Village Improvement Project: Spearheading activities in Bihar

Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS), with financial support from Women's Empowerment International Foundation (WEIF), Canada and its donors, has been involved in Village Improvement Program(VIP) in six flood-affected villages in the state of Bihar since June 2014. This project has raised a lot of awareness with various activities that have taken place in Parsoni.

Seasonal vegetables seeds – Pumpkin, Jhinga and Bottle Gourd were distributed among 60 village women participants on March 11, 2015. Women were trained by Mr. Ajeet, our VIP Project Manager in the planting of vegetables, enhancing productivity and generating profits to make their livelihood.

A street play on 'Ye Gaon Kab Jagega' (When will this village be awake?) was also presented by Manthanites from Sampoorna Vikas Kendra - Padampur, Bihar,  a counselling session on 'Know your right, raise voice and participate’ was conducted for women on the same day. These awareness generating programs play a very positive and major role in changing the mindset of people. Such small steps are also instrumental in the growth and development of community people.

A Health Camp was organized at Parsoni and supported by DJJS for the very first time at this village. 125 villagers attended this event. This camp was spearheaded by Dr. Jintendra who graciously volunteered his service to this cause.  Free medicines were also distributed and some patients with severe ailments were referred to the Hospital for further treatment.

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