Interventions

Interventions

Meeting tomorrow’s needs as we touch today's reality.

SXSSS hopes for:
  • Child-centered education paradigms
  • Creative learning methods
  • Conducive learning environment
  • Citizenship education
  • Care of the environment
  • Camps that are live-in experiences
  • Catalyzing holistic development
  • Catering to the educational needs of the drop-outs through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

Ensuring healthy lives in an increasingly hazardous environment

SXSSS aspires to:
  • Promote self-reliant Community Health Workers in their own communities
  • Pursue curative means and referral services
  • Paving the link with existing health care system.
  • Prevent and promote health through awareness and health education.
  • Participate in health care campaigns
  • Push forward DOTS program for TB patients
  • Procure sexual health awareness, focusing on STD and AIDS prevention
  • Promote psycho-social care

Empowering a fragmented society as it awakens to a united stand.

SXSSS commits itself by :
  • Enhancing capacity building
  • Engaging individual and collective efforts to safeguard their rights as they confront dehumanizing forces
  • Establishing a people’s organization that includes women self-help groups, peace committees, youth groups, CBOs, parents association
  • Emphasising on women’s participation and leadership
  • Educating through literacy and non-formal education that aims at generating awareness of their rights
  • Encouraging responsible and participative leadership
  • Endeavoring to link up with government programmes that benefit the community
  • Ensuring a process that builds a community in mutual respect and unity
  • Engendering change through a forum that deals with division and conflict in the community

For seeing a self-reliant community as we build people up

SXSSS labors towards :
  • Organizing training programs for NGOS, CBOs
  • Providing orientation workshops for School teachers on issues related to human rights education and peace building
  • Imparting knowledge and skills for the educators working in the Nonformal sector

Responding to the cry of the environment in travail as we promise New hope.

SXSSS endevours to :
  • Find creative ways of ecological awareness and environmental education
  • Build network to arrest the Environment degradation
  • Promote community solar kitchens
  • Foster social forestation programmers to transform polluted industrial areas into green pockets, planting and nurturing tens and thousands of trees

Extending our services to remote rural communities in a spirit of sharing and encouraging joint action towards change

SXSSS works towards :
  • Bringing together women of rural Gujarat, for a two year Community Health Workers training.
  • Broading their outlook through knowledge and skills that enable them to handle basic health needs and facilitate referral services
  • Believing in their capacity to be agents of change by upgrading their skills in communication, interpersonal relations and leadership

Remaining ever alert in times of natural and human made disasters and responding with a spirit of equity and justice.

SXSSS reaches out by :
  • Activating organized and professional emergency response at the time of disasters such as cyclone, floods, droughts, earthquake, communal riots and carnage.
  • Assuring mobilization of resources from far and near
  • Aligning itself with government machinery, international resources supporter, corporate sectors, institutions and individuals for a collective intervention.
  • Assembling humanitarian relief activities and long rehabilitation interventions.
  • Coordinating and networking for policy formulation on disaster response
  • Lobbing and advocating for the rightful compensation and mitigation

Providing a resources that complements the multi-facetted task of Advocacy

SXSS strives to :
  • Direct its efforts towards facilitating advocacy and networking
  • Develop an unrelenting pursuit of knowledge and truth
  • Document daily news items thematically
  • Disseminate information, meticulously gathered and processed
  • Deliver extensive resource material preserved in its library with book, slides, video-cassettes, CDs, posters and charts on development, health, human rights and other relevant themes.
  • Develop the data base by procuring 16 Gujarati and English newspapers, 750 magazines, journls, international reports and newsletters related to development and human rights

An initiative for justice, peace and communal harmony in an atmosphere of discrimination and conflict.

SXSSS adheres to :
  • Journeying with people in the resolution of their conflicts and peace building
  • Undertaking peace initiatives towards reconciliation and healing between conflicting groups and communities
  • Dispelling prejudice, stereotypes and hatred while promoting a culture of peace
  • Inculcating positive values, attitudes and orientation
  • Reinforcing means that value, acknowledge and accept diversity
  • Nurturing processes that enable people to respect different perspectives
  • Strengthening relationships between people of diverse backgrounds
  • Celebrating cultural and social diversity
  • Developing strategies and infrastructures to build leadership that cultivates peace
  • Evolving relevant education programmes and materials for peace building
  • Encouraging and promoting interfaith dialogue
  • Creating gender perspectives towards dialogue
  • Lobbying for sustainable peace and justice
  • Collaborating with peace initiatives at local, regional national and international levels
Center for Orientation, Research & Documentation – CORD

The SXSSS Center for Orientation, Research, and Documentation (CORD) was founded in 1989. It documents and publicizes events that impact people's lives and serves as a nodal point among NGOs and government offices, while coordinating action. It is located near the educational institutions of Ahmedabad and makes available its library, training hall, conference room, seminar hall, and discussion halls to further its purpose.

At its CORD facility, SXSSS maintains a library subscribes to 15 newspapers in English and Gujarati, 750 magazines, journals and newsletters, and a holding of more than 8000 books, 388 video cassettes, and 330 audio cassettes, along with slides, posters, and charts. It also serves as a publishing house for leaflets, booklets, magazines, books, and reports.

Publications by CORD:
  • Shanti Ane Astitva (2009) narrates peace building efforts by the organization.
  • Perspective of Children on Peace (2008) contains children's pictures depicting their perspective on peace.
  • Carnage Victims: Camp Inmates of Ahmedabad is a study of the status of the inmates of various rehabilitation camps formed after the carnage of 2002 in Gujarat.
  • Manavta ni Safare contains prayers along with religious, inspirational, and patriotic songs on our common humanity, along with awareness songs and slogans.
  • Prasuti baad ni Sambhal explains the care to be taken after delivery of a child.
  • Aahaar ane Poshaan gives information on food and nutrition.
  • Sakramak Rogo gives information on communicable diseases.
  • Raashikaran gives information on vaccination.
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Peace Building Initiatives

Shanti Cell for Human Rights is our initiative for conflict prevention, communal harmony, justice and peace. Shanti was launched on January 30, 1999 – the 51st anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. SXSSS launched SHANTI (Peace) in Ahmedabad where Gandhi founded his famous Sabarmati Ashram, and where clashes between the Hindus and Muslims have persisted. SHANTI strives to impact people's attitudes at the grassroots level and publishes reports on its efforts and experiences.

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National Institute Of Open Schooling - NIOS

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is a programme of the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development. In 1990 SXSSS became the first accredited institute in this programme in Gujarat, with English and Hindi as a medium of instruction. NIOS – a Government of India program – encourages and supports students from poor economic conditions and other learning disadvantages to continue their education.

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  • Facilitating a deeper reflection and understanding of conflict
  • Advocacy and Networking at various levels on issues related to Human Rights
  • Facilitating and supporting for a for an ongoing watchdog function such as Movement for secular Democracy, NGO forum for
  • child Rights, Citizen's Initiative, Gujarat Social Forum..
  • Accredited and linked to several international networks/bodies
  • Partnering closely with national for a
  • Operating jointly with state level initiatives and network