WWS is an aspiration of underprivileged women, children and other vulnerable groups of the community in and around Belagavi District,Karnataka. A survey by Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, Government of India has indicated a higher incidence of trafficking in the region, where women and children are abducted for sexual exploitation and financial gains of exploitation. Trafficking is rampant in the district, as it has two key transit points of the trafficking route from Belgaum to Goa and Maharashtra. Of the 14 blocks in the district, five are considered as high-risk areas, reporting a higher number of child marriages, prostitution and trafficking cases. Belagavi constitutes 43% child marriages in the country, as per the report released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 2017-18. As an organisation WWS is dedicated towards the protection and progress of the women and children and are involved in creating awareness regarding this.
Giving wings to the aspirations of underprivileged women and children .
To provide timely, cost effective, sustainable, meaningful support to the underprivileged women and children including people with disabilities by effectively implementing projects in the areas of health, education, vocational training, skill development and social security.
Radio program on Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation
WWS organisation launched innovative program called Nammur Banuli Community Radio for strengthening the community on various level of issues and information through which community people can get to know easily by a broadcasting every day. Nammur Banuli acts as an innovative easy access knowledge hub for its community people. Nammur Banuli is broadcasting bunch of programs in the area of Health and Education, State and Central government schemes for farmers information, Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Folk and traditional Art and culture, Legal rules and guidelines related to women and children against trafficking/ prostitution, domestic violence, adolescent health and hygiene with many informative useful programs under various banners and are broadcasting in frequency of 90.8 FM.
Relief work during COVID 19 Pandemic outbreak
As a responsible NGO we have driven many relief works in 2019 during floods and also during COVID 19 outbreak. WWS organisation have distributed 450 dry ration kits in Hubli-Dharwad, 150 kits in Belagavi and 127 kits in Belagavi and Mangalore region for waste pickers families, with the support fund from Plastic for Change India Foundation, Bengaluru. 220 groceries kits were provided to most vulnerable families and 30 poor students by the support from Shibulal Philanthropic Initiatives, 300 hygiene kits were distributed for community vulnerable families in Belagavi (D) supported by Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society and 30 Dry ration kits were provided to persons with disability, supported by The Association of People with Disability ,Bengaluru. 40 ration kits were provided to poor families and widows, supported by My Choices Foundation ,Hyderabad and Zomoto Feeding India supported 100 kits to feed the daily wagers.
Program for rendering legal support for women with issues of matrimonial disputes, dowry atrocities and domestic violence. Here there is a family counselling center fort the women approached resolving her marital issues by individual and group counselling for family members and other key stakeholders from both husband and wife’s family. Assistance are provided mainly to solve their issues such as legal, police and medical aid with other services in case problem is more critical and severe. Maximum cases are resolved by regular counselling and compromise efforts at Belgaum,Karnataka.
Vocational Training for Women's
Vocational Training for women in different circumstances and resided at Ashraya Swadhar Greh for residential care till their issues are resolved. Under this project, the organisation provides free shelter food clothing recreational with key support of legal, police and medical care and assistance until their family issues are resolved successfully. During course of their residential care and support, we are providing many vocational, livelihood training's for helping them to lead independent life with any occupation that they can get minimum livelihood opportunities. So WWS is providing training's like tailoring, craft making, marriage band and ornament making, cloth embroidery and designing. These skills can help them to earn minimum livelihoods for their future.
Urban Family Welfare Program
Urban Family Welfare Program is implemented by WWS organisation , Belagavi. This project is aided by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Govt. of Karnataka. In this project we implement National Health Programs like family planning, immunization, and health check-ups in schools along with family welfare activities such as ANC, PNC care, with many other key welfare activities.
Sarojini S. Patil
Sarojini Patil brings her social work experience and service mind for the welfare of vulnerable people in the community. She has a great heart to help any individuals from a deprived background. Her single mind focuses in bringing together women with issues and does efforst to resolve problems . She builds a social bond between broken hearts. She treats all her staff as a family and teaches them with her own experiences.
Vaijayanti M. Chougala
Vaijayanti Chougala has 34 years of teaching experience at a special school for betterment of blind children with noble duty. She was born and brought up in poverty with no amenities available around her during her course of education. She studied M.A graduate, B.Ed with Diploma in Integrated Education for Visual Disable and served as a volunteer in Adim Jaati Sevak Sangh for 2 years and served as a national service volunteer at Nehru Yuvak Kendra Govt. of India ,Belagavi for 5 years. She involved in multiple tasks with her duty with great sacrifice and satisfaction to work for poor children with vibrant work style with time management.From past 5 years she has actively involved in spending full time for the organisation,designated as honorary secretary.
Sulochana Bhatt is a beneficiary of our organisation and she benefited under condensed course sponsored program by Central Social Board ,New Delhi. She voluntarily joined board of WWS organisation and has taken the responsibility of treasurer. She spends her time for organisation's works and motivates the staff of WWS.
Danamma Angadi holds master degree in sociology and she joined our board with good will of spending time for women and child empowerment. She desired to work for vulnerable people for social upliftment and she expertises in training for ASHA and Anganawadi workers for their capacity building.
Vidyalata Hegde holds degree qualification, she urges to involve in social work and got platform to serve for people who are downtrodden economically and socially. Even she is Rotarian Family Member Belagavi
Joyes D. D’silva
Joyes D’silva is a retired senior supervisor at Women and Child Welfare Department.She worked there for 26 years. During her service she was impressed by the WWS organisation work commitment and understood the scope. After her retirement, she joined WWS board as a member and contributed her experience to the organisation. She is passionate in social audit, training, supervision and monitor the programs.
