Partnering with UNICEF

This financial year, we are happy to enter into a partnership with UNICEF, India. As stated on the UNICEF India website: “Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) play a critical role in supporting UNICEF efforts to deliver results for children and are fundamental to the work UNICEF carries out for children in India. They not only contribute to maximising the reach and impact of programmes, but also help in opening up areas for dialogue with the Government and other actors, and contribute their capacities and expertise to high quality policy and normative discussions for children”.

JMC is working together with UNICEF and the Ministry of Rural Development in documenting the experiences of The Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows (PMRDFs) in the field and in the production of an advocacy kit on the PMDRF scheme. One of the products titled “Scripting Change” has showcased the experiences of the Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows across the country.

We look forward to continued partnership with UNICEF.

Disha Public School, Jasola Village - The Owner Mr. Aman Singh (Reader Deptt. of Commerce, Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi) has been working in the social development sector for the last few years.  In many ways he has contributed to helping JMC by giving out the school premises for GRC-SK work. JMC-GRC uses the school premises for organizing health camps, nutrition camps and SSK Meetings, as well as for providing vocational training to the women who come there.

Delhi Government - JMC is a field NGO in the Delhi Government’s programme for women’s empowerment under the Samajik Suvidha Sangam (Mission Convergence) whose aim is to provide single window information on government programmes for women, enable better health and nutrition and the formation of SHGs for income generation, through the setting up of a Gender Resource Centre (GRC).

Godrej – the Godrej Clinc near the Modi Fly over is run by the Godrej Company under CSR.  Godrej staff comes for Pathological services like Blood Check, Pregnant Women checkup, etc in many camps organized by JMC under the health camps.

Association of Writers & Illustrators for Children - AWIC provides a forum within India for those interested in the development of children's literature, it encourages writers, illustrators, translators, librarians, editors and publishers, and co-operates with individuals and associations abroad with similar objectives. The Association organises writers' workshops, book exhibitions, literary discussions and sessions with publishers and editors.

JMC works in collaboration with the Association of Writers & Illustrators for Children, providing library books on a lending basis and also in organizing competitions and events in which the children using the library can participate.

Teach India Volunteers - Teach India is a social initiative from the Times of India that brings together children in need of education and people who can contribute a little time towards teaching them. Volunteers from Teach India come and help children in both the JMC Remedial Education classes as well as the library spread their wings further.

Som Dutt Foundation - In collaboration with Som Dutt Foundation, mobile computer education classes are run for around 24 young girls and boys at JMC. The Som Dutt Group is also involved in charitable and philanthropic activities and Dr.Som Datt has set up the Som Datt Foundation, which is involved in adopting slum clusters for development and has recently been allotted a Basti Vikas Kendra for providing free medical facilities to the poor and needy and imparting of vocational training. A number of charitable clinics have also been set up for providing medical attention to the poor.

Denver University - In the context of GRC, JMC has successfully involved a team of interns from Denver University, U.S.A, in 2008 (Colette Liddell), 2009 (Colette Liddell, Sarah Cook-Scalise, Ashley.Marks) and now in 2010 Meghan Anson has joined us as an intern for over 2 months!  While Colette paved the way in 2008 and worked closely with the GRC and JMC, the threesome in 2009  (students of public health & human rights) have applied their knowledge to study the catchment areas of the GRC on the status of women’s knowledge, attitude and practices on health, as well as availability and accessibility of health services. The team has made useful recommendations on these issues. The same has been presented to the Department of Social Welfare, Government of Delhi. Meghan is now working on strengthening Maternal care services through the GRC, as well continuing the work of GIS mapping on health and other infrastructure.

IPM Ghaziabad - The Institute for Productivity Management (IPM) sent two interns during 2008-09 to work with JMC. The interns Ruchi Sharma and Nitin Chaurasia worked with the GRC and assisted them on a survey related to identification of vulnerable families. The interns also completed a market survey in Sarita Vihar and Jasola area on suitable products that the GRC women could produce and market as additional income.

Taekwondo master and group – Taekwondo classes at JMC were run by Sumdurr Bhardwaj in Association with South (Distt.) Taekwondo Association Delhi in May 2008 under GRC-SK, JMC organised a 21 day training camp for GRC beneficiaries and girls from the community. On the Open Day Event of JMC in December 2008 the women and young girls showcased their learning on stage.