Theme :Non-discriminatory access to the right to basic services through education, health and nutrition.
The Badlao Foundation aims to improve the uptake of entitlements by socially excluded groups, through non-discriminatory access to Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).
The project seeks to increase enrolment and retention of children from socially excluded households in elementary and secondary schools through the active participation of village education committees (VEC) and parent teacher associations (PTA).
The project will work in 500 villages in the Jamtara and Shahibganj districts of Jharkhand and is supported by PACS for four years of implementation.
Badlao Foundation aims
Empower excluded communities to access their rights and develop awareness and knowledge of different stakeholders to enable access of entitlements.
Build and strengthen the capacity of community-based organisations (CBOs), through knowledge and skills.
Regularly interface with government officials at the block level to enhance accountability of access to government programmes at the village level, through joint planning, implementation and monitoring.
Capture best practice at the field level to be replicated in nearby villages and clusters.
About the Badlao Foundation
The Badlao Foundation focuses on the rights and entitlements of marginalised communities, the socio-economically backward and excluded communities.
Over the years, the organisation has enabled women from excluded groups to work as agents of change; focusing on issues of women's empowerment, livelihoods and food security promotion, watershed management, education, health and nutrition.
The organisation has also provided training support to Sahaikas (nutrition centre helpers) and Anganwadi workers. It is also an active member of state and national level consortiums and forums.
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