Parivartan: Capacity building of front-line project workers; 2013-2014
Location: East and West Champaran, Khagariya, Saharsa, Begusarai, Samastipur, Gopalgunj, and Patna districts
Parivartan’s field force of 4500 Sahelis and cluster coordinators seeks to change those social norms and individual behaviours that will have the greatest positive impact on the health status of the community, birth preparedness, safe home delivery, institutional delivery, post-partum and neonatal care, early and exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding till the child is two years old, post-partum family planning, routine immunization, hand-washing, safe storage and handling of drinking water, access to and use of toilets, and safe disposal of waste.
The project strengthens community structures. Collective action is catalysed to ensure accountability and equity in health, sanitation and welfare services and schemes.
Agragami's role in Parivartan is to build the capacity of the project's 4500 Sahelis and cluster coordinators and provide them with on-site mentoring and support as they communicate with and mobilize their communities. Eight training modules have been used to train the Sahelis and cluster coordinators.