Education and training is yet another integral component of Parivar Seva. Through different approaches, which include inter-personal communication (IPC), outdoor promotion and mass media, awareness is created amongst different target groups about different aspects of reproductive health and availability of quality and affordable reproductive health services. Generic messages on issues such as safe motherhood, child care, family planning (both reversible and irreversible methods), male responsibility, safety and legality of abortions, gynaecological problems and their solution, prevention of HIV/AIDS, family life education (including sex education), nutrition, hygiene, sanitation are being promoted. This intervention primarily includes activities in the field amongst the community as well as health camps organised at the community level. Clinical services are provided through referrals to the nearest Parivar Seva clinics or the government health facility
The educational programme aims at imparting reproductive and sexual health education to different target audiences such as school/college going adolescents, out-of-school/youth, community men and women as well as industrial workers. Intensive training of service providers such as Anganwadi workers/ supervisors, ASHAs, ANMs, NGO workers and doctors in the private sector is done, so as to equip them with correct knowledge on various reproductive health issues, so that they in turn can offer better guidance and services to their clients. Training of Trainers has been a prime focus of the E & T units so that awareness and education is transferred to a large number of health personnel.
Education and Training (E&T) Unit came into existence with the goal of awareness generation, building capacities and providing education and training to beneficiaries on the necessary skills of living a happy, comfortable and healthy life. The objective is to help people to educate and enable them to maintain their reproductive and sexual health and take informed choices to plan their family to lead a healthy productive life.
E&T units of Parivar Seva conduct education and awareness programmes, life skill education and training and organize health camps. These programmes are conducted with a wide range of people i.e. school population, school dropouts, college students, men and women, factory workers, truckers, frontline workers like ASHA, ANM, AWW and NGO functionaries etc. With its trained professionals and excellent linkage with experts from various fields, Parivar Seva has the potential to develop modules, mobilise resource persons and deliver as per the need of the target audience. The key packages provided by E&T division are as follows:
- Awareness and sensitization programme with the direct beneficiaries eg. schoolchildren, college students, out of school children, youth, men and women of communities on issues like adolescent health, reproductive health, menstruation and hygiene, pre-marital preparation, family planning, prevention of sexual abuse, gender sensitivity, etc.
- Health services/camps based on the beneficiaries need (haemoglobin test, blood sugar test, general health checkup, sterilisation, gynaecological checkups, diagnosis and treatment for STIs and RTIs etc.).
- TOT is Training of Trainers for the NGO functionaries, stakeholders, school teachers, peer educators, ASHA/ANM/AWWs and community people who act as influencers etc and would take the training further in the organisation/community.
- Social marketing of Parivar Seva owned brands of condoms, contraceptive pills and sanitary napkins, which are also available for distribution with the E&T units.
Youth Friendly Services (YFS)
YFS Centre called Aadhar was established in Jawahar Nagar slum of Jaipur Rajasthan in 2005 in partnership with UNFPA as a pilot project with the aim to prevent HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies amongst unmarried and married adolescents and youth. Though the pilot was completed in 18 months, Parivar Seva, with its own resources, continued to provide Aadhar-youth friendly services for many years in the same location. In 2015, the project moved to another phase, with the establishment of smaller units in three additional locations, covering additional slums in Jaipur as well as changing the working strategy.
Aadhar centres have also been established in other district headquarters of Rajasthan, in slums of Ajmer and Kota, where a large number of adolescents and youth are attending the programme.
Improve and impart correct and scientific knowledge, attitudes and behavior in relation to Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH).
i) Encourage to marry only after the legally eligible age.
ii) Reduce teenage pregnancies.
iii) To reduce the incidence of reproductive tract infection/sexual tract infection in adolescent age groups and educate them on these diseases.
iv) To improve the availability and utilisation of contraceptives to address the unmet needs of the youth and adults.
v) To improve menstrual hygiene knowledge, management and practices.
vi) Reduce prevalence of malnutrition among adolescent girls and boys.
vii) Reduce prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) among adolescent girls.
