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PREFACE

 

This year BMKK has moved into the 16 years of its involvement in the development sector. Every year marks a forward step for BMKK in making a sincere contribution for an empowered and developed society. The year 2008-2009 has been of expansion, intensification and implementation of our different programs with newer techniques and realistic approaches. Programs like vocational training, handicraft promotion, organization of SHGs, NFE and adult literacy centers, disaster relief, awareness generation etc. have sharpened their focus and widening their reach to the target populations. More importantly, the impacts of these programs are positive in reaching to the poor and needy section of the society and general community as a whole. At the same time, we have also intensified advocacy activities under the banner of Lok Samiti, Bihar with wider reach and good impact.

In coming years, BMKK would like to keep strengthening its activities in a pro poor way and would like to see that poor and needy section of the society would be empowered in a right direction.

I express my gratitude to all our donors and support agencies that trusted us and always equipped us with required resources and capacity to help deliver various development activities for the community at large.

Lastly, I put my sincere thanks to our staff and colleagues for their commitment and hard work as well as the individuals for their support that has made possible for us to move forward in a right direction.

 

Ms. Anita Gupta

Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ANNUAL REPORT 2008-2009

THE GENESIS

A group of women with deep social concern and commitment established BMKK in 1993 to work for a just and progressive society. They want to run constructive socio-economic programs for women, youth, children, old age people and other needy section of the society so that poverty, illiteracy, discrimination, exploitation and social evils may come to an end. With an objective to fulfill this vision, BMKK got registered under the Societies Registration Act in 2000 and under FCR Act in 2002.

THE VISION

To organize, educate and empower rural poor to promote development as a liberating force aimed at justice, economic growth and self-reliance.

 

THE MISSION

To establish a just society in which no one remains hungry, unemployed, illiterate and exploited.

OUR CORE VALUES

Participatory development approach.

Mutual sharing of ideas and information.

Faith on knowledge and capacity of the marginalized.

WORKING STRATEGY

To empower the powerless, ensure the grass root people’s participation and facilitate their access to local resources. The strategy is such that people should actively involve in program planning and implementation.

 

LEGAL STATUS

Registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 by I.G. Registrar, Govt. of Bihar, Patna. Registration No. 83 dated 13.04.2000.

Registered under FCR Act, 1976 by Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Registration No. 031240018 dated 4.03.2002.

Registered under 12(A) of Income Tax Act, 1961. Registration No. 1071-73/2004-2005.

Registered under 49(A) of Income Tax Act, 1961. PAN No. AAAAB2678N.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Qualification

Experience in Social

Sector

1.

Ms. Renu Devi

President

Graduate

06 years

2.

Ms. Anita Gupta

Secretary

Graduate

14 years

3.

Ms. Rina Devi

Member

Matriculate

02 years

4.

Ms. Rajkumari Devi

Member

Matriculate

03 years

5.

Ms. Sugga Devi

Member

Literate

04 years

6.

Ms. Munna Devi

Member

Literate

03 years

7.

Ms. Manju Verma

Member

Intermediate

03 years

HUMAN RESOURCE

Sl.

No.

Name

Sex

Designation

Experience (In years)

Status

1.

Santosh Kumar

Male

Program Manager

07

Full-time

2.

Jaiprakash Das

Male

Cluster Manager

05

-do-

3.

Ravi Shanker

Male

Accountant

04

-do-

4.

Meena Devi

Female

Vocational Trainer

08

-do-

5.

Sangeeta Devi

Female

-do-

03

-do-

6.

Geeta Devi

Female

-do-

03

-do-

7.

Noor Sabba

Female

Village Animator

03

-do-

8.

Sultana

Female

-do-

02

-do-

9.

Om Prakash

Male

Vocational Trainer cum Field Worker

09

Part-time

10.

Sudha Devi

Female

Instructor (Marketing)

04

-do-

11.

Vijay Kumar

Male

Instructor (Marketing)

03

-do-

12.

Anjana Singh

Female

Field Staff

03

-do-

13.

