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  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 50% of malnutrition is associated with repeated diarrhoea or intestinal worm infections as a result of unsafe water, inadequate sanitation or insufficient hygiene. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) play a fundamental role in improving nutritional outcomes. According to Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) 2017 report estimates, Bihar accounts for 22 per cent of the 64 million (6.4 crore) households in the country without toilets.

  • Bihar is basically an agrarian society, more than 80% of the population is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry which constitutes the main economic activity. Landlessness is high among marginalized communities, large scale out-migration of workers to other prosperous states, almost from every single poor household, in search of employment and better wage is becoming quite rampant in the state which also brings with itself the associated socio-cultural problems.

  • Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources for years, yet throughout history their rights have always been violated. Indigenous peoples today, are arguably among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. The international community now recognizes that special measures are required to protect their rights and maintain their distinct cultures and way of life.

  • Phia Foundation organised a two-day participatory creative workshop on Child rights, Child Protection and Personal Hygiene on 23 and 24 June 2018 for children at our bridge school centre in Bhowapur. The workshop was attended by around 51 participants, including children and adults.

    The main objective of this workshop was to create awareness and train the children on issues pertaining to child rights, child protection and personal hygiene. They focus was on creative expression of these issues which are considered taboo in the society.

  • It's possible campaign partnered with Sheroes (group working with acid attack survivors) to Organize an event 'Kar Mumkin' - a cohesive movement to reimagine a gender equal society with our journey partners - Amity University, Police Department, Ambedakar University, Cinepolis, UNDP, YES Foundation and Planning department Government of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Phia Foundation has partnered with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) on a programme that focuses on strengthening local self-governance and deepening democracy. The program covers 3 blocks in Jamtara, Gumla and West Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand.

  • Partnering Hope into Action (Phia) Foundation is taking forward the work of its co-collaborators who had successfully implemented one of India’s largest civil society program from 2009-2016, which was called the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) programme and has worked on the issues of social exclusion and poverty reduction in Jharkhand PACS worked in seven of India's poorest States to help socially excluded communities to claim their rights and entitlements more effectively. The issue of gender equality crosscuts all of our work.

  • A drawing competition was organised by a well-known religious trust, Shri Ganesh Sewa Samaj Trust on 31st December 2017.  12 children from Phia Foundation’s Bhowapur Education Centre participated in the competition. This trust keeps organizing various competitions for children and this is the first time, children from EWS community participated in the drawing competition.

  • Education is not complete by just reading school books, children need to know what they are reading and should be able to relate when they happen to see things. Educational trips help children to understand well what they have learned through books.

    Phia Foundation organised an educational trip for the children of Madanpur Khadar and Bhowapur schools on 14th and 21st December respectively. More than 225 children, 8 staff members and four parents from both the schools were part of the National Zoological Park visit.

  • Phia partnered with UNICEF in December 2015 on a climate resilience project which was extended for a second phase looking at a more intensive engagement with the State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and Kerala for a consultative process leading to effective translation of State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) into on-ground action while being children and women-centered, which is UNICEF’s primary mandate.