Introduction of Gowthami Foundation:
Gowthami Foundation [Formerly known as Gowthami Educational Society] was started in the year 1989 with service motto and to discharge diversified charitable activities. The office of the Society is at Tangutur, Prakasam District, on 5th G.T. Road with the No. 171/1989 on 05.07.1989. To channelize foreign funds it got registered by the Ministry of Home Affairs with registration No. 010330056 on 12.03.1996. in addition to collect contribution from the generous persons it got registered under 12(A) and 80(G) as per the IT registration Act 1961.
The main aim of the Society is to uplift economically, socially and educationally down trodden people. Further it aims to protect the poor people from unhealthy environmental hazards.
Sanction of the “IEC activities for effective implementation of PC & PNDT Act” Programme:
IEC activities for effective implementation of PC & PNDT Act programme has been sanctioned in favour of Gowthami Foundation, Tangutur, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh vide file No. F.No. N.24026/ 83/2012 – PNDT, Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi on 8th November 2012. Subsequently the society has submitted bond and other relevant papers to the Ministry. The programme was launched on 1st December 2012. We have carried out programme as per the norms and stipulation with at most commitment and dedication.
Target Area for “IEC activities for effective implementation of PC & PNDT Act” Programme”
The society has studied the male and female ratios of different mandals in districts of Prakasam and Guntur and picked up 60 villages form 6 Revenue mandals namely Markapur, Donakonda and Kurichedu from Prakasam District and Vinukonda, Bollapalli and Ipuru from Guntur District where the female ratio is too meager.
“NO SEX SELECTION” – Equal sex ratio among male and female, especially among 0-6 years children.
To activate and strengthen the implementation of Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Technique (PC & PNDT) Act, 1994 in Prakasam and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh.
1. To increase the awareness levels among general public with specific focus on slums, rural areas and migrant population, medical and non medical personnel and clinics (Private, Government and Non-Government) district, mandal and village administration, Women and Child Health Department at the district level, Police, Legal fraternity and different forums on importance of girl child and PC & PNDT Act.
2. To initiate / activate / strengthen different forums at village, mandal and district level to ensure effective implementation of PC & PNDT Act.
3. To support concerned authorities in conducting medical audit of PNDT records in Prakasam and Guntur districts.
4. To support concerned authorities in identifying incidences of female feticide (if any), ensure filing of cases against wrong doers (if required) and follow up with court cases against wrong doers (if any ) in Prakasam and Guntur districts.
5. Creating enabling environment – creating space and congenial environment for the girl child in Prakasam and Guntur districts.
The project would focus on the newly married couples, pregnant women and their families, medical and non medical agencies related to care and treatment of pregnant women, police and judiciary system in Prakasam and Guntur districts.
2 Activities involved in the implementation of the programme:
1. Selection of staff (Project Coordinator, Resource Persons and field staff to survey at district and village level).
2. Identification & survey of 60 villages in 6 revenue mandals of Prakasam and Guntur districts.
3. Survey at village level and district level
4. Conducting of village level volunteers trainings.
5. Conducting awareness and training programmes at village level and meetings with PRI.
6. Organizing workshop/meetings at mandal level.
7. Awareness camps for District level Ultra Sound Centres, Scanning centres / Diagnostic cetnres, Judiciary, Police, PRIs, all Dept. of Govt. Officials and District Appropriate Authority (DAA), Medical Professionals, Nodal
8. Organizing meetings with pregnant women and their families at village level.