|Child Friendly Village Planning Programme – Krishnagiri District |
The Child Friendly Village Planning Programme is an innovative approach initiated in 2006 – 07 to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for children and women in Krishnagiri district. The Krishnagiri District Administration has linked up with UNICEF and NGO partners to accelerate programmes, initiatives and activities that would yield results for women and children.
- Eliminate Female Feticide, Female Infanticide
- Reduce Infant Mortality, Child Mortality
- Reduce Maternal Mortality
- Ensure all babies are delivered in hospital
- Ensure all births are registered and given birth certificates
- Ensure exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months for all children
- Reduce childhood under nutrition
- Ensure universal consumption of iodized salt by all families
- Reduce anemia among women, adolescent girls and children
- Ensure all children 6-36 months receive 5 doses of Vitamin A
- Eliminate Child labour and ensure all children enroll in schools
- Ensure all children are in good quality schools and master all competencies
- Ensure universal coverage of Protected drinking water supply
- Ensure hand washing with soap after defecation and before eating food
- Ensure universal use of toilets including in all schools
- Eliminate Child Sexual abuse and exploitation & trafficking
- Ensure that all adolescents have HIV/AIDS awareness, and know how to protect against HIV/AIDS
- Ensure access to services of all antenatal mothers attending antenatal clinics where PPTCT centres have been established.
| Key Objectives |
- Facilitate the mobilization of communities, including the most disadvantaged, through a five day participatory exercise
- To help communities to asses their situation related to health, nutritional, education, water and sanitation
- To help them analyse and act collectively to improve the quality of their lives
- To create a strong partnership between communities and service providers
- To build capacity for effective community governance
Child Friendly Village Planning that includes community self assessment, demand generation/ behaviour change communication, action planning, convergence.
Community Level Support Network
|Activities during Village Planning |
It’s a five day exercise at the village level where communities through various exercises assess and analyze their situation with the help of various participatory tools that include
Village time line analysis
Weighing every child under36 years and plotting the growth chart and understanding the concept of growth monitoring and promotion
Cleaning the village and construction of soak pits, vermiculture units, toilets etc.
Gender analysis and discussing issues related to women’s empowerment
Developing the Village Action Plan where focus is on community action
|Post Village Planning |
Handing over the village action plan to the gram panchayat and Village Volunteer Force.
Capacity Building of Village Volunteers Force.
Promotion of forums of women, children and adolescent girls
Development of Community Based Monitoring tools and mechanisms
Facilitation of inter-sectoral and community-service linkages
|Key Outcomes of Village Planning |
Monthly PLCC meetings are regular.
Youth and women in forefront - women’s, youth and adolescent groups
Contributions from community
Holistic leading to convergence
Strengthen partnership between community and systems
Ownership of programme activities
A strong Data base collected by the community
The CFVP programme has been implemented in 8 blocks in Krishnagiri by Myrada and IVDP and its partner NGOs till December 2007 As a result of the initiative, a VVF having 30 youths per panchayat has been formed. They have been provided preliminary orientation and sector wise trainings every month by trained facilitators.
The District administration has organized Panchayat Level Convergence Committee (PLCC) in all panchayats. On the first Friday of every month the PLCC has been conducted by the Panchayat Presidents. All Govt. field functionaries in the panchayats, SHG, VVF, facilitators participate in the joint meeting. The PLCC links the service providers and communities. Issues raised by VLMC, VVF are solved or referred above for action. As a result of the CFVP programme the following results are achieved in various sectors.
A steady increase in all developmental indicators except construction of individual House Hold latrines (IHHL) from a mere 24000 in 2005 to 100000 in 2007.
There were 11600 out of school children in 2005. But at the end of 2007, there were only 1760.
The percentage of under nourished children in 2005 was 38%. But by the end of 2007, it was reduced to 20% (Source IVDP survey).
The consumption of iodized salt was 29% in 2005. But by the end of 07, it was 93%.
The institutional deliveries were 66 % in 2005. But it has gone up to 93% in 2007.
Only 6% birth certificates were issued in 2005. But in 2007 it was 95%.
Decrease in IMR, MMR and SBR