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Alternately known as “Hope of Family” the Jharkhand Lahanti Project aims at providing direct benefits to children, youth and elderly people in determining a sustainable life with dignity by supporting, encouraging and empowering them. This initiative is supported by “UNBOUND” a US based non-profit entity working towards conquering the devastating effects of poverty on families struggling heroically to make better lives for their children.


The strategy of the program is to facilitate holistic development of life cycle of a needy family through promotion of the children in studies by direct benefit transfer approach i.e. sponsorship; inculcate skill development of their parents for livelihood promotion; Promotion of marketing linkages for entrepreneur parents; organizing events to create awareness about Rights & Entitlements, collective participation approach theory, Counselling sessions and participative decisions.


Key Highlights:

  • The program is catering to 2973 children from 1036 poor families.

  • 77 individuals were identified and facilitated to receive Social security Assistance benefits i.e. pensions in the form of Old Age, Widow, PVTG, Specially abled and scheme related benefits of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Jojna, Janni Suraksha Yojna, Supplementary Nutrition Program, Ujjwala Yojna, etc.

  • Service Scholarship: This scheme under this program supports the scholarship to in need aspirants of higher and technical education like ITI, pharma, Engineering, B.Ed, TTC, etc. so far 41 such candidates are being sponsored.

  • 22 children from very poor families of villages where nobody from the previous generation had a higher degree than matriculation are pursuing Graduation, Post-Graduation, Engineering, Nursing and B.Ed courses.

  • More than 500 parents and families out of total 1011 who received skill enhancement training have grown their skill, potentials and marketing know-how in farming, kitchen gardening, entrepreneurship, artisan work, fishery, groceries, mobile repair shops, etc. Around 180 of them confidently say that their income has doubled or tripled.

  • The program organized six community health camps where more than 800 individuals participated. 349 of them got treatment with medicines. 55 patients having some critical diseases and issues were referred to hospitals for better treatment.

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