CHETNA* meaning “awareness” in several Indian languages and an acronym for Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness, is a non-government support organisation based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Initiated its work in 1980 CHETNA was established in 1984, CHETNA addresses issues of women’s health and development in different stages of their lives from a “Rights” perspective. CHETNA is an activity of the Nehru Foundation for Development, which is a public charitable trust, registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.
CHETNA supports Government and Non-Government Organisations (GO and NGOs) through building the management capacities of educationists /health practitioners/supervisors/ managers enabling them to implement their programmes related to children, young people and women from a holistic and gender perspective and advocate for people centred policies. Our core activities are capacity building, forging partnership at local, regional and national level. CHETNA also does advocacy, development and dissemination of materials. CHETNA works primarily in Gujarat and Rajasthan States.
Identified as a Regional Resource Centre (RRC) for Gujarat State and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli to provide technical assistance to NGOs to improve Reproductive and Child Health(RCH), facilitate GO-NGO partnership, document and disseminate successful approaches and provide inputs to Government of India to ensure effective implementation of policies.
In 2014 CHETNA is designated as State Training and Resource Centre (STRC) for Gujarat, Daman and Div and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, to support NGOs in implementing targeted interventions program related to HIV/AIDS.
To the cause, taking initiative to achieve the vision and mission and the sustainability of the organization
Honesty and Transparency
With each other and the partners; in expression of views and opinions, in work and use of resources, readiness for receiving and giving feedback, for an open and enabling work environment thus enhancing organizational integrity.
Enhancement of Capacities
Believing in people, their capacity to learn and deliver and an understanding of their strengths and limitations, instilling self worth and confidence in them
True Value of Resources
Time, human resource, funds and assets resulting in optimal utilization of resources
Equal opportunity to express, be heard, to growth and development, access to resources, observance of culture and norms within the organization, thus creating a feeling of fairness/ non-discrimination
Accountability and Sincerity
In work, deliverables; ensuring optimum quality of output in the most cost effective way.