Together, building healthier communitiesPlot no. - 556B, Potka,
833102 Chakradharpur, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand,
|Phone No.:||+91(0)6587239625; +91 (0)9431153434|
|Contact person:||Prasanta Tripathy, Sneha Nair|
- Volunteers are welcome.
- Aid organization
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Educational policy/project
Ekjut is a community- based NGO founded in 2002. Currently working in Jharkhand and Odisha, their main focus has been on empowering rural communities by facilitating participatory learning and action for reducing newborn mortality. Ekjut is a voluntary organisation supported by a group of like minded professionals from diverse background, such as, social work, industry and health- who have come together with a common goal of promoting change towards a development that is environmentally sustainable and socially equitable.
Ekjut will work in the districts in India for the improvement of maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition of partnering underserved, marginalised communities, through their empowerment, community based interventions and influence good governance for improving access and quality of services. This will be done through collaborating with leading agencies for building our research capacities to strengthen evidence base, dissemination of findings, engagement with government and networks and supporting scaling up of effective interventions.
Ekjut´s work is with isolated communities, predominantly belonging to the Ho, Santhal, Oraon, Juang, Munda and Bhuyian tribal communities, as well as socially disadvantaged non-tribal people living amongst them. These tribal groups speak many different languages, but they share certain common characteristics. They survive on subsistence farming and forest produce, supplemented by wage labour. They live in villages and small hamlets as clans and families. Many have kept very old traditions and every facet of their life is intimately connected with religious belief, ritual practices, and a belief in supernatural place of worship is the sacred groves. It is these aspects of their culture that give meaning and depth to their lives, and solidarity to their social structure.
• Health: Improving maternal and newborn health in deprived rural areas of Jharkhand and Orissa through empowerment of tribal communities’
• Inclusive education: ekjut is attempting to address issues of inclusion & trying to build awareness among the general population on the subject.
• Village Library
• Ekjut Learning Centre
• Saving maternal and newborn lives in rural areas
• Improving nutritional outcomes among women and children in rural areas
• Improving health indicators for rural poor
• Improving services for homeless people in Jharkhand
• Securing tribal livelihoods in Orissa
• Scholarship programme
Prasanta Kishore Tripathy is the Secretary at Ekjut.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.