Aashay Tiwari

Male

Field Staff

03

-do-

Number of Volunteers are 22.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF OPERATION

State

Coverage

District Coverage

Block

Coverage

Village

Coverage

Bihar

Bhojpur

Ara, Udwant Nagar, Barhara, Garhani and Bihiyan

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INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

Year

Income (Rs. in lac)

Expenditure (Rs. in lac)

2008-2009

2007-2008

8.07

8.33

2006-2007

8.08

7.00


ACTIVITIES DURING THE YEAR

CAMPAIGNS ON NREGA

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is an Indian legislation enacted by the Govt. of India on August 25, 2005. NREGA provides a legal guarantee for 100 days of employment in every financial year to the adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage. The Act was introduced with an aim to improve the purchasing power of the rural people primarily semi or unskilled people living below the poverty line. It attempts to bridge the gap between the rich and poor in the country. As this is an important initiative undertaken by the Govt. and is new, so there is lack of awareness on the Act among the rural people in Bihar. In view of this,

a one month campaign program (August, 2008 to September, 2008) was initiated by BMKK with the support of PACS program, DFID, UK. Under the campaign, different activities like survey work, village & gram sabha meetings and awareness generation were undertaken by BMKK with good people’s participation and support The progress in 2008-2009 is as follows-

 

 

Activity

Panchayat

Village Coverage

Objective

Total Coverage

Survey Work

Zamira

Lakshanpur

To know the status of job card holders.

300 population of Dalits

Village Meeting with PRIs and Job Card Holders

Zamira and Hasanpura

Laksahanpur, Zamira, Hasanpura, Alipur and Piprahiyan

To discuss the problem regarding the proper implementation of the Act.

830 population

Gram Sabha Meeting

Zamira

Zamira Panchayat

To discuss the problem regarding the proper implementation of the Act with govt. officials.

150 population

Awareness Generation

Zamira and Hasanpura

Laksahanpur, Zamira, Hasanpura, Alipur and Piprahiyan

To generate awareness among job cards holders through padyatra and distribution of pamphlets and postors.

985 population

TOTAL

2,265

 

CASE STUDY

Prabhwati Devi is a poor Dalit woman lives at village Lakshanpur in Zamira Panchayat in Bhojpur district. She earns livelihood by doing agriculture labour but has a poor earning of only Rs. 40-50 per day. She has a job card, but was not aware on how to get work under NAREGA. She was contacted by BMKK’s workers and was informed on the provisions of NREGA. Latter on, she was also assured soil work by the efforts of BMKK under NREGA. As a result, she has been now fully aware on NREGA and her socio-economic condition has improved.

AMBEDKAR HASTSHILP VIKAS YOJNA

With grant-in-aid from Ambedkar Hastashilpa Vikas Yojana, Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi, skill training was imparted to female artisans by BMKK with an objective to bring holistic development in their present situation. 1014 artisans in different villages of Udwant Nagar and Ara blocks in Bhojpur district were reached through this activity. The details of the progress during 2008-09 is as follows-

Conducted ‘Baseline Survey’ through which 1014 female artisans of different crafts like appliqué, zari and artificial jewelry were identified at Udwant Nagar and Ara blocks in Bhojpur district. It was followed by group meetings with the artisans and local community.

◙ Skill training to the identified artisans.

Formation of 25 SHGs of 492 potential women’s artisans, out of which 16 SHGs were linked with State Bank of India, Ara and Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank, Ara.

Formation of 05 SHGs comprising 97 women artisans through BMKK’s contribution.

◙ Awareness generation and social mobilization.

Establishment of a demonstration cum sale shop namely “Kalakriti” for handicraft items at Patna.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Unemployment is one of the major problems of Bihar, which force males to migrate to other States of India in search of employment, leaving behind females and children to live an isolated and miserable life. Poor women and adolescent girls in rural area want to contribute to their meager family income, but due to lack of income generation skill they are unable to do so. In view of this, BMKK with the financial support of “Functional Vocational Training and Research Society”, Bangalore imparted vocational training to them in appliqué, zari and embroidery trades at Ara block in Bhojpur district. So far, 45 women and adolescent girls have been trained and were also informed in availing loans and subsides from banks and financial institutions for their employment/self-employment.

