CAMP with the technical support of UNFPA, BGMS and Department of H & FW implemented “Life Skill Education Programme at JAWA block of Rewa District, M.P, contained a comprehensive life skill-based package, initially, focused on raising the self- esteem of mainly the adolescent girls and young women. The package includes gender equity, child rights, reproductive health and sex education, HIV AIDs, early marriage and early pregnancy and personality development, non-formal education, peace education and vocational training.
Strategically, in the implementation of the programme, girls, boys, parents, community members and leaders are challenged to address gender inequality and inequity. However, adolescents represent the underutilized resource of society. So, working with adolescents provided us a unique opportunity to break a number of vicious and intergenerational cycles of gender discrimination, violence, human trafficking, and poverty, unsafe and unwanted sex. Therefore, providing adolescents with skills, information, support, and services increases their capabilities to avoid or overcome many of the physical and social problems they are likely to encounter in their own life, in the family, communist society and the nation as they grow.
Individual health & hygiene is largely dependent on adequate availability of drinking water and proper sanitation. There is, therefore, a direct relationship between water, sanitation and health. Consumption of unsafe drinking water, improper disposal of human excreta, improper environmental sanitation and lack of personal and food hygiene is major causes of many diseases. Prevailing High Infant Mortality Rate is also largely attributed to poor sanitation. CAMP under the umbrella of this programme has worked at Rewa District of Madhya Pradesh with support from Zila Panchayat Rewa under the project name as “TOTAL SANITATION CAMPAIGN“ primarily with the objective of improving the quality life of the rural people and also to provide privacy and dignity to women.
In this programme we emphasized more on Information, Education and Communication (IEC), Human Resource Development, Capacity Building and Hygiene Education for effective behavior change and activities to increase awareness among the rural people and generation of demand for sanitary facilities with involvement of PRIs, CBOs, and NGOs etc. We emphasized on “demand driven approach” which increased awareness, creation and demand generation for sanitary facilities in houses, schools and for cleaner environment. The key intervention areas were the provisions for Individual household toilets, Construction of toilets at school and at Aganwadi level, School Sanitation and Hygiene Education at the community level. Hence, CAMP made the Programme ‘community led’ and ‘people centered’ CAMP with support of Health & Family Department, European Commission and HLFPPT has implemented multiple projects at Sidhi&Rewa District of Madhya Pradesh ensuring availability and affordable health solutions to help communities in overcoming healthcare challenges.
In this project we sensitized and oriented ASHA, AWW on social marketing of contraceptives and formed SHG at concerned Districts for promotion of contraceptives by community participation/ mobilization, advocacy and networking, evidence-based programme design, training and capacity building, knowledge management, monitoring & evaluation and establish best practices and models for scale-up with a vision to bring about positive change in the lives of women and children.