VOICE Trust

Mission of VOICE Trust is to increase conviction for the economically - socially - educationally disadvantaged children, women/men farmers, employed youth, Disabled Persons and other Weaker Sections that nature centric ways in life empowers and to join in ecological biodiversity enhancement, protection of environmental resources and empowerments in education, employment and sustainability spheres.
Jul 22, 2014

Report for April - July 2014 by VOICE Trust

Practical class exposure
Practical class exposure

Thanks to you dear Friends of Earth from India, USA and Worldover for supporting Project # 6265

“Bio-diverse Agri Trainings to 1500 Youth every year”

As of July, 2014 we have completed 6668 Youth through Project # 6265 started from October 2010. True, there is coverage.  Still, discovery of innovations for Biodiversity Agriculture is urgently needed. Hence, an evaluation meeting with Students of Agriculture College was made on June 9, 2014.(photo)

It was great encouragement to receive Ms. Neeharika (Neha) Tummala – the representative from Global Giving on July 10, 2014. She visited the training facility and saw compost models and bio pest repellents. She interacted with trained Youth. She also saw model farm of VOICE Trust (photo)

22 interested Youth of Maniyankurichi Village, Mannachanallur Block, Trichy District came for special training on July 20, 2014 in Country Corn Field. Nutrient management techniques were explained to them. Practical hints for Water Conservation and for maintaining Pest-Predator balance were shared by VOICE Team.

For special consideration by Global Giving and Friends of Earth in India, USA and Worldover

Besides training for 6668 Youth during 2010 to 2014 period being major component of this project, need for smaller and effective follow-up activities are proposed by Youth and others associated. Hence, VOICE Trust is proposing to modify the name of the Project and take follow-up actions.

Proposals for consideration by Global Giving and Friends of Earth in India, USA and Worldover

1. Start-up activities for seed bank to preserve indigenous varieties which withstand local conditions.

2. Preparation of Organic Manures by 4 Youth per village for supply to Nature Centric Farms.

3. Preparation of Bio Pest Repellents by 6 Youth per village to support Organic Farms in Trichy District.

 

VOICE Trust requests Friends of Earth from India, USA and Worldover to endorse the above proposals

Theory class for Youth of Maniyankurichi village
Theory class for Youth of Maniyankurichi village
Global Giving Rep interacting with trained Youth
Global Giving Rep interacting with trained Youth
Evaluation meeting with Students of Agri College
Evaluation meeting with Students of Agri College
Apr 22, 2014

Progress Report for Project # 6265 (Jan-Mar 2014)

Our staff teaching about"Pancha kavya"
Our staff teaching about"Pancha kavya"

Progress Report for Project # 6265 (January – March 2014)

Biodiverse Agri Trainings for Youth

 

  • Implemented by VOICE Trust, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India.
  • In collaboration with Global Giving, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • With help from Friends of Earth in India, USA, Europe.

 

In the 1980s, Workers in Agriculture were around 70%

In the 2010s, they are only 49% (Nearly one third has left Agriculture)

This dangerous down fall has to be stopped by involving more Youth in Agriculture

 

Repeated arguments is “ If no workers, switch over its machines.

But, Biodiverse Agriculture which provides Nutrition, Food, requires human labour.

That is why, VOICE Trust is continuing activities under Project # 6265.

 

1)      January 1, 2014: VOICE Team joined the Funeral Services of Mr.G.Nammalvar, the Founder of Organic Farming in Tamilnadu. He died on 30th December 2013. He was buried at Vanagam Farm in Karur District on 01.01.2014.

2)      February 2, 2014: Youth from TOSS (Team Of Social Service) visited the Human Resource Development Training Centre of VOICE Trust in Siruganur Village and took Trainings in Organic Manures / Pest Controls.

3)      February 7, 2014: 78 Youth from Perambalur District listened to VOICE Team about the urgent need to run agriculture. 24 of them opted for voluntary works in VOICE Trust’s work villages.

4)      March 21, 2014: World Forest Day was observed in Irungalur Village. Project Director of VOICE Trust addressed the school students and distributed seedlings of different spicies.

 

Thanks to Friends of Earth for supporting Project # 6265. Because of help from some of you, Project activity and revised. Definitely, help from other Friends are urgently needed.

 

                                                                                For VOICE Trust

 

 

(Mrs.A.Jecintha)                                                                                                      (Mr.A.Gregory)

Managing Trustee / VOICE Trust                                                                               Project Director / VOICE Trust

"Youth participation in Agriculture"
"Youth participation in Agriculture"
Director discusses with Youth on Agriculture
Director discusses with Youth on Agriculture
Simple methods in Agri illustrated to Youth
Simple methods in Agri illustrated to Youth
Entire set of students took part in training
Entire set of students took part in training
Jan 23, 2014

Project# 6265: Progress Report - Oct - Dec 2013

VOICE Director addressing Youth on Biodiversity
VOICE Director addressing Youth on Biodiversity

 Serious discussions on the Continuity of Project# 6265(Biodiverse Agri Trainings to Youth) continued because of lach of funding supports from April 2013 onwards. For, inspite of repeated appeals to Friends of Earth who contributed for the start of the project in September 2010 Open Challenge, help did not come. 

Still, following efforts continued during October - December 2013: 

1. Booking orders for Organic Manures and Bio-Pest Repellents 

2. Increasing Forest Cover in Agricultural Fields for Biodiversity Conservation.

3. Intercropping in Agricultural Fields for better Pest - Predator balance.

 

Happy to share that 60 kilograms of Vermi Compost(Organic Manure) and 128 litres of Panchakavya(Pest Repellent cum Growth Promotor) have been sold during January 2014. School going Youth are also coming forward to learn about Bio Inputs. Hence, model units are under preparation at the Human Resource Development Training Centre of VOICE Trust in Siruganur village and they will be managed by 20 Young School going Children.

 

The news that Gururaja K.S and Edwin Vijay Raymond have extended supports during December 2013 and January 2014 has encouraged us to continue Project #6265 activities. They have also assured us to invite their friends to extend supports. A special appeal is forwrded to John Benedict to continue supports like he did in 2011. Also, personal letters are being forwarded to all supporters who contributed for this project in September 2010. 

 

Decide to kindly send in minimum $ 50 for this project for continuing this important Ecological Agriculture activities for making available poison free food, for strengthening accesibility of nutirtive food for all living beings and for food security as well as food sovereignty through traditional food vareities for good health and long life. 

Tree plants distributed to Youth.
Tree plants distributed to Youth.
Forest Department gave Tall Trees.
Forest Department gave Tall Trees.
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