Strategies/interventions to achieve objectives can be broadly grouped as:
A. Community based interventions
1. Formation of Active Peer Educator groups
2. Conduct Adolescent Health Days (AHDs)
3. Conduct Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Programme (WIFS)
4. Conduct awareness sessions on different issues related to adolescents/youth
B. Facility based interventions
1. Strengthening of Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics
2. Referrals to Parivar Seva clinics & Government set ups
C. Networking with GOs/NGOs
Networking of YFS centers with other programmes by involvement with the Government and NGOs for implementation of their programmes addressing issues related to youth like RKSK, NACP, National Tobacco Control Programme, National Mental Health Programme, WCD (ICDS, KSY, BSY, SABLA), Youth Affairs and Sports (Adolescent Empowerment Scheme, National Service Scheme, NYKS, NPYAD).
D. Social and Behaviour Change Communication with focus on Inter-Personal Communication
E. Career Counseling
This service is added on a periodic basis to encourage adolescents and youth to pursue the right career for them.
F. Imparting Vocational training to the adolescents and youth from the urban slums.
Since the adolescents and youth are shy to visit the YFS centers to learn about SRH issues and are mostly reluctant to openly avail services pertaining to SRH, this component has been added so as to attract the adolescents and youth to visit the center. The opportunity is taken to build a rapport with them and also instill a sense of security that services provided would be confidential. Addition of vocational training and enhancement of skills has greatly helped YFS to reach a large number of adolescents and youth.
- The direct beneficiaries are people of reproductive age group, adolescents and youth, both unmarried and married and especially young women.
- The indirect beneficiaries are family members, friends of the direct beneficiaries and community leaders and members surrounding the direct beneficiaries.
Parivar Seva has E & T units in Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota and Bhilwara in Rajasthan, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar and a rural center in Hirmithila village, Mewat district, Haryana.
Some of the organizations that have financially supported Parivar Seva’s initiative on education and trainings include:
Location : Ajmer l Bhopal l Bhilwara l Bhubaneshwar l Delhi l Jaipur l Kota l Kolkata l Lucknow
|Adult Education Samiti, Ajmer||Amardeep Marbles Ltd. Kishangarh||Ambuja Cement Limited, Rabariyawas, Pali||Disha, Roman Catholic Diocesan Social Service Society, Madar, Ajmer|
|Grameen Evam Samajik Vikas Sansthan, Ajmer||Hindustan Zinc Limited||Inner Wheel Club, Ajmer||Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Ajmer|
|Jagrati Ajmer Chapter||Jan Sikhshan Sansthan||Labour Department, Jaipur||Leelajeet Sikhdhar Memorial Charitable Trust|
|Rotary Club, Ajmer||Shree Cement Limited, Beawar||Smt. Narayani Devi Govindram Toshniwal Charity Trust||Toshniwal Industries Pvt. Ltd|
|World Health Organisation, Ajmer||World Vision India, Ajmer|
|Advocating Reproductive Choice, Bhopal||Arushi NGO, Bhopal||Bachpan NGO, Bhopal||Bend Joints Company, Bhopal|
|BHEL, Bhopal||Chingari Trust, Bhopal||Family Planning Association, Bhopal||Helpage India, Bhopal|
|Hindustan Electro Graphite Ltd., Bhopal||Honda Showroom, Bhopal||Inner Wheel Club, Bhopal||Jan Laxmi, Bhopal|
