NGO, RuralIndia, SocietyForward

BCT – Visit Report

On the 19 September, I visited Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, a Not-for-Profit organization who’s vision is “To transform 100 villages in 3 mandalas, viz. Yellamanchilli, Atchyutapuram and Rambilli of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh into model villages in such a way that all able bodied persons are gainfully employed, that substantive improvements in the state of literacy, health and economic sustenance take…

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HealthCare, RuralIndia

PHC's in India

Statistics of PHC’s (Primary Health Center) in India: There is 1 PHC for every 25,000 populationPHC for – Promotive, Preventive, Curative and Rehabilitative CareThis implies offering a wide range of services such as health education, promotion of nutrition, basic sanitation, the provision of mother and child family welfare services, immunization, disease control and appropriate treatment for illness and injury. Each…

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RuralIndia, SocietyForward

7 Types of Poverty

Bhagavatula Charitable Trust (BCT), runs Innovative Experimental Primary Schools (IEP) in 72 Villages in Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. What is the difference between IEP and regular Government Schools? IEP schools, apart from regular academics, work towards education children in the age group 11-15 on the 7 types of Poverty which are required to uplift the quality of life. Our…

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RuralIndia, SocietyForward

Conversations – Part 1

Recently, I was having discussion with Dr B.V.Parameswara Rao, founder of Bhagavatula Charitable Trust. We were discussing on Social Entrepreneurship and tried to address two areas – Micro Financing, involvement of Technology in Rural Development. Micro-Financing Dr. Rao feels that this has changed the life of a farmer. This is just not helping him to come out of his miseries,…

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BookReviews, RuralIndia

Reality of Life

My latest reading is “End of Poverty” by Jeffery Sachs. This is a very good book giving details on reality bites of Poverty. I am just 25% done with the book, but am getting to understand few grass root concepts of Poverty. Probably, by the end of the book, I can get few ideas on how I can personally contribute…

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