Madhya Pradesh Dalit Sangh (MPDS)

Project Brief: A non-political,non-profit making organization whose main mission is to to improve the livelihood to the rural communities specially the poorest poor,who are called Dalits.
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cornell
Status: terminated
Project Steward: Chandra Kumar Purohit
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , House No.13, “Mitra Kunj”,Street: Lata Marg, Sohagpur,Sohagpur,
Tel: 91-7575-278336
Stewarding Chapter: Cornell

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Mainstreaming children on marginalized ‘Belpardi’ and ‘Sapera’ communities of Sohagpur and Piparia block of district Hoshangabad M.P.Asha Cornell donated $4000 for childrens education in 2005.
1)To mainstream the children of the Sapera and Belpadri communities by providing primary education.
2)Increasing the interface of children belonging to Belpadri and Sapera communities with children belonging to other sections.
3)To increase the bargaining capacity of these community members and sensitize the other sections towards the needs of these two communities.

The Organization is working in two areas:
1. Upliftment of persons working as manual scavengers
2. Education

Children belonging to very poor families.
Children of Belpadri and Sapera Communities.
The organization is presently running one center in Sohagpur for children belonging to very poor families.
Three educational centers in Turakhapa and Gondikhedi for children of Belpadri and Sapera Communities are being run since past one and two years respectively. In the center the children are involved in various activities like playing games, giving information on health, general knowledge. In order to mainstream children, various inter-school competitions are held with the other schools of the area like Vivekanand and St. Patrick.
Income generation programs for women: Agarbatti, mombatti, stitching, mushroom cultivation, jam, jellies, pickles, SHGs are also functional.