Name of the activity: BANDHU
Country/NMO: MSAI India
Program: Ethics and Human Rights in Health
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: First-time Activity
Focus area: Peace, peacebuilding and health
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)
A serious violation of human dignity, homelessness is a problem affecting people of all ages from all walks of life, in both developed and developing countries and it is on the rise in India.A person who is homeless may face violations of the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to education, the right to liberty and security of the person, the right to privacy, the right to social security, the right to freedom from discrimination, the right to vote, and many more.
An estimated 1.8 million homeless people live on the streets with no money and no documents to help them access relief measures related to food, health, water, sanitation, shelter and livelihood, they face violations of a wide range of human rights.Many families have recently lost their homes as a result of forced evictions.They will have no choice but to endure the hardships.Homelessness is a growing issue, one that will require multilateral cooperation from various sources to overcome.
- Homeless people
- General population
- Homeless people
1.To organize and collect basic resources for at least 100 homeless people.
- To assess basic physical health parameters (such as blood pressure, height/weight- BMI) of at least 100 homeless people.
3.To make at least 100 homeless people in India aware of the schemes and services provided by the government of India to improve their well being.
4.To examine for signs of social exclusion and strengthen the mental health of at least 100 homeless people through an empathetic discussion.
Indicators of Success:
At least 60% of the target population is satisfied with the resources provided to them in the form of food, clothing and other utilities.
At least 60% of the target population becomes aware of how to take care of themselves and maintain basic hygiene.
At least 60% of the population is made aware about the schemes and services available for them.
At least 60% of the population is able to voice their needs and opinions.
- Number of donation drives: At least 10
- Number of volunteers: At least 50
- Number of people who contributed/donated- At least 50
- Quality of interaction as rated by the target population- At least 7/10
- Volunteer satisfaction parameters- (Leicart’s scale- 4 parameters)
BEFORE-Launch video on World Humanitarian Day, 19th August, opening calls for Volunteering teams all across India;Have a WhatsApp group with all volunteering team heads and discuss the donation drive, providing toolkits;
DURING-Start from 23rd August with collecting certain items each day; At the end of each day collected items are collected along with a number of contributors;Common group with the NT will have discussions every day.Volunteers are encouraged to take photos,videos each day;On the 8th day, go to the specific/nearest shelter home/ locality and distribute the collected items.Have a discussion with the target population where they assess their mental and physical health.Forms for all volunteers will be open throughout the duration of the campaign.Volunteer heads fill in the post event report form.
AFTER-After concluding the campaign, a story/post showing India’s map and how many drives were conducted in each state, along with pictures and testimonials.
Plans for evaluation:
Quantitative evaluation: Pre and post event report questionnaire responses were compared and evaluated using mean and percentage based statistical modalities to assess the impact of the campaign.
Qualitative evaluation: Feedback for the event was to be filled by volunteers in the post event report and was used to assess the quality of interaction and volunteer-
satisfaction under the following questions (Each question was assessed from a scale of 1 to 10).
- Effects of the event on the target population (Positive/Negative).
- Satisfaction by the efforts put by the volunteers.
- Volunteer satisfaction with respect to the impact generated by the event.
- Homeless shelter/target population satisfaction with respect to the methodology and idea of the activity.
- Volunteer satisfaction with respect to the involvement of the national team
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