• IMG-20160823-WA0047New Centre in Kasturba Kanya High School Bhitiharwa Gaunaha, West Champaran, Bihar

    Soochna Seva, a European Commission sponsored project of Digital Empowerment Foundation is working for betterment of BPL families of West Champaran District. To do this DEF has channels viz Soochna Seva Kendr, a team of 18 Sochna Mitra, a Soochna Vahan and Nagrik Suvidha Kendr. DEF also innovate so that new ways of communication can be developed to reach far and wide. Among the above four channel, Soochna Seva Kendra (SSK) is the most used platform by public. This is so as these centers are…

  • whatsapp-image-2016-10-04-at-4-20-00-pmHealth Camp on occasion the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Sanskrit Uch Vidhyalya, Ramnagar, West Champaran, Bihar

    Jan Jagran Manch based at Ramnagar decided to organize a Health Camp on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October and kick start the Centenary Year Celebration. Soochna Seva team was entrusted with creating event awareness campaign, participant registration and logistics. The team objective was maximum Information dissemination and grievances registration of participants. A day prior to the event, Soochna team did an awareness campaign and visited the following…

  • chamaparan2Launch of Yojana Banks in West Champaran

    Information as a weapon has a potential to transform lives. With this belief, Soochna Seva Kendra (Information Service Centers) is running digital inclusion activities in West Champaran, Bihar since 2014. The Soochna Seva team key objective is development via information dissemination and digital literacy. The level of overall awareness in India is much better than ever before. People are accessing information about government schemes and initiatives through various digital and non-digital…

  • IMG-20170809-WA0113Ward Sabha for Improving Services Delivery of Anganwadi, Balthar Panchayat, Sikta, West Champaran

    A meeting was organized by Soochna Seva with Mukhiya and Ward Council of Balthar Panchayat on July 27, 2017. In this meeting, Soochna Seva laid out the past and future of the work in Sikta Block. The team stressed the need of empowering Panchayats through capacity building of the council so that they can improve the governance at Panchayat level. Further, it was highlighted that in order to improve the governance it is imperative to improve the service delivery of extension bodies namely,…

  • 24232670_853071438185667_4173969390747658907_nBeginning of Jawaabdehi Yatra in Katihar and Araria districts of Bihar

    Bihar is the only state in the country to have passed a law on Grievance Redressal. This is one of the component of the Jawaabdehi law that is being advocated in Rajasthan by MKSS, SRabhiyan and many other civil society organizations, for which the Jawabdehi Yatra was conducted in 2015. As an exercise of both publicity, and to build an understanding of the provisions of the law, a mini campaign is planned in Katihar and Araria locations with Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan…

  • 20150828_133532Unravelling loopholes in MDM

    Soochna Seva team visited Rashtriya Prathamik Vidyalya in West Champaran on August 28 this year to encourage teachers and students to address their grievances about the mismanagement in Mid-Day Meal scheme and seek help in improving standards of food served under the scheme. While team was examining the kitchen, teachers at the school told about loopholes of the scheme. They said that the recess time was not sufficient to serve meals. They complained that the teachers had to manage the whole…

  • MGNREGA (1)Soochna Seva: Fast tracking MGNREGA

    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is one of the ambitious schemes of Indian government to eradicate poverty and put a check on rural-urban migration. Villagers tend to migrate to urban areas because of poor economic opportunities and in the lure of better livelihood. The scheme guarantees every BPL card holder a guaranteed employment of 100 days and the payment with in a designated period of time. Soochna Seva team in the West Champaran district found that the…

  • IMG_0331Visit to West Champaran

    February was a busy month for the Soochna Seva team. Abdul Vahid, Project Officer of Soochna Seva, visited two districts, West Champaran and Ranchi, and had very interesting encounters to share. Soochna Seva is a DEF project under European Union which was founded to disseminate information about Government Schemes and Entitlements to communities in five backward districts – West Champaran, Ranchi, Barmer, Guna, and Tehri Garhwal. In West Champaran, Vahid visited Balthar village in Sikta…

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