The Sports for girls campaign, that is one of our flagship effort has entered an exciting stage. We had an intra school football match. A large crowd and cheers is what, we believe shall boost the determination of our flag bearer and so did it! We have managed to form our girls football team in Bhanjanagar and are planning to have more teams from local villages. We have identified 8 interested and talented volunteers, who are recieving footbal training from our coach. These volunteers shall be our local guide who shall train more adoloscent girls and form community level football teams. The teams, so formed shall be provided with jersy and kits from Aaina and shall lead our effort to end gender discrimination and child marriage in their respective villages.
Dec 20, 2019
Go Organic !
By Lalit Prasad Patro - M & E Coordinator
We organized a one day training program for Fani affected community in Karimpur, Bramhagiri, who have began to rehabilitate and strengthen their livelihood avenues. Our objective is to help them in adopting organic farming technique and ensuring nutritious food & clean drinking water to women and children. We have initiated a series of workshop on organic farming. The training focused on these core learning:-
Preparation of Organic manure
Preparation of organic pesticide and innovative and non threatening techniques to keep away cows and buffaloes from field.
Bed preparation for vegetable cultivation in kitchen garden
Effective and cost effective method of water purification.
In our endeavor, we were assisted by Ms. Sabarmati from Sambhav NGO.
Nov 4, 2019
Sailing through: Stories of Hope
By Mr. Lalit Prasad Patro - M & E Coordinator
10 year old Dibyanshu (Name changed), who is deafblind and has locomotor disability, was dependent on her mother for his day to activity. A good education seemed to be a far fetched Idea to his parents but now, things has changed , to quote his mother “Dipu is enjoying whole day in the classroom”.
Aaina took responsibility of him last year. His physiotherapy began with the prelimnary treatment that included, making her able to walk using a walker and teach him sign language. A year after our intervention, he was able to take those few steps out of his disability. He has now learned sign language and is able to convey his though effectively. Our goal is to exploit his true potential as an artist. He is gifted with his remarkable ability to sketch his dreams on paper. With our sessions and interaction, He is now able to understand verbal communication through lip reading and can understand upto 100 words.
Our next phase of intervention is to enable him to walk without anybody’s support and be able to excell in his endevour to be an artist.