Community health care programs mostly focused on prevention of communicable diseases.The majority of people of the Urban,Rural and Tribal regions are mostly affected by infectious diseases like AIDS,T.B and STDs due to poverty, lack of knowledge and access to proper medical care and supplies. SHAPE ngo supports improved access to health care (Prevention of vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child through breast milk, Cause for cancer are two examples.)through health education, health camps, eye camps, distribution of medicine like D.E.C tablets which prevents people from filaria. Referral services,awareness Education on Family Planning and environment etc also imparted by trained community health care workers.
SHAPE has also worked towards the development and betterment of the physically challenged people(PCPs). Regarding the PCP project SHAPE has organized over 60 programs in 90 different villages. The objective of these programs was to make people aware of the Government Schemes and impart awareness to the general population about the oppressed PCPs. General population was encouraged to accept the PCPs under this projects. Around 500 PCPs were helped financially. Out of these 500 people 200 were given assistance equipments such as special chairs, hearing equipment, etc.
SHAPE ngo is a social action group, vigorously involved in Community Development, to help people to change what they feel are unacceptable situations in the quality and conditions of their lives. For which, the following schemes like imparting social awareness education, provision of potable water, making people to avail various welfare schemes (food, shelter and clothing) provided by the State and Central Governments, Banks and international agencies, water shed management and soil conservation, waste land development, social forestry, promotion of organic farming, cultivation of higher value crops, creation of kitchen gardens, promotion of low cost solar cooker, promotion of formal and non formal education to children, mass literacy program to the adults, eradication of child labour(Agro and Industry), conducting men and women seminars and mass rallies and implementation of income generation programs such as provision of cattle ,organization of men and women self help groups are some of the remarkable socio economic development projects being carried out since 1987.SHAPE is running a women craft skill training center in one of whose project villages.
We have adopted and provide services to a Public Library in Vadaandapattu Village which lies in the centre of the district. Infrastructure, Maintenance and Books are being provided as services to this library. We mainly have a collection of free college books, which are otherwise commercial, for underprivileged college students who study courses such as Management, Economics, Engineering, Arts and Science. Alumni of various college courses contribute their books for this library from all over the state. We also provide English skill-building books for adults & children of all ages. Unemployed and job seeking youth find this library highly useful for developing their soft skills. Contribute today to expand our collection of books.