Jan 13, 2020

Nature's Fury 'Bulbul' and others & Sabuj Sangha initiatives

Practical lesson in Lightening Resilience Workshop
Practical lesson in Lightening Resilience Workshop

People are still struggling to get back to Normalcy after the very precarious ‘Bulbul’ cyclone that has impacted the vast coastal belts of South 24 Parganas of West Bengal overnight on the very Night of 9th November, 2019.

The areas those are located at the vicinity of urban approaches specifically to Kolkata Metropolitan City are gradually getting over there traumatizing experience. But those who are living closer to the coastal area and at remote corners with poor connectivity and bad road conditions are still struggling to get back to normalcy.

Basic requirements of Food Materials, Water, Health Supports, ICDS, Schools etc. were badly affected as most of the intuitional buildings got damaged either with broken roof or wall caused due to fall of trees. Electricity is not yet at its normal supply. The students, in general, are suffering due to the darkness with no illumination during nights.

The situations in Namkhana, Patharpratima and Mathurapur II administrative blocks are in most worse. Livelihoods of many people here are still at stake. Most of the people in the villages here sustain on Agriculture, Pisciculture or alike activities. As the cultivations are damaged at the time of harvest the cultivators are suffering through trauma and worried about their earnings.

As the surface water in the ponds also got polluted with dirts and filths due to the severe storm and fallen trees the faunal aqua species also got affected deeply.

In this situation Sabuj Sangha continued their relief, recovery and rehabilitation activities to stand by the deeply affected populace of the impacted areas in Namkhana, Patharpratima,

With consortium with other expert groups and National & International Support agencies the organisation also continued the counseling and planning works through various trainings & workshops among the affected communities.

Thus workshops on Lightning Resilience, Psycho-Social Care and alike initiatives are taken at coastal affected areas.

Besides Sabuj Sangha consistently supporting the affected communities with Materials like Kits for Food Matierials, Dignity Kits for Women, Shelter Materials etc. 

Also taking the opprtunity of various public gatherings the Sabuj Sangha Disaster Response Team in collaboration with Govt. Departments are making consistent awareness campiagns for arresting rampoant usage of Plastics, Thermpols etc. which are additionally contrbuting to the hazards of sudden Natural Calamities. 

As a Policy approach Sabuj Sangha is also creating an ambience of ownerships among the beneficiaries who by themselves can build their own resilience against any natural odds. But this is times taking.

We are greatly thankful to all those who have extended their support so promptly and also in touch with consistency.

We appeal to all our friends and supporters to join us in the Initiative that is required urgently to all such coastal affected communities in Sunderbans. Please come forward and join in our efforts for which we are struggling with all our limitations.

Demonstration in Lightening Resilience workshop
Demonstration in Lightening Resilience workshop
Workshop on Psycho- Social Trauma & Care required
Workshop on Psycho- Social Trauma & Care required
Campaigns to arrest Plastics in Ganga Sagar Mela
Campaigns to arrest Plastics in Ganga Sagar Mela
With relief materials for Family Members
With relief materials for Family Members
In long que for the relief support materails
In long que for the relief support materails
Jan 10, 2020

Trishita* aspires to buy a Computer when grows up

Trishita* in her innocent but curious eyes
Trishita* in her innocent but curious eyes

Trishita* Mondal is a Student of 3rd Standard in our model school ‘Kishalaya Sishu Siksha Niketan’. She is a good learner since the very beginning. She hails from the same village where the school is located i.e. Nandakumarpur under Mathurapur II administrative block of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India.

Her father Mr. Swapan* Mondal is a Mason by profession and the lone earner of the family. With irregular earning he manages to earn around INR 5000.00 per month on an average. Her mother Mrs. Manali* Mondal is a homemaker and manages the family’s requirements in steep financial hardship.

Dealing with Computers is happening for the first time for her, as the tutorial for imparting knowledge in Computers starts from 3rd standard in the School. She has just started her new class in 3rd standard this January’20 only.

As observed her interest in operating Computers is gradually increasing. Her enjoyment with Computers is noticed since the very first day. In her words, “I am visiting the Computers Room for the first time. It is amazing to see so many Computers together”

She is gradually getting acquainted with the various parts of Computers and their functions. Hitting the left and right click of the Mouse was a moment of excitement for her. Within a very short time she has already learnt to change the Screen Saver. She has learnt to open and handle the Paints Applications. With energy and excitements Trishita* says, “I want to buy a Computer when I’ll be grown up.”

* Names of all individuals are altered to maintain safety and privacy. 

Learning Computer with friends
Learning Computer with friends
Lost in creations in Computers
Lost in creations in Computers
At delight with friends in School Computer Room
At delight with friends in School Computer Room
Jan 10, 2020

Unreached in Himalayan Doors continued to be served

Crowd of both young and elderly in one of the Camp
Crowd of both young and elderly in one of the Camp

The health services of Sabuj Sangha through the outreach health camps to the disadvantaged Below Poverty Line (BPL) community of the closed tea garden areas continued in consorted efforts with National Health Mission (NHM), Health Department- Govt. of West Bengal in remote forested Alipurduar at the Himalayan foothills. The outreach health camps facilitate free doctor’s consultation, medication, counseling, pathological diagnostic cares, reference for further treatments and. arrangement to send critical cases to better health institutions etc. services.

Following are 6 closed tea garden areas where the outreach camps are organized.

  1. Dhumsipara Tea Garden
  2. Hantapara Tea Garden 
  3. Garganda Tea Garden 
  4. Birpara Tea Garden 
  5. Dimdima Tea Garden and
  6. Tulsipara Tea Garden 

Commonly seen health issues in these areas are Cold, Fever, Gynaecological Problems, Hypertension, Anaemia etc. Patients from the remotest corners of these areas thus availing General health checkups, counseling, pathological diagnosis, reference and arrangements for sending referral cases to the govt. hospitals.

We continued special care services of pregnant mothers through different kinds of tests, like-HIV, Haemoglobin, Blood group etc. and by providing medicines following the doctor’s advices.

Along with general health issues, problems related to increasing age and/or adolescence are also treated. We continue to organize multiple medical camps at each of the locations so that all patients can be taken into complete health care observation and required follow ups.

During December’19 we organized 26 such Medical Camps and served 2402 Patients by experienced Doctors. Around 263 Diagnostic tests were made in the month of December’19, 2019. 55 Patients are sent to Govt. Hospitals as referral cases which cannot be addressed in the Camps.

We are greatly indebted to those who continued to support us in the noble initiative to reach out and serve the earlier unreached people.

We hope that this support would be continued for reaching out more un-reached people who are still deprived of the basic services of Health required essentially. 

Please keep on communicate your all friends and acquaintance for extending their support and join us in the initiative which needed to be continued.

Diagnostics Care for the Ailing is extended
Diagnostics Care for the Ailing is extended
Queue for Registering to visit the Doctor
Queue for Registering to visit the Doctor
People waiting in one of the Camps
People waiting in one of the Camps
 
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