Bestavaripeta is a Mandal in Prakasam District is located 116 KM towards west from District head
quarters Ongole, and 233 KM from Velagapudi, the new capital of the reorganized State of
Bestavaripeta consist of 49 Villages and 19 Panchayats with a total population of 51,062 (Census
2011). The mandal has 10,845 households living in harmony. Ondutla is the smallest Village and
Pusalapadu is the biggest Village in this Mandal.
HOTHS has established Self Help Groups (SHGs), Cluster Level Association (CLA), Children Groups
and Children Rights Resource Centre (CRRC), Youth Groups and Education Committees in the
target Area. Through our intervention, the Women improved their capacities through trainings,
savings and linkages with Banks & SHGs. Also, we conducted awareness programmes on Child
Rights, Women Rights, Human Rights, Health, Cleanliness, Environmental change, Disability,
Resource mobilization and HIV/AIDS in the target villages. Ours is right based approach. Most of
the target group learnt Rights and approaching the officials concern for their rights.
HOTHS has been exclusively involved in women welfare with specific reference to the Widows
and Destitute women. Several activities are implemented for the families and children of this
type of family, wherein care is taken to ensure that none of the children from these categories of
household either dropout, or turn into a child labour.
Programmes are planned for the benefit of the children whose families have migrated and for
the children of destitute and vulnerable families. Programmes like assuring schooling and food
were planned for these children. They are readmitted into schools to continue their schooling,
they were provided with food (food security), shelter and care through Seasonal Hostels and
Short-Stay-Homes. They were also supplied with dress material – uniforms. Old age parents
were linked with accessing schemes like pensions, ration and other entitlements.
Holistic development of Dalith and Adivasis
Child focused programmes (Child Rights)
Education opportunities at Panchayath level
Awareness on Health, Education and Eco-Environment
Alleviation of Migration
Protection of Children Rights
Establishment of Child Rights Resource Centre
Establishment of Children’s Groups
Eradication of Child Labour and Dropouts
Protection of Women Rights
Establishment of Self Help Groups
Establishment of Cluster Level Associations and Federation
Adoption of new techniques in Agriculture
Involvement of target group in project activities
Socio-Economic-Cultural and Political Development of Dalith and Adiavasi Communities
Women and children belonging to Adivasi and Dalith Communities
The process to help them towards Self guidance, self development and self respect
Meetings, identification of problems and issues, forming then into self supporting groups
and promoting them to create linkages with different government departments
Regularly – the grass-root staff will be in touch with them on a day to day basis.
The management and the Project Directors, atleast once in a fortnight
Their participation in the meetings and allied camps organized by the organization.
Their involvement in various events conducted by the organization.
The main objective of the project is to establish a sustainable development which can serve the interest of the vulnerable, poor and underprivileged communities and empower children, youths and women in the holistic development process. The main focus will be in 30 villages of target mandal, i.e., Bethavaripeta.
Formation of groups of all sects of people of our target communities
Creating self-sustainability, self-governance and self-mobilization among the groups thereby
among the communities as a whole.
By the end of 2030
The resources will be through finding support from Indian and Foreign sources.