However, in the light of recent events where we all see how the number of cases is increasing every day, the need for protecting oneself against this virus has become the need of the hour. According to the WHO guidelines using a facial mask is one of the best ways to protect yourself against the coronavirus. It protects your entire face along with the eyes, nose and mouth which are the main entry points for the virus to enter your system. Continue reading
Early in the lockdown, we heard news of stranded people across the nation. The purpose of this effort then is to ensure that these stranded people get home to their villages safely, traceable and in good health. The purpose of this effort then is to ensure that these stranded people get home to their villages safely, traceable and in good health. Continue reading
ural India is incapable of absorbing the estimated 23 million interstate and intrastate migrant labour who returned home from urban areas due to the Covid-19 lockdown. According to the latest survey of the Centre For Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the overall rate of unemployment has risen from 8.4 percent to 23.8 percent as noted in the last week of March. As a matter of fact, the number of unemployed people has risen from 32 million to 38 million with corresponding figures for urban and rural areas as 30 and 21 percent. Continue reading
Stress, isolation and loss of income can exacerbate the risk of violence at home. We are capturing instances of domestic abuse and violence specially against married females during the period of Lock down in cosmopolitan cities of India. We intend to help such victims to protect themselves and others with our research and findings. The survey is totally confidential and your answers will be treated in the strictest confidence. Continue reading
At iCFDR we are committed to the betterment of the marginalised sections of the society and we are fundraising for those who are affected by
COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and lockdown to control it. Continue reading
Easy class is an activity for young children in need of guidance and counselling, organised by iCFDR and associates of Bhartiya Yuva Netritva Forum(BYNF). BYNF associates conduct informal sessions for teaching, counselling and consultanting poor and needy ones. The objectives of these classes include academic development, life coaching, counselling, monitoring and regular engagement.
It can be conducted in two formats, depending upon the time with associates and requirement of students i.e. there can be Weekly Easy Classes on any 3 Sundays of the month or Monthly Easy Class on any Sunday. These classes will be of at least one hour, of complete involvement with the kids. We have developed a process for implementing easy classes, one of our coordinators would help associates with it.
Easy classes are conducted for various reasons one of them being the poor families don’t have enough resources and their priority isn’t on guiding the kid through the impressionable age. Sometimes, even it is impossible for them to make their children go to school. We want them to think big and earn big, have well rounded personality, to have passion to break through vicious struggle for their livelihood, when they grow up.
With the help of these classes we will try to guide them in their life, we would not only try to impart academic knowledge but also try to solve their problems and strength to work hard. These easy classes will make those kids realize that they have huge potential and they are no less from other kids.
The evening of May 22, 2016 filled happiness and triumph in the lives of the underprivileged ones. A ‘happy feet’ (slipper and flip flop distribution) campaign was organised by the volunteers of Bhartiya Yuva Netritva Forum with Indian Center for Development and Rights, to distribute the sleepers/flip-flop to needy.
The event was leaded by a team of 15 volunteers who took an initiative to protect the feet of the ones in need and organised themselves into three teams to distribute a pair of hundred slippers covering the three main areas of the city namely Hanuman Mandir, Junction and Anand Ashram.
With the spirit of unity, the teams did a fabulous job and were successful in providing a pair of protection to the feet of the deprived ones. The organisation also got whole hearted support from the media as well. The team got a victory at spreading a message of empathy and care among the society. All over, the efforts of the team were worth appraising.
We would like to thank all the our associates, media, vounteers , donors and contributors from the core of our heart, as it was just because of the collective efforts of all of us that this programme was able to provide a hand of help to the ones who were in need of it. We hope to help the society in all the ways we can in the future as well.
Tushar, Abhisekh, Mehak, Ayush, Prabhakar, Payal, Bhaggu, Shikar, Ashish, Navendra, Yogesh with others, were … Continue reading →
Sponsor a Child’s Education is a program run by iCFDR with its supported school, Satyawati School, in rural Budaun District, UP. In India, where it is said that 9 out of 10 students don’t complete college, we are creating a platform to enable them to attain an education. Through this initiative we are inviting supporters who are willing to contribute towards the education of poor and underprivileged children in rural India being taught at our school. This program will allow you to share the financial responsibility and minimal necessities that a child requires but are not fortunate to have like their urban counterparts.
At iCFDR we believe that education can transform a child’s life which in turn can help transform the entire society. Your donation would help us in supporting a child’s education by donating a small amount per year which will go towards the child’s yearly tuition fee, books, clothing, other basic educational necessities that they could use towards their educational needs.
To maintain full disclosure and transparency about your donations we would like to mention that we will reserve 9% of your donation for other social work activities and iCFDR operations, and the rest of your funds which is 91% would go directly to child’s educational requirements of that child.
At this time we have two options of donating amounts available for you towards this program:
We require a minimum of Rs. 5500 per year in order to sponsor a child’s full educational requirements for that given year. … Continue reading →
Youth Leadership Award – an award, for volunteers associated with iCFDR, BYNF or our network organizations who are continuously striving for a better society. Once candidates volunteered role at iCFDR is confirmed and are part of the Social Work Leadership Program, we firmly believe in rewarding these volunteers and members alike for their dedicated services to the organization. The BYNF Youth Leadership Program is a social and personality development program of iCFDR for youths. The workshop program involves of organizing a minimum of four social work events on annual basis. That is four hours for one event, each quarter, to enable participating associates to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience and earn certification. The program is open to all associate who is a volunteer or representative of BYNF. This program is designed to help associates to identify, reflect and improve their competencies (skills and behaviours) through personal counseling while helping the society around. It is an ideal program for self motivated, dynamic, socially conscious and non- political youths, as it is structured to help improve personally and professionally and contribute back to society. The Youth Forum enables enhancing multiple skills such as resource, time, team management and at the same time making you a better human being. All the associates stand a chance to earn yearly leadership awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Once the membership as associate is confirmed with BYNF, and responsibilities and activities are taken up seriously, each associate is eligible … Continue reading →
iCFDR plans to launch health awareness campaign “iMalert” for mostly rural public, sending health-awarenss SMSes. This campaign in initial phase from 25th October, would target 5,000 mostly rural people directly, that is almost 5000 families indirectly and then in second phase we want to target 10,000 individuals.
The iMalert message would cover various issues like hypertension, diabetes, importance of balance diet and a healthy and disease free lifestyle.We would also make them aware about infectious, communicable diseases and chronic conditions like HIV, AIDS, diabetes etc. And focus on personal hygiene, cleanliness, prenatal care, birthing information, Sexual and Reproductive health, Maternal Health and female and child issues.
The target group would include rural and semi-urban population, patients, medical students, healthcare providers and educated masses. We would promote physical activity, target alcohol abuse and tobacco use, and unhealthy diet. This will help rural areas to raise awareness that they can learn to prevent, diagnose on time and manage the diseases. As sometimes lack of financial means is not the only challenge, but a lack of awareness and knowledge is.
iCFDR would try convincing people if they are diagnosed with condition like diabetes they must adhere to treatment, as most people do not adhere to treatment or lifestyle a factor attributed to poor health education. This may increase access to training, education and raise awareness on the issues of health so that they learn to better prevent, diagnose and manage the diseases.