Deepak Foundation inked a MoU with the Department of Health and Family Welfare to impart skills training to grassroots health functionaries and build their capacities. Therefore, with this goal in mind, a state-of-the-art Institute for Skills Building, Research, and Innovation (ISBRI) was established in 2011. The facility is currently utilized for conducting trainings and capacity building sessions of functionaries in livelihood and healthcare sector.
Home Health Aide course
Deepak Foundation under the affiliation of Healthcare Sector Skill Council and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) conducts nationally approved Home Health Aide (HHA) course in Vadodara and Hyderabad. The 3-month certification course provides an opportunity for an individual in rural, tribal, and urban area to work as caretakers in hospitals, nursing homes, and multi-speciality hospital.
Training for prison inmates
The prison authorities approached Deepak Foundation for providing skills building trainings to the inmates. The prisoners are trained for activities such as carpentry, weaving, garment manufacturing, printing, and bakery within the prison premises. An open prison will soon be established in Vadodara on a 10 acre plot in Danteshwar. Deepak Foundation proposes to provide training to the prison inmates on sustainable agriculture and engaging the prisoners in development of land by training them in farming.
NASSCOM - National Digital Literacy Mission
National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) has been initiated with the vision to empower at least one person per household with crucial digital literacy skills by 2020. This is expected to touch the lives of more than 250 million individuals over the next few years. NDLM is an effort to complement government’s vision to transform one from each household as digitally literate. The project aims at helping adults with low technological literacy develop the skills they need to interact in an increasingly digital world.
The Foundation is working towards capacity building of rural and urban ASHAs of Vadodara district, Gujarat. One of the key components of National Rural Health Mission is to provide with a trained female community health activist ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) per 1000 population in every village of the country. ASHA is selected from village itself and is trained to work as an interface between the community and the public health system. Since April 2017, the Foundation has also started giving training to ASHA workers of Alirajpur district, Madhya Pradesh on the aspect of maternal and child care.
Deepak Foundation has signed a MoU with Department of Health and Family Welfare, Madhya Pradesh, to upgrade CHC in Jobat, Alirajpur district. The supply side intervention will be effective if it is linked with frontline functionary who serves as the interface between the community and the health providers. VHSNC plays an important role in planning and monitoring of the health care services through community monitoring mechanism and supports the work of ASHA, and other frontline health care providers. The Foundation aims to build capacity of 65 VHSC to help them ensure health system’s accountability in providing health and nutrition services at the community level.
Cattle care training
Deepak Foundation in collaboration with Baroda Swarojgar Vikas Sansthan has been conducting cattle care training in Vadodara, Bharuch, Anand, and Narmada district for Below Poverty Line (BPL) women. The training improves the cattle care skills of farmers such as cattle rearing and dairy farming. Cattle care training helps the BPL households involved in dairy farming to stay updated with new methods of cattle care and make their cattle produce more milk.
Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) training for farmers
The project aims at building the capacity of farmers in Vadodara & Chhota Udepur, so that they can implement the learnt knowledge in agricultural activities. The training is provided to farmers in using natural resources and helping them in non-pesticide management. The objective of the training is to develop technical and managerial effectiveness of the farmers.
Mahila Arogya Samitis (MAS) training
In order to strengthen MAS and its members within the community, trainings are being organized as per the modules of Govt. of India. The capacities of the members of MAS are built by conducting training workshops on urban health and sanitation issues and linkages with the public health services.
|Orientation Training on ASHA Module 6 & 7 to Block Health Officials at Narmada district||2013||Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat|
|National level training of trainers in ASHA Module 6 & 7||2013||National Health System Resource Centre New Delhi|
|Cattle Care Training||2012-2013||Baroda Savrojgar Vikas Sansthan, A CSR initiative Bank of Baroda- Vadodara, Anand, & Narmada|
|Training of Anganwadi workers on Maternal & Child Health||2012-2013||Dept. of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat|
|Training of adolescent girls under Kishori Shakti Yojana||2012-2013||Dept. of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat|
|Training of Pani Samiti Members||2012||Water & Sanitation Management Organization (WASMO), Gandhinagar|
|Training of trainers for district level staff on ASHA module 6 & 7||2011||Department of Health & Family Welfare Gujarat|
|National level training of trainers in ASHA Module 6 & 7||2011||Foundation for Research in Community Health Pune & National Health System Resource Centre New Delhi|
|Village Health & Sanitation Committee (VHSC) – Vadodara and Narmada District||2011-2012||Department of Health & Family Welfare Gujarat|
|Primary Level Training Pithora Tribal ART||2010-2011||TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) Ministry of Tribal affairs|
|Training on Dairy Development||2010-2011||Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat|
|Capacity building of VHSC Village Health Sanitation Committee||2009-2011||Department of Health & Family Welfare Gujarat|
|Capacity building of ASHA||2008-2010||Dept. of Health & Family Welfare|
|Capacity building of Self Help Group||2007-2010||Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat|
|Capacity building of Village Level Health Worker (VLHW)||2007-2009||Deepak Group of Companies|
|Dairy Development||1995-2010||Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat, Council for Advancement of Peoples Action & Rural Technology(CAPART)|