SIDART has been providing volunteering opportunities to individuals from all walks of life, addressing violence against women,conducting gender training programmes and capapcity building courses, and also has various projects under it's name such as

-Addressing Early Childhood Care and Development in tribal areas of Dungarpur, Rajasthan: Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition

-Child health: Sora Tabar Project

-Strengthen the elected and to be elected women: Women Empowerment Project

-Women and Law Research

-Child Road Safety Educational Program along with the Apollo Tyres Healthcare Centre.

As part of SIDART’s developmental interventions, one of the most important aspects of their success is the triumphant efforts of the SIDART Volunteers.  The volunteers have contributed to the rise of the organisation regarding various developmental issues, worked proficiently and inspired the others in their community to become empowered as well as responsible citizens of the nation.


Audita Bhattacharya

The SIDART team is growing by the day and the newest and brightest addition to our family is Ms. Audita!
Ms. Audita Bhattacharya is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Mass Communication from the Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication, Pune. 
When she was 14, she put two things down on her list for the school careers interview: journalist and social worker. From TV and films, it looked like journalism involved a lot of running about, and all the people she knew who were into these fields were very extroverted and confident, and she fit right in. Thriving with and among people, social work also came naturally to her. 
She has worked at different NGOs like Karuna which works for individuals with Down syndrome and Prayas which works for children and adults with mental disabilities. However, she says that this is her first time working as an intern in an NGO that works so intrinsically with the grass root communities. 
A daily practitioner of gratitude, and and extremely opinionated young woman, she's a talented writer and a soon to be journalist. 
"Understanding privilege and utilizing that privilege to work towards the betterment of society is not an opportunity that comes everyday. The opportunity that SIDART has given me provides me with a platform to grow and garner a better understanding of myself, the society i live in, and of life." 
We are so looking forward to her time with SIDART!

Eshita Beniwal

Adding to the SIDART team, is Eshita Beniwal
Eshita Beniwal is pursuing her Bachelor's of Dental Surgery. She is a passionate lover of dogs and possesses a wicked sense of humor. Her interest in social work was ignited by her educational background directing her to work in a small town inflicted with poverty where she practiced her field of work by providing non-monetary health and dental checkups as well as camps to the underprivileged of society. 
She believes that Social Work is a diverse career and that it changes you emotionally, physically as well as spiritually. The challenges of Social Work make you work towards the ideas that you believe in. It teaches you the value of life and things and yet makes you practice your ideals even better. 
SIDART has been fortunate enough to call Eshita one of their own.

Harshit Panchal (Cluster Co-ordinator)

Harshit is a 22 years old cluster coordinator of SIDART. He did his Bachelor in science from Raj Noble College and has completed his masters in science from SBT government college, Dungapur. He lives in Gegi village of Dungapur with his parents. He got associated with SIDART in July’2018. Earlier he was working as a field coordinator with Nehru Yuva affiliated to Yuva Mandal. After completion of the respective project he was uncovering opportunities for work and that’s when his friend informed him about a vacancy available at SIDART.

During the house visits, certain protocols are followed

- Introduction of themselves and SIDART to the person.

- Observe the wellbeing and cleanliness of the pregnant, lactation mother and the infant. Their individual Mamta cards are checked in which their weight, haemoglobin and points of interest of inoculation are confirmed.

- Nutritional abstain from food admission is asked in which the material of the sustenance, cleanliness and prosperity of the child is observed. - Inquiry and instruction about the significance of immunization is done.

- Family individuals are inculcated towards taking care of the mother and the infant.

Harshit along with the team visits Angarwari of various Grampanchayats to collect data of the registered pregnant and lactating women and children in the age group of 0-3 years. The task is advanced by house visits of the registered women. Frequently he comes across families and woman who have not yet been registered whom he puts across the Angarwadi. Weight of the pregnant, lactating woman and children up to the age of 3 years are recorded. Proper record of their dietary plan and daily routine is framed. Education and motivation is done of the individuals and care givers for a healthy and hygienic lifestyle. To make them understand the importance of hygiene, various exercises are performed.

“After working in Anganwadi I saw the adverse struggle and difficulties people have to survive through. By understanding and facilitating to their needs has resulted in considerable change in the lives of the motivated”

Date of Case story : 15th september’2018

Prepared by : Eshita Beniwal

Reviewed by : Dr. Pramila Sanjaya

Pawan Kumar Tank ( Field worker and Block Co-ordinator)

Pawan Kumar Tank is a 38 year old man with three dependents. He has two offspring; the elder one is in elementary school and reads in fourth standard while the younger attends the lower kinder garden. Pawan Kumar Tank resides in Genji village which is 15 kms from Dungapur. He has completed his graduation in rural development and has a diploma in computer science. He is a kind hearted and an empathetic person who commiserates with the individuals difficulties. He was affiliated with SIDART since the month of July’2018 as a block coordinator and field worker. As a field worker his work is to visit the Anganwadis of various Grampanchayat which are assigned to him to collect the data of the registered pregnant, lactating woman as well as children in the age group of 0-3. This is followed by home visits. Protocols followed during the house visits are :- 

- Introduction of themselves and SIDART to the person.

- Observe the wellbeing and cleanliness of the pregnant, lactation mother and the infant. Their individual Mamta cards are checked in which their weight, haemoglobin and points of interest of inoculation are confirmed.

- Nutritional abstain from food admission is asked in which the material of the sustenance, cleanliness and prosperity of the child is observed.

- Inquiry and instruction about the significance of immunization is done.

- Family individuals are inculcated towards taking care of the mother and the infant.

During the home visits, weighing of the mothers, children and pregnant woman is done. The weight is seen according to the age for the children and for the mothers and pregnant women an increase of 10-12 kgs during the entire pregnancy period. Dietary records are made and homemade local produce food recipes are shared. Education and motivation is done of the care givers and individuals of the house along with various exercises to make them understand its importance for a healthy and illness free life for the mother and child.

Few years back Pawan Kumar came across a 13 year old, Shikha who was getting water amid overwhelming rain for her needs which made him stop and converse with her about her circumstance. After talking to her, he got to know that she has two younger sisters and stayed with her maternal grandparents and helped them with their daily needs. She always wanted to attend school but couldn't as she was the only one to accommodate for her family. Along these lines, he chose to encourage her. He addressed her parents and guardians and persuaded them to give her a chance to have the education she needed and merited. He got her enrolled in 6th standard and now the young lady is in eleventh standard perusing what she always wanted to.

"After working in Anganwadi I saw the unfriendly battle and troubles individuals need to get by. SIDART has helped me realise that the harder you work for a cause, the greater you’ll feel after you achieve it and the feeling of happiness I feel after receiving gratitude and respect from the individuals I’ve helped is unmatchable.”

Date of the case history : 17th September’2018

Prepared by : Eshita Beniwal

Reviewed by : Dr. Pramila Sanjaya