Sports have always been a tool that unites people and break all barriers. The idea behind our project" Sports for Girls" is to promote sports as a tool to free them from their psychological barriers that enslaves them from dreaming ahead. Beside being a possible option to succeed in life and to maintain one's physical and mental health and wellbeing, Sports shall help them in learning the right aptitude towards life and problem solving.
Aaina has taken this initiative ahead in Bhanjanagar, Ganjam district of Odisha. We plan to build city level football teams of adoloscent girls and with the help of OLS and block administration in Bhanjanagar. We shall build a team that not only plays football but would also be our buddy network that shall assist other girls in distress and especially those who are PWD and need socialisation and support. We shall take this further and give these girls a "goal to set" because that is all that matters.
Millions of trees were uprooted, post Fani, which not only caused massive loss of life and property but also posed adverse long term affect on ecosystem and people's livelihood .
In continuance of its effort to rebuild Odisha, Aaina launch a plantation drive in Nimapada and Bramhagiri block in Puri in colllaboration and support from "Sambhav". We collaborated with the respective village committees to organise village wide plantation drive . The saplings, planted were:
1. Cashew nut
The objective of the pantation drive was to help the ecosytem recover and provide resource and livelihood to the netizens.
Rural women and people with disabilities remain excluded from economic participation in many ways. Formation of Self Helf Groups is a major approach used by Aaina to facilitate target population work as a single unit with greater bargaining power.
In the year 2017 we came into contact with the women of G.Nuagaon of Bhanjanagar and started the process of making Union in this village and 40 women came forward and became members in the SEWA Union. Regular meeting and interaction was going on with the union members and also livelihood and skill training programme was also provided to all the members on Organic farming and cow rearing.
Aaina has organized a training on goat rearing in Ganjam in collaboration with SEWA (Self Emplyed Women’s Association), in Ganjam.
Aaina had conducted training on organic farming in SAMBHAV, Nayagarh and 2 women from this village attended this training. They were highly influenced and took initiative of organic farming as they have land and there is irrigation facility nearby. During the month of November 2018 both the women started cabbage and bitter guard cultivation in their own 1 acre land. By the end of January 2019 they got Rs 20,000 as profit, they will receive another 20,000 each by the end of February.
Currently we are discontinuing with the current project, just to relaunch this initiative with a new objective and scope. We plan to incorporate financial and digital skill building of women and PWD.