WHAT WE DO

HEALTH


Since its inception VARRAT has championed the message of Preventive Health Care rather than focusing on Curative measures. In fact, without undermining the basic importance of curative measures towards the survival fitness of rural resource poor – organization has been supportive to Govt. and convergence agents at all levels. Further to this – support in the field of Promotive Health has pursued Govt. pro-action and enabled increased access on the part of health service seekers.  

HIV / AIDS

Since 2008 VARRAT has been undertaking HIV prevention work under TI project in Pattamundai and Kendrapara area with focus on FSW covering targeted population of 250 including 105 in Pattamundai NAC.  The basic objective was – (1) To alter and reverse HIV epidemic by 2012 (2) Reduce the Stigma and Discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS 

EDUCATION 

Empowering the poor and deprived mass through education has been one of the most acclaimed activities of VARRAT since long. It has been undertaking Education Promotion among children and youth through home based care, crèche/balwadi under centre based care, ensure child rights and participation through child clubs and facilitate quality in basic education are among the primary activities.

LIVELIHOOD

VARRAT has long association with people – especially resource poor rural people since its very inception. In fact, over the years – it has undertaken a number of area specific livelihood promotion interventions in the field of Pisci-culture, Livestock management, Small Business and Agriculture promotion etc through the involvement of rural youths and women. More particularly the ICT based Agro Extension in Keonjhar District has proved to be more beneficial than the traditional extension system. 

With the broad goal of developing skill of rural poor – organization had undertaken efforts for Skilled and Involved Youth to enable them to lead a life of esteem and self reliance through Career Counseling and different Employable trainings. 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
 
Children are the future of the Nation and are more vulnerable to the situations. Keeping this prospect in view the organization VARRAT left no stone unturned to provide quality service to the children on different age specific interventions. The Deprived, Excluded and Vulnerable children are the target of the activities.  The child not only learns from the class room but also learn from the family, peer groups, elders last but not least from the society and nature.  Realizing this, the organization laid stress upon home based care, centres based care, basic education, special education for dropouts and also create a common platform through Child Club in the villages where the children will dream their future and involve themselves in the process of village development. Starting from the conception till adulthood the stages are structured to ensure the rights and participation of the children at every sphere. 

CARE FOR AGED

With due homage to the age of older people and their competencies, VARRAT initiated collaborative effort to improve their status and created a community sensitivity towards the cause of their self respect and dignity through promotion of Elders Self Help Groups, Livelihood Support and different community empowerment activities for enhancing the inter personal relationship with children and youth. 

PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION
The involvement of VARRAT with grass roots level people, their associates as well as the service providers has been a meticulous on going work that has not only helped it to reach to the unreached but also helped retaining the involvement of people’s association in follow up activities and thus sustaining the momentum of various people centered activities in most authentic manner. Over the years – VARRAT has ensured involvement of people through village level Jana Jagruti Sangathan (JJS) in different streams of society and from different corners of its operational area pursuing their organized efforts. In order to deliver the responsibility and ownership of the programs the Central Jana Jagruti Sanghathan, Federation of Women SHG’s in the name of VGMBM has been promoted and strengthened.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Because of the proximity of the area Both Keonjhar and Kendrapara to the calamities needs due attention to the preparedness in order to reduce the climatic extremes to a greater extent and can lessen the extent of damage and loss occurred due to that.  Village people are sensitized and process of community based disaster preparedness has been strengthened.  Orientation and mock drill process are the on going ones to keep up the practice.  The forest protection committee has been sensitized and steps have been taken to protect and create more forest and mangroves.  Drought protection activities are also undertaken.

ENVIRONMENT
The degraded situation of the natural environment has made the Organisation enthusiastic since from its inception to undertake Natural Environmental promotional activities. The organization has very well realized the importance of protecting the Environment and ensuring further process to promote awareness and community action towards eco restoration through continuous efforts. And hence since then it has been pursuing community action with focus on Community Forestry, Agro Forestry, Village Forest Management, Livelihood supportive Natural Resource Management and Mangrove Conservation which has proved quite prudent and productive in articulated manner. 

