Formed in the year 2011, Rimjhim Children Club Federation has 12 Children Club members under the Panchmahala Gram Panchyat. Each member Club is represented by two active members President and child representative on the CMC. Read more!
Kumari Surekha Kapat, is a 22 year old girl from Kendubhata village of Mithapali Gram Panchayat, Bargarh district, Odisha. She is illiterate. She was selected as a learner for the CBFL program. She is an enthusiastic learner and does not like to miss any session. She reads very attentively and co-operates with the Facilitator in motivating other learners when they are absent for sessions. She has secured the highest attendance in the Centre. She says, starting to Read more!
Madhuri Kalari is a 35 year-old housewife, from Butrakhamar village, of Mithapali Gram Panchayat, Bargarh district, Odisha. She is a regular learner at the CBFL Centre of Butrakhamar, run by the NGO, AJKA. She says that she had studied up to Class II. She dropped out of school due to a lack of proper guidance from her parents during her childhood. Now, she is a mother of two children. She was unsure about how she would manage her children in the field of educa Read more!
Smt. Rupabati Sarjal is a 30 year-old housewife from Kutramal Village of Chhetgaon Gram Panchayat, Paikmal Block, Bargarh district, Odisha. She dropped out of school after completing Class-II. Now, she is the mother of two sons. She says, after her marriage, her responsibility was to manage all family duties. But she faced difficulties in supporting her children’s school education. Most of the time she felt a sense of dependency in supporting her children. With Read more!
Mallika Jagadish seemed to have things going well for her at school – she was intelligent and always got good marks. Things at home however, were quite different – Mallika’s family was very poor and her parents did not see any value in her finishing grades.Read more!
Susanthi Barik at 11 years age, was one of the happiest girls who regularly attended the local primary school in Panduri Dungri(Orissa) until the sudden illness and death of her mother two years ago. She had to share the responsibility of maintaining the house and assist her father in taking care of her younger siblings, eventually forcing her to drop out from school.Read more!
The focus of the project is to enhance access to child-centred quality and relevant primary education. Also, to equip children aged 6 to 18 years with livelihood skills, to initiate community-based campaigns and enhance capacities of the VEC members, PTA/Mata Samiti meREAD MORE
CDM Pilot program on training of rural youth in Micro Entrepreneurship on Solar Lanterns and Fuel Efficient Stoves. A Fair Economic Development initiative of Development Focus. The India Education Programme has been implemented for last 6 years, with some good results in Jharkhand, Odisha & Chhattisgarh.READ MORE
Child Marriage Programme, India addresses the issue of child marriage in two states of India namelyJharkhand and Orissa through three clusters consisting of 20 partner organisations.The Program comes as furtherance and is built on a strong foundation and focus of DF inREAD MORE
Development Focus is a non profit organization working towards empowering underprivileged children, youth & their communities to achieve quality of life through relevant quality education and skills training. We see education from a broader perspective as preparation for life or lifelong learning rather than just passing grades.
Hence to make education relevant, life skills and livelihood skills are promoted for children at Primary schools,...more!