December 23, 2013

SHAKTI became SHAKTI VARTA Dist. Partner

Shakti Organisation is being selected as District NGO partner of DFID imagesponsored TMST for the implementation of SHAKTI VARTA programme in Rayagada Dist.. SHAKTI VARTA is a flagship programme of Women & Child Development Department, Health & Family Welfare Department and Rural Development department of Govt. of Odisha with financial assistance of DFID. It is implemented in 15 high burden districts of Odisha, where the Infant Mortality Rate and Mothers mortality rate is high. SHAKTI VARTA is a process of empowering women through participatory learning and action(PLA) on health, nutrition and WASH. It aims to (i) empower women and communities; (ii) increase awareness of positive HNWASH practices; (iii) strengthen the delivery of community level services; and (iv) build the capacity of communities and citizens and local stakeholders to increase accountability and responsiveness of local service provision to communities. The Themes of PLA meetings are broadly classified as Antenatal care, Safe delivery, Neonatal care, Post Natal Care, Immunisation, Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Sleeping under net, personal Hygiene, Sanitation.

December 21, 2013

ASHA Training on HNBC held

20 days long 5 days each a batch Training to ASHA health workers held at Ramanaguda Shakti Rural Development Training center from 1st Dec.’ 13 to 20th Dec.’13. 120 nos. ASHA from Kolanara Block attended in the training programme. Training was imparted on home based neonatal care. As Trainer Mr. Manoj Swain, Mr. Rama Pradhan, Mr. Parmanada Mishra, Mr. Sarat Sahoo and Mr. Rabi Narayan Satpathy imparted training. And practical field visit was also conducted, where ASHAs practiced HBNC good practices. Mr. Shyamlendhu Padhi of Shakti Organisation co-ordinated the programme.

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December 19, 2013

SHAKTI selected to dist. level senior citizen committee

SHAKTI Organisation is selected to the Rayagada District level Committee for “ Maintenance and Welfare of parents and Senior Citizens” for a three year term. On behalf of Shakti Orgsnisstion, its Secretary Mr. Akhil Ranjan Panda will represent in the committee. The committee will sit once in a quarter and discuss about health care and nutrition, protection of life and property and other matters of importance of senior citizens and will take steps to redress them. It will create awareness among senior citizens regarding their rights as envisaged in the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act and Rules. It will also recommend to the Government measures to be taken to improve the conditions of the senior citizens.