I. Strategy of Intervention
The planning, monitoring and evaluation wing of ARM focuses on the following points before formulation & implementation of any transformative efforts:
- What capacity we have
- What problem we are addressing
- About which critical issues we respond to
- What we can & cannot do
- About the scale of our work
- How we operationalise our vision & core purpose.
- Planning and establishing the system for maintaining our work.
- Allocating resource.
- Getting the right people for the right work.
- Developing, supporting and managing people in the implementation process.
- Reviewing how things are progressing.
- What sort of finance, management, communication and the likes of support system we need to advance our work ahead.
- How we organize power, people and the work in order to be effective and fair.
- Identification & procurement of financial & other resources we need.
- How we administer the organizational vehicle which carries our strategies and work forward.
- Who leads on what and how leadership is developed in the system.
II. Broad Segments of ARM Activities
The whole range of ARM activities fall into the following four broad segments.
- First generation: Relief and welfare activities, involve the direct delivery of services to meet an immediate deficiency or shortage experienced by the beneficiary population, such as needs for food, clothing, shelter or health care on the wake of communal rights, natural disaster and necessity of welfare services.
- Second generation: Capacity Building activities, revolve around community development to empower people to meet their own needs better through self reliant local action. This involves a whole village development effort in the villagers, realizing their own potentials through education, organization, participation in activities via sub group (SHG) structures such as women, children, farmers or Below Poverty Line people.
- Third generation: Sustainable Development Strategies, look beyond the individual community and seek policy and institutional changes that facilitates sustainable and inclusive local development in collaboration with major national / international agencies towards broad based local control over resources.
- Fourth generation: People’s Movement Strategy, focuses our attention on promoting public consciousness with an alternative action plan for adequately mobilizing the voluntary action on a national scale.
III. Activities Outline:
- Community education and capacity building
- Rural health management
- Women empowerment and child rights
- Poverty alleviation and economic empowerment
- Natural resource management and environment promotion
- Disaster management and community rehabilitation
- Developmental partnership and networking
IV. Details of Activities
- Empowerment & mainstreaming of backward rural women, deserted, destitute, tribal, dalits through promotion of Self Help Groups, women rights, gender equity and legal assistance;
- Socio economic development of poor and vulnerable rural women through credit and savings under SHGs, vocational training for self-employment and micro enterprise promotion;
- Mainstreaming, empowerment and economic self-employment of risked rural girls against illiteracy, child labour, gender abuse, girl trafficking and HIV/AIDS threat;
- Awareness and action on mother and child health, reproductive child health, nutritional care, immunization, family planning, HIV/AIDS control, Public health care through Primary Health Centre management under Public Private Partnership model and traditional system of herbal medicine;
- Model primary education in joyful environment for poor and dropout rural children with emphasis on sports, culture, arts/craft and science activities;
- Concerted community effort for Environment and sanitation improvement through social forestry plantation, bio promotion of local flora and fauna, organic farming, waste utilization and recycling, household toilet installation, drinking water provision and natural resource utilization;
- Focused development of specific backward socially excluded sections like indigenous people, coastal fishermen communities as well as Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribes (ST) for their livelihood progress and prosperity;
- Augmenting of Farm Productivity and popularization of organic farming, bio composting, bio pest control and herbal garden among the backward village communities along with self-employment training on post-harvest technology, value addition, agro processing & agri business management;
- Community based disaster management drive through disaster preparedness and risk mitigation, relief and rehabilitation, infrastructure promotion with emphasis on disaster taskforce groups organization and Village Development Committee (VDC) strengthening and empowerment;
- Food security and employment of disaster affected / vulnerable rural communities through village approach roads, construction of irrigation channels, embankments and water harvesting structures, shelter support, low cost housing, high rise platforms under Food for Community Development (FFC) & Cash for Work (CFW) programmes etc.;
- Maintaining an organizational Resource Centre with developmental information data base and information technology training for the development stakeholders of the district;
- Developmental partnership, expertise and resource exchange, networking and consultancy for empowerment, strengthening and mainstreaming of grass root l level under equipped people’s forums & community Based Organization;