PHC New (Batighar)

Under PPP (Public Private Partnership) mode, VARRAT is operating in the most remote part of Mahakalpara region of Kendrapara through operation of PHC (New) in Batighar island area (covering 6 revenue villages) which is regarded as the most inaccessible pocket of Kendrapara district. Further, the management of Batighar Sub Centre is also a task of challenge as ordained to it. This intervention has been incepted since June 2008.
 
 

Latest News

PRI Training has been organised during July and August,2015 in Aul Block

Sensitization program for 20 staffs members on Gender discrimination was held during July 2015 at VARRAT

The Early Child Care Education day celebration was held during August 2015 at Kansapal village of Mahakalpara Block in Knedrapara District

5 days training on Reading Improvement Program(RIP) for Education Volunteers from 29.08.2015 to 02.09.2015 at VARRAT, Boulakani


5 Days training on Speacial Coaching Centre was held at VARRAT, Boulakani 

Rally was held from Betabellary village to VARRAT Project office duringo ccassion of observation of World Elder's Day 2015 at VARRAT, Boulakani on 1st October 2015

Inauguration of World Elder's Day 2015 by Dr.A.Das, Retrd. ADMO, Kendrapara Hospital

Observation of World Elder's Day 2015 was observed at VARRAT, Boulakani on 1st October 2015

On the occasion of World Elder's Day 2015  five prominent village leaders were felicitated by the distinguish guests of the dais

146th Bapu's Birth Anniversary was observed at the premises of VARRAT before Gandhi Statue on 2nd October 2015

The Out Reach Health Camp was organised by PHC(N), Batighar, managed by VARRAT under PPP on 06.11.2015 at Kajalpatia village. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Jena, Medical Officer , CHC, Patkura, Dr. A.Das, Retd. ADMO(PH), Dr. Bipin Bihari Samantray were treated the patients. Total 300 above patients were attended. 

The central level Child Right Week was observed at VARRAT, Boulakani on 19th November 2015 where in 542 children were participated

VARRAT is busy for the service of the destitute elderly people with the support of HelpAge India.  This year VARRAT distributed 210 winter clothes to the destotie elders with the presence of Local PRI, SPM HelpAge India and Executive Director VARRAT.

To give a smile in the faces of Elderly People, VARRAT organised (IOL) different Cataract Screening and Operation Camps with the support of HelpAge India

Elderly people from ESHGs are on a piligrimage visit to different historical and holy places with the support of HelpAge India

Fortnightly Medical Clinic Camps with free medicins are organised by VARRAT for Elderly Peoples with the support of HelpAge India 

ECCE Day celebration was organised at Sabarpara ECCE centre
30th Annual General Body Meeting 2016 was held on 4th September 2016 at the Conference Hall VARRAT

30th Annual General Body Meeting 2016 was inaugurated by Prof/Dr. S.P.Das in the presence of Dr.Alekha Das, Secretary, VARRAT, Mr. U.N.Behera, Executive Director, VARRAT, Mr. N.K.Mishra, Project Manager, VARRAT and other honourable members on 4th September 2016 at VARRAT, Boulakani

Welcome address by Mr. U.N.Behera, Executive Director, VARRAT  on the occasion of 30th Annual General Body Meeting 2016 of VARRAT on 4th September 2016

Dinakrushna Mohanta, Erendei area was received Basanta Maharana Best Volunteer Award 2016 from Mr. Bidyadhar Rout, Honourable Board Member of VARRAT on the occasion of AGM 2016 of VARRAT on 4th September 2016


Mr. Madhusudan Mallik, Boulakani Area received Basanta Maharana Best Voluteer Award 2016 from Dr.Alekha Das, Honourable Secretary, VARRAT on the occassion of AGM 2016 of VARRAT on 4th September 2016

Annual Report 2015-16 presented by Mr. N.K.Mishra, Project Manager, VARRAT at Annual General Body Meeting 2016 on 4th September 2016 at VARRAT, Boulakani



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