Our work in the context of the UN SDG
HWCTINDIA India’s work in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.
HWCT India’s activities are in line with four of the 17 SDGs to transform our world by 2030.
GOAL 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
As per the Lancet 2018, 6:180-192, Catastrophic out-of-pocket health expenditure pushes 55 million Indians below poverty line every year.
When there is a sick member in the family, especially when she/he is the bread-winner, the income grinds to a halt. Children are forced to drop out of schools to help out. The repercussions of this may impact generations, especially in the case of people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
HWCT India provides assistance to these disease-ravaged families to help them tide over the situation. In addition to raising funds for specific needs including children’s education, we gather information about the different government schemes that they can avail and, if needed, we do the necessary work to avail these schemes / facilities.
GOAL 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
HWCT is doing its bit to help the underserved families to have the nutritious meals with its timely interventions. HWCT has raised funds to distribute the Monthly Grocery Kits and Food Packets to be delivered to such families. HWCT has distributed over 2250 Monthly Grocery Kits and has distributed over 3500 meals in past 3 months to such families and children, who have no support system to have the regular meals.
HWCT in past has also been the part of mass distribution programs with the support of their mobilizers and social workers which has further extended the support program drives to over 5K families in Mumbai and Palghar Area. HWCT has taken a step forward by not just providing mid- day meals to combat hunger and deprivation but offers nutritious, tasty and wholesome meals under the PROJECT POSHAN keeping in mind the requirements of a growing child. Nearly 200 children benefit from freshly prepared meals, both in quality and quantity to support mental and physical growth at their Naigaon center.
Our monthly food kit & essential supplies program supports several such families during their difficult times. More and more families who need this aid are identified each month and arrangements made.
GOAL 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
HWCT has undertaken initiatives to improve the condition of underprivileged children by providing quality education & skill development programs for the youth. The various support programs like Primary Schooling for the underserved children, Digital Learning, English Speaking have been undertaken and introduced at the HWCT Center at Naigaon and to the rural schools in Maharashtra.
We offer educational support in the form of tuition fees and other items like phones for online classes, notebooks, pens etc. to prevent these children from discontinuing their studies. This support continues till they complete Standard 12, followed by career guidance, and in specific cases, financial support for professional education is offered, as well.
HWCT aims to work closely with the schools especially teachers to facilitate them to educate the children with the Digital knowledge, mobile apps and e-banking in more efficient ways. The goal is to create platforms in schools where children have the opportunities to learn about Digital Skills and lay the stronger foundation for the better employment opportunities. We also aim to engage with the parents and stakeholders. These initiatives will lead to creating a conducive environment in society with better employments ratio in the community.
GOAL 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
The Education and Skill building division provides training to Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, Care Givers, Families and volunteers of HWCT India. Training is provided both in classroom and virtual education mode and over the years we have trained nearly 2000 stakeholders in health care.
When illness ravages families and treatment costs drive them to poverty, one of the first sacrifices they end up having to make is in the education of their children. Unable to pay their school fees or to help earn an income, children drop out of schools.
The steps we’re taking on will help the youths and individuals to upgrade and learn their skills in recognized MSCIT courses, Word, Excel, Website Designing and PowerPoint expertise with Digital learning skills which will help such individuals to keep up their job and or find the suitable employment to stay and earn with Dignity. By taking care of community and helping them – we will be collectively taking care of our youths and the global community.
Our programs are designed to make sure that youth and children are future ready. Imparting top – notch digital courses at par with industry standards and requirements to rural schools, the Digital Learning Models and Lean Learning Methods under PROJECT MAGIC BOX formulation by HWCT helps the youth from tribal and backward communities to enhance their employability prospects. Thus, we are empowering the lives of the underserved families to make them more independent and stay with Dignity.