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Community Development Initiative in Bihar

Community Farming in Masarhi village: Under the CCDP Program , DFY has started a Community Farming program in Masarhi village with the help of local villagers . The program’s aim is to provide organic vegetables and fruits to the underprivileged families for their dietary need. For this winter season, 7 land owners have donated 7 katha land for this group cultivation program. Once the vegetables and fruits will grow, it will be distributed among the belonging families.This program does not only fulfill the dietary requirement of poor villagers but also acts as a bridge to lessen the gaps between the rich & poor communities where one side is socially & economically rich but the other is poor & deprived.

Skill Development initiatives: Under the CCDP initiative , DFY has launched a skill development program in Masarhi village from December,2015. The program aims to empower the females of the village. The very first step for this initiative was to open a tailoring Centre in Masarhi , where 64 girls and housewives have already registered their names and 16 girls have training from expert trainers from this centre. For this course minimum monthly fee is 75 rupees per month and the fees is waived for economically and socially backward communities.

Education Promotion: Under the CCDP program, DFY has launched education promotion activities to support the school going children, boys and girls. For the Primary school students, DFY is providing free tuition for all on everyday basis. Approx. 200 students from class I to class VIII are participating in the program on daily basis. The aim of the program is to empower the students from all the section of society to prepare and face the competition level exams for their future endeavors. Apart from this , DFY has started free coaching classes for Mathematics and science to support the students who are going to appear in class Xth Bihar board exam of 2016 . These classes run on every Sunday where the trainers are coming from reputed coaching institutes from Patna for the classes. Besides Masarhi, students from the other villages are also joining.

Sports Promotion: For the promotion of physical and mental strength among the youth and children, DFY has started a sports promotion program in Masarhi village. DFY has distributed indoor and outdoor games instruments to the youths and children. Till now DFY has distributed badminton shuttles & corks, volley balls, Carom boards , distance throws etc. Till now more than 50 children and youths are using the donated instruments. The aim of the program is to find out the talents among the youths and children .

Swachh Masarhi Abhiyaan: Masarhi village faces various hygiene related challenges due to the poor infrastructure, open drainage system, open defecation etc. DFY has launched a weekly cleanliness drive named as ‘Swachh Masarhi Abhiyaan” Under this program, on every Sunday, staff of NMBT-DFY Health Centre and local youths provide one hour time for “shramdan” for the cleanliness of the village. More than 50 youths are volunteering for the program.

Odha do Zindgi program with Goonj: DFY and Goonj are implementing Odha Do Zindgi program for this winter season in Masarhi Panchayat of Patna district. The program is nation wide campaign of Goonj to which DFY has partnered for this villageAs we believe that “Winter doesn’t kill people , lake of cloth does !!”. The program runs through “Cloth for Work “ project. The program aims to provide Winter Family Kit ( warm cloths, blankets, shoes, socks, baby dolls) against the work which has to do by the beneficiaries. Total 20 beneficiaries have been supported till December 2015. These beneficiaries repaired a 10 km roadbetween Masarhi to Naikaroad hault and also cleaned DFY ’s Masarhi hospital campus under this project.