Our latest initiative, Project Swayam focuses on empowering families and entire communities. Currently operational in 16 communities through 4 centers of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, it offers family guidance and support, educational activities for children, and a community members’ forum – ‘Aapla Manch’ which looks after community needs and problem solving.

Swayam - towards sustainable & empowered communities…

Swadhar IDWC has been focusing on empowering women and children by working for their equal access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities, leading to improved health and education outcomes for their families and communities, through its different community interventions.

Swayam – our latest project follows the same model, with added focus on empowering the community members to take charge of their own issues and work together to resolve them.

The different modules of the project focusing on children, women, families and entire community include –

Early Childhood Care, Education and Development (ECCED) module focuses on introducing the family members to modern concepts of child upbringing, brain development of an infant and their role in stimulating the brain development. Early stimulation is known to help the children in academic performance later on.

Khelghar by Swadhar is a happy place for children in the community to explore different games and toys and play. These stimulating toys help in developing their cognitive, intellectual, fine motor, emotional, and social skills. We encourage their parents to spend quality time with their children, being actively involved in the development and growth.

Happy families lead to stronger communities. We provide professional counselling services to families as per their need. We also offer group sessions for developing life-skills. These services find their origin in Swadhar’s very first community intervention – Family Counselling Center.

Often, the families from urban poor settlements are unaware of different government schemes being offered for them, eligibility, and documentation needed. Our Family Guidance Program is designed to cater to the needs of an urban-poor family in connection with documents and entitlements. It also offers support for their issues related to education, health, relationships etc. The center offers them needed guidance and referrals as required.

To make progress and create sustainable communities, it’s important for community members to actively participate, and be committed to solving problems together. Towards that goal, Swadhar has formed a community members’ forum – “Aapla Manch” in the communities where Swayam works. This forum aims to encourage the community members’ active participation in resolving the issues they face. We train the volunteers in the community and conduct awareness sessions with the community to make sure the forum continues.

Project Swayam is currently operational in 16 communities through 4 centers in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad areas offering its multiple services for community betterment.