Sanitation & Garbage Collection in Delhi
Madanpur Khader, a slum settlement in South Delhi, has very poor sanitation. All open spaces are used as garbage dumps.
Thanks to the sanitation program and the community’s increased awareness on and involvement in waste management, 11 young men are now working as garbage collectors within the settlement. Every day, they collect the garbage from households, and segregate the different items with a view to recycling them. Families pay a small monthly fee for the garbage collection.
Thanks to the sanitation program and the community’s increased awareness on and involvement in waste management:
- EHygienic waste and garbage disposal from households;
- EClean drains;
- E• The conversion of a piece of land that is being used as a garbage dump into a clean, garbage free, green park, which can serve as an area of recreation for the community.
Sewing Workshop & Beauty Parlour in Delhi
In March 2017, IFPD and its local partner organization Agragami India started sewing and beauty classes for girls and women in Madanpur Khader (MPK), a slum resettlement area in South Delhi.
The overall objective of these classes is to enable girls and women to work from home, or seek work outside home, and earn an income for themselves.
Main aspects of the project:
- EThe courses last for 6 months, and classes are held daily for 2 hours.
- EA sewing workshop and a beauty parlour have been set up within the project, where part of the beneficiaries can put their training into practice, and start earning an income.
- EThe sewing workshop has been used for instance to equip the hotel school in Bodhgaya (bed covers, curtains, etc.)
- EThe beauty parlour, which also serves for training purposes, welcomes a female clientele.
Launched in: 2017
Location: Madanpur Khader, South Delhi, India
Local Partner: Agragami India
Support for Childless Women in India and Nepal
In collaboration with the Graduate Institute Geneva and the University of Geneva, IFPD participates in a research project on the issues linked to infertility – and associated stigmatization – in underprivileged areas in India and Nepal.
IFPD and its local partners are responsible for the data collection in the areas where they currently implement projects (Delhi, Bodhgaya, Kathmandu) to better understand the social stigma behind childlessness.
The project is financed by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS).
The objectives of the project are to:
- EExamine infertility as a public health issue with its cultural, social, technological, and policy dimensions
- EEnvision possible actions for better access to prevention and treatment
- EAdvocate on this issue with government representatives
Launched in: 2016
Location: Bodhgaya, State of Bihar, India
Local Partner: Agragami India
International Partner: IHEID, Université de Genève
Educational Support in Delhi
The objective of this project component is to help children and adolescents to successfully achieve their school curriculum.
Educational activities include:
- EPlay classes for children aged between 3 and 5 years;
- ERemedial education classes for school children;
- EA Children’s Activity Centre (CAC), which gives children of Madanpur Khader, who are underprivileged in so many ways, an opportunity to read and develop creative skills in a safe environment;
- EOpen school: Agragami motivates and helps adolescents who have dropped out of the formal educational system, to go back to school and pursue their education.
Health Awareness & Medical Care in Delhi
The objective of this project is to promote behaviour change and the adoption of a set of preventive actions that are widely accepted in public health as being the most effective in ensuring family health.
- EWomen from the community are working on a voluntary basis to inform families and raise awareness about various issues linked to health (reproductive and neonatal health, family planning, hygiene, etc.).
- EMedical care is ensured by a private University of Medicine at the health center located in the project area. The long-term financial autonomy of the health component is thus guaranteed.