Uniqueness of the FSD Intervention
1. SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS THROUGH MONEY LITERACY
FSD works closely with the particularly vulnerable tribal groups to create inclusive and sustainable livelihoods for individuals, families, and communities across tribal India with a long-term goal of equalising the economic and social justice through creating equitable opportunities by building adequate capacities. We integrate economic development activities to reduce discriminations and gender inequality through self-help groups along-with tribal women leadership through improving knowledge on money literacy.
2. EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH LEARNING LITERACY
FSD works with tribal children for shaping their future with formal education and encouraging the community and government to invest on young children for strong educational foundation. We focus on child rights to survival, nutrition, education, recreation, participation, protection and development. We create space for the neglected children to have access to high-quality educational opportunities and gain critical life skills knowledge to prepare them for success in today’s digitalised and globalised world with adequate skill in learning literacy.
3. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THROUGH LEGAL LITERACY
FSD works with government departments for implementing welfare and rights-based legislations for enhancing constitutional rights of the citizens. We create awareness on the key legislations such as the Minimum Wages Act 1948, Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956, Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 1976, Protection of Human Rights Act 1993, Recognition of Forest Rights Act 2006, Right to Education Act 2009, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012, SC/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act 2015, Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 2016 for the advancement of adivasi people with legal literacy.
4. HEALTH AND SANITATION THROUGH BODY LITERACY
FSD works for health equality of indigenous people by addressing poverty, malnutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation, quality food and care. Tribal people are more vulnerable to diseases; so, we educate tribal people to utilise government health care centers and tribal mothers to deliver their children in hospitals with healthy environment. We promote awareness on sanitation and help adolescents and women to utilise eco-friendly napkins and health-care. FSD is working with traditional healers to revive traditional medicinal knowledge for the advancement of best health condition and improvement of better sanitation to live in a good environment. We help local community through body literacy to overcome illnesses and sickness by attaining standard of physical and mental health.
5. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH CIVIL LITERACY
FSD works with tribal community especially with youth groups for improving socio-economic educational conditions through formation of community based organisations and overcoming discriminations, disadvantages and disintegration. Community development activities includes accessing basic needs and fundamental rights and utilising various welfare schemes from the government departments and also entitlement rights for social security. We create space for tribal leaders and cadres to utilise panchayat raj institutions to improve community development. We create model villages in tribal areas for sustainable community development with civil literacy.