From The Desk of the Director

“The year 2015-16 had been remarkable in terms of growing partnership, networking, advocacy, outreach and coverage of the on-going program”

I share a deep sense of satisfaction and pride to present the LEADS’s Annual Report 2015-16. The brief report highlights the major intervention area focused projects of LEADS detailing about the activities conducted, achievements, case studies and future plans. LEADS strengthened its pillars of intervention into social issues by successfully conducting eminent events during the year 2015-16 such as, State Level Pre Budget Consultation on Gender, Health & Education, Action 2015 for Ending Poverty, Inequality And Climate Change, Stock Taking on RTE Act, State SMC Conference, SDP Sharing Workshop and SMC Consultation. Along with that some documents were published like ‘School Development Plan: An Experience’, ‘Bal Sansad’, ‘A Handbook on School Management Committee’, ‘A Handbook on PESA Act in Jharkhand And Gram Sabha’, ‘Right to Education Charter Of Demand’, ‘Right to Education Act 2009’ and Two Pamphlets on ‘Right to Free and Compulsory Elementary Education Act 2009’.

LEADS is emerging as a strong player in the development sector across the state of Jharkhand, making a worthwhile impact in the lives of many, especially those from the rural areas. LEADS believes in giving voice to vulnerable issues like child education, child rights, livelihood issues, gender sensitivity, women empowerment, organic farming, SRI, promotion of PRI, State budget related issues in context to Jharkhand, etc. Since its inception, LEADS’s prime focus has been in creating a sustainable environment for the Tribal’s and Children of marginalised communities i.e. ST/SC, Primitive Tribes, Women, Farmers, Youths, CWSN, Child Labour, etc.

LEADS has been successful in transforming thousands of lives and is marching ahead in its journey to reach out and create a more sustainable and peaceful environment for all as we move into the new year with rays of hope and trust.

I hereby thank all the stakeholders for every possible help coming from Board of Members, humble donors, local and State administration, partner NGOs, volunteers, community and my colleagues who worked tirelessly to achieve ambitious targets and look forward to the same in the coming years.

A. K. Singh
Director, LEADS