Prayas Bikas Bharati- Bagaha

Name:-Prayas Bikas Bharati Project - Bagaha
State:-Bihar
Areas covered:-West Champaran District

Issues addressed
West Champaran is one of the most backward district of Bihar. Dalits and Adivasis together constitute 15.7% of the population. Of the 35 districts in India that rank lowest in terms of women's literacy, 15 are in Bihar. Champaran is notorious dacoit country where the sword definitely scores over the pen.

Objective:-
To mobilize the community and encourage parents to send these children to schools. To economically empower women by forming Self Help Groups and training these women in various skills.

About the project in brief:-
Prayas started its project in the West Champaran district of Bihar with a view to not only provide education to the children but also to raise the living standard of the people. The children belonging to the marginalized community were given non- formal education in an alternative center after which they are mainstreamed. Apart from it Self Help groups are formed in the community to improve the economic condition of women in rural areas under Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice (PIEE). Livelihood programmes of cutting, tailoring, & embroidery under PIEE, for economically marginalized women.

Number of beneficiaries: 268
Empowering Children through Alternative Education Programme
The Alternative Education paves the way for mainstreaming of the marginalized children and youth by adopting a dual strategy. On the one hand, it prepares them much faster, reducing the number of years in school towards the formal education, and on the other, it provides an alternative to those who can never get into the formal system. This system being in the nature of best possible alternative creates vocational and economic empowerment opportunities for the deprived an d marginalized. Prayas is an attempt to blend the features of the formal and the non- formal systems to serve the best interest of the child. There is no attempt to create a parallel system that would result in duplication and wastage of precious resources. Twenty centre's of AECs across Bihar has been addressing the needs of over twelve hundred marginalized children.

Prayas ImpactReal Impact, Measurable Results

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89
of beneficiaries have increased coping skills
93
of beneficiaries saw an increased income or educational level
83
increased community needs

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