Maharajganj District (Mal Block)

Plan is operational in Nautanwa/Ratanpur, Laxmipur and Bridgemanganj blocks of Maharajganj district since 2000. The thrust of the programme is on child protection, health, education and ECCD, children's participation in governance and environment. Plan has made a valuable contribution in the development of marginalised section of the population in the backward areas of its operation in the district. The focus of the programme has been on creating awareness and sensitisation of children, parents, government and media on child rights, capacity building and strengthening of stakeholders and committees under government schemes and promoting a community-based child protection system and its effective integration into the larger structure, equipping ICDS centres and services to deliver its services, strengthening of community based health service system and mechanisms, promoting institutional deliveries, regular immunisation, home based care and nutrition. Another focus area has been promoting hygiene practices and access to safe drinking water in the community. The state office has also worked on DRR issues with special focus on fire safety in schools and children on climate change. Total population of the intervention area is 48,000 population and we are working with 2,112 sponsored children.

Key achievements

  • 1,925 expectant mothers were given proper ante-natal care for safe deliveries.
  • 2,527 children under two years of age have been fully immunised.
  • Number of children have been prevented from malnutrition is 3,500.
  • 852 drop out children including 525 girls and 327 boys were brought back to schools.
  • 735 new-borns received their birth certificate.
  • 65 children's clubs have been formed and are monitoring essential services in their communities.
  • 460 girls received MOVT and are engaged in different work.
  • 800 women have been helped to work their way out of poverty through SHGs.
  • A residential training programme called Balika Shivir was organised for 200 school going girls on life skills and child protection issues.
  • District administration of Maharajganj in UP has recognised the model school project of Plan and has decided to replicate the effort in other government schools.
  • The District Magistrate, District Officials and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) representatives acknowledged Plan's programme on JE in Maharajganj and invited in its review meeting on JE in the district.
  • 3,200 school children in Maharajganj (1,800 boys and 1,400 girls) from 30 schools have benefitted from the awareness generation campaign and health camps.
  • 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.


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