On September 4th-5th, 2017, Chattisgarh Dalit Adhikar Abhiyan organised meeting of all trained volunteers at Pamgarh. This is to have small review of activities and supporting them to strengthen their ideas of social change. Recently the fast track court of Janjgir Champa convicted three accused of gang-rape case with 20 years of imprisonment and one minor is held at Juvenile court. This case was taken up legally by the activists and volunteers of Chattisgarh Dalit Adhikar Abhiyan.

Vijaybhai facilitated the process to understand the interventions done by the volunteers. Many of them are earning good with their business established after trained at Dalit Shakti Kendra and supporting amount of Rs. 5000 to set up their own business.


Samta Sainik Dal intervention

. stories-of-changeVillage: Loharshi, State: Chhattisgarh

A: What has changed?

1. During our visit to the village we learnt that the cook appointed by the State to run the Angawadi program was feeding the children with food that was not freshly cooked. Under the scheme children of the age group of one to three years receive a meal and the space is provided along with all necessary ingredients including the firewood at the center to enabling cooking fresh food. The cook however cooked the food at her home early morning and fed the same to children later in the day. So we had a meeting of the Samta Sainik Dal and made a formal complain. The teacher thereafter apologized and promised that the food would be cooked at the center and fresh food would be served to the children. From next day children have been served with freshly cooked food.

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An act of protest

stories-of-changeVillage: Mudwar. State: Chhattisgarh

A: What has changed?

During the Survey we found that of the 10 teachers allocated to the school, 7 were absent. We had discussion with the village people and it was decided that with our support the youth organization was ready to take up the issue. On being asked one of the teachers was defiant and told us to go ahead and complain to the Block Officer or District officer. He said that he was in any case interested in the teacher’s job. It was decided that the local women’s organization would then not allow the teacher to enter the school.  Few days thereafter the teacher came to the school to mark his presence register, the women did not allow him to enter the school. The act of the women was strong enough to instill a sense of fear in the teacher. The protest had an impact and it resulted in all teachers regularly coming to the school. The teacher who was defiant thought it was to get himself transferred to other school. Continue reading An act of protest

Discrimination at drinking water site

stories-of-changeVillage: Dogakoharod,  State: Chhattisgarh

A: What has changed?

1. Youth have come forward to join the Samta Sainik Dal. They attend the meetings and support the work of the fellow.

2. A person has volunteered to become the local leader and along with the people they have selected a place where a library for children can be set up.

3. People are motivated to come together to organize community celebration of their revered figures.

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