SoCCs PROVIDING ACCESS TO DIGITAL LITERACY,
HEALTH CARE AND NUTRIONAL AWARENESS
Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh, India
In Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia Initiatives has partnered with Parmath Samaj Sevi Sansthan to support farmers in areas affected by the Bundelkhand Drought and Flood. SoCCs here are providing access to digital literacy, health care, nutritional awareness and resources.
The Bundelkhand region has been repeatedly affected by droughts and, most recently, flooding. Combined, these disasters have left marginalized community groups of Uttar Pradesh unable to access nutritional food and drinking water, and have depleted sources of income for farmers. This has led to health problems such as malnutrition in women and children, who also lack access to the public healthcare system.
Using SoCCs, AI facilitated two healthcare camps in six locations, benefiting upwards of 1200 villagers, created community kitchen gardens and enabled digital literacy opportunities through the use of tablets. Community members earn SoCCs for attending health camps, monitoring the health of their families, and maintaining the community kitchen garden to support nutritional needs. SoCCs are redeemed for digital literacy opportunities, vitamins, sanitary napkins, micro loans and school supplies, amongst others.