SEVA KENDRA ®- 9402
Affiliated to ChildFund India
Krishik Seva Kendra (CKSK) is a voluntary organization run by
Franciscan Capuchin Fathers of Karnataka Province, registered as a
Society in 1976. We have been engaged in Integrated Community
Development activities supported by various good hearted donors.
CKSK is situated in Dakshina Kannada District; the taluk is at the
eastern end of the coastal district and at the foothills of the
Western Mountain Ranges. We are working since the year 1969. Today
we are assisting 785 poor children in fifteen adopted villages. Our
mission is “To create an environment of hope and respect for the
needy children of all cultures and beliefs in which they have
opportunities to achieve
their full potential and provide practical tools for positive change
to children, families and communities”.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS:
HEALTH – We have a dispensary to facilitate better health
condition to those who cannot afford to meet medical expenses. We
sensitize the people through awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS in a
campaign mode; rallies, raising the apt slogans, vigilant folk
songs, tableau shows, distribution of information materials are the
various activities that are part of campaign. The HIV infected and
affected are provided nutritious food and referred to care and
support centers for the treatment. Counseling supports to meet the
challenges to lead the life with courage. We assisted 1500 poor
families to cover the health Insurance for their unexpected health
problems. Adolescent girls and boys are given training on physical,
emotional and psychological growth and development. Eligible couples
have gained confidence to face their future life. Awareness on
importance on breast feeding is given to the community. The
Organization also provides supplementary
nutrition to reduce the Infant Mortality and Mother Mortality Rate
for malnourished children, pregnant women and lactating mothers, TB
and HIV patients. Demonstration sessions were organized on
preparation of low cost nutritious food. Assistance was given to
Kitchen garden. Support was also extended to construction of low
cost sanitation and clean kitchen to maintain hygiene both at the
family and community level.
We focus on Early Childhood Care and Development activities. Our
Preschools provide nutritious food, play materials and child
friendly environment. Our support to children from backward
communities and youths help to continue their education, skill
training for better livelihood opportunities. Reading Improvement
Program in the Government schools children improved their reading
skill and confidence to perform better in the academic education.
Skill in Mathematics program equipped children to learn mathematics
easily and their grasping capacity enhanced. Distribution of sports
activities play materials promotes conducive and stimulating
environment in the govt. schools. Teachers are motivated, trained to
focus on maintaining quality and improve classroom teaching and
conducted meeting to strengthen communities to involve and monitor
Regular Personality Development Camps for Children focuses to build
the confidence, decision making and critical thinking among
adolescents studying in Government schools and Colleges. Child Right
awareness programmes were conducted in schools, in the community
through rallies, distributed handbills, organized programmes on the
eve of World day for Prevention of Child Abuse. Children were
alerted about hazards of plastic bags usage; we supported children
to build plastic houses to eradicate the usage of plastic bags which
harms environment and health. Functioning of Child Resource Centers
provides opportunity to outdoor and indoor play, use lab equipments,
charts, play musical instruments, library books. Computer and
typewriting facility supports children in building additional skill.
All our programmes ensure survival, development, protection and
participation of all the children in the communities that are in the
of the organization.
Livelihood and Economic Enhancement
of the Poor is playing a vital role in the Economic Empowerment of
the community. Support and motivation is given to the needy to take
up agriculture, jasmine cultivation, Beekeeping, Goat rearing,
piggery, rabbitry, areca plate making, petty business, milch animal
and other income generating activities. Group ventures such as dairy
unit wherein milk collection center, feed warehouse, and shyamiyan
business renting of tables, chairs, vessels for hire are also taken
up by the groups with the support of the organization. Rural women
enthusiasm is quite appreciable in running the tea and rice business
for the sustainability of their Federation under Business
Development Plan. We try to enhance the collective strength resulted
in taking up group ventures which is owned by the women. Financial
support to women through Self Help Groups (SHG) and their savings
and loans enhance their income and improve the status of women in
the villages. Women are organized in the `170 SHGs, consist of 25
Clusters with Cluster Representatives, General Body, Governing Body
and the Executive Committee under Women Federation Trust.
Women Empowerment programmes consist of health, nutrition,
education and capacity building training. Our efforts in this
context resulted in mobilizing 2500 women and enabled them to access
to various Government schemes and faculties.
India is known for its multicultural and rich traditions
and Customs. These celebrations are quite different in each
religion. People of different caste, creed and religion live in
harmony. Some of the prominent festivals are Ganesh Chathurthi,
Ugadi -New Year of Hindus and Deepavali - Festival of lights.
Christmas & Easter are celebrated by the Christians and Ramzan,
Bakrid are celebrated by the Muslims. Climatically in general the
area is pleasant with three seasons - summer, rainy and winter.
To implement all the above programs we have qualified and dedicated
staff with aims- objectives and goals to develop the rural children
and their families. Due to the loving sacrifice of our various
Sponsors, we have been able to reach out some extent to the poorest
of the poor.
What we have achieved is little, there is more to do and it is only
possible through the generous and good hearted people. Whatever your
contribution will help these unfortunate children, backward families
and the most vulnerable segments of the society to live a normal and
better life. We assure you our sincere gratitude and prayers for
your sacrifice and contribution. May God bless you all.
A big Thank you and best wishes.