rehabilitation of leprosy affected persons;
- 5. HIV prevention and health awareness Programmes;
- 6. Environment Protection and awareness Programmes;
- 7. Protection and promotion of traditional Indian culture;
- 8. SHGs formation and Capacity building programmes;
- 9. Other Activities.