Feb 23, 2021

Halted. But the Rhythm of Learning Computers Still Heard of kids of Sunderbans

Learning and Meeting Friends after a long time...
Learning and Meeting Friends after a long time...

Friends! It has been long since we communicated last!

We have been finding time to share on our efforts. We were extremely busy for restoring the communications with the Kids and their learnings.

The long drawn closure of Institutions for the still continuing Pandemic Covid -19 our Computer Classes were closed.

We were accumulating all our strength...to reopen our Computer Classes… or… even if not at least reaching out to the little buds who are eagerly waiting….. to come and open the computers again.

Thus we started conducting our Computer Classes through distance learning mode. It created a wave of excitement among the little pupils who belong majorly to vulnerable marginalised families never thought of such kind of experience ever before. As most of the families don’t have any Smart Android Phones the teachers and local people volunteered their own smart phones to support the little minds restore to their education. WhatsApp groups were created and the communications for learning between the learners and teachers started.

Other subjects of the Model School ‘Kishalaya Sishu Siksha Niketan’ also thus started restoring through distance learning mode with Smart Phones.

With relaxations in closure some senior boys are gradually coming classes in person now. 

The gadgets for communicatiuons he Computers, Smart Phones are silently establishing the motto of ‘Access to Knowledge for All.’, thus grdually creating a revolution in the education system of remote Sunderbans villages. 

Yet we need to extend our efforts for many other such little buds in Sunderbans communities and ensure there access to knowledge!

In the still continuing uncanny situation we desperately need more support from all of you.

Please come forward in supporting the noble cause and spread the message toi as much people you can.

Teachers - Busy in preparing Briefs for Lessons
Teachers - Busy in preparing Briefs for Lessons
Lessons and Joy Together
Lessons and Joy Together
Feb 22, 2021

Pandemic couldn't stop the learning of the little of the little buds...from remote Sunderbans

Back again with Zing....to education & Friends
Back again with Zing....to education & Friends

Friends! It has been long since we communicated last!

Now, we are feeling extremely urged to share with you on the efforts that we tried hard to sort ways out to restore our activities as much as possible.

Due to the long stretched closure of Institutions for the still continuing Pandemic Covid -19 our Computer Classes were closed. We were accumulating all our strength...to reopen our Computer Classes… or… even if not at least reaching out to the little buds who are eagerly waiting….. to come and open the computers again.

Thus we started conducting our Computer Classes through distance learning mode. It created a wave of excitement among the little pupils who belong majorly to vulnerable marginalised families never thought of such kind of experience ever before. As most of the families don’t have any Smart Android Phones the teachers and local people volunteered their own smart phones to support the little minds restore to their education. WhatsApp groups were created and the communications for learning between the learners and teachers started.

Other subjects of the Model School ‘Kishalaya Sishu Siksha Niketan’ also thus started restoring through distance learning mode with Smart Phones.

With relaxations in closure some senior boys are gradually coming classes in person now. But the Computers, Smart Phones really made a silent revolution among the marginalised communities.

Those gadgets are silently establishing the motto of ‘Access to Knowledge for All.’

Yet we need to extend our efforts for many other such little buds in Sunderbans communities and ensure there access to knowledge!

In the still continuing uncanny situation we desperately need more support from all of you.

Please come forward in supporting the noble cause and spread the message toi as much people you can.

Teachers- busy in Preparing Questionnaire
Teachers- busy in Preparing Questionnaire
Sharing of Joy and Lessons
Sharing of Joy and Lessons
Feb 17, 2021

Turning Around with Smile- build a strong tomorrow our endeavours post 'Amphan'

Mustards- Confident smile once again
Mustards- Confident smile once again

Nature’s whims and Destiny decided overnight- Such has been a routine for species irrespective of Flora & Fauna in Sunderbans since the times yore. Human civilizations are also no exception. Entire greater Sunderbans including remote and vulnerable coastal and riverine corners got devastated/ impacted severely with around 200 Km/ hour gale wind of tyrant cyclone ‘Amphan’.

It has been long since we were in communications – We remained busy in our efforts to restore back the lives and livelihood of the impacted people who were slapped once again by the double impacts misfortune of severe cyclone ‘Amphan’ amidst still continuing Pandemic ‘Covid-19’.

Crisis of sudden halt in livelihood options, most of which are agri-based, contributed to the social maladies and severe consequences

-       Unsafe migration to far and near cities in search of alternate livelihood resources;

-       Human Trafficking in disguise of Domestic Help, child and adult , men and women;

-       Drop outs in formal educations – schools and colleges;

-       Increase in Child Labourer;

-       Increase in child marriage and early motherhood, thereby Increase in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and many more….

In the last report we already had communicated on our collective efforts to restore the impacted lives back to normalcy. Then after quite a long interval we are now coming back to share on our efforts and about the smiling faces that we witness along with time and our journey

Though hard and times taking, yet the collective efforts of impacted communities here, government administrations and we (Sabuj Sangha) with support from various organizations and some humane heart individuals gradually making the severely impacted communities self-reliant once again.

Thus the requirements of safe drinking water, safe and smooth internal and linking roads etc. are ensured by installing Tube-wells with raised platforms, cleaning and repairing damaged roads and other alike endeavours.

In order to restore ecological balance Mangroves are being planted and cared till grows up by the impacted communities through cash for works.

Efforts for restoring livelihood options in a faster and sustainable way - we initiated an integrated approach for utilizing available natural resources – the ponds, pond embankment lands, buffer area lands homestead small lands etc. all together with Fishing, cultivations of Local Nourishing Vegetables for Nutrition enhancement and also for earning, poultry at the pond side areas and alike more. 

The conventional seeds and restoring the cultivations again - Paddy, Mustard, Beetle and many more.

Overwhelmed with the support rendered we are still awaiting for a stronger tomorrow to be built for the marginalized people became vulnerable to the damaging whims of nature.

Please continue standing by these misfortune people and in our efforts to turn them back with dignity and a broad confident smile once again!

Chicks growing fast- Poultry at Pond Embankment
Chicks growing fast- Poultry at Pond Embankment
Life back with Fishing again...
Life back with Fishing again...
Back again to Fishing
Back again to Fishing
Caring planted mangroves- Balancing Ecology
Caring planted mangroves- Balancing Ecology
'Sundari' - Grow up fast the heart of Sunderbans!
'Sundari' - Grow up fast the heart of Sunderbans!
Cleaning & Repairing Road Together
Cleaning & Repairing Road Together
 
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