Achievements

ADITHI’S ACHIEVEMENTS AND IMPACT

It is but natural that Adithi has been able to make its mark in different ways through its interventions as hereunder:

  • Our impact at the state level can be gauged from the fact that we are worked with 150,000 women and girl children.
  • Issue based work of ADITHI is on Child Marriage, Female Infanticide and Feticide, Trafficking of Girl Children and their Sexual Exploitation.
  • A task force was set up by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India to develop a policy for street vendors in part due to ADITHI’s participation.
  • Adithi’s continuous advocacy has given recognition to the sharecroppers whom the Government did not recognize earlier.
  • Adithi’s advocacy efforts have resulted in the fisherwomen getting oxbow lakes leased in their names by the Government. Earlier, there was difficulty in even registering the cooperatives of the fisherwomen, now they are being registered and there is one women’s cooperative in each block of Madhubani district.
  • Our HRD workshops have resulted in a concept of a death cycle, which have generated many advocacy efforts at the infant and adolescent stage.
  • We have developed models for working with adolescent girls.
  • Adithi’s revival efforts for the three traditional crafts – sujuni, khatwa and cross-stitch have provided state, national and international level recognition to the home-based craftswomen engaged in these crafts.
  • ADITHI was invited to be a member of the Committee of the Planning Commission on Women and Girl Children for the Tenth Plan.

Adithi has also been credited to be the first organization in Bihar to have accomplished several path breaking feats, such as:

  • We were the first to work with adolescent girls in Bihar.
  • We were the first to document female infanticide in Bihar.
  • We were the first to look after and give in adoption 29 baby girls who would otherwise have become victims of female infanticide.
  • We were the first to start a rural study centre for the tribals in collaboration with IGNOU.
  • We were the first to develop the course material in Santali language for NFE centres in Dumka district.
  • Introducing the concept of doorstep education in Bihar and Balak-Balika Chetna Kendra (BCK) to provide life skill education. It became a role model for many other organisations.
  • ADITHI facilitated mapping and studies for leaf plates, bamboo, rope in Jharkhand area (both horizontal and vertical).
  • Our effort towards decentralization is showing results as all 26 NGOs that we facilitated, are thriving and growing today.
  • ADITHI provided livelihood focus to tawaifs’ daughters.
  • ADITHI started working with adolescent boys in Chaturbhujsthan, in an effort towards gender sensitization at an early age.