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
Feb 9, 2021

Life continues though.... So do we ....and our efforts to turn around to life again

Treating the Eyes for a brighter tomorrow
Treating the Eyes for a brighter tomorrow

The double impacts of Covid-19 and Amphan continue to compel the deprived and deeply impacted marginalised communities of coastal and riverine areas of wider Sunderbans lead a life of misery and struggle to restore back.

As a common practice the marginalised people of Sunderbans are still deprived of basic amenities like education, employment, health etc. and continue to live at the mercy of destiny. In such perspective Sabuj Sangha with firm determination and dedicated team continue to extend the health services for them through their established Rural Health Centre at remote Nandakumarpur village namely ‘Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan’ and also with the outreach camps organized in the deeper hard to reach areas.

OPD clinics at ‘Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan’ remained operational throughout and treatment including diagnostic services continued during October, November & December 2020 too. Trend of diseases observed was common cough & cold, fever, eye related problem, gastroenteritis, hypertension, ache in bone joints, complications due to high sugar, respiratory trouble, abdominal pain, skin infection etc. Also as mentioned emergency care were also given.

Altogether 2071 patients received health care facilities through OPD services during October- December’20 period.

Diagnostic cares provided in October- December’20:

-     Pathology: 408,

-     ECG: 34,

-     USG: 291 and

-     X-Ray: 47

Health care services through IPD

Through IPD 23 patients were treated altogether.

Health services through Outreach Health Camp

Health check-ups & treatment facility with medicinal support & diagnostic care through outreach camps were provided to people, which benefitted people to a large extent. It has been noticed that; the people are gradually being conscious to take care of their health and as such, patient’s flow increased. The type of diseases treated was same as mentioned under OPD services. During the period from October- December 2020 more than 2800 patients were treated through outreach camps.

Altogether 25 People were facilitated with Spectacles from both OPD and Outreach Camps.

Apology

We apologize for the unintentional delay for the reports caused due to nationwide uneasy times for Covid-19 outbreak and our struggle to restore back to normalcy as even mentioned earlier.

Appeal

We are deeply indebted to all those who has been consistent in our mission to serve the ailed people of deeper Sunderbans.

We appeal to all others who can see our report right now, to please stand by us in our long but consistent effort of serving the ill-fated marginalised people of Sunderbans with our Health Services.

Indexing Height & Weight - to measure Malnutrition
Indexing Height & Weight - to measure Malnutrition
Consulting Experienced Doctor
Consulting Experienced Doctor
Meeting with Adolescents on Personal Hygiene
Meeting with Adolescents on Personal Hygiene
 
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