Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra

Empowering Minds for Changes


Empowering Muslim and SC Communities

Project Title

Empowering Muslim and SC Communities to Have Enhanced Access to their Rights Related to Equal Opportunity for Education and Better Health Services


Improved social status of Muslim and SC communities in general whereas Muslim and SC girls/women in particular with equal opportunity to quality education and better health services


  • Ensuring non-discriminatory access to resources and market opportunities to weavers from SC and Muslim families
  • Enhanced access to government and non government programs and schemes run for entrepreneurship and welfare of schemes
  • Discrimination free class room and school practices
  • Increase in enrolment and retention of children from SC and Muslim communities
  • Encouraging active participation of women from SC and Muslim community in decision making committees (VEC/PTA) and in monitoring quality of teaching in class rooms
  • Discrimination free access to nutrition and health facilities for health needs of Muslim and SC households
  • Increase in eligible socially excluded household access JSY and RSBY benefits
  • Increase in awareness on entitlements related to health and reproductive rights among men, women and adolescent girls of SC and Muslim community
  • 90% increase of pregnant women, lactating mothers and children 6 to 72 months receiving supplementary nutrition regularly

Key Strategies

  • Promoting community led change agents/citizen Leaders
  • Recognizing and re-enforcing women rights
  • Capacity building of SC women elected representatives
  • Activating Village Education Committee and Village Health and Sanitation Committee
  • Ensuring rights and social security of weavers
  • Intensive vs. extensive
  • Decentralised planning
  • Promoting citizen monitoring and social audit
  • Documentation of best practices and advocacy


  • Stronger civil society organisations priorities and raise issues of socially excluded groups in PACS targeted areas (communities, CBOs and CSOs)
  • Women and socially excluded population are better represented and have more voice in CSOs, government decision making bodies and committees at village/block/district/state levels (communities, CBOs and CSOs)
  • Civil society works to make service providers more responsive and accountable to socially excluded groups (advocacy and engagement with the government at district and state levels)
  • Civil society ensures learning and wide dissemination of PACS lessons (communication and learning)