15 – 17 June 2017, Hazaribag: 3 days training for carers under Carers Promotion program with support of Carers Worldwide, UK was held to outline and strengthen a district level federation of Carers SHGs encouraged by NBJK in Hazaribag district. There were 30 carers/representatives and volunteers from Hazaribag Sadar, Katkamdaag, Katkamsaandi, Ichak, Daroo and Chouparan blocks in the training.
Mr. Ramakrishna and Mr. Natesh (Resource Persons) have discussed about basics of the federation and raised relevant issues for further advocacy. They talked about complete health awareness with medical facilities provided by the government and requested the carers to draw benefits of governmental welfare schemes for their dependents or themselves. Disability certificates, pension, aids & appliances, treatment, school enrollment and smooth delivery of many other services can be supported by the Carers Federation and such carers must join our social mainstream with the causes they are committed for, they opined. Mr. Ramakrishna has said that a Carers Federation aims to get support from society and government for caring people with disability, mental illness, old age problem etc. as these carers sacrifice silently. They deserve a serious attention from rest of the world for any combined effort and a Carers Federation can be helpful to do that, he added.
The resource persons have briefed about initial process and formalities to set up a federation. They appealed the participants to workout over an organization to be made on behalf of the community called Carers. Its significant that NBJK works with around 1300 carers of their 81 SHGs in Hazaribag district.