Education is central to socio-economic development of any country. It is a remedy for all social evils and discriminations prevalent in our society. Despite various government initiatives, like the Right to Education (RTE), many children still remain out of school. We at FEED, recognize the immediate need to work on the short-comings of the educational system to achieve maximum impact, that all children, irrespective of the gender and background, have equal access to quality education. We too, believe in Education for all. In this context, we have trained several SMCs in government schools to work towards the cause.
Discrimination against education of girls is a common practice in our country. We believe that education is critical for empowerment of women in India. We at FEED, focus primarily on ‘Girl Education’, undertaking the education of underprivileged girls by acting as a ‘positive pressure group’ and a bridge between the families of the beneficiaries and the government. We make efforts to sponsor the tuition fees of these girls and facilitation of the implementation of various Central and State government schemes for girls’ education.
Women empowerment is an ambition for us, deserving a specific focus. It calls for addressing the root cause of inequalities and making mainstream efforts to promote gender-equality and working dedicatedly towards empowering women. We aim to enable them to develop control over their lives and the ability to take up the role of decision-making and meaningful participation of women in economic, social & political structures.
FEED frequently organises health camps to disseminate information about hygiene and preventive health care, create awareness about reproductive health among adolescent girls through qualified gynaecologists and raise consciousness about eye care, diabetes, antenatal care, and sexually transmitted diseases through various activities.
FEED coordinates with various organizations to devise effective solutions for issues concerning youth, children and women through advocacy and support. Through networking and coordination with various NGOs and the government we aim to raise the issues on a larger forum to bring about relevant policy interventions.
Since its inception, FEED has organized various seminars and workshops on different issues of common public concern. These bring together all the concerned persons on a common platform. Some of the seminars in the recent past focused on the role of education and minorities. While some emphasized on communal harmony, others were based on social evils like human trafficking and the dissemination of HIV positive people.
It is an age old tradition of our country to have mutual tolerance and respect for each other’s religion and culture. Whereas the vested interest of some people evokes serious disharmony, illiteracy and ignorance among people and the lack of political will further adds to the problem resulting in often flaring up communal riots. The suggested mechanism for its remedy as offered by FEED is to sensitize the masses about creating and maintaining communal harmony which is necessary for the nation to progress and develop.
FEED helps the minorities in many different ways –
The marginalized community residing in slum areas and remote parts of rural areas are ignorant about their rights, needs, facilities and other welfare activities. Generating awareness about all the relevant issues like adolescent health, nutrition of expecting/ lactating mothers and young children, hygiene and preventable diseases among children. FEED has organized several mass awareness generation programs which are based on preventive as well as promotive health care contents and revolve around the nutritional and hygiene issues. Awareness generation programs for HIV/ AIDS are organized among different hubs of the population especially the vulnerable sections of the society so that they can understand the disease better and get some basic information about its management and prevention. The suggested mechanism for its remedy as offered by FEED is to sensitize the masses bout creating and maintaining communal harmony which is necessary for the nation to progress and develop.