Shashikala Malakhed worked in Women and Child Welfare Department for 25 years as a supervisor and she retired recently and joined WWS Board. She holds 25 years of experience in social issues related to women and children. She has in depth knowledge in NGO networking.
Arati Balikai is an advocate in Belagavi and she closely works with WWS organisation as a legal advisor and also she was a committee member of Sangati family counselling centre which is run by WWS organisation. She joined our board with her experience and expertise knowledge in solving the women issues is a key component to motivate her to sit in our board. She is contributing WWS Board in various aspects mainly through legal gestures.
Bharati B. Kotabagi
Bharati B.K holds diploma in architecture; she joined WWS Board with special skill set of planning & execution. She is helping us in terms of networking with HNIs at headquartesr of Belagavi. She has hobbies of visiting special schools, social seminars for development concern.
Shravani is the first woman social entrepreneur in security sector of Karnataka. She has graduated in 'Social Work' from Karnataka University, Dharwad and has completed her Fellowship training on Social Entrepreneurship from Deshapande Center for Social entrepreneurship, Hubballi. She briefly worked with a local NGO, where she observed the plight of under-educated women from unorganized sector and came up with an unique idea of creating employment opportunity for women in the security service industry .Today this small idea has caught the attention of many budding woman entrepreneurs across the nation.
Savitha Devi K.S has 25 years of exposure to the social sector and justice concerns in Urban and Rural region through providing consultations, developing & executing the programs both at the institutional and community level for various NGOs. She has acquired a multi disciplinary knowledge base (sociology, psychology, education, gender, economics and management) from study in Bachelor and Master Degree. The gained knowledge and experience over the years has enabled her to direct and manage projects \ programs, monitor\review and evaluate the projects supported by the funders\corporate, capacity building of the staffs and other stakeholders through training and mentoring, resource mobilization and raising funds, undertake co-research and documentation work. She has a good sense of humour and she likes people. She loves art, dance & music. She draws, designs and paints for recreation.
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SUCCESS STORIES OF WWS
Success stories of Women's Welfare Society with Functional Vocational Training & Research Society, Bengaluru
Success Story - 1
Ms. Shashikala Prakash Doddamani aged about 21 years is a resident of Ambedkargalli, Belgaum. She studied upto 7th Std, as she belonged to a poor family.Later,she discontinued her studies and started working at a cloth industry in Vadagaon, Belgaum to support her family economically. She joined Home Nursing Training on 15/11/2011by the suggestion of her friends. She successfully completed her training and now she is working at Dr. Umadi Hospital, Sarafgalli, Shahapur, Belgaum and getting satisfactory salary of Rs.4500/- monthly.
Success Story - 2
Mrs. Manjula Remesh Sakheaged about 20 years resident of Banashankari Nagar, Khasabag, and Belagavi studied up to SSLC (Failed) comes from poor family and due to lack of her interest to continue her education she discontinued and got married. Husband was working in an unorganised sector; the condition of the family was poor. Then she thought of doing something. She joined Home Nursing Training and completed under project-III Batch-I and sought placement at Dr. Umadi. Hospital. She is being paid rupees.7000/- salary per month. Now she is happy that, she is contributing for the economic development of family.
Success Story - 3
Mrs. Anita. Raju. Dhage aged about 31 years, resident of Bharath Nagar, III rd Cross Vadagaon, Belgaum, studied up to 8th comes from a poor family. She joined Home Nursing Training, completed under the project III Batch No1 and sought placement at Dr. Umadi Hospital, Saraf Galli, Shahapur, and Belagavi. She is being paid a salary of rupees 7,000/- per month and now is leading a happy life.
Success Story - 4
Ms. Dhanashree Shamarao Patil resident of Marutigalli, Yamanapur, aged about 20 years, discontinued her education at SSLC (Failed) level comes from a poor family. She joined Home Nursing Training under first Project first Batch and successfully completed her training ,now she is working at Dr. Niteen Shetty’s Nursing Home and is getting a satisfactory salary to lead happy life. She remained thankful to FVTRS as well as Women’s Welfare Society, Belgaum for making her worth to run sustainable livelihood.
Success Story - 5
Mrs. Nirmala Piraji Patil aged about 21 years resident of Marutigalli, Yamanapur, and Belagavi, who failed in SSLC and was in search of job as she belonged to an economically backward family. She underwent 4 months Home Nursing training and completed the course successfully . She joined Neela Nursing Home and is earning a salary of Rs.4000/- per month to lead happy life. She remained grateful to FVTRS and Women’s Welfare Society, Belgaum for giving her an opportunity of undergoing Home Nursing Training which helped her to secure better job to earn sustainable lively hood.
Success Story - 6
Mrs. Surekha M Desurkar resident of Holigalli, Kakati, and Belagavi aged about 30 years. She studied up to SSLC. She discontinued her education due to poverty. God was very unfair to her that, she lost her husband at a very young age. Her family was facing very hard days after his death. Then she decided to take responsibility of her family and joined Beautician Training and successfully completed 4 months training and came out as good candidate . Now she started her own Parlour business and earning satisfactory money to lead happy life.
Success Story - 7
Mrs. Roopa Babu Badkar aged about 30 years resident of Marutigalli, Yamanapur studied up to eighth. She expressed her interest to undergo Beautician Training; accordingly she was enrolled for Beautician Training under II project First Batch . She successfully completed her training and now she is running her own beauty parlour at her home itself. She is getting satisfactory money and she is feeling homely and secured in life.She remained grateful to FVTRS and Women’s Welfare Society for giving her an opportunity of undergoing 4 months Beautician Training.
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Account Number: 05822200000387
Bank: Syndicate Bank
Branch: Mahantesh Nagar, Belagavi
IFSC Code: SYNB0000582
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