Our intense interventions cover 773 villages, primarily in the 8 border (Through Direct & Partner NGOs) districts of Indo-Nepal region. These districts are among India’s 100 and Uttar Pradesh’s 35 most backward districts as identified by the Planning Commission of India and counted on the topmost priorities by the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF). Infrastructure, health care, education, and social development are far too low in these areas.
By targeting these areas, we hope to empower and enable these communities to stand up for their own & children’s rights to health, education, protection, and development, and to overcome their relegation to the margins of society.
Furthermore, India’s alarming Child Protection issues has led DEHAT’s efforts across the Indo-Nepal border regions through ‘Indo-Nepal Child Protection Forum’. This forum has been formed by DEHAT in collaboration with a Nepali non-profit organization RUSUF in 2015, with an aim to connect the dots between governmental and non-governmental (civil societies) child protection stakeholders and strengthen their efforts and mechanisms to tackle the cross-border child protection issues like trafficking, child marriages, child labor etc.
We approach development in a way that is holistic, targeted, and local. By keeping our geographic scope narrow, we can become deeply involved in the communities we work with. We can then address the complex and interconnected problems of education, health, poverty, and empowerment together for sustainable long-term progress.
Since, we are keenly interested to work with truly deprived, vulnerable and forgotten communities (especially children) across underprivileged areas, we’d love to discuss how you or your organization could work with DEHAT.