 

CASE STUDY

Anjali Saha is a disabled woman lives at village Bhaluhipur in Bhojpur district. Due to low family income, she has to struggle hard to manage her family. In August, 2008, she was imparted training by BMKK in appliqué trade with the support of Functional Vocational Training and Research Society (FVTRS), Bangalore. She completed training with success in January, 2009. Through this learned skill, she is now earning Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 3,000 p.m. Her family situation has vastly improved.

Þ 30 poor women of the Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society, Bhojpur were trained in making of bamboo crafts items like pen stands, table lamps, flower baskets and trays. The training was provided at village Kalyanpur from 28-12-2008 to 27-01-2009 at Bihiyan block in Bhojpur by the expert trainer of BMKK, Mr. Ramchandra Ram.

Þ 30 KGBV girls of the Bihar Mahila Samkhya Society were trained in making of Jute Jwellery items like neckless, backpin and bracelet. The training was provided at village Pakri from 05-1-2009 to 15-01-2009 at Ara block in Bhojpur district by the expert trainers of BMKK, Ms. Divya Rani Singh and Ms. Baby Kumari.

Þ BMKK through its own contribution and donation also provided training in trades like food processing, zari work, soft toys and artificial jewelry, which has been instrumental in reaching to 73 women and adolescent girls in Bhojpur.

 

NON-FORMAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

BMKK desires that every child born in Bihar must get quality education and therefore should not remain illiterate. We believe that society becomes self-reliant once people get educated and generate gainful economic employment. Bihar is poor in terms of education indicators and therefore it is important to act fast in this direction. BMKK on its part established 05 NFE centers at Ara block in Bhojpur district providing opportunity to 152 poor children to educate and learn. These centers are performing extremely well now and are equipped with required teaching-learning materials. Extra curricular activities like debates, essay competitions and games and sports are also encouraged among the children to shape up the holistic abilities of the children.

ORGANIZATION OF HANDICRAFT MELA

BMKK is sincere to promote rural women through training and leadership development to start income generation activities. In 2008-2009, a ten day Handicraft Mela was organized from 4-13.10.2008 at Jail Road, Ara in Bhojpur. In this Mela, products prepared by the artisans like soft toys, artificial jewelry & other handicraft items were put for exhibition and sale.

ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM

BMKK believes that for a develop society; it is necessary that adult literacy should be promoted. To fulfill this objective, BMKK started non-formal literacy classes for 279 adult women at Ara block in Bhojpur district. The classes were conducted as per the convenient of the beneficiaries by the trained instructors. The result was very positive and the beneficiaries have now been able to read and write for their better life.

ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CAMPS

Promotion of maternal health which has been strongly stressed in the National Population Policy, 2000 is one of the most important activities of BMKK. In 2008-2009, 04 awareness generation cum medical camps were organized from 12-15.08.2008 at Ara in Bhojpur district. 132 participants (68 females and 64 males) participated in these camps and were successfully informed on different maternal disease and their prevention by Dr. Binod Prasad and Dr. Anil Kumar.

AGRICULTURE EXTENSION AND TRAINING

BMKK gives special emphasis to agriculture extension and training to small and marginal farmers. In 2008-09, a program was launched at Garhani in Ara, Bhojpur to provide information and training to the target group on sustainable agriculture practices. 15 small and marginal farmers participated in the training program and gained knowledge on land leveling, use of latest seeds and fertilizers and horticulture development. Information was also disseminated to them on policies and programs of the government on agriculture and horticulture development.

SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAM

Now a day, society has divided sharply into religious and caste groups, which diverts their thoughts from the real issues of development to the false issues of caste and religion. To reduce this, BMKK actively participated in different programs like dharna and rally organized by Lok Samiti, Patna (a non-political People's wing promoted by NBJK, Hazaribagh) at Bhojpur. In addition, a rally was also organized by BMKK with the help of ADRA INDIA, Patna on 8th March, 2009. Through this rally, Hasanpura and Gotahula villages in Ara were covered with a slogan of LADAI HAI TB KE KHILAF HAME CHAHIYA AAPKA SATH. The rally was attended by 104 participants.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

BMKK is sincere to bring empowerment to poor women of SC and BC by disseminating awareness among them on women’s rights and gender issues. To fulfill this objective, 03 awareness generation camps were organized by BMKK at Ara block in Bhojpur district to get them informed and updated on the issue. 112 poor women belonging to the deprived and marginalized section of the society were highly benefited by the program.

