Citizens Foundation is a non–profit organization. Our Society has been actively involved in the state of Jharkhand since 1997. We have chosen to work with marginalized and disadvantaged sections of society, with focus upon women & children. Over the last 20 years, we have evolved the expertise in Health, Sanitation, Natural Resource Management, Livelihood Promotion, and Protection. We have endeavored to deliver advocacy and techno–managerial support to the rural communities in this regard. We are successfully executing projects across the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh.
Our organization has focused its expertise towards strengthening the existing Government Programs via Technical and Operational Support Systems. We have endeavored to ensure that these efforts attain a self–sustaining momentum, and thereby enriching the target communities with a long–term sustainable continuum. We are currently engaged towards addressing 9 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ie: 1. No Poverty; 2. Zero Hunger; 3. Good Health and Well Being; 4. Quality Education; 5. Gender Equality; 6. Clean Water and Sanitation; 7. Reduced Inequalities; 8. Life below Water; and 9. Partnership.
Our organization has engineered customized region–specific Livelihood Programs to lower the Poverty Ratio within the target areas via enhanced cash income among the target population. We have contributed in enhancing perennial irrigation within the target–area by construction and renovation of Rain Water Harvesting Structures. This enterprise has further increased the food–yield and thereby the food availability in the target area. We have also applied our efforts at increasing the Water Availability in the target area by means of the Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP).
Our Health Programs have been designed, to reduce probability of communicable diseases. Our projects also focus on improved sanitation with special emphasis on sustainable Waste Management (solid and liquid). Our engagement in this regard is based upon strengthening & enhancement of local capacities for meeting emerging requirements. We have also taken initiatives to ensure inclusive and equitable Quality Education. The systems promoted by us are geared to promote lifelong learning opportunities. The programs promoted by us have greatly increased the participation & contribution of women in the planning of development activities in the countryside. We have taken utmost care to strengthen the means of implementation in our programs and revitalized our share of the partnership towards Sustainable Development.
Currently we are running various programs like Operation & Management of Community Health Centres, Mobile Medical Units and Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres . Among these, the Deployment of Mobile Health Clinic and Mega Medical Camps at North Karanpura Project are prestigious project supported by NTPC. Another project special to us is the UNDP supported Rural Sanitation initiatives for rejuvenation of the Ganga basin in Jharkhand and Neer Nirmal Pariyojna. Besides these, we also deliberate on the Water Harvesting Project, Irrigation & Land Development Project, Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP), the NABARD–RIDF Project, Evaluation of Joint Forest Management Committees and Eco–development Committees, and various Farm and Nonfarm projects for Promoting Livelihood. Other notable landmarks are our involvement with the Land and Water Management at Jungle Warfare School at Netarhaat, the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Project in Chhattisgarh, Land Acquisition and Implementation of Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R & R) Project for the 6–Lane Ganga Bridge program of Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited (BSRDCL).