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Most families from the project area fall under the low income category with many bread winners employed in the unorganised sector as auto rickshaw/car drivers, construction workers, hawkers and so on. Their monthly income ranges from Rs 8000-10000 on an average. Not only are their living standards poor – their economic condition often leads to familial discord and children’s dropout from school. The functionaries of the Society realised that the best way of countering this situation was by working for women’s economic self-sustainability through skill development. They accordingly explored the options available to them and zeroed in on Tailoring – a high demand sector with low gestation period and abundant (self) employment potential and launched a training programme for women and idle adolescent girls with basic education. This course was offered from 2014-15 on and is still being continued.

Beauty Care

Beauty Care is another high potential area, as social gatherings are very common among the locals. There is great demand for beauticians in the marriage season and it is estimated that a fairly experienced professional charges anywhere between Rs 8000-10000 for a single day’s package with a profit margin of roughly 40-50%. It is, thus, a highly remunerative profession. In addition, girls have a natural proclivity towards personal appearance. Recognising this, the Society launched a training programme in the area of Beauty Care, targeting women and adolescent girls from the community. The course was publicised through community meetings and applications invited for the course, which was of 3 months’ duration. The trainees attended 3 hours of classes a day. They were given inputs in the areas of Haircut, Dyeing, Facial, Pedicure, Manicure and bridal makeup in addition to information on latest market trends. Once they had gone through the course, they were linked to beauty parlours in the vicinity for purposes of employment. They underwent a selection process that comprised a skill test and a personal interview. Interested women and girls were encouraged to opt for self-employment.

Mehndi Design

Hyderabad is renowned for Mehndi designing, which is a highly lucrative field just like Beauty Care. Mehndi is a very low cost method of enhancing the appeal of (prospective) brides and Mehndi design is, therefore, an evergreen field of activity, Local customs and tradition also accord priority to Mehndi. It is against this backdrop that Kriya Sangh Society initiated training programmes in Mehndi design aimed primarily at adolescent girls and women. Subsidised fees were charged from the trainees and they underwent a two-month course. They attended 3 hours of classes a day and were taught Basic Mehndi, Arabian Mehndi and Marwari Mehndi designs. Most of them evinced interest in self-employment. The organisational functionaries gave them tips on identifying and tapping clientele.

Painting & Decoration

Large numbers of men from Rasoolpura are employed as painters but have very limited opportunities of income generation, as they are generally unskilled and are not conversant with technical and stylistic aspects of painting. Kriya Sangh Society tied up with KKR Foundation – a PMKVY partner, to identify 40 such men and give them inputs on painting techniques, safety precautions, layering, colour mix, taking measurements, etc. The course was of two months’ duration and classes were held for five hours a day six days a week. KKR Foundation sponsored the resource person and also got them certified formally. The functionaries conducted a survey in the colony earlier to identify potential beneficiaries and enrolled them. The formal certification has given them a professional identity and has opened up new vistas to them by enhancing their employability and skills. More than 35 of them are currently employed with average salaries of Rs 9000-12000 a month.

Sanitary Napkin Making

During the course of their work with community, the functionaries noted that some women and adolescent girls had been suffering from urinary tract infection due to lack of knowledge of menstrual hygiene practices, unawareness of the importance of sanitary napkins and inability to afford them. This matter was taken up with the Hyderabad chapter of All India Women’s Conference and they were requested to do something about it. Chairperson Ms Farida and project coordinator Nasreen Hooda responded by sponsoring a Napkin Making Machine worth approximately Rs 45000 in 2014-15. A team from the manufacturer organised a training session for the organisation’s functionaries, who trained women from the local community later on. there has been marked improvement in awareness on menstrual hygiene and more women and girls have realised the importance of using napkins. The Society experimented with manufacture of napkins on commercial lines but discontinued the activity after 6 months, as it was economically unviable. Sales worth Rs 30000 were generated during the course of the 6 months.

Jute Bag Making

Environmental consciousness has increased rapidly of late and the phenomenon of global warming has prompted nations and governments to explore ecologically and environmentally viable/sustainable solutions – the replacement of cloth and plastics with jute being one of the most popular owing to ease of access. Kriya Sangh Society offered a 3-month course in jute bag making. Areas in which the trainees were given inputs include the properties of jute with emphasis on its environment friendliness and bio-degradability, and design and making of hand bags, shopping bags, water carrying bags, laptop bags, etc. They attended 3 hours of theoretical and practical classes a day for 6 days a week. They were involved in production activity on a pilot basis in 2015-16 but had to discontinue the activity due to stiff market competition.

