What we do
Starting from a humble origin of working in a few villages in 1989, the Daudnagar Organization for Rural Development (DORD) has grown over the last 22 years into a widely recognized NGO, currently working in all 11 blocks of Aurangabad district and in several blocks of Kaimur, Nawada, Rohtas, Patna, Gaya and Muzaffarpur districts. Such growth would not have been possible without our accountability to our esteemed donors, our credibility with our valuable target groups and our zeal to produce tangible results in untreaded terrain.
We have implemented a variety of programmes and projects during this eventful period. Starting from a MOHFW, GOI, supported project for MCH Care and Family Planning (1994-1996), we implemented HIV/AIDS (Prevention) Awareness Programme (1996-1999) supported by NGO AIDS CELL, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and, “Empowerment of Rural Women with Focus on Family Welfare” (1996-2001) with the support from Population Foundation of India, New Delhi.Meanwhile, we took up an ambitious UNFPA aided ‘Support to Gender Issues’ project supported through MOHFW, GOI, for women’s empowerment – “Help Them To Help Themselves”. Starting in 2000, this 3-year project resulted in the identification of 50 villages of Obra Block under Aurangabad district for examining and looking after the interests of the rural child-bearing women, children and adolescent girls below the poverty line. The project objectives were to provide literacy, awareness and skill training for 3,000 illiterate or school dropout rural poor adolescent girls and to organize 3,000 rural poor women into thrift and credit based Self Help Groups utilizing group dynamics for income generation and economic empowerment. We addressed gender related issues to achieve equity between men and women, enabled women to attain their full potential, and involved women in policy and decision making processes and in all aspects of economic, political and cultural life as active participants and beneficiaries.
In 2000, we started an extensive partnership with CARE-India to provide support services for strengthening the ICDS programme in the whole of 5 Blocks of Aurangabad District –Daudnagar, Deo, Madanpur, Kutumba and Nabinagar. In June, 2002, with the support of Bihar State AIDS Control Society, we started a Targeted Interventions Project entitled “Healthy Truckers: Healthy Highway Project” on G.T.Road (N.H.2) in Aurangabad district, Bihar.
We have been running Short Stay Home (SSH) at Daudnagar in Aurangabad district of Bihar since 2001, wherein women and girls in distress can find rehabilitation and reconciliation to their husband / in-laws. This home provides livelihood skill training options like incense sticks making and cutting and sewing. Approximately 172 women and girls have been rehabilitated and trained in different skills so far.
In a way, we completed a full circle of the life cycle approach in serving our society in 1996, when we started AAG (Adopt A Granny) and free Cataract Surgeries, with the kind support from HelpAge International and HelpAge India respectively. To date, we have helped more than 1800 poor elderly persons.
In 2001, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI, designated DORD a Mother NGO for undertaking RCH programmes through the field NGOs in the districts of Aurangabad and Kaimur (Bihar).
We achieved a major success in the field of intervention for adolescents when in 2004, DORD was selected as one of its three partners by ICRW to work under its DISHA initiative.
In 2004, on the ground of its experience and capabilities, DORD was granted assistance by Bihar State Women Development Corporation to form and nurture a total of 685 SHGs of poor women in Nawada and Aurangabad Districts of Bihar.
Since November 2004, we have been assisted by SIMAVI, the Netherlands to establish and run an eye hospital at Daudnagar which is well equipped with many modern eye care equipments and the same is benefiting a large number of patients.
On the basis of our proven track record in RCH, the State Health Society, Bihar authorised DORD in March 2006 to operationalise Static and Mobile Medical Units (SMUs) for the provision of health services in 10 Additional Primary Health Centres (APHCs) of Aurangabad District of Bihar under the Public Private Partnership initiative of National Rural Health Mission.
In March 2006, DORD was empanelled as an Institutional Monitor by the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) to ensure proper implementation of CAPART’s projects in Bihar and Jharkhand through undertaking their appraisals.
In June 2006, the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) awarded DORD the status of the Nodal NGO for two districts of Aurangabad and Arwal of Bihar to implement innovative projects, support grassroots level organizations and develop a data bank for coordination with other agencies.
Since July 2008, we have been implementing the Targeted Intervention Project supported by Bihar State AIDS Control Society, Patna along the N.H.2 stretch passing through Rohtas District where we, after a meticulous and painstaking survey, have identified and now work with about 300 Injecting Drug Users.
In 2009, DORD was awarded the assignment of running a Women Helpline and a Short Stay Home at Aurangabad with the support of Bihar Government through Women Development Corporation, Bihar.
In 2009, Bihar Mahadalit Vikas Mission (BMVM), Department of SCs and STs Welfare, Govt. of Bihar sanctioned us a programme of conducting vocational training in Beauty Culture for Mahadalit adolescent girls and young women in three Districts of Patna, Gaya & Muzaffarpur.
In 2010, District Health Society, Aurangabad (Blindness Section) authorized us to conduct IOL implant cataract surgeries of elderly BPL beneficiaries all over Aurangabad District.
With SIMAVI’s support, DORD also ran School Eye Care Camps to raise awareness and provide treatment at 310 schools across Obra, Haspura, and Daudnagar blocks of the Aurangabad district.
In a major step forward, DORD Hospital launched its Reproductive and Child Health unit with the help of a Leadership Development Mechanism Mini Grant from the Institute of International Education in 2010. The project brought RCH awareness and treatment to 10,000 people in several blocks of the Aurangabad district.
In 2011, State Health Society, Bihar awarded us to establish and run 2 nutritional Rehabilitation Centers in Jehanabad and Rohtas district.
Apart from this, State Health Society, Bihar also selected us to provide training to ASHA in module 5, 6 & 7 in Aurangabad and Rohtas district.
We have entered into 28th year of our initiatives & interventions. We’ve been running the following projects:
- Children’s Home at Gaya & Dehri-on-sone (Rohtas) funded by Social Welfare Dept.,Govt. of Bihar
- Open Shelter at Patna funded by Social Welfare Dept.,Govt. of Bihar
- Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre in Rohtas Dist. supported by State Health Society(SHS), Bihar & concerned Dist. Health Society (DHS)
- Adolescent girl’s empowerment for livelihood activities in Rohtas District
- Adolescent girl’s education in Daudnagar & Obra blocks of Aurangabad District supported by C3 India
- Training on RCH issues to ASHAs in Aurangabad & Rohtas District supported by SHS Bihar & DHSs SHS allotted 3 more Dist. i.e. Nalanda, Sheikhpura & Madhubani District
- DORD Training Centre provides training to ICDS Sevikas & Sahayikas
- ChildLine Foundation gave us 3 awards to us for running ChildLine 1098 in Aurangabad District
- DORD Hospital has been catering to the needs of Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Rohtas & Arwal District
- DORD School has been providing free quality education to Muslim girls
- ASTITVA Project has formed many elderly self-help groups(ESHGs) & focusing on savings, inter- & repayment in Aurangabad District which has been supported by Help Age India, New Delhi