Integrated Community Development Program - Smile always Foundation - We are dedicated to care children, promote independence and build strong families through activities with the resources available.
“We are dedicated to care children, promote independence and build strong families through activities with the resources available.”

Integrated Community Development Program

Smile always Foundation are starting Integrated Community Development Program to serve the backward communities where the family is benefited rather than an individual child.  In this new approach the children receive opportunity to pursue their education while the parents are provided with an opportunity to develop new skills and participate in group activities and also inculcate habit of savings to develop them to reach sustainability. With a small beginning of 25 children in this program it is also expanded further and the present strength in this program is 570 children. This is a family focus program.  Through this program more than 2000 members are being benefited. These families are on the path of development to reach sustainability. The activity components of  ....

 

Group Formation and Development

Integrated Community Development Program strengthens the capacity of identified cluster group members in the communities. Cluster Group Formation encouraged, the Members learnt new skills and developed to realize their potential. The ICD Program at present has saving groups members.

  • To develop new community groups consists of members in the target communities with the help of Area Development Organizers to create an opportunity of working together in groups and contribute in their own development.
  • Conduct Need based basic literacy classes for saving group members by Community Facilitators to make them to learn basic literacy which needed for establishing their self reliance.
  • We arrange skills training in different skills to group members to equip with new skills by program staff at all levels to build the capacity of the group members.
  • We offered Vocation skills training in different skills to group members to learn new skills by training Instructors to learn new skills to earn their income.

 


Skills Training

The Group Members are trained and learnt new skills. ICDP will organize training for the members of new groups in

  • Group Management and Leadership
  • Simple accounting
  • Kitchen gardening and training
  • Poultry rearing and small business

Environmental awareness and social forestry and other skill development for group members and their family members. The training is continued for existing groups members.

Need Based Literacy and Social Awareness

Literacy rate increased and 80% participants are neo-literates. The Integrated Community Development program conduct classes for groups Members. Through this activity the group’s members have received need based Literacy training and makes them aware of social stability. Community Facilitator is appointed for conducting daily classes while Field Staff oversee the overall program. 15-20 classes are conducted in a month in the evening time for one to two hours as per their convenience after they return from their work. The follow-up Courses will be undertaken for the Group Members who completed Primer Level courses.