District Shopian

The village of Zampathri, is located in the foothills of the Pirpanchal Range in district Shopian about an hour and half from Srinagar.

Zampathri - Pilot Program (Oct' 2011)

CHINAR launched its first pilot program in the village Zampathri of district Shopian in October 2011. The pilot aimed to test all aspects of CHINAR's solution for orphans, vulnerable children, and destitute families. Remote management and monitoring were also operated and tested throughout the process.

The education and nurturing support to the 15 selected children was launched on November 19th, 2011. It started with the baseline assessment of the children education levels and the distribution of stationary and hygiene kits to them. The teachers of the school, where the children are enrolled, were provided special training by two experts from the department of education on remedial teaching on November 21st, 2011.Subsequently, monthly remedial training was also started by two local teachers.

On October 19, 2011 CHINAR launched the livelihood component of the pilot program in Zampathri. CHINAR distributed sheep to 5 struggling families under the Community Finance for Livelihoods program (CFL).

Zampathri- Full Program (March' 2013)

After completing a successful year of the pilot project in Zampathri, CHINAR scaled up its operations to a full 5-year program on March 1, 2013. Thirty-one children and ten families were covered under the Remote Child Sponsorship Program and Remote Family Sponsorship Program which is designed to ensure the growth and success of the children both n school and at home.

Zampathri - Livelihood Support Program (RFSP)

Since the inception of the program, CHINAR has provided 10 families a total of 50 sheep at 5 sheep per family. The families are making progress with their respective sheep units as projected.

Skill Development Initiative for marginalized youth - Computer Training (November' 2012)

In November 2012, CHINAR conducted a short survey in the district Shopian (Zampathri Village) to identify marginalized youth who were interested in improving or acquiring new skills. After the survey, CHINAR hosted an open house session with these survey participants to understand their needs and capabilities.

After detailed discussions, CHINAR divided these youths into varying categories based on their current skills and interests. Twenty marginalized youth began a three-month basic computer course in collaboration with Kashmir Government Polytechnic.

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Target 2015: 100 Children and 30 Families.