Health – arranges various types of training to provide community-oriented integrated health service system, essentially preventive, promotive and rehabilitative in nature, with safe-drinking water and balanced diet; these trainings include refresher for local traditional birth attendants; gives orientation for local quacks to improve their knowledge on patients and medicine; provides training in nutrition management and treatment of common diseases; runs medical clinics at Ashurali and Gazipur; deputes a lady doctor to run a RCH clinic; re-excavates ponds for fresh water; installs tubewells for safe drinking water; distributes woollen garments; involves groups like mahila samitis, students, village dais and adolescent girls in the programme; other programmes include immunisation, growth monitoring, ante-natal and post-natal care, environment and population education.
Children’s education – runs 23 balwadi centres in various villages and blocks; educates the community on health and hygiene; uses various media aids to impart civil and social values; women’s groups celebrate various festivals at the centre; upgradation programmes provide material, training and workshops to mobilise the community on academics and health; organises experimental training programmes for students from backward communities.
Vocational training and income generation for needy women – animal husbandry; fish farming, crop cultivation on leased land, small business and tailoring. Culture – supports traditional arts and folk culture; organises communities; generates group dynamics; assists them to define specific objectives to work as a team; formed neighbourhood groups with families living in clusters in villages; initiated participatory planning using appropriate tools; women’s groups discuss social issues at meetings; organises village clubs for health education, sports and culture; arranges block-level sports and cultural competitions; networks and collaborates, cooperates and associates with the government and NGOs.
Mobilises women, village dais and adolescent girls through mahila samitis; educates 750 children through 15 balwadis; conducts health education programme; offers vocational training/ income generation for needy women in jobs like fish farming and crop cultivation on leased land.