Skills Building & Livelihood

We impart training to underprivileged and unreached communities to improve livelihood opportunities and skill development of functionaries.

Current Projects
Agriculture Training

Agriculture Training

Agriculture Training

Deepak Foundation conducts the training of farmers under the Agriculture and Technology Management Agency of Vadodara and Chhota Udepur districts. The project aims at creating sustainable livelihood opportunities by capacity building of farmers to increase their economic independence in the areas of agriculture, animal husbandry and dairy development. 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 the technical and managerial effectiveness of the farmers. Apart from that, skills training is also imparted for the making of Nimastra, Brahmastra, Agniastra and Amrut Pani.
Read more: Nearly 950 farmers were trained between 2017 and 2019.

ASHA Training

ASHA Training

ASHA Training

One of the key components of the National Rural Health Mission is to provide a trained female community health activist ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) per 1000 population in every village of the country. ASHA is trained to work as an interface between the community and the public health system.
The training equips ASHA with necessary knowledge and skills such as measuring body temperature, blood pressure washing neonates, infants and pregnant mothers, taking blood samples for malaria, pregnancy detection, etc.
A total of 7330 ASHAs have been trained in 277 batches between the year 2017-18 & 2018-19.

Certificate Course in Community Health (CCCH)

Certificate Course in Community Health (CCCH)

Certificate Course in Community Health (CCCH)

Deepak Foundation has been empaneled by SIFHW & IIPHG for conducting Bridge program in community health (Certificate Course in Community Health). This program aims at increasing the availability of human resources in rural and remote areas. The 6-month course is designed to place qualified students as Mid-Level Health Care Providers and designated as ‘Community Health Officers’ (CHO).’
Training of a batch of 39 students has been completed and 2 batches with 60 students are taking place.

Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide

Deepak Foundation under the affiliation of the Healthcare Sector Skill Council and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) conducts nationally approved Home Health Aide (HHA) courses in Vadodara and Hyderabad. The 3-month certification course provides an opportunity for an individual in rural, tribal, and urban areas to work as caretakers in hospitals, nursing homes, and multi-specialty hospital.
A total of 406 students have been registered and trained between the years 2018 and 2019.

House Keeping cum Cookery Course

House Keeping cum Cookery Course

House Keeping cum Cookery Course

This project aims at increasing employability by providing skill development training in the domestic sector to gain wage employment opportunities.
This 20 days’ course has been completed covering 37 beneficiaries in the year 2018-19.

IVDP - Palghar

IVDP - Palghar

IVDP - Palghar

Deepak Foundation and JMFF jointly developed and implemented the Integrated Village Development Project in seven villages of Mokhada block in Palghar district, Maharashtra. The program includes activities such as the capacity building of Self Help Groups, providing soil health card, distribution & monitoring of cashew saplings, promotion of vegetable crops, drumstick trees plantation & monitoring, farm equipment distribution, training programs for farmers and establishing Help Desk to facilitate utilization of government schemes, etc.
Till June 2019, 4557 cashew saplings were distributed to 788 farmers, 2947 drumstick saplings were distributed to 357 farmers, 33 farmers were registered for cluster farming activity, 1073 trenches were dug over 10.85-acre land, 57 farmers were provided good quality rice seeds on 50% subsidy and 979 people received for the government schemes through Help Desk.

Paripurna – Kawant, Naswadi

Paripurna – Kawant, Naswadi

Paripurna – Kawant, Naswadi

Deepak Foundation has initiated project ‘Paripurna’ with the support of Millenium Alliance and Deepak Group of Companies for 6000 marginal tribal women farmers in 88 villages of Kawant and Naswadi blocks of Chhota Udepur district in Gujarat.
The project focuses on the key processes like Product design of Instant Meal Mix, Community engagement and capacity building of FPCs.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Chhota Udepur

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Chhota Udepur

SHG Activities - Raychem (Saksham)

Deepak Foundation implemented the project ‘Saksham’ in Halol, Kalol and Vadodara blocks of Panchmahal and Vadodara districts with the objective of skill-building of 60 women and improving children’s health by supplying nutritious meals to 2200 school children.

TOTO - Construction of Farm Pond

TOTO - Construction of Farm Pond

TOTO - Construction of Farm Pond

The project was implemented in three villages of Kalol and Halol blocks with the objective of water conservation through ponds, plantation and by creating awareness and about the importance of the subject.
The project also aims at capacity building of community-based organizations on water conservation management and increasing green cover of the village by constructing farm ponds and planting trees and shrubs surrounding the pond.