 

BASANT SARAS MELA

BMKK is sincere to provide an economic platform to the artisians, craftsmen and SHGs by giving them a platform to excel. In the process, BMKK always participates in the "Basant Saras Mela" organized by Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi. In 2008, it participated in the Mela which was organized at Gandhi Maidan, Patna from 05-15.03.2008. In this Mela, the products prepared by the trained women of BMKK like soft toys, artificial Jute Jewellery, house decorative items, candles and other handicraft items were put for exhibition and sale. A good sale of Rs.60,218 was achieved.

 

WORKSOP AND SEMINAR

BMKK believes that information dissemination is crucial for the progress of the society. In 2008-09, a series of workshops and seminars were organized at Ara in Bhojpur district covering different issues of socio-economic importance. Experienced resource persons and eminent personalities of the area were invited in these workshop and seminar to share their knowledge with the participants. The details are as follows-

Sl. No.

Date

Subject

Participant

1.

11.7.2008

World Population Day

78

2.

18.05.2008

HIV/AIDS

88

3.

10.12.2008

Human Rights Day

65

4.

15-16.09.2008

RTI and role of PRIs

112

5.

05.06.2008

Environmental Pollution

95

TOTAL

438

OLD AGE PEOPLE CARE PROGRAM

In order to cope up with the problems faced by the old age people in Bihar, it is necessary to know their different problems as far as possible in the environment in which they are living in. It has been analyzed by BMKK that there is lack of awareness among the old age people on different welfare schemes and programs that has been started by the Central and State Governments for them. In 2008-2009, 02 orientation programs were organized by BMKK at Piyania and Dariyapur villages in Udwant Nagar block in Bhojpur district to generate desired awareness among them in this direction. A total of 64 old age people were benefited by the program.

 

FORMATION AND TRAINING OF SHGs

Presently, employment scenario is very grim in Bihar. It results in migration of males to bigger cities of India living behind women, children and old age people to remain idle in their houses. To improve the situation, BMKK is sincere to organize poor rural women in Self-Help Groups, motivating them to do small savings and bringing awareness towards their rights. So far, 05 Self-Help Groups (63 women members) at Ara block in Bhojpur district have been formed and strengthened by BMKK. So far, the group savings have reached to Rs. 15,470. Group bank accounts have also been opened up with State Bank of India, Ara, Bhojpur

AWARENESS GENERATION PROGRAMS

  • BMKK is very much sincere to bring awareness among the people on environment and pollution control measures. In 2008-09, street plays, padyatra and wall writings were adopted as a tools to bring awareness among the common mass of Garhani block in Bhojpur. Booklets and pamphlets were also distributed to bring better understanding on the issue. Members of the local NGOs, youth groups, PRI representatives and officials of local administration were actively participated to make this program a great success.

  • 02 awareness generation camps were organized at different villages of Barhara block in Bhojpur district on RCH and prevention from Filaria disease. A good number of people were benefited by the program.

DISASTER RELIEF

Bihar is one of the poorest states in India with 56% of the floods affected people in India are based in Bihar. It is always ravaged by recurrent floods, which has become an annual feature. One of the main reasons cited for the backwardness of Bihar has been the rivers Ganges and its tributaries- Ghaghara, Gandak, Bagmati, Kamla, Kosi, Mahananda, Sone, Punpun and Others. That is why perhaps a host of flood control and irrigation projects received prominence in the very first year plan. But, these projects instead of bringing relief from the ravages of flood, gave them new dimensions of disaster.

Last year, Barhara and Shahpur blocks in Bhojpur district were submerged by the seasonal flood in river Ganga and more than 2 lacs populations were affected. BMKK at the time of crisis played its part by distributing household articles like sattu, candles and cloths to the flood affected population through its own contribution and donation. 75 families were benefited by the work.

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