• Highlights: The first batch of 317 adolescent girls trained on self-defence and got certified by Parivartan Cell of Delhi Police.
  • Highlights: 70,000 community members indirectly engaged on the subject of girls' safety
  • Highlights: 8,327 adolescent girls and 1,397 boys have been engaged through various community activities of the project
  • Highlights: In Hyderabad, Plan currently works in 25 slum clusters supporting 25,960 persons, out of which, 5,796 are girls and 5,388 are boys.
  • Highlights: The total number of sponsored children in Bihar is 9,731, out of which 7,878 (81%) are girls.
  • Highlights: Plan in Odisha supports more than 15,333 girls and 17,122 boys with its projects and programmes.
  • Highlights: At present, Plan programmes touch the lives of 92,000 families in approximately 820 Panchayats across 8 districts in Rajasthan.
  • Highlights: Plan reaches more than 89,078 girls and 93,167 through its projects and programmes in Delhi.

Bandra

Plan India has been working in the slums situated around Bandra railway station since 2009. We work in the slums of Garibnagar, Indira Nagar Pipeline, Patel Nagar, Kherwadi and Behrampada with around 2,000 families and 10,000 people. The slums are inhabited primarily by migrant families from other Indian states, with mostly male dominated Muslim households. Owing to an overall conservative outlook, the women are often illiterate and have restrictions on their mobility. As the community stood on land belonging to both the local municipal corporation and the railways, several families had been evicted or relocated. The community hence, lives with this persistent threat of being evicted.

Key achievements

  • The Kherwadi Municipal School (KMS) supported by Plan India has registered 100% enrolment with a total of 490 children attending school with no drop outs.
  • The average attendance of children enrolled in the school increased from 30% to 80%.
  • In KMS, each grade has 35 students per section and with 33 trained teachers, the teacher – student ratio stands at 1:15.
  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres and health post have joined forces in providing quality health services to the community.
  • Community groups have taken the lead in ensuring improved health and sanitation practices in the community.
  • One public toilet complex has been constructed within the project area with leadership from the local people.
  • The Vasati Swatchata Yojana staff members make regular visits to the project area for removal of garbage. Families also ensure the use of dustbins for garbage disposal.
  • Children are organised into groups which resulted in improving their self-confidence, self-expression and participation in decision making.
  • Setting up of a children's bank has inculcated the habit of savings among children.
  • More than 750 persons (18-35 years), both men and women, have received skills based vocational training through training centres supported by Plan India.
  • Women in the project area have started taking up self-employment opportunities and working out of their homes.