ASHA works at a grassroot level in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and various other states of India to develop effective bottom-up strategies for development. We have identified and combined three crucial elements as our methodology, to tackle and make rapid progress in education, sanitation, health and nutrition levels.
- To mobilize the local population to build self-reliance and thereby contribute to the Right Based Approach (RBA) model of development.
- To empower the vulnerable communities; especially women as key change agents and
- To forge partnership with local government.
Mobilizing people at the grassroot level to build self-reliance and thereby contribute to the RBA model of development.
ASHA seeks to strengthen the capacities, leadership and confidence of the local marginalized group by training women and men, equipping them with the skills and technical know-how needed to take self-reliant actions needed to improve their living conditions in their communities. At the village level people would select their local leaders who would act as “animators” in the development process. The mobilization process would be followed by providing training to the local animators who would act as the focal point for people contact.
ASHA works at a grassroot level in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and various other states of India in developing effective bottom-up strategies for development. We have focused on several key initiatives in our development programs.
- Focusing on Women Empowerment
- Primary & Quality Education
- Basic healthcare
- Computer training
Impact assessment is an essential element in ASHA’s program and strategy development process. It acts as a measurement of the development progress work undertaken at various levels. ASHA is committed to a participatory approach to monitor and evaluate various s solutions in implementing key development programs. The success of any development project depends on the effective impact assessment which can track progress of various project works undertaken at different levels.
Support the MDGs
ASHA’s vision is to strive to make a healthy world and thereby also reduce child mortality rate, improve maternal health condition and achieve gender equality. Its primary focus area is to empower women by imparting literacy education which would lead to sustainable development. This would enable ASHA to support and achieve the UN Millennium Development Goal.