Using the Chase grant, VT Seva and JET (S) made a strong impact in the lives of thousands of underprivileged –
Surveyed 100 gudems with 3,365 families and a population of 14,674 people (4,904 children, 4,867 women and 4,903 men). In the survey conducted, we found an astonishing fact that 6,246 were illiterates (42.5% of the population is illiterate).
Recruited and empowered 26 tribal facilitators (local enthusiastic youth) with structured training and resources (bicycles, educational material, mikes & speakers, cameras) to own and develop their gudems.
The facilitators counseled and admitted 227 school drop outs back in the schools. 47 of them were admitted into ‘schools for tribals’ supported by VT Seva in Allampalli (15 students) and Beersaipeta (32 students) areas.
They are providing basic education to 788 children and 581 adult illiterates through night schools.
Improved facilities of 3 schools (945 students) by procuring computers, lab equipment, educational material, library books and. Kitchen upgrades still in progress.
Holistic development of 100 gudems of Adilabad district and making each gudem an ‘Adarsa Gramam’ (Role Model Village). This initiative is in-progress even after Chase grant is completely used. The aim is to make it scalable all over the state.
Conducted 2 medical camps to improve health and hygiene.
Provided comprehensive education on rights of tribals and government ‘Panchayath Raj’ system with a collaborative approach of engaging public officials from Tribal Welfare Department, Forest Department and Principal Secretary (Ms. Lakshmi Parthasarathi, IAS) to the state government.
Provided education and awareness to the tribal communities to give up vices such as chewing tobacco.