|Kamla Devi Vikas Samiti, Bhopal||Karunesh Sanstha, Bhopal||Kendriya Vidyalaya 1, 2, 3, 4, Bhopal||Kishory Balika Gruh|
|Lupin Foundation, Bhopal||Mahindra Motors, Bhopal||My FM Radio Channel, Bhopal||National Rural Health Mission, Bhopal|
|OASIS NGO, Bhopal||Polytechnic College, Bhopal||Rotary Club, Bhopal||Sarokar NGO, Bhopal|
|Slum Committee, Bhopal||SOS Balgram, Bhopal||State Bank of India, Bhopal||State Bank of Indore, Bhopal|
|Vidyabharti Vocational Centre, Bhopal||Vikramaditya College, Bhopal||Vishwa Foundation, Bhopal||World Vision India, Bhopal|
|Churiya Muriya Shiksha & Paryavaran Seva Sanstha||Foundation for Ecological Security||Gautam School, Bhilwara||Happy Club, Bhilwara|
|Pahal NGO, Bhilwara||Prayas, Bhilwara||Saras Dairy, Bhilwara||Wonder Cement Ltd., Bhilwara|
|World Vision India, Bhilwara||Helpage India, Bhopal||Advocating Reproductive Choice, Bhopal||Arushi NGO, Bhopal|
|Bachpan NGO, Bhopal||Bend Joints Company, Bhopal||BHEL, Bhopal||Chingari Trust, Bhopal|
|Family Planning Association, Bhopal||Hindustan Electro Graphite Ltd., Bhopal||Honda Showroom, Bhopal||Inner Wheel Club, Bhopal|
|Jan Laxmi, Bhopal||Kamla Devi Vikas Samiti, Bhopal||Karunesh Sanstha, Bhopal||Kendriya Vidyalaya 1, 2, 3, 4, Bhopal|
|Kishory Balika Gruh||Lupin Foundation, Bhopal||Mahindra Motors, Bhopal||My FM Radio Channel, Bhopal|
|National Rural Health Mission, Bhopal||OASIS NGO, Bhopal||Polytechnic College, Bhopal||Rotary Club, Bhopal|
|Sarokar NGO, Bhopal||Slum Committee, Bhopal||SOS Balgram, Bhopal||State Bank of India, Bhopal|
|State Bank of Indore, Bhopal||Vidyabharti Vocational Centre, Bhopal||Vikramaditya College, Bhopal||Vishwa Foundation, Bhopal|
|World Vision India, Bhopal|
|Bhubhaneswar Municipal Corporation||City Women’s College, Bhubhaneswar||Family Planning Association of India, Bhubhaneswar||Jana Sikhya Sansthan, Bhubhaneswar|
|Kamala Nehru Women’s College||Lepra Society, Bhubhaneswar||SOS Village, Bhubhaneswar||SUN PHARMA, Bhubhaneswar|
|World Vision India, Bhubhaneswar|
|Action India||Alamb||Bal Sahyog||C-FAR Delhi|
|Chetanalaya||Community Aid and Sponsorship Programme (CASP), Delhi)||Discipleship Centre||Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Trust|
|Humana People to People India||Ifrah GRC||Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Delhi||Janshankya Sthirta Kosh|
|Krishna Foundation||Muskan Foundation||Nav Srishti||Pariyatan GRC|
|Prabhat Tara NGO||Project Concern International (PCI)||Sakshi||Salam Balaak Trust|
|SEWA Bharat||Smile Foundation||Snehadeep Project||SPARC India|
|Sun Shine Welfare Society||Sur Nirman||Young Men’s Christian Association, (YMCA), New Delhi)|
|Aao Milkar Sath Chalen||Advocating Reproductive Choice – Rajasthan Network||Ajeet Enterprises||Ascent Institute, Jaipur|
|Bhouruka Charitable Trust, Jaipur||Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE – Jaipur)||Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society, Jaipur CECOIDECON||C-FAR, Jaipur|
|CUTS International (Consumer Unity & Trust Society), Jaipur||D.D. Pharma, Jaipur||Family Planning Association of India||Govt. Education Dept. – RMSA Programme|
|Govt. Higher Education Dept.||Govt. Women Polytechnic College, Jaipur||Health & Family Welfare Department, Rajasthan||Hindu Sanskriti Sansthan, Jaipur|
|ICDS, Jaipur||ICICI Foundation, Jaipur||Indian Institute Health Management Research, Jaipur||Indian Institute Rural Development, Jaipur|
