CFSD works with women, youth and children. In the urban areas savings and credit program is being run through formation of women Self Help Groups. To make them economically self reliant we also encourage them to start income generation activities by giving them livelihood trainings and tying up with banks for loans at lower interest rates and also linking them with other governmental schemes which are available for the urban poor in close co-ordination with the governmental depts.
Besides providing children in the age group of 2-5 yrs with basic education in our “DNYANADA” Anganwadi’s, they are also provided with nutritious diet, regular health check-ups and extracurricular activities. CFSD also organizes “Summer Camps” for slum kids. Personality development, sports, arts, cultural activities and overall awareness on health and hygiene are some of the highlights of the camp.
Life skill education is provided to adolescent girls living in the slums. Pre-marriage counseling, educating about changes after puberty, gynecologic related problems etc. are being provided on a regular basis.
To improve the employability of rural and urban youths from BPL families, CFSD is working at the grass root in partnership with government, private firms and NGOs to identify and train these youths and help them to get better jobs. This program with the youth is targeted towards economically weaker sections and is an important component of the anti-poverty program implemented through governmental initiatives.