Q&A: Aa Foundation for Community Development

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Timeline of activities?

Posted over 6 years ago

Rajesh, thanks for the clarification.

Dear AA,
The project background is extensive, mentioning many integrated activities of water and sanitation.

To get a sense of how implementation will unfold, what would be your priorities, aims, and timeline for the first 6 months?

Best,
Dipti

Timeline of activities?

Posted over 6 years ago

Dear Dipti
Warm Greetings!
The five villages we have selected for 3 years pilot programme, and our organization will play facilitator role in upgrading existing system related to government and community , Our role will be mainly , capacity building of stake holders , building network, bringing in relevant resource , and with contribution from government and community.
As of now we are baby, we have wast experience on community development as a organization we need to build human resource and funding for the thematic areas we have planned,
Our any work will ultimately aim to attain child centric programmes to make better tomorrow for them.
The conditions of the villages have already mentioned.
Apart from that I am part of state child rights campaign and our work is to coordinate, strengthen, and advocate the issue as a group, so it the group like this and networks, and individual who are going to take off the programme.
Next six month, specially water and sanitation is to provide water filters for Anganwadis, individual families in two villages.
To build community based water harvesting in two villages.
EM microorganism developing on experimental project in one village.
Ecofriendly toilets in these two villages (especially for Anganwadis) and based on request for the community.
All the above the planning where, when , will take place with the community and GP members in workshop at 2 level which involves community contribution ,labour , place , material to one extent.
Soon after the workshop will mail the timeline. Till 3 years our organization will be acting as resource center, after that we will have one resource centre at Grampancahyat level.
Mean time if I have a team in field who wants to take this programme forward will guide them to cover taluk level!

Key focus area

Posted over 6 years ago

Dear AA,

As Dipti ji already mentioned about your extensive & integrated activities of water & sanitation. I would like to know::

As water & sanitation is vast term, what would be your key focus area under water & sanitation ??

Key focus area

Posted over 6 years ago

Community based Rainwater harvesting,
Ecofriendly toilets for community
Water filters for families
Capacity building workshop for the community and other stake holders.

Human Rsources

Posted over 6 years ago

Dear Varalakshmi,
As your organization is in developing stage how you will be working in the field, will you organize people from community or will hiring from out side?

getting people from out side is difficult for a new organization, how you will deal with man power.

Kusum

Human Rsources

Posted over 6 years ago

Dear kusum
I am shortly by a day forwarding our PRA reports and other related information for proposal which will clearly give the time line and strategies, Yes few key staff will be hiring, in th e process we will build the team inside the village to monitor , access and as resource center.

I am planning stage by stage not all villages together
thankyou
varalakshmi

Primary Focus

Posted over 6 years ago

Dear Varalakshmi,

I can see that you are interested to take up different activities on watsan at same time, have you choke out how you will implement the project with a small team?

do you have a concrete implementation plan? plz share it.

Kusum

Primary Focus

Posted over 6 years ago

Dear kusum
We wil be playing facilitator role , the system already exist and we have to communicate , organise resources and capapcity building work session which there are technical people and groups,
As of now I am not thingking to expand with more people, again it will be isolated from community and system . we are going to identify community level people in the village and strengren them so that the resource remains in the village.

And I a have a network of volunteers team(students , professionals,) who will support for this work.

Welcome to PWX!

Posted over 6 years ago

As a new organization, this review will go more towards discussing the plans and implementation ideas, rather than history.

Just to let all reviewers know, we are working closely with Varalakshmi and will help define, fund, implement, and monitor her water and sanitation projects. She is close to the field and will actually oversee implementation. Project area is close to Bangalore so will make a good case study of many of PWX tools and plans.

Regards,
Rajesh

Welcome to PWX!

Posted over 6 years ago

thankyou Rajesh, now able to login in .

to add on Rajesh Comments

Posted over 6 years ago

AA Foundation is a new organization run by a dynamic lady "Varalakshmi" she was working with organization for last 20 years in the field of community development.

She is a social activist and have passion to work for people.
with technical and financial inputs from PWX and support from network partner's she can deliver better services for the community.

Kusum

Linkages with the Government

Posted over 6 years ago

Dear friends at Aa Foundation,

Your vision is clear and impressive. As a new organization, we wish you all the best in achieving your targets. It seems that the links with the local government will be crucial for you in order to reach anganwadis and schools. What steps have you taken or intend to take to strengthen these links.

Thanks,

Prakash Tyagi
GRAVIS

Linkages with the Government

Posted over 6 years ago

Dear prakash, yes working with government is a challenge,but the government is biggest implementer ,reaches in large scale , so creating model , trying out methods , trying new strategies along with the government becomes important and let us not forget they are our one of the stake holders.
My experience says ,if you do things isolated not involving community or donor ,or local governance , then it is not a replicable module, your remain isolated successful.in a small way. Also to draw the resources from al the side , increase participation , networking and advocating the issues we need to be with the concerned department , people. One to educate them, (awareness), to learn, and towards sustainability.

My experience with childlabour issue and child protection on this strategeis have gained momentum in law building more safer network, notifications , system by the government and I do think/work using this strategy.

Linkages with the Government

Posted over 6 years ago

Anganwadi's are right now in a very poor condition all over the country, many studies , survey says the serious intervention is needed , As I am also part of child rights group in state , we are having series of discussion and debate , experimenting to improve the condition of the exsisting anganwadi's in the state , and many other NGO's do .

Without government , any donor can adopt one or two , or many anganwadi's for improving but still their role is limited (also question of safety norms they follow) and what is the state responsibility?(interms of allocation of budget/law/implementation).

So As a small organization , I have taken 3 wards in Bangalore(16 anganwadi's-only for technical advice) and 10 in Malur villages, We are trying to bring awareness among community , parents that they are first stake holder and they have greater role in seeing functioning of anganwadi in their village , same thing with school , strengthening School monitoring committee , grampanchayat on importance of education , forming child right committees at school and at GP level. Participating in state level campaigns, conducting 100% enrollment campaigning, identifying dropout and enrolling, child rights information for teachers/GP/Community.

Linkages with the Government

Posted over 6 years ago

Thanks Varalakshmi for your detailed reply. It seems you are working very actively on developing strong links, which will be very important for your future work. Best wishes.

Prakash


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