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Specialized Adoption Agency (SAA)

Ministry of Women & Child Development (CARA)

Adoption is a process through which a child who is permanently segmented from biological parents because her/his parents have died, or have abandoned or surrendered him/her, becomes a lawful child of a new set of parents referred to as adoptive parents with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities that are attached to this relationship. In brief Specialize Adoption Agency means an institution for housing orphans, abandoned and surrendered children, placed there by order of the child welfare committee. Keeping in view Eight Brothers Social Welfare Society has been running an Adoption Home at Tezpur, Murhateteli, near Rupam Petrol Pump by providing adequate care and protection by ensuring basic facilities of life since April, 2017 under the recommendation of State Child Protection Society, Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI.


UJJAWALA

(Ministry of Women & Child Development, GOI)

Ujjawala means “Radiance of Light”. It’s a Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of Victims of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Trafficking is an organized crime which violates all tenets of human dignity and rights. Trafficking can occur for various purposes--labors, commercial sexual exploitation, organ trade etc. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of livelihood options, natural, man-made disasters make a person vulnerable to trafficking. To curb the menace of commercial sexual exploitation of women and child, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India launched Comprehensive scheme for prevention of trafficking and rescue, rehabilitation and re-integration of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation on 4 December, 2007 under the Ministry of Women and Child Development – Which is broadly known as UJJAWALA to be implemented by NGO’s. our organization has implemented the project from November, 2012

The scheme comprises of five components:
Prevention:
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Formation of community vigilance GroupFormation of Balika sangha
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Sensitization workshops/ Seminars

Rehabilitation
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Setting up of Protective and Rehabilitation Home
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To provide basic amenitiesTo provide Medical care
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To provide Legal Aid
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To provide Administrative Costs
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To provide Education
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To provide Vocational trainings and income generation activities

Re-Integration
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Setting up of Half-way Home
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Restoration with families

Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Programme:

(Ministry of Women & Child Development, GOI)

Provision of support facilities such as crèche for children of working and ailing mothers to engage themselves in income generation activities crèche facilities for children under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme has been providing for several years. 25 of children were registered in the crèche situated at Tezpur, 25 of children were registered in the crèche situated at Borgang and 25 of children were registered in the crèche situated at Gohpur. With the successful implementation of RGNCS at Tezpur area Eight Brothers’.

The crèche children were provided with sleeping facilities, supplementary nutrition, emergency medical aid etc during the working hours (from 9 am to 5 pm). Besides, children under the age group 3-6 were prepaid to get into the primary schools. Moreover, 4 SHGs of the mothers of the crèche children that were formed under the supervision of the NGO had been continuing successfully by conducting various income generation activities under the Ministry of Women and Child Development from April, 2005.


Family Counseling Center (FCC)

(Ministry of Women & Child Development, GOI (ASSWB))

The word family is very important part of one’s life. Everybody wish a happy and peaceful family life. But today so many people around us suffer in their family relationships such as husband-wife relationship, in-laws relationships etc. To minimize these family issues and to build a healthy society EB has launched FCC at Tezpur under Assam State Social Welfare Board. The FCC are expected to provide counseling, referral, and if possible rehabilitative services to women victims of atrocities in the family and society and also to others affected by family and social problems and disputes. For the effective implementation of the scheme Eight Brothers’ organized various activities or programs such as awareness camps, sensitization programmes, networking with local police stations and voluntary organizations etc. our organization running FCC since March, 2014.


Babasaheb Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojna (AHVY):

(O/o the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) GOI, Ministry of Textiles.)

The AHVY mainly targets the integrated development of the society and aimed to promote the handicraft by creating the artisans who have the capability to manage things professionally. It was launched in the year 2001 under the cluster approach.

The motive of AHVY is supporting the group of handicraft artisans. AHVY is mainly concentrated on poor economic condition artisans and greatly support them to update their Advanced skill based on technology. The AHVY has been implemented by our organization from 2017 under the Ministry of Textiles.


Working Women Hostel

(Ministry of Women & Child Development, GOI)

With the progressive change in the socio-economic fabric of the country more and more women are leaving their homes in search of employment in big cities as well as urban and rural industrial clusters. One of the main difficulties faced by such women is lack of safe and conveniently located accommodation. The Government of India being concerned about the difficulties faced by such working women, introduced a scheme in 1972-73 of grant-in- aid for construction of new/ expansion of existing buildings for providing hostel facilities to working women in cities, smaller towns and also in rural areas where employment opportunities for women exist. Based on an evaluation, the existing scheme has been revised to promote availability of safe and conveniently located accommodation for working women who need to live away from their families due to professional commitments. With the objective of the scheme to promote availability of safe and conveniently located accommodation for working women, with day care facility for their children, wherever possible, in urban, semi urban, or even rural areas where employment opportunity for women exist. Our organization has started WWH from 1st April, 2017.


