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Grampari, an initiative of IofC India (in.iofc.org), was established to serve and empower rural communities in India.

WHAT WE DO Grampari's mission is to build capacity of rural society through thoughtful, community-led programmes in livelihoods, empowerment, health & environment, and local governance. Programme Highlight HOW WE WORK We work in a participatory manner with our rural constituents. In other words, we facilitate programmes which are designed, implemented and maintained by the community. In this way project ownership is created at the grassroots level and thus programmes are more sustainable in the long term due to the vested interest of the community. Our focus is on development – not charity. WHO WE ARE We are people from all segments of society, including engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists and farmers. But it is not about who we are – it is about what we believe. We endeavor to 'be the change we want to see in the world' and to inspire others to become agents of change in this same spirit. WHY WE DO IT We envision a just and sustainable society for everyone. To us, that means that everyone has a voice and a place in the India of the 21st century. We think that economic growth must be inclusive and that everyone should have access to opportunity.

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Our School Hand Washing Programme promotes hand washing with soap - a simple act that saves lives. We teach germ transfer through games, proper hand washing techniques and construction of simple devices like the tippy-tap, a low cost device that saves water and is hands free to prevent transmission of disease.

OUR PROGRAMMES Highlights from our Livelihoods Programme include our solar lantern assembly and sewing courses. In partnership with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), the solar lantern course provides self-employment opportunities for village youth by teaching both technical and entrepreneurship skills. The sewing certification class for women qualifies them for a government subsidized sewing machine upon completion. The class promotes both income generation as well as village unity – community building efforts by Grampari have resulted in high caste and low caste women overcoming their differences and attending the classes together. Our Health & Sarpanch Training Environment Programme includes a school campaign that promotes hand washing with soap- a low cost, high impact intervention that has the potential to save over 40% of child deaths. Our environment programmes also include provision of rural drinking water, such as development and protection of natural springs as sources of safe water, and ground water recharge demonstrations. Our Local Governance programme promotes one of the most sustainable forms of development- self-governance. Grampari facilitates leadership development through trainings in Panchayat Raj institutions, values trainings and community building. At our last training, sarpanches from over 35 villages attended and pledged to developing their village through committed, ethical leadership.

Newly elected women sarpanchs attending a meeting at Grampari. This programme strengthens Panchayati Raj institutions and supports our women leaders in their journeys of service.

HOW WE ARE FUNDED Most of our funding comes from individuals like you who believe in our work and make personal contributions. We also receive limited support from foundations and corporates. If you would like to support our work make a donation, or promote us by telling others about us and liking us on Facebook.

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Grampari, an initiative of IofC India (in.iofc.org), was established to serve and empower rural communities in India.

WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROJECT COORDINATOR (WASH) Job Description Summary: Will be responsible for managing and implementing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in rural areas of Satara District as part of model village programme. Responsibilities include: • Technical, programmatic and administrative support for the senior manager of the WASH programme • Substantial field work for initial set up of projects (focusing on community mobilization) • Liaising between field staff and core team • Assist with design and oversee implementation of WASH projects such as health surveys, hygiene promotion campaigns, soak pits, latrines, bio gas plants, water filtration and solid waste management. • Support other aspects of the model village programme, including watershed, livelihoods and governance, as needed • Documenting projects Requirements: • Degree in Engineering (Environmental or Civil), Public Health, Science or Social Work • Knowledge of water and sanitation technologies • Fluent in Marathi, Hindi and English. • 2 - 4 years professional experience in rural development • Strong work ethic and highly motivated • Driver’s license • Able to animate and motivate communities • Strong communication skills Negotiable salary, commensurate with experience. About Grampari: Grameen Pariyavaren Kendra (Grampari) is a program of Initiatives of Change (IofC). For the last 40 years, IofC, formerly known as Moral Rearmament (MRA), has held trainings at its international training and conference centre, Asia Plateau in Panchgani, Maharashtra. These trainings focus on values-based leadership development and have enabled people to become powerful agents of change by transformation through personal inspiration in their personal, work and societal environments. Grampari is the rural development initiative of IofC. Grampari envisions a just and sustainable society for everyone. We work to create this vision by building the capacity of rural society through thoughtful, innovative and community led programs in livelihoods, health and environment, empowerment and local governance. About this programme: Safeguarding public health is critical to ensure that community members are healthy enough to attend school, work in the fields, participate in leadership roles and avail themselves of opportunities to improve their quality of life. Proper WASH is one of the most effective ways to protect public health. Grampari is committed to low cost, high impact interventions that rely on community led, locally appropriate technologies. The WASH programme will be integrated into a larger model village programme that seeks to transform villages from the grassroots level. Why Apply? You will be working in a beautiful setting with a diverse group of committed individuals, including international partners (http://watershedmg.org/), with strong technical and business skills who are passionate about rural development. If you are a person who: lives simply, can create a successful experience for yourself rather than have one created for you, have strong communication skills, are assertive yet respectful and want to make a difference in the world, then we encourage you to apply. For more information please contact: grampariteam@gmail.com and include the position you are interested in the subject line.

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Grampari, an initiative of IofC India (in.iofc.org), was established to serve and empower rural communities in India.

SCHOOL HAND WASHING PROGRAMME HEALTH COORDINATOR Job Description Summary: Will be responsible for planning and implementing a school programme to promote hand washing with soap in rural schools in Satara District, Maharashtra. Responsibilities include: • Preparing all materials for programme • Training assistants • Conducting programme which involves acting in skit, teaching children songs, installing a hand washing device (including digging), running a competition, meeting with school teachers, principals and village sarpanches to organize the program • Pre and post intervention data collection including: interviewing children at school, conducting hygiene surveys, structured observation, home visits and internet research. • Documenting each school programme including compilation of data for impact assessment and learnings and experiences to share on website • Translating and typing English to Marathi documents Requirements: • MSW degree or related • 2 years minimum rural development experience • Village data collection experience preferred • Fluent in Marathi and Hindi, strong English skills required • Must be outgoing and empathetic and able to animate and motivate communities • Understanding with kids and able to enthuse them • Marathi typing skills a plus • Driving skills a plus • Able to work both independently and in a team Negotiable salary, commensurate with experience. About Grampari: Grameen Pariyavaren Kendra (Grampari) is a programme of Initiatives of Change (in.iofc.org) which, for the last 40 years, has held trainings on values based leadership development in Panchgani, Maharashtra and has enabled people to become powerful agents of change via personal transformation. As the rural initiative of IofC, Grampari envisions a just and sustainable society for everyone and works to create this vision by building the capacity of rural society through thoughtful, innovative and community led programs in livelihoods, health and environment, empowerment and local governance. About this programme: Safeguarding public health is critical to ensure that community members are healthy enough to attend school, work in the fields, participate in leadership roles etc. With the knowledge that over 400 children die everyday from diarrhea that could be prevented by hand washing with soap, and the understanding that children are powerful agents of change, Grampari is committed to this low cost and high impact programme that saves lives. Learn more at www.tippyptap.org Why Apply? You will be working in a beautiful setting with a diverse group of committed individuals, including international partners (http://watershedmg.org/), with strong technical and business skills who are passionate about rural development. If you are a person who: lives simply, can create a successful experience for yourself rather than have one created for you, have strong communication skills, are assertive yet respectful and want to make a difference in the world, then we encourage you to apply. For more information please contact: grampariteam@gmail.com and include the position you are interested in the subject line.

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