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Mar 4, 2019

Support for education - build a life

House where they live
House where they live

Dear Friends,

Greetings from VOICE Trust.

This Disaster happened a year ago. But its impact is still in families, village, community. Children find it hard to compete and concentrate on education. They go into mental stress when they are not able to get education utilities, when they are not able to pay fees. So we thought of converting this project where we can help Children of  Ockhi Cyclone affected families with education and livelihood support.

Education gives us a knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. Most of them are tribal families, they lack opportunities. I am posting photos of their living conditions.

Livelihoods programs aim of driving poverty. Rural livelihood focus mostly agriculture, with part of the population diversifying into non-farm activities in order to attain a sustainable livelihood to get better income for their households. As a Livelihood activity a women is weaving coconut leaf and they sell them for Rs. 4 ($0.056). It takes half an hour to weave one. (Second photo)

May be this is small disaster when compared to others. But the recovery is not yet fulfilled. VOICE Team plans for a long term support. I wish all the Friends of Earth to help and join with us in this activity of building lives especially Children. Our local partner Mr. Charles, WEEDS requested for these supports.

Together we can bring in change and make the community shine better and brighter.

Thank you all.

Women weaving coconut leaf for protecting houses
Women weaving coconut leaf for protecting houses
Feb 26, 2019

Farming the Future - 25 more Youngsters trained on importance of Agriculture

Youth who participated in first training
Youth who participated in first training

The future of farming may very well lie in progress, economic interventions, sustainability. But none of these approaches will succeed without buy-in from those who matter most – the farmers themselves. To be specific, young farmers, who are the future of farming.

25 Youngsters have requested for training on Agriculture. We have started by giving awareness of the importance of agriculture. How agriculture has effects on the Environment. What are the benefits of Agriculture? Why Youth have to enter Agriculture. What is the status of Agriculture in the next generation? These were the main topics discussed during the program.

We have prepared more than 9 models as organic fertilizers and pest repellents.

15 more students from Holy Cross College have agreed to come to see the organic models and learn how to implement them in Agriculture.

Mrs. R. Victoria explained how organic and non-organic products show an impact on one's health.

We are very eager to train more Youth and bring in more Youth into Agriculture with your help and support.

Mrs. R. Victoria explaining importance of Agri
Mrs. R. Victoria explaining importance of Agri
Feb 25, 2019

300 families were given emergency relief

Banner designed for this activity
Banner designed for this activity

After the cyclone that hit the center parts of Tamil Nadu on 16th November 2018 which badly affected farmers and farm fields. We provided emergency relief supports to 300 families of Thiruvarur District. We provided additional supports in Collaboration with Apex Vidhyashram Groups, Chennai.

Villages of Muthupettai, Vadakarai, Kottur, Thirukannapuram received emergency relief goods because of your help. The goods we provided were:

  • Rice (5 kg)
  • Water
  • Grocery
  • bread
  • Jam
  • biscuit
  • tea powder
  • medicines
  • sanitary napkins
  • mosquito nets
  • tooth paste
  • match box
  • tarpaulin sheets
  • coils
  • soap

Apart from these, 260 school students got education materials, 800 packs of dresses, 500 packs of rice (5 kgs), 300 pack of groceries along with dishwasher bar and floor cleaner.

The situation of many houses was worst so they requested for Tarpaulin sheets. We provided for 50 families.

There are many more helps to be provided to bring back them to a normal stage and manage their losses.

Few supports they requested were:

  • Reconstruction of homes
  • Repair for homes
  • Providing long term relief by supporting them with livelihoods
  • Education supports for school Children
  • Proving of Agriculture supports for their damaged goods.

Many of them seek for our support. We will continue to give the best along with you.

Things given to cyclone affected families
Things given to cyclone affected families
Project Leader on the field
Project Leader on the field
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