In the tough terrains of Jharkhand lies Lara village. Surrounded by trees and rich in natural beauty, it is a popular picnic destination for people from the neighbouring areas. The village consists of 306 households and a total population of 1805. Lara has a middle school, an Anganwadi and a health-sub centre. Since the colleges & universities are far away, students are not willing to go for higher education after completing Class 10th. In the last few years, Plan India has done some important work in the Lara village. We have developed ‘Buniyad class rooms’ and constructed hand washing stations and toilets in the schools.

But the lack of infrastructure is not Lara’s biggest challenge, it faces issues of child trafficking too. In 2018, Plan India members helped rescue two girls from a human trafficking ring. Due to a lack of awareness and education, girls still fall prey to such practices. Plan India is working in Lara for a few years now, but Lara needs more support to grow and progress. Career counselling camps for the older students, awareness and capacity building in adolescent girls regarding personal hygiene & MHM and running water for the Anganwadi are just some necessities on the long list. We need your help, so that Lara is not just recognised for its natural beauty but for its progress and growth. 

Plan India
  • Development of 'buniyad class room' for class 1 & 2 students with a handwashing point and toilets. Teachers and students were trained regarding hygiene practices.
  • Established a childrens' group (Bal Sansad) and school management committee in schools for efficient school management
  • Distribution of hygiene materials, playing materials, education materials and organized teachers’ training for a joyful learning environment.
  • Provision of seating arrangements, education materials and playing materials for children in Anganwadi centers
  • Development of a fully functional kitchen garden in Anganwadi center
  • Supported families in need with dry food packets and hygiene kits, during COVID
  • Regular health camps and free health checkups are organized for supporting the treatment of community members.
  • Educated women & lactating mothers about healthy pregnancy and the importance of regular immunization, breastfeeding, nutrition, etc.
  • Plan India
  • Strengthen infrastructure facilities at the health sub-center to help the people avail minimum health services
  • Knowledge enhancement and capacity building of adolescent girls and young women on personal hygiene with a focus on MHM
  • Strengthen library facilities in the school
  • Construction of boundary walls in schools for the safety of children
  • Providing clean and safe drinking water in schools
  • Introduction of computer education in school
  • 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 a Youth Activity Centre
  • Strengthening Child Protection Committee and ensuring that more women participate to enable vigilance in the area to deal with Child Protection issues
  • Eradicate open defecation by building toilets