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Helping Hand Foundation is aimed at bringing change in the lives of the poor and the marginalized by enabling awareness, capacities and collective actions. It follows a process of social animation and right based approach in channelizing development inputs in to broad holistic outcomes. We are in project development and implementation, evaluation, network building, training and capacity development to serve marginalized communities and contribute to development of society and state.


Founded the year 2010 with the objective of socio-economic development of disadvantages and downtrodden people especially marginalized women through existing skill up gradation and by supplementing their income generation activities Helping Hand Foundation has contributed in mainstreaming of the marginalized as well as excluded groups of society through its various interventions. Following the right based approach organisation has encouraged, promoted and facilitated participation of women, youth, children, schedule cast, schedule tribe, minorities and disabled in making decisions that affect their lives. In fulfilling and realising their rights support of the key stakeholders as community, service providers, PRIs has ensured. Community mobilisations through women SHGs, village level institutions as VHSNC, VWSC, Gram Sabha has been done.


Initially Helping Hand Foundation has focus on skill up gradation in activities. In the course of time the organization has adopted a holistic approach for inclusive development addressing the social, economic and environmental issues. At present we are intervening in different thematic sectors including water and sanitation, Training and development, technical education, livelihood promotion capacity building and training programmes.


At present Helping Hand Foundation has presence in two districts of Jharkhand State. The organization has also established a strong networking with government and non-government organization and providing support to them. We recently introduced technical paramedical and nursing education in association with Govt of Jharkhand.

MISSION

The mission of Helping Hand foundation is to organize and empower the marginalized section of the society, through providing them environment through sensitization and enable them to manage their own economic, social, educational, political affairs in an ethical and sustainable manner.


Helping Hand foundation firmly believes in the potentials and capabilities of the marginalized section and endeavors to work with them for realizing and optimally utilizing their potential for holistic development.

HELPING HAND FOUNDATION - MAIN PROGRAMMES

Water & Sanitation

  • Implemented Swach Bharat Mission programme with assistance of “Drinking Water and Sanitation Mission”, Govt. of Jharkhand to reduce the case of water born disease and create healthy environment where community member can enjoy their life with dignity especially for women and adolescent girls.
  • Constructed and facilitated construction of toilets in the rural habitations.
  • Community mobilization through Village Water & Sanitation Committee (VHSC) and Jal Sahiyya.
  • Behavior Change Communication with respect to adoption of healthy practices related to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.

Adolescent Training

Helping Hand Foundation has worked with a scheme called Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY), which was implemented using the infrastructure of the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS). The objective of this scheme was to improve the nutrition and health status of girls in the age‐group of 11 to 18 years, to equip them to improve and upgrade their home‐based and vocational skills, and to promote their overall development, including awareness about their health, personal hygiene, nutrition and family welfare and management. Under this programme activity involved as follows in Ranchi district in association with ICDS Ranchi

Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls

SABLA scheme aims at empowering adolescent girls aged 11 to 18 years by improving their nutritional and health status, upgrading their home-based and life skills and developing or upgrading their vocational skills. The scheme focusses more on the needs of out-of-school adolescents and promotes learning through Kishori Samooh activities. Sakhi and Sahelis elected by the Kishoris are trained to function as peer educators.

Services under SABLA scheme include:

  • Nutrition supplement for 11 to 14 years old out-of-school adolescent girls and all adolescent girls aged 14 to 18 years.
  • IFA supplement for all adolescent girls.
  • Health check-up & referral services.
  • Nutrition and Health Education.
  • Counseling / guidance on family welfare, ARSH & childcare practices.
  • Life Skill Education and accessing public services.
  • Vocational training under National Skill Development Programme (NSDP).

System strengthening

Running Para Medical institute with the support of Para Medical council of Jharkhand for medical health education.

School Development Programme:-

In community development programm Helping Hand Foundation has worked for school development programm in slums of Ranchi and rural areas of Khunti district to support the student to improve education quality. Under this project, Helping Hand has entered into an Observation Home houses children who are abandoned and /or delinquent and the David Sassoon Industrial School is a treatment centre for deviant children. In both these institutions, Trust seeks to improve the morale of these boys and girls and enhance and unleash their creative talent. This is done by conducting educational as well as extra-curricular programs for them.

Child Care Centres:-

In partnership with the ICDS (Integrated Child Development Scheme, Government Of India), Helping Hand Foundation monitors and supports Anganwadis (Pre-Schools) for 3 years to 6 years in the Mandar and Ratu Block of Ranchi District.

Skill Development and Women Empowerment:-

Adolescent girls and women groups are formed within the community, and our LIFE coaches conduct workshops on LIFE skills, Vocational Training, Career Counselling and parental guidance in the rural areas of Ranchi and Khunti District.