Vocational training

NRSTC helps prepare the dropped out children to attend full time formal education as well as to give vocational training including art and craft to the children under Sarba Siksha Abhijan (SSA) from 2013 in Karara, Rangia, Rampur, Rani etc. Moreover, the marginalized section of the society are provided different kinds of vocational training including cutting and tailoring, crafting, beauty parlor courses so that they can be financially independent.


AHVY Scheme:

Community Served

568 nos of handicrafts artisans residing in Biswanath Sub- division are being benefitted by this project. About 1300 handicrafts artisans are there in this area. Out of these 568 selected for the project. They are being trained in Cane & Bamboo, Artistic Textiles, Embroidery and Terracotta.


Objective

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To impart skill Upgradation training to the artisans.
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To develop designs to create higher market demand.
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To uplife the economic condition of the artisans.

Strategies:

First of all gaonburhas and and leaders were interaeted and informed about the project and its tremendous positive empact on the area. Then five sensilization camps were organized in the project area and 45 nos of Self Help Groups were formed. Afterwards, these group were involved in the training Programme.


Main Out Comes:

Products become improved having an increasing market demand. New technologies and designs injected into the products become up to the satisfaction of customers. Moreover, artisans are producing more products then earlier.


Evaluation Methods Employed:

Products are being sold in different melas and expos. The response of the customers are regarded as an evaluation indicator. Moreover, the increasing income of the artisans is the another indicator of evaluation.


Evaluation Results:

Evaluation results shows positivity on the impact of the project. An increasing income coming out of higher and improved production is contributing to the better standard of living of the artisans.


Targeted Intervention Project on Migrant Labourers:

Community Served

Migrant Labourers of Bihali Development Block are the target group. About 5000 Labourers are being counseled on HIV/ AIDS, referred and treated under this project.


Objectives

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To make the migrant workers aware about HIV/ AIDS, and STI/ RTI.
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To give free treatments to STI and AIDS patients.
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Condom Promotion.
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To make a HIV/ AIDS free society.

Strategies:

The stake-holders and owners of Kilns and local administration, Police are consulted and after their approval the projected was started with 7 nos. of staff. Some volunteers are engaged in B.C.C. and on their report Focus group Discussion are done by the ORWs. Then counseled clients are referred to I.C.T.C for free blood test and medicines are provided accordingly.


Main Outcomes:

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Most of the labourers become aware of HIV/ AIDS and STI/ RTI.
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The target group becomes focused on condom use.
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Lots of STI/ RTI clients are cured.

Evolution Methods Employed:

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Laboures active participation in FGD.
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Rate of condom sale in social – marketing.
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Flow of Clients to the counselor seeking advice.
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Number of referral cases.
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Level of target groups co-operation etc.

Evaluation results:

Target groups enthusiasm in FGD shows their enhanced level of awareness on HIV/ AIDS and STI/RTIs


Health Awareness and Check up Camps as a “Kalyani Health Club”

Community Served

People of remote and flung areas in different places of Assam


Objectives

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to provide medical support to people of rural areas
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to make people aware about some deadly disease like HIV/AIDS, Cancer etc.
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to make people of remote areas, especially mothers and children avail free medical treatment,

Strategies:

The camps are conducted by Eight Brothers under supervision of Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati in association with various government and non-government health institutions.


Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Food Processing and Preservation

Eight Brothers under aegis of Ministry of Food Processing Industries and District Rural Development Agency, Sonitpur conducts EDP on Food Processing and Preservation.

Community Served

Educated unemployed women of rural areas


Outcomes

Trained women are opening their own small industries and are being linked up with several financial institutions.


Traffic Volunteer Service:

Traffic Volunteers Service of Eight Brothers is a unique addition to the Traffic Regulation System of the entire Assam. Eight Brothers is the first and only Organization which has been providing Traffic Volunteer Service to the City Traffic Police of the greater Guwahati through a “Traffic Assistance Agency (TAA)”. Smooth maintenance of the Traffic in Guwahati has become a challenging task due to increasing number of vehicles. Therefore, the present manpower in City Traffic Police is not sufficient to handle the present traffic problems. To combat with these problems, establishment of a “Traffic Assistance Agency (TAA)” was suggested by then Superintendent of Police Shri Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta. Eight Brothers was the Organization which came forward to help the Traffic Police with a “TAA”. The mechanism of the “TAA” is that Eight Brothers selects educated unemployed youth as traffic volunteers. Then, they are trained by the City Traffic Police. After their training, these youths are engaged in different parts of the City with sponsorship from private schools, nursing homes, shopping malls, travelling agencies etc. At present, about 65 nos. of traffic volunteers engaged by Eight Brothers are offering their service to the City Traffic Police.

The main objectives of TAA are as follows:

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To provide assistant towards city police Guwahati as well as towards District Administration, Kamrup.
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To provide Road Safety Services and create Traffic Awareness.
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To act as a link among City Police, District Administration and private institution and Public.
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To provide services toward physically handicap persons, school children as well as common people.
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To assist the City Police in the maintenance of law and order, peace and tranquility whenever needed.
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To carry on constructive works, other welfare activities within greater Guwahati to foster police public relation.
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To provide employment opportunities for unemployed youth.