Hard work, no pay - Summer jobs off the beaten track - Opportunities for working on NREGA and ICDS schemes in Araria, Bihar

Forwarded to the portal by: Kamayani Swami and Ashish Ranjan for Jan Jagaran Shakti Sangathan

Jan Jagaran AbhiyaanDo you support the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)? Then why not give some of your time to help make it work?

Last year 40 student volunteers from different universities across India helped the Araria District Administration and Jan Jagaran Shakti Sangathan to conduct a series of social audits of NREGA works. This year the administration plans to not only cover NREGS but also ICDS and Old Age Pension scheme.

Volunteers are needed for conducting social audits and surveys in Araria district of Bihar. This involves assisting NREGA workers with work applications, ensuring that their complaints are addressed, inspecting NREGA worksites, conducting awareness campaigns, monitoring the payment of wages, auditing Anganwadi Centres, and related activities.

Volunteers should be prepared to work in rural areas for at least two-three weeks, without modern comforts. Prior experience of fieldwork, and fluency in English and Hindi, are preferred but not essential.

We will be covering your expenses in Araria, but this is not a money-making opportunity. More importantly, it is a chance for you to gain work experience, learn something about rural India, and contribute to the realization of the right to work and right to food.

Also clarify the dates when you will be available. The audits will be conducted from 7th May to mid-July 2011.

Send your resume to: ashish.ranjanjha@gmail.com

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Contact details:
Ashis Ranjan
Jan Jagaran Shakti Sangathan
c/o Ranjit s/o Shivanand Paswan,
Baijnathpur (Ward No 6),
Post Araria RS, Araria, Bihar
Tel: 09973363664
email: ashish.ranjanjha@gmail.com
website: http://jjabihar.org

May 7, 2011 12:00AM