SOS India Launches its First Holistic Community Development Pilot Project In Reha, Bhuj

SOS India launches its first Model Village Project at Reha in Bhuj under the SOS Family Strengthening Programme. This is a new programmatic intervention designed with a vision to create sustainable rural communities. These communities are empowered to increase their standard of living by generating and maintaining resources required for the same without depleting social, economic and environmental values. Under this scheme, regular villages are targeted to be converted into modern and well-developed villages with the help of the joint contribution of SOS India and other partners in a span of five years. Reha Village and is the pilot project under this programme.
The launch event marked the presence of Chief Guest Shri VasanbhaiAhir, Parliament Secretary, Reha Community leader, Mr. S. Sandilya, President of SOS Children’s Villages of India, Ms. Anuja Bansal, Secretary General of SOS India, SOS CV Bhuj family members and the families of the Reha Village Community. An informative booklet about the Model Village Programme was also launched at the event.

On this occasion Ms. Anuja Bansal, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India said,

“The Model Village Programme is a natural progression for us in line with our current activities under the Family Strengthening Programme. It presents a holistic mechanism of bringing about sustainable development to a rural community, which in turn will ensure strengthened families and children. We are really pleased to have launched this Programme here in Reha today and we will be working towards initiating many such sustainable rural communities across the nation.”

More details abbout this initiative can be found in Reha Village Booklet
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