|Indian Market Research Bureau, Jaipur||Inner Wheel Club, Jaipur||ITC, Jaipur||Jan Kala Sahitya Manch, Jaipur|
|Jana Urban Foundation, Jaipur||Jeevandhara Samaj Kalyan Samiti, Dausa||Kamgar Mahila Majdoor Union, Jaipur||Libra Multiplus Pvt. Ltd. , Jaipur|
|NMRD Pvt. Ltd, Jaipur – YFS Services Sponsorship||ORG – NGO||Pidilite, Jaipur||Population Services International, JPR|
|Pravah Ek Pahal, Jaipur||Rajasthan Vocational Training Institute, Jaipur||RIHR. Org. Jaipur||RKSK- NHM, Directorate|
|Rotary Club, Jaipur||S.R. Computers, Jaipur||Saras Dairy, Jaipur||Snehaagan Org. Jaipur|
|SOS – Children’s Village, Jaipur||Vikas Builders, Jaipur||World Vision India, Jaipur (Baran, Bundi, Barmer, Alwar, Tonk, Pratapgarh, Doongarpur)|
|Central Bank of India ( CEN R SETY)||Child Line, Kota||Edelweiss Pvt. Ltd., Kota||Genome Pvt. Ltd., Kota|
|Govt. Education Dept. – RMSA Programme||Govt. Higher Education Dept.||Govt. Women Polytechnic College, Kota||Hindustan Scout & Guide, Kota|
|Jatan, Kota||Kota Oxygen Private Limited||M.D. Mission Hospital, Kota||Madhu Smriti Sanstha, Kota|
|Mahak Welfare Society, Kota||Manav Seva Samiti, Kota||Nari Niketan, Kota||National Centre Human Settlement & Environment|
|National Institute of Breastfeeding Promotion, Kota||National Thurmal Power Corporation, Anta, Baran||Oxford Education & Training Institute||Pioneers Academy, Kota|
|Rajasthan Scouts & Guide, Kota||Rajasthan Skill & Learning Development Corp., Kota||Saras Dairy, Kota||Shri Shanti Vinayak Jan Jagriti Seva Samiti, Kota|
|Star Agri Warehousing Pvt Ltd||Suwalka and Suwalka, Kota||Swadesh, Kota||Vinayak Research & Welfare Society, Kota|
|WHO, Kota||Woman & Child Dept.||World Vision India – Baran & Bundi|
|Association For Development of Human And Community (Adhar), Kolkata||Aanganwadi Training Centre’s Kolkata||Calcutta Rescue||City Level Program of Action (CLPOA), Kolkata|
|Community Development Medicinal Unit (CDMU), Kolkata||Development Action Society, Kolkata||DURBAR (Durbar Mahila Samanvaya Committee, Sonagachi)||Family Planning Association of India|
|Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Healthcare Kolkata (GSK), Kolkata||HKF North & South , Kolkata||Hope Kolkata Foundation, Kolkata||Institute for Motivating Self Employment (IMSE)|
|Kalighat Society for Development Facilitation (KSDF)||Kolkata Women and Child Welfare Society||Koshish||Kotalipara Development Society (KDS), Kolkata|
|LARSEN & TOUBRO (L&T- India)||Legal Aid Association for Research Centre||Lower Range Xavier Society||Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT), Kolkata|
|Paschim Banga Krira O Janakalyan Parishad (PBKOJP), Kolkata||Patharghata Gram Panchayat||PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd.||Praajak, Kolkata|
|Soroptomist International, Kolkata||Swapno, Kolkata||Tollygunge Women in Need (TWIN), Kolkata||Vesuvius India Ltd|
|William Carey Study and Research Centre (WCSRC), Kolkata||Women Culture and Welfare Society, Kolkata|
|Agrini Foundation||Ansh Welfare Foundation||Anupama Foundation||Breakthrough NGO|
|Disha Foundation||Innerwheel Club||Institute for Integrated Society Development||Kadam Seva Samiti|
|MAMTA Health Institute for Mother & Child||Nari Sewa Samiti||Sahayog||SAMARTH|
|SAMBAL||Sewa Sankalp||Sharnam Sansthan||Srijan Foundation|
|Sriji Foundation||UMMEED NGO||Upekshit Mahila Evam Vikas Sansthan||YP Foundation|