We actively work alongside the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) and Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) offering intensive capacity building to ensure health and education of children from 0 – 6 years of age. We do so by employing a two-pronged approach that focuses on pre-school education and nutrition. The former has grown beyond the range of Yadgir, where the Early Childhood Education (ECE) intervention was honed, and is now being scaled to five other districts under jurisdiction of the Hyderabad Karnataka Region Development Board.
An intervention developed to augment quality of teaching, ensuring that children learn in a creative and practical space. It prioritises involvement of the child, locally sourced materials, and employing a teaching methodology that is age-specific so as to build and achieve tangible learning outcomes.
Establishing health, hygiene and sanitation by ensuring clean drinking water, raising the standard practices of hygiene and improving sanitation facilities. This intervention works on the levels of anganwadi, school and the community at large.
Kalike’s livelihood intervention aims to create sustainable livelihoods by facilitating knowledge sharing, access to innovative technologies, improved market linkages and financial support. We adopt best practices to increase household incomes and mitigate challenges to agricultural productivity. This intervention is realised primarily through a decentralised network of Village Resource Persons (VRPs).
Enabling employment and building confidence and leadership among women and youth, so as to improve vocational skills, increase household income and forge better livelihood options. To accomplish this, we have developed a three-pronged approach
With the success of Kalike’s current interventions in Yadgir over the last half a decade, we have gained an in-depth understanding of the district. Further, the villagers have provided us with data and insight to guide us into the next phase of our efforts. In the upcoming year, we plan to spend resources on three new initiatives.
We hold clear conviction that people must be empowered and systematic change decentralised in order to sustain real transformation. Kalike focuses on strengthening community-based organisations across the board. To accomplish this, community strengthening is an inextricable aspect of all our thematic interventions. Kalike works closely with SDMCs, Balvikas Samithis, Gram Panchayats and similar bodies. In the reporting period, we bridged the gap and ensured maximum advantage of existing government bodies and frameworks for the individual as well as the community, at large. Let us examine two thematic interventions in particular.