Community based practices/programs menstrual hygiene

Acknowledging the dire need to break the culture of silence and discuss about the concerns of rural women related to reproductive and sexual health. Helping Hand Foundation with support of Water Aids takes a responsibility to improve health and well being of adolescent girls and women through better menstrual hygiene practices. In ten blocks of Ranchi district covering 70 villages. The project aims to improve the knowledge base of the target population on the issue to have better menstrual hygiene management. It also considers the production and availability of low cost sanitary napkins to all target groups. For larger impact the project shall also sensitize policy makers to sanitation; create awareness on health and hygiene at the district, block and local level; constantly upgrade the knowledge and capacity of various stakeholders on MHM; remove the social stigma attached to menstruation.


Major activities include awareness and training session's sessions at community and block level on menstrual hygiene and safe disposal of sanitary napkins, meetings with Parent Teacher's Association and school management committees and formation of young group leaders to spread the knowledge, Helping Hand Foundation's work on this project was appreciated by Dasra Girl Power Awards as well and the organization was short listed amongst the top 5 NGOs across country working in the Health sector.

Towards Child Rights

Community based practices/programs Children club

To address social exclusion of children and give voice to them, Helping Hand Foundation has established children clubs under different projects. After the initial orientation and sensitization of the members on child rights, and its violation issues, the clubs conduct their activities independently. Children within the community are increasingly sensitized towards the existing discriminations. They are learning how to counter these issues. Children in these clubs are also initiating programs such as child journalism, and taking ownership of the effort to end exclusion within their community. The children clubs are therefore the locus for both ventilating problems as well as stimulating response to these issues.

Community participation through Suggestion box

One of the innovative and democratic initiatives is the installation of Suggestion Boxes in the schools and villages. Children and adults in the village are invited to put their suggestion regarding every aspect of village life, from the functioning of school, condition of village roads to child labor issues and discriminatory practices. Every month, the suggestion box committee reviews all the suggestions and actions are decided at a village public meeting. The Suggestion boxes act as a platform for children to voice their concern and ensure participation of children in child rights governance.

Strengthening of Child Protection Committees (CPC)

CPC are formed in villages of khunti block under “that addresses various issues relating to child rights and protection. A committee is represented by community leaders, school teacher, PRI members, and members from children club, women SHG members. These committees are periodically sensitized to pro-actively look into instances of child rights violation and initiate remedial measures.

WORK EXPERIENCES OF THE ORGANIZATION

Helping Hand Foundation is aimed at bringing change in the lives of the poor and the marginalized by enabling awareness, capacities and collective actions. It follows a process of social animation and right based approach in channelizing development inputs in to broad holistic outcomes. We are in project development and implementation, evaluation, network building, training and capacity development to serve marginalized communities and contribute to development of society and state. Founded the year 2010 with the objective of socio-economic development of disadvantages and downtrodden people especially marginalized women through existing skill up gradation and by supplementing their income generation activities Helping Hand Foundation has contributed in mainstreaming of the marginalized as well as excluded groups of society through its various interventions. Following the right based approach organization has encouraged, promoted and facilitated participation of women, youth, children, schedule cast, schedule tribe, minorities and disabled in making decisions that affect their lives. In fulfilling and realizing their rights support of the key stakeholders as community, service providers, PRIs has ensured. Community mobilizations through women SHGs, village level institutions as VHSNC, VWSC, Gram Sabha has been done.


Initially Helping Hand Foundation has focus on skill up gradation in activities. In the course of time the organization has adopted a holistic approach for inclusive development addressing the social, economic and environmental issues. At present we are intervening in different thematic sectors including water and sanitation, Training and development, technical education, livelihood promotion capacity building and training programs.


At present Helping Hand Foundation has presence in two districts of Jharkhand State. The organization has also established a strong networking with government and non-government organization and providing support to them. We recently introduced technical paramedical and nursing education in association with Govt of Jharkhand.


ST/ SC/ PTGs. Backward and socially excluded communities are our priority target group for whom the organization is implementing various development programs. Since last 6 years of its inception, the organization often taken up Education, Health, Women Empowerment and Livelihood programs for upgrading socio-economic status of poor, marginalized, and social excluded population of our society. Implemented number of program to empower community covering issues like-

Adolescent Empowerment Program under SABLA Scheme

  • Education Program for Poor Children
  • Community Health Program
  • Paramedical Training for employment generation among youths
  • Swach Bharat Mission in Rural Areas
  • Self Employment/ Livelihood Promotion Alternatives (Like- adaptation of Poultry, Piggery, Duckery, Lac Cultivation as better alternatives for sustainable livelihood
  • Awareness and Sensitization program on community issues

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  • 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Near Hanuman Mandir,
    Road No 1 B, Krishnapuri, Chutia,
    Ranchi, Jharkhand, Pin - 834003
  • 0651 - 2460490
  • +91 93341 86379
  • hhfjharkhand@gmail.com

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