Poverty hits children hardest. While a severe lack of goods and services hurts every human, it s threatening to children’s rights: survival, health and nutrition, education, participation, and protection from harm and exploitation. Towards promotion of education in backward communities, especially children of slum dwellers, we have collaborated with a specialized agency for running school for children of slum dwellers.
In accordance with Millennium Development goals of the country, the Corporation extended support by providing kitchen equipments for preparation of mid-day meals to students of Govt. run schools. The project aims to promote school attendance & healthy growth of children, foster social equality & gender equity, and ensures psychological benefits.
Petals focuses on quality education for the underprivileged children (with a special focus on the girl child) - we support projects that strengthen the existing educational system. In other words, remedial education or supplementary classes are provided to children studying mainly in government/municipal schools. The support classes will not only enable the children to perform better but also ensure that they remain in school and do not drop out in any circumstances. Petals has identified the need to focus on early childhood programs for 2 - 6 year olds. As part of our initiatives to support education, we help develop learning places for young children living in large urban slum clusters so that it creates a strong foundation and inculcates social and cultural awareness in them. The activity under this thrust area also encompasses infrastructure development by setting up computer labs, library etc. in schools, in addition to providing computers, desks & benches, books, book shelves, sports items, uniforms, stipends, etc. Such initiatives were conceived for catering to the educational needs of the students from the needy sections of the society.
Petals’ healthcare initiatives are in accordance with the objective of providing better healthcare to the needy persons of the society. The CSR initiatives undertaken in this thrust area include provision of doctors & support staff, operation of fully equipped mobile medical units, supply of ambulances, medical equipments, DG sets, etc., to various hospitals, health centers, volunteer bodies, across the country. In addition to this, running and renovation of primary health centers can also be taken up by our experts.
Petals intends to extend the services of providing maternal & child healthcare facilities by organizing specialized health clinics. The medical clinic provides facilities, for gynecologist check-up, blood-test, and free medicine, referral to primary health-centre / govt. hospital and counseling.
Petals has accorded due weightage and highest allocation in infrastructure development by creating physical assets like construction of roads, culverts, community centre, classrooms, toilets, tube wells, bore wells, ponds, submersible pumps, drinking water facilities, sewage drains, etc. To leverage our telecom infrastructure and to take the internet revolution and computers into the remotest villages, a conspicuous initiative has been undertaken to provide broadband connectivity.
* To augment basic infrastructure facilities like building community centre, panchayat ghar, water drains, tube wells, ponds, drinking water roads etc. as per the needs and aspirations of local inhabitants.
* To facilitate in creation/up-gradation of primary health centre/education institute i.e school, library, play ground etc. in partnership with the external agencies and the local community. Priority is given to those schools / primary health centers which are operating but do not have facilities like building, equipments etc.
Petals is dedicating itself for the promotion of different folk Arts and also trying to help in some social issues of our country. Its main aim is to create awareness among the common masses about the social problems and promotion of our traditional Art and Folk through the mode of theater plays, cultural programs. Petals’ aim is to reach out to grass root and explore the hidden talent amongst youth and empower them so that they should feel proud about their rich Culture.
To solve the unemployment problem amongst the rural youth as well as to create a pool of skill manpower, vocational training for women & unemployed youth are being conducted in the areas of tailoring, stitching, embroidery, automobile repairing & servicing, handloom weaving, food & fruit processing, CNC lathe machine operation, welding, repairing of household electrical equipments, domestic wiring, etc. These initiatives cover the cost of training, guidance, stipend to the trainees and overall support for employment/ self-employment thereby facilitating the socio-economic empowerment of their families.
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