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CONTENTS

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01 INTRODUCTION 2

02 BACKGROUND & LOCATION 3

03 SOCIO – DEMOGRAPHIC FEATURE 3

04 HOUSING PATTERN 4

05 EDUCATIONAL PROFILE 4

06 OCCUPATION 5

07 SOCIO – ECONOMIC-POLITICAL STATUS 5

08 INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RESOURCES 6

09 HEALTH STATUS 6

10 WATER & SANITATION 7

11 MAJOR PROBLEMS 7

12 ACTIVITIES UNDER TAKEN 8

13 LEARNING AREAS 9

14 ACHIEVEMENT AND FAILURE 9

15 SUGGESTION 10

16 PERSONAL ASSESSMENT 10

17 CONCLUSION 11

INTRODUCTION
“Practice makes a man perfect
So theory is
Useless without practice”
Field work is nothing but the application part of social work. It is an
integral part of social work training and it occupies a significant place in
the curriculum for social work education in the institute. In order to be
an effective social work practitioner, it is not enough to learn theory, but
also it is essential to gain experience by putting the knowledge in to
practice.

OBJECTIVE OF FIELD WORK:

To learn to work with all sections of the people in the society.


The bookish knowledge is practiced in the field.
To be a professional social worker.
To be a determined, dedicated and devoted social work practitioner.

BACK GROUND AND LOCATION

The community shantipally is situated in sahid nagar


(Bhubaneswar).from NIIS institute it will be 6 km and from vanivihar it
will be 2 km.

According to the people the slum was established before 30 years.


Originally this place was covered by forest and hills. People migrated
from different places like Ganjam, Berhampur, Puri, Balasore,
Kendrapada etc. and settled there by cutting the forest.

SOCIO – DEMOGRAPHIC FEATURES

Shantipally is a big slum in Bhubaneswar; it is also registered under


BMC. The demographic features constitute:

Total no of house holds-1100


Total no of population-5560
Total no of male-2260
Total no of female-2388
Total no. of children-912
Scheduled cast population-25%
Sceduld tribe population-38%
Other backward class population-22%
General-20%

HOUSING PATTERN
Most of the people in shantipally have thatched houses. Only one or two
pucca houses are there. The housing pattern is not improved. Most of
the houses look like small huts.

EDUCATIONAL PROFILE

In Shantipally most of the people are educated. They are aware from a
survey it is found that there are three schools in the slum.

Ruchika E.G.S School.


Ruchika Balbadi School.
Alpha Foundation School.

Total no of educated people-2200

From 0 to 6 years age – 33.84%

From 6 to 14 years age – 35.38%

From 14 to above age – 23.07%

The major problem is that most of the children are dropouts in early
age...

OCCUPATION

Most of the people in shantipally are wage labors .some of them is also
engaged in works such as:

Auto drivers
Barbers
Shop keepers
Businessmen(street vendors)
Peons etc.
Factory labours

SOCIO - ECONOMIC POLITICAL STATUS

The dwellers of shantipally are neither very poor nor very rich. Maximum
people in shantipally belong to average income group. But some of them
are not able to maintain their livelihood. Even they don’t get two full
meals in a day.

The slum dwellers are politically not aware. Most of them do not know to
whom they are voting. Most of them do not caste their votes.

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INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RESOURCES

The slum is full of internal & external resources. The resources are;-

Jagannath ashrama
Hanuman mandir
Trinath mandir
Yojna mandap
One community hall
9 wells
6 tube wells
35 shops
Ruchika NGO
Ruchika school(2)
Alpha foundation school (1)
45 Self help groups
Tutan craft house

HEALTH STATUS

The health status of the slum dwellers of shantipally is not good. Most of
the people are suffering from various diseases. Basically the children are
suffering from malnutrition and skin diseases. There are no near by
hospital for the treatment of the people…

WATER & SANITATION

BMC is providing water facility to the slum. Tube well also there in the
slum. But in spite of all there, the slum dwellers do not get safe drinking
water and suffering from water borne diseases. Lack of bathrooms and
latrines also lead to bad sanitation.

MAJOR PROBLEMS

In shantipally the trainees found some problems, such as;-

Poverty
Illiteracy
Unemployment
Alcoholism
Poor sanitation
Lack of safe drinking water
Lack of awareness about health
No proper drainage system
Lack of awareness on government programmes
Absence of family planning
Absence of environmental hygiene
They do not build pucca homes because they do not have own land

ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN

During the one year of field work the trainees had undertaken several
activities like;-

Deep observation of the community


Relation building with the community dwellers to know there problems.
Observed and participated in there ceremonies and cultural programmes
Visited schools , temples, and craft houses
Organized a mega programme for all the slum dwellers (sports, song,
drama etc.)
Organized a street play on Alcoholism.
Organized literacy programme
Motivating people about development of environment
Organized programme to teach about safety motherhood, importance of
breast feeding, children care.

LEARNING AREAS

While field work the trainees learn something like;-

Skill in relation building


Communication skills
Skill in problem solving
Skill in counseling
Skill in identifying the basic and prioratisised needs
Skill in resource mobilization
Skill in conducting meetings
Skill in organizing programmes
Skill in report writing
Skill in budgeting
Skill in resource mobilization

ACHIEVEMENT AND FAILURE:

During this field work period the trainees achieved a lot of things that
has given the above points. The failure is that, the trainees can not able
to conduct plantation programme.

SUGGESTION

So far as shantipally is concerned the trainee comes to the conclusion


that reform should be brought in education. One intermediate and high
school should be there.
There should be a health center
There should be proper drainage system
There should safe drinking water
There should be an adult literacy center
There should be a vocational training center for both men and women

PERSONALASSESSMENT

I am Chandra Kant parida a trainee of MA (sw) part –I placed in


shantipally.I am very much indebted to the department for providing me
opportunity to work with these people. I am also grateful to the faculty
supervisor Mrs. Banaja Pattnaik for her key vision and guidance on my
learning in the field. In fact my fifty fieldworks are not sufficient to
tackle the huge and deep rooted problems in the slums. On the other
hand the trainee is not a professional social worker, but a mere learning.
The trainee had actively participated in field work. Hard work,
dedication, determination can make everything possible.

CONCLUSION

In course of field work session the trainees learn and enjoy a lot with the
slum dwellers of shantipally.It is in fact a memorable and remarkable
period of life. It is a period of learning and training about how to be a
part of the vulnerable group. The field work period is full of knowledge
and experiences. The trainees can use it for future references. At the
end, the trainees extend her sincere gratitude and obligation to all the
members of NIIS family.