Environmental awareness programs are being conducted every year on the outskirts of cities and in selected rural areas. The programs are conducted through the involvement of schools and college-going children and they conduct rallies, competitions, distribution of pamphlets, etc. Also, village-level community meetings are organized to discuss issues such as global warming, social forestry, waste management, etc.
This is a program conducted every year with the help of the PHED department and the program is conducted through Kala jathhas in rural areas. The focus is on creating awareness of the Total Sanitation Campaign and to adopt the usage of modern toilets and proper waste management systems in the villages.
This is another awareness program conducted at the high-risk sights with the help of the Target Intervention partners. Also, the program is extended to colleges and high schools. The program gives awareness on health consciousness behavior of migrant labor and commercial sex workers, practicing of safe sexual intercourse and extensive of condoms, etc. Periodical tastings are encouraged to the target group and government facilities like VCTC centers, ART facilities, etc are popularized. The IEC of NACO and CGSACS are extensively used for this program.
Awareness of TB and Malaria
TB and Malaria are the focused diseases where the state government is serious due to its mortalities. In this regard with the support of the district administration, the organization periodically conducts sensitization and awareness programs on controlling TB and Malaria. This helps in increased referrals and tracking of the treatment at the community level by the departments. Further, it also promotes the usage of mosquito-nets for malaria and maintaining precautionary measures for avoiding the infection rate of TB.
Water Harvesting Awareness
This is another recurring program undertaken by the organization for the past three years. The focus so far has been on the villages in the Surajpur district. The awareness is made for adopting the soak-pits at every household and recharging the rainwater and roof topwater during the rainy season. Technical support has been taken from organizations like Lalitha Foundation, CARDS, NABARD, and CIDAN.
SHG formation & Training
More than 100 SHGs that include women SHGs are being formed by the organization. Further, there have been attempts to recharge the dormant SHGs also. The organization is putting its best efforts into providing market linkages to the SHG products.
The organization is concurrently working for reducing the school dropout rates and conducting extra classes for mainstreaming the poor children in education. It coordinates with the education department at the district level in undertaking school-related activities at various villages.
Yuva Saathi Foundation is a voluntary organization, emerged during the above-mentioned periods with a group of committed persons with wide exposure to social work and philanthropic ideologies.
Yuva Saathi Foundation
Contact Number: +91 9826182172
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Address: Shyamji Marg, Surgajpur , C.G., Pin- 497229.