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Address: Block E 11 ,Alwar, Rajasthan -301001
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Spectra is a voluntary development organization involved in rural and development work in Alwar district, Rajasthan, India, since 1996-97. The area covered by the project has a predominately Mev population, with an agriculture-based economy. However, almost two thirds of the populations are land less laborers. Only 40% of males and 20% of females are literate, Programme undertaken by SPECTRA include: Installation of hand pumps for drinking water, sanitation, agricultural improvement, wastelands development, education through eight schools, rural industries for income generation, development of alternative energy sources, and women development and awareness generation. There was a lot of more dialogue and discussion with the village people, and formation of village level groups to help plan and implement development programmes.
The ultimate goal of Spectra is to effect an improvement in the health of disadvantaged women in rural areas by providing gender sensitive management training to health coordinators while emphasizing self help and promoting local health tradition to empower women, Spectra recognize that women have been making a valuable contribution to health care, both at the household and community level.
Here, we focus on programmes and activities related to women. During the first decade, due the several reasons more emphasis was placed on mother and children. The main objective was to reduce the burben of morbidity and mortality among them. Gradually, other aspects of women’s health ware taken up-such as reduction of the burden of unwanted childbirth, generation about reproductive health among youngsters, treatment of Reproductive Infections and childless couples etc.
v Spectra has been organizing poor, self employed women for full employment and reliance since 1996-97 though our focus is on helping women achieve self reliance, during the course of our work we observed several problems concerning poor women's health that were impeding this objective.
v Women often say: -“ our health is our only wealth” or As long as we are healthily, we can work.
The basis approach of the organization is providing an integrated package of health service to meet the multiple and varied needs of the people at there doorsteps.
We have tried to make the services convergent at the user as well as at the same time, cost –effective, and affordable. We have also tried to encourage the participation of people I the programme, keeping in mind their social, cultural and economic perspectives.
Vision & Mission: -
The main problems, to which this org. is concerned, are sustainability in water, illiteracy, ignorance, unemployment, poverty, women & childcare , watershed development etc. Therefore, it is visualized to minimize these problems through the essential tools of communication and learning, which is pre-condition for person’s physical, mental and economic growth. This is to ensure development of their potentials, sustainable working conditions and a harmonious living with dignity & peace.
Around 70% of Indian population is dependent on agriculture in one way or other, most of these people suffer on account of non availability of continuous employment and proper returns. To solve this gigantic problem the immediate need of the time is to ‘diversify’ the MANPOWER from agriculture to other sectors of working and employment and preparing the people by education, motivation, information and skills to change over to new avenues.
The other important aspect to be taken immediate attention at priority basis is the growing desertification receding water level, depleting forest, degradation of Environment.
Founders of the Organization: -
Brief details regarding organization - few energetic persons of the organization who have very largely contributed in develop the org. The important personalities associated with this org. are Sh. N.L Sharma a professor with University of Rajasthan, Department of English, a social scientist Shri Ved prakash solanki retired Lecturer in collage Education .And few of A civil Engineer , Technical adviser , Agricultural expert and horticultural side experts, who has made a very significant contribution in establishment and drive in right direction. Sh. Surendra singh an educationist is for development and establishment of social, cultural environment, educationist & Social Scientist who is equipped with inherent social psyche to make people cooperative & helpful. He have many achievements of social service at his credit. He is the guiding force to the organization. Sh. Pawan kumar all time helpful and guide of the Org. Sh Pradeep Singh former project manger in social sector and now as president of org and social worker who gives more time for execution of policies and programme of the org., Smt. Kusum lata chauhan has been dealing with women’s issues and social aspects, besides advocacy, supervision on raising the Organization. Dr. D.B Gupta a retired C&MHO who is to make an important contribution in building the physical, medical & health care of Org.
Aims and Objectives of the organization:
The goal of the SPECTRA As health programme is to achieve sustainable improvements in health status among vulnerable groups, especially the geographically remote, women of childbearing age and children under five.
Health is more then health care, while the SPECTRA work the strengthen health systems and services, it also promotes initiatives that offer people the knowledge and skills to avoid illness. These measures include educating women and girls and enabling families to adopt appropriate hygiene practices. In addition, the SPECTRA supports testing and implementation of income-generating strategies that allow households and communities to acquire better nutrition and health status. Increased income enables communities to improve nutritional status, particularly that of women and children, and to build and maintain water and sanitation systems.Education
v A major goal of the SPECTRA is to improve the quality of basic education. Four objectives set the wider agenda: ensuring better early caring and learning environments for young children; increasing access to education; keeping children in school longer; and raising levels of academic achievement. In common with other donor agencies, the SPECTRA intend those girls, the very poor, and geographically remote populations should receive special attention. Of the may factors, that influences the quality of basis education.
SPECTRA education portfolio is distinctive in one other respect. It interprets’ basis education’ as the continuation of learning which stretches from birth to adolescence. In developing countries, the young children and the family portfolio is experimenting in both rural and urban settings with various community-based approaches that enhance early childcare and education opportunities, A common concern across most of these projects is the quality of experience received as a child moves from home to early childhood development settings to primary school.
