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Brief history of INDCARE’s core activities at a glance

  • INDCARE Trust addresses the immediate needs of the rural and urban poor through its Micro Credit / Micro Finance programmes supported by Rashtriya Mahila Kosh, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Delhi, to form SHG (Self Help Group) movements towards cooperative formation: 10 cooperatives formation process  has been developed which has been supported by Delhi Commission of Women, PACS / DFID, UK and NIUA – UNDP for different slum location of Delhi.
  • INDCARE Trust values the principle of participation of the underprivileged in decision-making and supports community action. The organization has practiced this in its Solid Waste Management Project supported by IL&FS. The organization is also implementing the long-term project titled – Empowering women for the access to Shelter in the Urban Slums of Delhi with the support of ActionAid International India.
  • INDCARE Trust has mobilized the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi Administration and SHG’s for implementation of the Mid Day Meal Schemes for 2,50,000 children of over 1000 government run Primary and Middle School in Delhi and Punjab – which is highly valued nationally.
  • INDCARE Trust has been awarded the contract for Operation and Maintenance of 439 Community Toilet Complexes in Delhi by MCD for a seven year period from Nov 2008 to 2015.  These CTC’s are distributed over 4 districts of Delhi – West, South, Najafgarh and Karol Bagh districts.
  • INDCARE Trust partners with MCD schools for the Mid Day Meal program and caters to 48000 children in West Delhi.
  • INDCARE Trust partners with the Directorate of Education, NCT of Delhi, to provide Mid Day meals to 57 Sarvodaya Schools catering to 54,956 school children. The kitchen is located in Hastsal in West Delhi and is equipped with modern facilities to meet this mammoth task.
  • INDCARE Trust, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development implements the ICDS program by supplying food to 680 Aanganwadi's.
  • INDCARE Trsut has acted as the Mother NGO for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for North and North West Districts of Delhi and heads a consortium of  7 FNGO's to implement the Reproductive Child Health program.
  • INDCARE Trust also works as a consortium mode of partnership and promoting the issues specific to networking & alliance groups. INDCARE has implemented the PACS / DFID project in consortium mode by involving five partner organizations in the Bundelkhand Region.
  • The organization has experience in effluent environment safeguard issues in urban locations. The organization has successfully implemented the project supported by Municipal Corporation of Delhi. It is a successful example of GOs – NGOs partnership on environment issues i.e. Outsourcing of Work to NGOs for door to door collection, street sweeping, drain cleaning in unauthorized and regular colonies in Delhi.
  • The organization supports vocational skills development and further training that enhances   participants’ (women and adolescent youth’) technical and social competencies by linking skill development initiatives with development programmes such as micro-finance and business development services. INDCARE has provided vocational skill training to urban poor women & adolescent groups through Gender Resource Centres supported by the Government of Delhi.
  • INDCARE has fostered many successful public-private partnerships (PPP). This opens up new resources for addressing the basic needs of the urban & rural poor and ensures that demand from the private sector is covered. INDCARE has joined  hands with NIUA / EPI / USAID for implementing FIRE project in Ludhiana, Punjab.
  • The organization has also facilitated PPP with USAIDS / New Delhi Power Corporation Limited and INDCARE for electrification of slum areas of Bhalla factory and Jaipur golden with the support of SHGs movement.
  • The organization has also implemented a Solid Waste Management Project in Ajmer and Puskar of Rajasthan – Door to Door Collection, Segregation and Recycle of the waste with Rag Pickers community under PPA – ILFS, PD Core Limited and Department of local Bodies were part of the project.
  • The organisation has partnered  with WINROCK International India and European Union in three locations of Delhi on Composite Approach towards Municipal Solid Waste.
  • INDCARE TRUST has engaged in research and acting at the local level to inform and influence wider debate among agencies, public sector bodies, policy makers and the community groups. Under this INDCARE has worked on Shelter Rights and provided basic amenities to slum dwellers. The organization has also conducted a operational research study on access of electricity to the slum community with joint partnership among DAMOS / DFID, UK / Reading University, UK in three cities namely Delhi, Capetown, Manila.
  • INDCARE also provides participatory training to local level NGO’s on various issues like Health Education, RCH Component, Micro Credit & Livelihood, SHGs, Federation & Cooperative Management, NREGS, Dalit inclusiveness, Entitlement, Primary Health Care, Primary Education etc. Indcare is working in close coordination with local level NGOs, community based groups, Federation of SHGs, Mahila Chetna and seek their supportive roles during, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes. INDCARE is also working with government functionaries to monitor the implementation of the programme.

Indcare’s experience in water and sanitation programmes:

  • INDCARE, in collaboration with Water Aid International, has started a Swacha Delhi Swastha Delhi (Clean Delhi Healthy Delhi) programme in four low income settlements in Delhi since 1st October, 2007. This programme would bring changes in the attitude and behaviour of the community people with respect to the handling of water practices and safe usage of potable water. Apart from behaviour modifications, a community convenience space will be opened in the intervention area with the help of Delhi Government to combat open defecation in absolute terms
  • In Haryana state, with low sex ratio and literacy levels especially among women, INDCARE has taken the Haryana Community Forestry Project with Haryana Forestry Department promoted by European Commission in 2004. The primary objective of the project was to help women set up micro-enterprises based on vermiculture technology, in villages of Hissar, to improve their economic and social status. The secondary objectives included improving soil fertility and food productivity through ecological methods of farming, including organic nutrient recycling.  Improving village cleanliness by promoting the use of waste recycling (thus reducing the amount of waste strewn in the village).  The Hissar District, with three blocks – Sirsa, Fatehabad and Hissar, was selected for the first stage of the project. Thus women Self-Help concept was promoted through formulation of 34 groups with nearly 700 women in them.
  • INDCARE Trust, in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, has been involved in cleaning and de-silting of Drains in Central Zone during 2007 and West Zone, Shahdara Zone, Karol Bagh Zone and Civil Lines Zone during 2006 in Delhi. The programme generated 10,000 work days for the relatives of the women who are linked to the SHGs at INDCARE Trust.
  • INDCARE has been involved in Total Sanitation Campaign since 2002 in collaboration with Govt of Haryana. The main crux of the project has been on empowering community and sensitizing them towards sanitation leading to overall coverage of households for construction of individual sanitation units. Under this project, 7 Blocks of 3 districts of Haryana have been targeted which are Yamuna Nagar: Mustafabad & Radaur; Bhiwani: Bawani Khera and Gurgaon: Punhana, Nagina, Gurgaon & Pataudi.
  • A pilot project of garbage management as an income generation activity in Vikas Nagar (a low-income settlement of Delhi) was carried out in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in 1999. 2,000 households were targeted through this pilot project. The project had such an impact on the community, that after the support was withdrawn, the project sustained on its own using community participation. Till date the project is on.
  • A Pilot Study project titled “Composite Approach towards Municipal Solid Waste” was completed in collaboration with Win Rock India International. The proposed study is a part of Regional Environmental and Resource Planning Under the “Raising Environmental awareness of Indian cities/municipalities” Project in the selected three areas Hastsal, Okhla Industrial Area & Walled City, Ajmeri Gate in Delhi. Experiences with the solid waste management of three hundred respondents were recorded with the help of questionnaires, focused group discussions and case studies.
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