Internship Experience @ Gopal Kiran Samaj Sevi Sanstha (GKSSS)
· Name of the institution (with address)-
Gopal Kiran Samaj Sevi Sanstha (GKSSS), Nimraje Sadan, New Mohan Nagar, Thathipur, Gwalior (M.P.)
· Name of the intern-
Tarun Pratap Singh Kushwah, 2nd Year, Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior (M.P.)
· Duration- 1 month
· Application Process- The letter was issued from our institution to the NGO in order to collaborate us with the NGO as the interns. However, this internship opportunity was given to us by the institution. So, not any specific application sent by us to the NGO.
· Contact Details- +91-751-234331, email@example.com
· First Day Formality-
On the first day, I with my other fellows and one of my professors (Prof. Hariom Awasthi) visited the office of NGO where we met Mr. Prakash Nimraje, who is the president of NGO. In our first meeting, that was a general introduction of each other as well as discussed about the objectives of the NGO, vision and mission of the organization. In this meeting, we came with the overall view of the internship, its dimension and various works which done by us in the future.
The building and premises of the organization was more than sufficient. It was consisting of the office, discussion room, computer room which used to draft the sessions and the blue print of the events and other activities
· Main Task-
The main task which we got during the internship is to work in field and conducted a survey on Scheme for the children in the tribes area to remove malnutrition (Aahar Anudaan Yojna) in the different Villages named as Ghatigao, Nayagaao, Raipur, Pulka Pura which is the part of the Gwalior and Shivpuri.
The survey work was of two days, i.e., on 15th day of November and 16th day of November, 2019.Places where we conducted survey are named as- Ghatigao, Adivasi ka pura, Nayagao, Pulka Pura, Bangalipura, Ket.
In this survey, we had the format which contained the questions which were as-
1). Name ,2). Area , 3). Gram Panchayat, 4). Schedule Caste or Tribe they belonged, 5). Education level, 6). Source of income, 7). Occupation, 8). Monthly income or daily wages,9). Number of members in the family, 10). Number of children, 11). Number of children aged between 0 to 6 years, 12). Had information about the scheme or not, 13). What they know about the scheme, 14). Why they got Rs.1000 under the scheme, 15). From when they got the benefit of the scheme, 16). What are the symptoms of malnourished children, 17). Any malnourished child, 18). What things they gave their children in the food to eat, 19). The problems faced by them to take the benefit of the scheme, 20). feedback on the scheme.
After filled the form, I also measured the height, weight and hemoglobin of the mother first and after that measured the weight, height and also measured the MUAC (Mid Upper Arm Circumference) of the children which is used for the assessment of nutritional status. Under this survey, we took the survey of more than 100 children and their mothers from different villages. This project is given by the Ministry of women and children development, Bhopal. It was the great working experience and learned a lot through this type of field work.
· Work Envrionment and Peers-
The working environment of NGO was followed by both the practical and theoretical approach. In the beginning stage, we learned about the NGO, its structure, functions and other important aspects as well but after the time, I took part in the organizing process of the event named as South Asia Conclave and Global Achievers Award, through which I learn to draft the session plans and how manage minute to minute plan in more effective way. So, it had both the active works in the office as well as in the field.
No stipend was given during the internship.
· Best thing-
The projects on which I worked with NGO was for the welfare of the children belongs to the tribal area and help to free India from the malnutrition. So, during the work I feel fortunate to be the part of the NGO as an intern and work with them for the welfare of the society.
· Office Timing-
The total working hours was 3 hours a day (from 2 PM to 5 PM) but during the field work, the timing was increased to 8 hours (From 11 AM to 6 PM).
Tarun Pratap Singh Kushwah
Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior