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Holistic Rural Development Program
Chhattisgarh

Raising the living standards of rural hinterland through infrastructural investment and human development in
24 selected villages of Takhatpur, Tamnar, Kharsiya blocks of Bilaspur and Raipur in Chattisgarh

Project Goal

  • To improve the lives of identified communities by providing necessary inputs on all verticals including shaping economic independence through skilling, providing basic infrastructural development, establishing a better eco system thereby promoting a better living condition.
  • To develop human capital, natural resources and infrastructure in poor and backward villages in order to bring about their socio economic transformation.
  • To build lasting relationships, based on mutual trust, with the communities and beneficiaries.
  • To uphold highest ethical standards in conduct of all our project activities.
  • To nurture a culture of supporting flexibility and continuous learning for better outreach.
  • To value the opportunity and responsibility to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

Project Highlights

  • Enhanced livelihood opportunities in farm, non- farm and other allied sectors, targeted beneficiaries started getting respectable income to support their family locally
  • Improved Allied & Non Agricultural practices like introduction & promotion to renewable energy usages for day to day activities and conservation of natural resources
  • Improved Agricultural outputs with organic, commercial and innovative manure, seeds, sowing, and other end to end agricultural practices.
  • Improved the villagers mind set to promote villages as production units for urban area through developing the beneficiaries as rural entrepreneurs.
  • Renovation and construction of village assets for improved livelihood options and social setups like Pond Rejuvenation, Angawadi renovation, School renovation etc.
  • Improved Educational setups by renovating the schools, setting up Libraries in schools, Sports kit distribution, various awareness workshops.
  • Improved, sustainable and respectable life and surroundings around the target community.

Success Stories

Ending the turmoil with the school toilet

“When we had to relieve ourselves, we wouldn’t go because we were afraid the boys would follow us,” the shy girl says. “They would stand there and watch us. Our stomachs would start hurting because we wouldn’t go. Then we wouldn’t feel well so we would take the rest of the day off from school.” Kumari’s experience with open defecation was shared by girls across the village Phoolbandiya. She always tried to hold it at school, but if she couldn’t, boys would follow so she and the other girls would be unable to relieve themselves.

Not just the students but female teachers, 53 girls students and even female principal were also going through same turmoil, as It was hence an urgent call to provide schools with a healthy environment and understand the fact that Hygiene Education is an ‘approach to life’ rather than an academic subject that can be taught with a focus on theory and written examinations. Principal of the school in all contentment says, “AROH Foundation have sorted a very critical issue of the students and teachers, because of which retention was also difficult, but now after the toilet in the school, the attendance has improved tremendously by around 50% more, a very critical constraint has been dropped, we feel motivated and for this we thank them whole heartedly.”

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