The past 7 months have been an extremely hectic and satisfying period in the 6½ year history of the ADATS/SCNZ community sponsorship scheme.
More than 5,000 children finished their school year and were promoted to the next academic year.
A new life-skill activity to familiarise 500 children every year with the fundamentals of computer usage, email and internet surfing was started; After training 182 children, we are now in the 6th monthly batch of this training.
Massive DLDP works were implemented to provide wage labour and succour to thousands of families in this the 4th year of drought, impoverishment and disinvestment of family assets.
Member Coolie families repaid their CCF Overdue with great difficulty and re-borrowed huge crop loans in a spirit of optimism.
A Customer Demands & Satisfaction survey was successfully implemented, meeting thousands of pressing demands of Member Coolie families; Results were reviewed and the next Agenda for this CD&S survey was finalised.
2 big studies were undertaken to assess the impact of the programme and possibilities for its replication in non-SCNZ villages.
A participatory evaluation of the just completed 3 year DLDP programme was carried out in Chintamani taluk (not in the direct purview of this community sponsorship scheme).
Coolie landholdings were resurveyed and the database updated.
Staff and functionaries continued to receive OD training to improve their facilitation skills and overall capacity.