RJSS in Jharkand - CRY

Location: Koderma district, Jharkhand
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Manoj Kumar
CRY support since: 2012 – 2013

  • 83 education centres recognized by government have been set up
  • Incidences of child marriages have reduced
  • SMCs of 15 schools are actively planning, implementating and monitoring activities.

Rashtriya Jharkhand Seva Sansthan (RJSS) was formed on 21st May 1999 with a vision to make a model society where injustice, disparity and atrocities have no place. RJSS is working with CRY since 2012 in 17 villages of 2 panchayats of Satgawan block in Sawgawan and Koderma Block (chatarwar and sadar) in Koderma district are the bordering blocks of Jharkhand and Bihar. These are the remotest blocks and poor in terms of different child right indicators. RJSS has been working in the areas over the years on issues of Education, Health and Protection issues like child marriage. As a result of their consistent efforts all the villages have access to school, ICDS centres and primary health services, which were very limited earlier. Over the last 2 years campaigns for stopping child marriages have also started showing results. This year different religious communities and associations of priests have united against child marriages.