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Family Development Program


Being more aware, with enhanced capacity to identify her/his own needs -> being more informed, with a developed confidence to seek information -> developing assertive thinking and act accordingly is a developmental process which is sought through the FDP intervention. This helps the individual and society become more productive.

These interventions could support the future initiatives towards inclusion of this large number of underprivileged population in to the mainstream economy by need based quality contribution.

Objectives of Family Development Program

Poverty alleviation and development depends on the capacity of individuals, families and communities to avail access to, proper utilisation of various opportunities of social development. The goal of FDP is to help improve quality of life of underprivileged target population. This is attempted by fostering the capacity and self-confidence of families to identify their needs and working with the help of individual guidance proposed by trained field workers towards concrete and sustainable solutions. For instance: obtaining basic legal documents, like birth certificate, ration cards and schemes; immunising children and enrolling them at school; practical tips on parenting, family planning; job searching; referring for diagnosis of suspected diseases, etc.

The objectives of FDP:

Poverty alleviation depends on the capacity of individuals, families and communities to avail access to various opportunities of social development. Therefore, the core objectives of FDP are to:

  • Support the poorest families from urban slum areas
  • Foster the capacity and self-confidence of deprived families in addressing the issues and needs they have identified, through individual guidance proposed by trained field workers
  • Support the families in their efforts to satisfy basic needs such as health, nutrition, education or income level as key-elements for development and sustainability of the family
  • Facilitate referrals to agencies or public authorities for the families to avail the services

The work is based on the principle to develop a participatory approach, involving each family in decisions and actions with all due respect to the family’s sense of autonomy and responsibility.

Such objectives and actions shall be taken with absolute neutrality regarding political, religious and ideological opinions and beliefs of the stakeholder families and communities of intervention.

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