Shramik Vikas Kendram Project for Marginalised Communities

Location: Telengana
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Mr. Y. Laxman Rao
CRY support since:1997 – 1998

  • There was a reduction in infant mortality rate
  • 94% children in the age group of 0-5 years were covered under immunization
  • 3 new ICDS centres were sanctioned and 6 centres were strengthened
  • In 3 villages, 100% enrolment in schools was ensured for children form 6-14 years
  • 184 drop out children were re-enrolled in schools
  • 104 children rescued from labour and re-enrolled in schools

Shramika Vikasa Kendram (SVK) was set up on 9th April 1992 by a group of educated youths belonging to Kollapur area of Mahabubnagar district in the intervention areas. They realized true development of the community is possible only through collective action of the rural poor themselves. SVK started its activities by mobilising local resources to promote education among marginalised communities such as Dalits, tribals etc. CRY support to SVK in 1997 resulted in mainstreaming of more than 6000 child labourers in Mandal and improving access to health care and education for marginalised communities. It carried out works around the specific objectives of – reducing child labour and drop outs, preventing child marriages, preventing and reducing child malnutrition, reducing IMR and improving quality of education in 98 (direct intervention) villages of 5 mandals of Mahabubnagar District, Andhra Pradesh.