SPPD doing many impacts in giving education to the poor students.
The SPPD approaches the students who are not able to continue their studies after completing grade 10th & 12th due to poor family back ground poverty due to laps in education, un educated parent, addict to alcohol etc..
The aim of SPPD is to help those poor rural youth by giving training in skill oriented works and education by breaking all the obstacles such as mid day meal, travelling expenses, uniforms, inner wears, note books and other study materials.
SPPD made it happen by the support of the generous support of Global Giving. Many thanks for the generous donors.
Susses story of beneficiary
Mr.Vadivel who belongs a poor family in Kothurpatti village of Trichy district, India. He lost his father in a road accident at the age of 8. His family felt in to the depth of real poverty and they lost all supports.
After the incident all the responsibilities such as taking care of his younger sister studies, running his family, taking care of his younger brother were given to him.
His mother was earned her living by selling flowers. But her income was not sufficient to run the entire family. They felt very difficult in having food even twice a day.
It makes Mr.Vadivel to discontinue his studies after 10th standard; he started to help his mother in earning by doing some unskilled job like agriculture cooli, assisting construction works. After gathering about the boy’s family situation SPPD gave counselling for him and made him to enrol in the skill training program. He joined and completed craft course in food production with the help of Global giving.
He performed well during his training. The institution helped him in breaking the obstacles such as mid day meal, travelling expenses, uniforms, study materials and he feels very easy to continue his course without any barriers. He went for six months industrial exposure training with Bison Woods resort Yearcaud with our support.
After completing his course successfully he got selected in campus interview and now he is working in a reputed star hotel inYercaud and earning Rs. 12,000/- for a month.
Now he is helping in brother and younger sister studies and he can able to take care of his family peacefully. SPPD team spoke to him, he proudy said that all the credit of his happy life is belongs to SPPD and Global Giving.
Continuing with the education is a big challenge for rural youth. Many youth fall under the unorganized sector, embedded with drawbacks like no social security, bonded labour, sexual harassment, etc.
The current academic year support where extended to 130 rural youth under courses in Hospitality. Thanks to so many of you who have helped us in achieving our mission – making a significant impact on poor, less educated youth by upgrading their skills for income generation which will lead them to a better living and self esteem.
We wish to bring to your kind information that our interventions have been continuing in the disaster prone (flood prone) areas of Chennai city which have the heavy concentrations of the poorest still one of the most voluminous sections, the slum dwellers. This year as the North East Monsoon rains are about to set in October, the poor communities in the slums flood prone areas of Chennai here are really in a state of acute fear.
Upon our findings based on field experiences we had gone ahead with the Disaster Preparedness for the vulnerable sections as one of the very crucial initiatives. This is because we strongly believe that disaster preparedness not only mitigates the loss of lives and the humble possessions of the hapless sections, but also quickens the process of recovery. With many parts of Chennai, especially the communities belonging to the vast slum settlements being the most vulnerable sections we have been focussing on the many parts of Teynampet region in Chennai city
As you are aware as part of Disaster Preparedness initiatives, Sensitization, Strengthening different caretaker groups with training , co-ordination, and Networking with government and other private players on disaster management are being carried out. School children, the people living with disabilities , senior citizens have been made disaster ready with various training inputs including mock demos that depict the disaster scenario. Disaster Mitigation Clubs have been formed in various schools here. We have been covering a good part of Teynampet with these initiatives of follow up activities.
But the neighbouring Saidapet region, supposed to be one of the areas in the city with very huge population of poor slum dwellers located in the low lying areas of the city stands at a big risk. With copious rains to be brought in by the oceanic depressions being forecast, the vulnerable communities of the slums this particular locality needs to be made Disaster Prepared on a war footing. This shall certainly bring down the number of casualties in terms of life and properties.
With the massive scale of work to be carried out to keep the communities belonging to the slums here prepared to face imminent calamities (cyclonic floods are frequent), we are badly in need of your support. Hence we will update the Global Giving platform to allow us to alter our page in accordance with the requirements concerning Mitigation of losses through Disaster preparedness.
Natural disasters have affected all countries, but burden falls disproportionately on developing countries. We believe in measurable aimed at reducing the risk, impact or effects of disaster or threatening disaster. Investment in Preparedness and Prevention which will be a sustainable resulted, rather than spending on relief after disaster.
We are also continuing to seek funds from various sources (viz) CSR and other sources, as there is desperate demand for disaster preparedness training among school children and communities.
We are continuing our work with schools, and communities by visiting them and how the training has improved the way of life of the school children and the communities. One comment we hear these days is that “Please continue the good work that you had done for us”, there are more waiting for such preparedness training programs.
Thank you for being a part of our efforts, thank you once again for your continued support to these people. It means the world to us! We look forward to a continued relationship, Thank you once again.