Welcome to BSS
Inspired by the philanthropic ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi and Jai Prakash Narayan BSS strives to bring about progressive and constructive changes in the rural areas of North Bihar. The organisation bases its efforts on the principles of Non-Violence, egalitarianism, Participatory democracy and internal self reliance that would ensure individual freedom, equity based social justice, women empowerment, communal harmony and means for decent living.
While encouraging and facilitating the entire society to attain developmental goals, the organisation focuses above all, on the marginal and excluded communities, who have been bypassed by the recent prosperity and economic growth of the nation.
BSS’s believes in the ethos of ‘Total Development’, which is the driving force to bring about social change at local level. At the level of economic development, there is a need to inculcate values economy, transfer of technology and availability of credit facilities, which are important prerequisites for economic development. The strategy of development is to make society so alert and responsive to co-ordinate with different available governmental and non-governmental institutions incorporating Disaster Risk Reduction. In education, the measuring rod is to achieve wisdom backed by literacy and information. In health sector, objectives are to ensure basic hygiene/sanitation and prevention, and making local governmental health agencies operative and co-operative. In nutshell, BSS’s development motto is “NEED BASED AND PEOPLE CENTERED”.
9 flood shelters, 4 community place raising, 600 nos homesteads raising with low const latrines, raised platform construction with tub wells have been saving the lives and assets of flood affected poor community in Bisfi, Madhepur in Madhubani and Tardih in Darbhanga districts.
Formation and strengthening of 80 village disaster management committees (VDMCs). Building capacity to risk assessment, DRR Planning, Plan implementation, mainstreaming and taskforce management. VDMC federations of block level is getting strengthened and their monthly meeting at block level has been regularized. CBDRR scaled up in 7 blocks(Ghanshyampur, Kiratpur and Tardih in Darbhanga and Bisfi, Benipatti, Basopatti and Madhwapur in Madhubani district) and 265345 families and 1308641 population will be benefitted.
School Disaster Management Committee (SDMCs) is functional in 30 schools (482 members) and newly formed in 1114 schools comprising 20052 members. Their strengthening process is going on. School safety programme scaled up in 23 blocks (1144 schools) out of which 231 schools are in Madhubani district and 913 schools are in Darbhanga district) which cover approx 577186 students, 10296 teachers and 4462 nonteaching staffs/ cooks.
Formation and capacity building of 80 Village Healtha & Sanitation Committees (VHSCs). Mass awareness campaighn on public health issues- preventive measures of water borne diseases, linkages with govt. health services on NRHM, immunization etc.
Construction of 14 common female bathrooms, installation of 74 tubwells with raised platforms & drainage/ sock pits. Mass awareness on the issue.
Formation and strengthening of SHGs, Farmers’ clubs and promotion of micro entrepreneurship, wormy compost, animal husbandry, tree plantation, kitchen gardening etc.
BSS has been responding effectively the major flood emergencies in Bihar in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 & 2011. Affected people rescued and supported with need based approaches ensuring their right to life with dignity, the support has been based on supplying shelter materials, ready food items, personal hygiene materials, water and sanitation materials, temporary latrines for safe defecation and gender responsive package and programme.
As Bihar PRIs has secured more than 50% seats for women and now the leadership responsibility is handed over to them using this opportunity BSS tries to make more capable and self reliant to handle the situation and can ensure their effective role in development of society regardless of any type of biasness in Bisfi and Rahika blocks of Madhubani district.
Collaboration with DCPU Darbhanga. Child protection taskforces formed and strengthened in 60 villages comprising 316 members. 4862 births registrations issued to the children. Rate of malnutrition reduced to 10.46%. Total 4862 children screened out of whom 509 found undernourished. Last year this % was 11.12.
Issue of Climate change adaptation introduced to the community and stakeholders as well and CCA taskforce comprising 286 members formed and trained. Issue incorporated in VDMP and initiatives taken. 350 farmers are producing and using wormy compost.
BSS has conceptualized and prepared various types of IECs like posters, pamphlets, booklets, documentary film( CD) , flax banners & power point presentation etc on the issues like flood preparedness, Village disaster management committee-Formation & Strengthening, NREGS, SHGs, RTI, public health, water & Sanitation, Health & Nutrition, bio farming, tree plantation.
BSS has a well versed group of trainers on various issues with IECs and equipment who imparts trainings to own Human resources and others particularly on CBDP, contingency plan, SHG strengthening, public health, sustainable livelihood promotion, food security, gender, NREGS, RTI, PRIs etc at regular basis.
Mithila painting, sikki-mauni, bamboo crafts, bangle, tera-cotta etc work is promoted among the rural people organizing them into SHGs and their skill development. Org also support for marketing of products through sending them in different exhibitions at local as well as national level.