GE T&D India Limited

GE T&D India Limited

GE T&D India Limited

The project aims at the promotion and application of new technologies of water-saving, organic farming, vegetable cultivation, improved dairy cattle care management, building the cognitive base of primary students, creating awareness about promotive and preventive healthcare.
The overall objective of the project is to engage women in strengthening their institution-building and village economy through the above-mentioned sustainable ways.

Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), Chhota Udepur

Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), Chhota Udepur

Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), Chhota Udepur

FPO project is being implemented in 20 villages of Kawant and Naswadi blocks of Chhota Udepur. This project is implemented for enhancing the capacity of poor agricultural farmers in marketing their agricultural produce. Few farmer leaders, Board of Directors, and CEO of FPOs facilitate this activity. The FPO provides necessary handholding support towards maturity for a minimum period of 3 years.

Deep Jyot Mahila Cooperative Credit Society (DJMCCS), Nandesari

Deep Jyot Mahila Cooperative Credit Society (DJMCCS), Nandesari

Deep Jyot Mahila Cooperative Credit Society (DJMCCS), Nandesari
Deepak Foundation proposed DJMCCS to be formed to empower the women of Nandesari socially as well as economically. Various training sessions have been provided to build their capacities in maintaining records, carrying out savings and credit activities, and leadership development. Bank linkages are achieved. There have been notable changes in the scale of savings and lending for these SHG women.
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Chhota Udepur

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Chhota Udepur

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Chhota Udepur
PMFBY is a government initiative to provide farmers with a comprehensive insurance cover against the failure of crops and help stabilize their income. It also aims to encourage farmers to adopt innovative & modern agricultural practices and ensure the flow of credit to the agriculture sector. The project is implemented by Deepak Foundation on a pilot basis in 40 villages of Kawant and Naswadi blocks of Chhota Udepur district.
Water conservation & environment management, Panchmahal

Water conservation & environment management, Panchmahal

Water conservation & environment management, Panchmahal

In the Panchmahal district of Gujarat, water availability for irrigation is erratic. However, the major occupation of the population of the villages in inner blocks of Halol and Kalol is agriculture. 200 villages in Halol & Kalol blocks of Panchmahal are mainly rain-fed with only a few villages adopting irrigation techniques. Water levels in wells remain low post-Diwali. This project addresses the issue through activities that can demonstrate models for effective irrigation, namely (farm) ponds for water recharge and plantation to creating a green environment.

Past Projects
Title
Year
Partners
Training for prison inmates 2016- 2018
Agrimall, Chhota Udepur
NASSCOM – National Digital Literacy Mission 2016-18 NASSCOM
Mahila Kishan Shashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), Chhota Udepur 2013-16 GLPC & NRLM
Village development program, Madhya Pradesh
VHSNC training 2017-2018 Department of Health and Family Welfare, Madhya Pradesh
Self Help Group (SHG) and cattle care project, Kheda ONGC
Cattle care training 2012-18 Baroda Swarojgar Vikas Sansthan
Mahila Arogya Samitis (MAS) training 2016-2018 Vadodara Municipal Corporation
ONGC Green Area Development and Maintenance (GAD&M), Vadodara ONGC
Climate proofing intervention, Chhota Udepur NABARD
Demonstration of water harvesting structures, Maharashtra DNL
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
Socio Economic and Environmental Assessment of Community Dug Wells in Narmada Districts 2011 DRDA, Narmada, Gujarat
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
Feasibility Study of Watershed 2010 NABARD, Ahmedabad
Village Development Program 2010-2013 NABARD, Ahmedabad
Capacity building of VHSC Village Health Sanitation Committee 2009-2011 Department of Health & Family Welfare Gujarat
Indo German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP) 2009-2013 NABARD and Deepak Group of Companies
Capacity building of ASHA 2008-2010 Dept. of Health & Family Welfare
District Perspective Plan under MGNREGA 2008-2009 District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Vadodara, Gujarat
Capacity building of Self Help Group 2007-2010 Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat
A Study to Conduct Baseline Survey for Kawant Livelihood Project in Chhota Udepur district of Gujarat 2007-2010 Tribal Development Department, Gujarat and Deepak Group of Companies
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)