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Nov 7, 2019

PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN

Session by Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD
Session by Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD

Disaster can strike anywhere, anytime. Even though we cannot humanly predict them, the least we can do is enhance our preparedness.

One of the greatest impacts of the Kerala Floods of 2018 was the large scale loss to property. The rural population was the worst hit in this regard. The flood compounded their already fragile financial situation. Lack of insurance cover, lack of savings, etc broke the financial backbone of many homes.

To increase the financial preparedness of the rural population to combat disaster, ATMA Foundation has taken up financial literacy campaigns in the aftermath of the flood. The ATMA Digital and Financial Literacy project was launched in August 2019. 10 campaigns have been conducted so far, reaching out to more than 300 people. These sessions educate people on financial planning, various government support schemes, insurance, etc – so that they can financially survive unexpected disasters, and rebuild their lives.

In the coming months, the project will be expanded to reach more people – with special focus on women, children and senior citizens.

ATMA Volunteers continue to engage with the flood-hit people, supporting them in meeting their various small needs, giving them a hand where needed, as they get back to their lives. Our sincere gratitude to every donor on GlobalGiving, for making this great work possible!

Nov 7, 2019

PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN

Session by Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD
Session by Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD

Disaster can strike anywhere, anytime. Even though we cannot humanly predict them, the least we can do is enhance our preparedness.

One of the greatest impacts of the Kerala Floods of 2018 was the large scale loss to property. The rural population was the worst hit in this regard. The flood compounded their already fragile financial situation. Lack of insurance cover, lack of savings, etc broke the financial backbone of many homes.

To increase the financial preparedness of the rural population to combat disaster, ATMA Foundation has taken up financial literacy campaigns in the aftermath of the flood. The ATMA Digital and Financial Literacy project was launched in August 2019. 10 campaigns have been conducted so far, reaching out to more than 300 people. These sessions educate people on financial planning, various government support schemes, insurance, etc – so that they can financially survive unexpected disasters, and rebuild their lives.

In the coming months, the project will be expanded to reach more people – with special focus on women, children and senior citizens.

ATMA Volunteers continue to engage with the flood-hit people, supporting them in meeting their various small needs, giving them a hand where needed, as they get back to their lives. Our sincere gratitude to every donor on GlobalGiving, for making this great work possible!

Aug 30, 2019

On top of the world...

Celebrating Success...
Celebrating Success...

Once again, it is celebration time at ATMA Gurukulam! Amrutha, one of our senior girls, has secured the First Rank in the Kerala Agricultural University Entrance for Masters in Community Science.

The first graduate from ATMA Gurukulam, Amrutha is undeniably the trendsetter – the inspiration and role model for the others- especially the seniors who are in different stages of their undergraduate studies. Over the last 3 years, the ATMA team had taken great care in grooming her – helping her to make her choices, guiding her through the process of decision making. Having done Science for her higher secondary, Amrutha was interested in Life sciences. After exploring the various options and matching them with her true interests and spontaneous talents, she decided that she would like to pursue a career in food science and nutrition. This led her to join the Family & Community Science programme at Vimala College, which offered courses in food science & dietetics.

After graduating with an A grade, she started preparing in earnest for the KAU entrance. Ever concerned about giving the best to our children, we at ATMA, felt that it would be good for her to get an exposure to the real workplace. We were able to secure a two-month internship opportunity for her in the dietetics department of a reputed hospital in Thrissur. Happy and excited beyond words, Amrutha took up the assignment with great enthusiasm and commitment, gaining very positive reviews from the hospital authorities about her sincerity and her attitude to work.

Now, just three months after completing her graduation, Amrutha is set and ready to take the next big step. She goes into the University Campus, already a winner – the confidence & professionalism gained from her internship days standing her in good stead, making her ready to face the new challenges. And, as ever, we at ATMA stand with her, looking out for her with care, while making sure that she learns to be independent, as she makes her way in the world. We care, and we wait, enjoying her growth story, being there for her when she needs us, looking forward to her next achievement... And our sincere appreciation to Amrutha, for being a true role model, setting a trend of achievement, which her juniors at ATMA will definitely aspire to follow…

 
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