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Medical camps were organised in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 with the participation of women, children, youth and other community members. Sponsors included St John’s Welfare Society, Durgabai Deshmukh Nursing College, Family Planning Association of India and All India Women’s Conference. The participants underwent general check up, gynaecological check up and paediatric check up. The sponsors supported the costs of doctors, paramedics and basic drugs and medicine. Most complaints pertained to irregular periods, dietary imbalance/malnutrition and anaemia among pregnant women. A few cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases were also identified. 5 people were referred to hospital. Key participants included MLA of Secunderabad Cantonment Mr G Sayanna and Tehsildar of Secunderabad Mr Vishnu Sagar


As many as 500 cases of women and adolescent girls suffering from gynaecological problems were identified during the course of health camps conducted by Kriya Sangh Society. The functionaries of Doctors for Love – an international group working on community health issues, approached the team during the course of a campaign event and discussed the activities of Kriya Sangh Society with them. the issue of women’s health problems arose and they offered to set up a clinic in the colony and provide rental support for a period of two years. They posted a gynaecologist, who would be available on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community meetings were held to publicise the Centre and banners/posters were used to reach out to community. Local Corporator and Vice=President of Secunderabad Cantonment Board Sada Keshava Reddy formally inaugurated the Centre in the presence of 3 representatives if the donor. He appreciated the initiative of both the donor and Kriya Sangh Society to extend highly subsidised healthcare facilities where it was needed most. The clinic was manned by two paramedical staff in addition to the doctor. ANC, PNC and other services have been extended to more than 3000 women and girls so far.


Leprosy Day was observed on 23rd February in 2016 and 2017 with the participation of 700 students and SHG members. Key invitees to the event included Corporator and former Vice-President of Secunderabad Cantonment Board Mr Sada Keshava Reddy and Asst. Director of the Medical Department Dr Satyanarayana. Vice-chairperson of the Bowenpally Market Yard Committee Mr T.N. Srinivas was also present. This event was taken up in collaboration with the Leprosy & AIDS Department of the DM&HO.


World AIDS Day was observed in December 2016 with the participation of 120 people. Dr Sharada – a local medical professional, addressed them on HIV and AIDS, the causes and symptoms of AIDS, treatment and precautions to be taken in order to safeguard against HIV and AIDS. This event was taken up in collaboration with the Leprosy & AIDS Department of the DM&HO.


Nearly 200 nursing mothers were educated on the importance of breastfeeding during an event held during 2014-15 in collaboration with the ICDS. Participants also included Tehsildar of Secunderabad Mr Vishnu Sagar, ICDS CDPO Ms Sukeshini and Anganwadi Workers. The participants were addressed on the health benefits associated with breastfeeding, breastfeeding methods and dos and don’ts to be adhered to during breastfeeding. The importance of breastfeeding colostrums was also highlighted.


International Women’s Day was observed for one week in March 2016. The 200 women that participated took part in Mehndi design, Rangoli and dance competitions. DCP of North Zone Ms B Sumathi – IPS was the chief guest on the occasion. She gave away certificates to the participants and prizes to the winners of various events. ICDS CDPO Ms Laxmi Kumari was also present.


Rasoolpura has five schools but the quality of education is quite poor there. private schools do not offer quality education and just operate with a profit motive. Government schools lack infrastructure. Kriya Sangh Society undertook a survey to identify problems being faced by children. they noted that teachers in most government schools were irregular. It was decided that the only way out was to conduct remedial coaching classes for the children. They were found to be lagging behind in English, Math and Physics. Community meetings were convened to share this idea and discuss their problems. Most of the children were first generation learners and had no education support mechanisms back at home. Tuitions were imparted in these three subjects through local volunteers after regular school hours. The children had also been lacking concentration, as they lived in very small houses and the centre afforded them some relaxation. As many as 60 children attended classes during the year and more than 70% of them passed the exams as opposed to 50-55% earlier. They were taught one subject per week by rotation for 3 hours a day.


Children often while away their time unproductively in the summer. They loiter around and wander aimlessly in the sun. if one notes, they have a lot of talent that lies hidden to others. They themselves are unaware of this in many an instance. Kriya Sangh Society came up with the idea of a summer camp during the summer of 2015. This event would not only act as a platform for children to get acquainted with each other but also to hone their latent skills and engage them in child friendly, recreational activities such as drawing, artwork, painting, colouring and other indoor games. They would not only be sheltered from the sun but they also be fresh and ready for the ensuing academic year. A spirit of camaraderie, cooperation and competition would also result from such an effort. Community members supported the conduct of the camp.


Global warming is a serious threat to human development today. One of the best means to address this problem is to increase green cover. The functionaries of Kriya Sangh Society undertook a campaign to promote environment friendly attitudes among children and adults alike and encouraged them to plant as many as 750 saplings in the colony across a period of 2 years.

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