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Dec 10, 2018

Chennai Flood Families help Gaja Cyclone Areas

Relief materials distributed
Relief materials distributed

Under Project Number 22671, families affected by Chennai Floods in December 2015 are helped by Friends through Global Giving. First, we provided emergency relief. Later, we gave them rehabilitation schemes. Then, we took up educational supports.

When we informed them that INR 12278.29 (Indian Rupees twelve thousand two hundred seventy-eight and paise twenty-nine) is available for next activities, they told us that VOICE Trust can use this amount for emergency relief to Gaja Cyclone affected people in Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Thanjavur Districts.

VOICE Trust has decided to work in 24 villages affected by Gaja Cyclone that came on November 16, 2018.So far, 60 people have died. 30, 00, 000 have lost houses and livelihoods. Over 90% of trees have been uprooted. Massive devastation indeed. Appeals gave through Global Giving under Project Number 37260.

On November 25, 2018, 120 families in Periyathikottai hamlet of Mutthupettai in Thanjavur District were given food, biscuits, bread, groceries, sanitary napkins, mosquito coils, water cans with help from Global Giving amount and also donations from VOICE friends. On December 8, 2018, 293 families in Kottur in Tiruvarur District were given emergency relief materials with help from Apex Pon Vidyashram Groups, Management, Staff and Students and also other friends of VOICE. (Photos attached)

True, many more needs are there for Chennai flood families like tailoring machines for Women, musical instruments for youths and educational supports for Children. But, now the priorities are for Kerala Floods and Gaja Cyclone victims of Tamil Nadu.  Still, VOICE Trust will work with friends and Global Giving to continue empowerments in Chennai Flood affected areas.  

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Special thanks to friends of Global Giving
Special thanks to friends of Global Giving
Dec 3, 2018

One year gone. But, Ockhi victims struggle

First anniversary of Ockhi cyclone observed
First anniversary of Ockhi cyclone observed

OckhiCyclone that devasted Kanyakumari, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli Districts on November 29, 2017 has left the fishing people and island farmers struggle for sheer survival.

Clipping in The Hindu Newspaper of November 30, 2018 speaks of selected problems. Besides, loss of 204 fishermen and 300country boats, thousands and thousands of families lost houses, livestock, crops, trees, and livelihoods.

Only small help has been done. But, they need major supports. VOICE Trust appeals to Friends through GlobalGiving for help such as Educational supports(notes, notebook, stationery items, lunch boxes, water bottles, school bags, study material for college going students), Livelihoods, Reconstruction of homes, Providing fishing materials like nets, boats, etc.,

Small Education materials provided by your help
Small Education materials provided by your help
Few notes, notebook given
Few notes, notebook given
Food security at risk
Food security at risk
Nov 28, 2018

27 more Agri students learnt "on the field practice"

A practical session!!
A practical session!!

In our NGO programme of 10 days, we have learned about various aspects, projects taken over by NGO, Voice Trust.

We have visited the farmers' field at purathakudi, thiruvellarai, edhumalai for a survey. We have divided ourselves into three groups and went to the villages. We were guided by the staffs i.e..Arunagiri sir (guided us in practical classes), Pushparaj sir (taught us about "on the field balance"), and Victoria mam (how to analyse results of participatory rural appraisal).

PRA technique was conducted in Purathakudi village. We were guided by Arunagiri sir and Victoria mam. We have drawn the social map of the village, Resource map (find out the availability of resources in a village), Seasonal calendar (when to plant a crop and what is the right time for harvesting), Transect walk. We have also interacted with the village people says Vetri, second-year B.Sc., Agri student.

Theory classes by our Project Director
Theory classes by our Project Director
Before PRA
Before PRA
 
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