Village Development Programme:
The Village development program aims to adopt integrated village development approach through self-reliance and capacity building, towards tackling rural poverty in a sustainable manner. Our approach to village adoption is reflexive, and socially relevant with an emphasis on moving from ideation to action. UWF has adopted a sector specific intervention. This includes selection and identification of villages which are in need of interventions to enhance their standard of living and then identifying the needs of villages through participatory gap assessment. Village development program envisages integrated and holistic development of identified villages in consultation with village community coupled with convergence of various development interventions.
Learning Enhancement Programme:
“Learning deficits seen in elementary school in previous years seem to carry forward as young people go from being adolescents to young adults,” (ASER report 2018 published by Pratham Education). The objective of the proposed Learning Enhancement Program is to encourage and improve language skills, numeracy skills and creativity among the rural children in the age group of 5 to 12 years.
The initiative piloted in the month of June 2018 with 20 children in the Mahmadpura village of Arajilne block near Varanasi. As on in the month of July 2018, this Learning Enhancement Program is now currently operated in 4 villages Deendaspur, Karnadadi, and Bhimchandi in Varanasi.
Building Financial Capabilities:
The total outreach under village development program since inception is 5137 beneficiaries.
Environmental initiative :
Plantation under Village Development Program: Plantation activity was organized on 31st July under Village Development Program, in Bheemchandi Village. Under this activity 15 saplings were distributed to the villagers making them aware about environment conservation and benefits of plantation. The plant saplings distributed were Mango (02), Lemon (04), Guava (03), Jamun (02), Ashok (03) and Shammi (01). As, initially it is done on pilot basis, 4 saplings have also been distributed in August 2018, in future it is planned to take up in bigger scale with increased number of beneficiaries.