Bhoruka Charitable Trust has been involved in sectors like Health (from mother and child health, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS awareness to conducting around 5000 cataract surgeries annually with the National Blindness Control Program), Education (running a residential Intermediate School established in 1976 at Bhorugram, a recently established Degree College in the year 2012, and a variety of initiatives serving the underprivileged rural children), Water and Sanitation (considered as the leading agency of Rajasthan to have worked on the construction of more than 45,000 low cost toilets and on adopting a much different participatory approach towards dealing with issues related to community and Household/Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting), Self Help Groups and Livelihoods (helped formation of more than 2000 SHGs and encouraging around 25000 rural women of BPL families towards various livelihood related initiatives), Promotion of Visual Arts and some recent Smart Solar Energy Initiatives being supported by Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and Ministry of Non-Renewable Energy (MNRE) of India.
The informal education initiatives of BCT for which they seek in kind donation are as follows:
The Trust has taken up several projects in various districts of Rajasthan to provide value based quality education to rural children, especially girls. They have established all Girls Rural Secondary School and non-formal education centers, they also encourage universalization of primary education programs, residential programs for non-school going children, and vocational training programs as well. Exclusively, they work on School Eye Care programs, providing children with required devices (primarily spectacles) and surgeries, ensuring better vision of School going children. Through the organisation’s South India unit, they have implemented innovative programs that aim at addressing combined Educational, Health, Nutritional and Livelihood Support to Orphan & Vulnerable Children and Foster Care Mothers (infected or affected by HIV/AIDS). They also run special programs to educate the daughters of Female Sex Workers to help them transcend the circumstances into which they were born.
Geographical Presence and Impact
The Trust operates in its founding state of Rajasthan, along with states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It conducts around 5000 cataract surgeries annually with the National Blindness Control Program and has helped in formation of more than 2000 self help groups encouraging around 25000 rural women of BPL families towards various livelihood related initiatives.
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