The SPECTRA is committed to reducing rural poverty, particularly in resource-poor, degraded or remote environments. It concentrates on a small number of programms of significant sale. The model of participatory rural development it has pioneered combines a set of common development principles with the flexibility to respond to specific contexts and needs.
Programmes typically link elements such as rural savings and credit, natural resource management, productive infrastructure development, increased agricultural productivity and human skill development with a central concern for community-level participation and decision-making. The ultimate goal is to enable community members to make informed choices from a range of appropriate options for sustainable and equitable development.
A central strategy has been to crate or strengthen an institutional structure at the village level through which people can determine priority needs decide how best to manage common resources in the interests of the community as a whole. Whether, broad-based or task-specific, these village organizations’ also serve to represent the community to the government and two other development partners, including NGOs and the private sector.
Social capital built at the local level provides a supportive environment for enlarging the economic assets of a community and for harnessing individual self-interest to generate income growth in a equitable and sustainable manner.
Assets are typically built through community management of neutral resources-water storage, irrigation infrastructure, soil conservation or forestry – or the construction of basic economic infrastructure, such as rural roads or agricultural storage facilities.
Income growth is promoted by increasing agricultural productivity through improved farming methods, input supply, marketing, land development and management reform or by increasing off-farm income and supporting enterprise development.
Local capital is mobilized by promoting savings and development financial services to enable broad access to credit on a sustainable basis.
Training programme support the effectiveness and sustainability of the village-level institutions by providing the management and technical skills needed to plan, implement and maintain local development activities.
The SPECTRA is committed to building the knowledge base in rural development through learning, analyzing and disseminating lessons learners from field experience.
The benefits of community participation in development programme have been richly demonstrated. Local people can acquire the organized capacity to define and meet common needs on a sustainable basis.
Each year the range of problems poor communities’ address through participatory efforts grows – as does the SPECTRAs understanding of what is needed to champion local initiative.
Full participation comes most quickly when there are immediate, tangible benefits from community action. Projects that bring economic rewards, for instance, move forward faster than those aimed solely at preventing health problems. As community organizations created for economic benefit mature, however, they gain the confidence and vision to address longer-term social needs successfully. The potential of these groups is vast.
Support organizations need to listen carefully. Community groups want to be heard, to be offered choices, to have central roles in project management and a genuine stake in the outcome. As the Foundation monitors community initiatives in different cultural and geographical settings, it is learning what combinations of these factors bring maximum social and economic benefits over time.
It is also learning the limits to the effectiveness of community participation, Experience shows, for example, that small enterprises are beat run by individuals or partners rather than community organizations.
Gender and Development
The SPECTRAs is committed to highlighting the essential role of women in the development process and to facilitating their participation. Research and experience have shown that considering gender considerations in planning economic and social interventions greatly increases the probability of their success. In most countries and communities, gender determines both domestic and productive roles. Women generally have responsibilities for both, but their ability to contribute to society is constrained by social, cultural and political traditions. Compared to men, they tend to be less educated, more limited in their options and paid less.
Yet women manage households, raise children, pass knowledge to the next generation, lend livestock, grew, and process crops and often run businesses to supplement family income.
Families and communities benefit exponentially when women reap greater rewards for their own efforts and labor. Once sustenance needs are covered, women quickly address the health and education needs of other generations. To raise the competence and confidence of women – and, correspondingly, to open the thinking of men-is a long term commitment of the SPECTRAs. In addition to supporting research and action aimed at making women’s participation a reality, the SPECTRAs support women with village credit schemes, training in forestry, masonry , crop and livestock management accounting and marketing. It encourages education and careers for women.
It looks for ways to engage with men around the attitudinal and structural changes that flow from programmesthat benefit women.
In resource-poor areas, people and the environment are often trapped together in a downward spiral. Penury of natural resources forces the less privileged to consume the few resources available to them. The result is deeper poverty deplaned soils, deforested hills, polluted water, disease, and despair. The Spectra’s rural development programms combine local organization, appropriate technology, and investment in efforts to reverse this destructive course. Health, education and capacity development programmes also help to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage people to manage to change in the best interests of the community.
The environment includes natural, built and cultural factors that cut across virtually all development programmes. Each profoundly, affects the human conditions, and all are interrelated, Environmental problems are complex and often extremely difficult to slove. Even the smallest steps in the right direction have positive implications for rich and poor alike.
Our main objects for child labourers
v To focus public attention and pressure the government to evolve and implement effective policies and programmes, which would incline having both agricultural and domestic labour declared as hazardous.
v To highlight sectarian violations against child labours, especially the girl child labourers.
v To impress upon the public the hazards faced by domestic girl child labourers the exploitative work environment with long hours of work, low rewards, and a relatively high level of physical and even sexual abuse.
v To demand for the eradication of child labour in general.
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