Reflecting voices from grassroots… Vol 19 | September 2016

IICA Chooses GRAAM as Empanelled CSR Domain Expert for NFCSR

The IICA (Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs) has chosen GRAAM (Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement) as Empanelled Domain Expert in Corporate Social Responsibility for NFCSR (National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility).
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Articles by GRAAM team members
A Case Study by Bennett Cook on Samvarthana Project
Bennett Cook, a student from Alleghany College, USA, in association with Sumathi DG, shares his observations through a case study on Samvarthana, a project aimed at improving the conditions of child survival and development in selected villages of Mysuru and Koppal districts of Karnataka.
Ben writes in detail his experiences and observations from an interview with Sheela, mother of an 8 month old boy Yuvin.
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An insight into Sanjeevini Project’s process monitoring activities:
It has been an enriching experience for me to oversee the process monitoring activity being conducted in five districts of Karnataka. Government of Karnataka is implementing the Karnataka State Rural Livelihoods Mission ‘SANJEEVINI‘, a centrally sponsored programme through Karnataka State Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (KSRLPS).
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1) CFTRI and GRAAM sign MoU to take affordable food technology to the grassroots
2) CII Invites Mr. Basavaraju to join the Taskforce on Water
3) Mr. Basavaraju participates in ‘Rights-Based Child Development course’ at National Law School, Bengaluru
1) No disabled quota in site allotment, BDA tells HC
It is indeed disappointing to note the statement of BDA in the HC. Although, the act passed by the honourable parliament mandates 3% reservation to PwD, BDA says it has reserved 1%. In the past, studies made by GRAAM about provision of residential sites in rural areas of Karnataka found that only 01% of sites are provided to PwDs instead of 3%. Why is the Government not complying with the law of the land? Why is this perpetual denial of social entitlements to the voiceless?
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2) 10 ways to ensure that people with disabilities in your workplace enjoy fulfilling careers
Your Story has published an article (link given below) that talks about some tips to ensure fulfilling careers to PwD. With simple initiatives, we can establish an inclusive working environment.
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Titan Company chooses GRAAM to develop Monitoring and Evaluation framework for its CSR projects
Titan Company has chosen GRAAM to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for 4 of its CSR projects. Titan’s CSR projects mainly aim at: supporting Girl Child/Education (Titan Kanya), Skill Development (ANTS), Eye screening and supporting cataract operations for underprivileged children and adults (Happy Eyes) and Supporting Arts Crafts Heritage / Celebrating Indian Heritage (Porgai Artisan Association Centre).
GRAAM has begun undertaking the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the above-mentioned projects.
Specific Services that will be performed are:

  • Development of Project profile
  • Development of the Monitoring framework with detailed indicators for monitoring
  • Integration with partners of Titan
  • Testing of the monitoring framework
  • Finalizing the framework

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