What is Mission Gagillapur?
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Mission Gagillapur was conceptualised in 2015, when Shakti Hormann (the German Group for manufacturing steel doors, windows & other building materials) envisioned the transformation of the village of Gagillapur, in Dundigal-Gandimaisamma Mandal, into a model village over a period of five years.
Mahila Abhivruddhi Society (MAS), formerly known as APMAS, partnered with Shakti Hormann to turn this vision into a reality.
One can reach the village of Gagillapur while travelling on the Hyderabad-Narsapur road to Medak. It is located in the Medchal district of Telangana.
With rapid industrialisation, the village has begun to lose all of its agricultural land for industrial purposes. The impact of this was the loss of fertile lands, depletion of water resources, pollution stemming from unsafe solid waste disposal, & industrial emissions. With migration being rampant in the village, the population sprawl has led to five habitations within the village, and a diverse community.
The objective of Mission Gagillapur was to transform Gagillapur into a model village over the period of five years, through a community led development process.
The project commenced in January 2016, with the partnership of Shakti Hormann as well as the District Administration, under the Grama Jyothi scheme.
A complex and dynamic village such as Gagillapur needed strategic planning & formulating. MAS conducted a Needs Assessment Study on the village, so that the shorter & longer term needs can be identified, and a detailed plan of action devised.
Needs Assessment Study of Gagillapur
What has been the progress achieved under Mission Gagillapur?
With the commencement of the Project, a Mission Gagillapur team was formed, comprising of three Project Officers (two placed in Gagillapur), Project Manager & Consultant.
Five strategic interventions were fixed as entry points, namely:
i. Institutionalize community driven development process
ii. Poor and Marginalized Access Government Schemes and Programmes
iii. Improved Quality Education (Primary & Secondary)
iv. Placement Linked Skill Development & Career Guidance Support
v. Address Development Gaps (Health, Hygiene, garbage disposal, ground water pollution, water scarcity etc.)
The idea of developing an entire village into a Model village might not sound very complex, but it is not without its everyday challenges in the field.
In the initial phases, the team faced a varied range of challenges.
In spite of the formation of the Village Development Committee, community mobilisation was difficult to achieve & still is. Gradually, with constant efforts from the team & attempts from the District Administration, there has been considerable progress achieved.
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Six Monthly Progress Report_Mission Gagillapur
Quick Overview of MGP-January to August
Monthly Progress Report for August
Progress Report - Sept-Dec 2016 - Mission Gagillapur
Strategy Paper on Education- Mission Gagillapur
In order to document the best practices followed in Gagillapur, two case studies were formulated; one on the revived RO Water Plant and the second on
Educational Interventions. With the completion of one year of Mission Gagillapur, the long term impacts & the downsides of these interventions could be
A Case Study on Education Interventions under Mission Gagillapur
A Case Study on RO Water Plant-Mission Gagillapur
Partnerships under Mission Gagillapur
An agreement was signed between MAS & Shakti Hormann that gives an insight into the guiding principles, and the deliverables each year, along with implementation strategies.
Grant Agreement_Mission Gagillapur
To make the path of successful completion of Mission Gagillapur sustainable & efficient, we partnered with the then District administration of Rangareddy. In September 2016, the District was bifurcated and Gagillapur has been reallocated under the Medchal District.
MOU - Gagillapur as Model village btw Dist.Admin RR Dist and MAS
A Story on Mission Gagillapur written by Len MacDonald
In order to capture the range of the interventions that have been taken up in the villages, we had invited a Volunteer from Canada, who is also the author of three books, Mr. Len MacDonald.
Mr. MacDonald brought a fresh perspective to the progress made in the field, through his writing.
Here is a short story written by him on Mission Gagillapur -
THE VIEW FROM THE OUTSIDE - MISSION GAGILLAPUR