We support communities by creating projects around citizen’s rights and access to digital services.
Citizen’s Rights Services
With our offerings around citizen’s rights and access to information, we aim to provide a regular, reliable and neutral partner for information, preventative care and self-help initiatives.
We host weekly open-door session for villagers to work with our team to settle administrative, legal, civic or communal difficulties. We help them filling in forms, accessing information online or seeking out expert opinions. Sometimes, we simply assist them to make decisions.
Cooperation with Local Government
We cooperate closely with district authorities to ensure that our communities benefit from government programmes they are entitled to that are designed to improve rural life. Examples include access to toilets, cleanliness initiatives and infrastructure improvements.
We organise health initiatives like onsite camps and door-to-door information dissemination around vaccinations, women’s health, eye care, dentistry, diabetes, and preventative medicine.
We provide a neutral party to individual villagers or groups to settle disputes.
We encourage the creation of self-help groups and provide both a location and a guiding influence in the growth and success of such groups.
Internet access and digital devices are out of reach for most of our communities. Through a solar-powered fast wifi connection and modern technology, we provide online access and services for the entire community.
With a high-speed internet connection and 24/7 solar energy, we intend to set up a kiosk with desktop computers to allow the community to access the internet for a small fee.
We provide video streaming for access to remote expert advice around health, agriculture and legal issues.
Approved Government Services Agency and Digital Kiosk
We are working to be an approved agency for creating government IDs and a kiosk for digital services around travel and documentation (e-ticketing, printing, copying).
Online Educational and Informational Training
Our community centre will be a dissemination point for socially-relevant messages through documentaries, health and agriculture related educational programmes and skill development initiatives.
COMMUNITY SERVICES: The problem in context...
The Indian government has many programmes to counteract poverty. But these schemes are often confusing, difficult to access, and beyond the reach of those who need it most – poor, often illiterate, rural citizens. Some need access to health support; others, their month pensions or subsidized rations. Millions lose their rights, entitlements, assets, education, pension, wages, food and water, land and livestock, housing, and medical care simply due to lack of information, or lack of access to information. Illiteracy, the high cost of smart phones and laptops, and patchy or limited internet coverage prevent most rural communities from becoming connected at a time when government information is increasingly being made available online. The result is these populations are further alienated from access to information.