Located 45 km from Udaipur, Kegra is a village with 175 households. It is mainly populated by the Meena tribe who live in three main hamlets. The main source of livelihood for the villagers in Kegra is subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry. Due to a lack of employment option, most men migrate to cities or other states and the women along with the children and elderly people stay back in the village. As a result, the women end up with a lot of responsibility and work. 

Kegra has an Elementary school, a health sub-centre run by an Auxiliary Nurse Mid-wife (ANM), and an Anganwadi for pre-schoolers. Since Plan India started working in the village, we have constituted the village’s child protection committee, introduced child centred community development  and initiated several other activities. 

The village is in a hilly area and hence was not every cultivable. The soil cover was poor and people depended on rain for irrigation. We realised that an improvement in soil and agriculture, would have a holistic positive impact on other trades of the villages. So, we undertook the task of deepening the wells, land levelling and farm building. 

Plan India has also conducted health awareness drives regarding Tuberculosis, Malaria, COVID-19 and awareness around lactation practices  for pregnant women and young mothers. With schools reopening, additional focus is now on ensuring that more and more children attend school. 

While a lot of work has been done in Kegra, a lot of opportunity for growth and progress still exists. If you support Kegra, our first task will be to start work on the much needed school renovations. We will build separate toilets for boys and girls. The school needs new computers, sports materials and books. This will result in an increase in attendance and overall literacy and ultimately a more progressive village.  So, help us make Kegra a model village for the children.

Plan India
  • Educated villagers on Covid-appropriate behaviour & spreading vaccine willingness
  • As Tuberculosis and Malaria are still prevalent in Kerga, awareness campaigns were conducted on prevention, treatment and care. Mosquito nets were distributed
  • Anganwadi workers have been trained to further conduct awareness among pregnant and lactating mothers on breastfeeding, nutrition, immunization etc.
  • Continuation of education through Shiksha Kendras where teachers conducted sessions in small groups to enhance learning outcomes
  • Several land, water and agriculture-related activities such as land levelling, farm bunding, digging of trenches, construction of anicuts and deepening of wells have been undertaken in the entire village.
  • A self-help group was established and members were supported in starting backyard poultry farms and educating them about the caretaking of hens. Recently 30 women were supported with the construction of safe houses for the hens.
  • Plan India
  • Construction of separate toilets for girls and boys in proportion to the number of students enrolled
  • Construction of changing rooms in schools
  • Improvement of facilities, play material & engagement activities in Anganwadis
  • Improvement of nutrition and health of young children coming to Anaganwadis
  • Educating youth about the ill effects of substance abuse, menstrual health for women & unprotected sex, which leads to other issues such as eloping, early marriage and early pregnancy.
  • Skill development & setting up Youth Activity Centre