Programme for Women of slum areas


Name of the Project:

  • Development Programme for Women of slum areas of Hyderabad Phase VI;
  • Project Area: 20 Slums of Asifnagar (Karwan);
  • Duration (From / To): Oct 2004 – Sept 2007;
  • Status (ongoing / completed): Ongoing;
  • Source of funding / Supported by: EedBonn;
  • Target group: Women (18-45 years);
  • Goal: To facilitate socio-economic measures to develop poor slum women.


  • To impart education & training to women/girls with regard to their economic growth by way of identifying their hidden talents, bringing motivation and awareness towards their rights and duties thereby promoting social entrepreneurship;
  • To extend knowledge and information to women/girls in respect of family welfare, nutrition, health and environment and also to assist them in forming cooperatives, self-help groups, Mahila Mandals, tiny industries, and more.

Strategy: Development in slum women is targeted through motivation and awareness building and entrepreneurship.

Main activities:

  • Personality Development:
    - Adult Literacy, Spoken English, Coaching Classes, & Personality Grooming,
  • Community Development:
    - Health & Hygiene: Preventive Health, Camps, Street Shows, Labs, Clinic & Voluntary Counselling, Diagnostic Centre (Leprosy, HIV/AIDS & T.B);
    - Environment Protection & Upkeep : Rainwater- Harvesting, Water Tanks, Tree Plantation, Kitchen Garden & Cleaning of Lanes;
  • Gender Development:
    - Self-Identity & Awareness, Awareness Camps, Workshops, Counselling & Guidance, Talks for Adolescent Girls, Capacity Buildilng of CBOs.
  • Vocational Skill Development:
    - Skill Training Courses: Medi Lab, Tailoring & Embroidery, Cooking & Fast Food, Beauty & Skin Care, Computer Technology,
    - Crash Courses: Candle, Papad, Chalk-Piece, Consumer Chemicals, Fruits & Vegetable Preservation, Henna Design;
    - Women Entrepreneurship: Petty Trades, Shops or Small Businesses;
  • Organizational Development:
    - Staff Improvement & Counselling, Public Relations & Fund Raising, Schemes for Self-Reliance (Sara Boutique: Tailoring & Fashion Design, Nikhar Beauty Parlour & Gym, E-Service Point, Rexine Works);
  • Innovations in Strategy, Activities:
    - Counselling (Family, Adolescent girls, Youth);
    - Skill Courses (mobile).

Number of beneficiaries: 22,460 (approximate).

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