The students have returned back from their training, the wonderful exposure makes them to feel very useful and important and through these experiences they could get placements in their star hotels. Enthusiastically prepared and seated for examinations and is going on......
The students, who are getting education through us, are the youth stopped their education due to the poverty stricken condition of their family and unawareness of uneducated, alcoholic addicted parents. Vision of SPPD is to help those poor students by giving training in skill oriented work and educated by breaking all the obstacles such as mid day Meal, Travelling expenses, Uniforms, inner wears, Note books, Books and other study materials.
SPPD made it happen by the generous support of GlobalGiving. Many thanks for the generous donors.
Beneficiary name: Vinoth
Resurrected Path full of joy
Mr.Vinoth family includes himself, his parents, and a brother Jeyaraman. His father is a mason and his mother is a milk vendor to various houses in that village. His brother, who was average in studies, under took a part time job in road side hotel due to his poverty, though not professionally trained, at quite an early age and now owns a small road side hotel.
Testimony from Vinoth
“After my schooling, I was totally confused that what course I shall pursue. On that period, SPPD team has given knowledge for the rural youth who doesn’t have much exposure about the education, to select which course will be suitable to get rid of poverty and it helps me to choose the Hospitality Course. My aim in life is to work on luxury cruise. Being formally trained at a Caterer I believe it will help me achieve my goal. I am thankful to all those who are supporting this programme, and the opportunity they have given me for pursuing a skill.”
As a part of their regular curriculum, he was also sent for his internship programme at Hotel Thaai Residency Coimbatore, which had served as a learning platform to help him improve his cooking skills.
From our side we are continuing to support poor, less educated and out of school youth who are victims of many unfortunate circumstances by offering them an opportunity in skill training in the field of hospitality to enable them become self-reliant.
The passport to success is vocational skill and technical training capability. Vocational training programs in rural areas appear most successful in terms of enhancing employability and contributing to the human development.
Children whose parents are living with HIV/AIDS have reduced household income combined with increased expenses , which push the families into poverty consequently having less outcomes for children in terms of nutrition , education and health status.
Given the important relationship between HIV, nutrition, growth and survival of children living with HIV, we have recommended that nutritional assessment and support should be one of our focus towards an HIV-infected infant or child.
To improve the quality of life of children who are living with / affected with HIV-AIDS, Nutritional kit (cereals, milk, egg, dates, and health drink) was provided to children each month through the support of Global Giving.
True Story - I:
Prabhu (name changed) is studying 10th grade. He has been living under the care of his mother since 2003. His father passed away due to the affliction of HIV/AIDS. He was ably supporting the family despite his ailment by working as truck driver prior to the diagnosis of HIV infection and later as a helper in a grocery shop.
Though neither Prabhu nor his mother, Amutha (name changed) is infected with HIV, the family has been struggling hard in poverty since the passing away of father. Amutha is working in the government’s employment guarantee scheme getting hardly 10 days of work a month. Amudha doesnt hold good health. Often she falls ill and is unable to go for any other work.
She has been a member of the Red Ribbon unit functioning at SPPD since the year 2004 and undergoes periodical screening for HIV, once in 6 months.
Prabhu has been receiving the nutritional supplements for past few years. His mother says without the big help they receive in the form of nutritional kit from SPPD the health and education of Prabhu would have been badly affected. She wants to be grateful to the SPPD and in particular the donors of Global Giving for the invaluable help.
Ram (name changed) is studying grade II. His father Prashanth (name changed) had died of HIV/AIDS six years back. After his father’s death, when Ram’s mother underwent the medical tests along with Ram and his elder brother, unfortunately she found her elder son and herself both were infected with HIV/AIDS.
This had completely shattered the family, especially Ram mother, as already the family was undergoing terrible mental agony at the loss of the head of the family. More in particular his mother was so anxious about the health status of her children. With the very minimal income she earns as a tailor providing even two square meal a day for the children was very tough. As Ravi was a very young child protecting and keeping him away from major infections was a big concern for his mother, with both she and her other child her elder son being infected.
Under these circumstances, the nutritional supplements that have come in the form of a monthly nutritional kit of SPPD has come as a panacea in keeping Ram a healthy boy. Because of this his mother says she is greatly relieved and is able to focus mainly on the medical regimen of her own self and her elder son. She thanks donor and Global Giving for helping in keeping her son the young Ram hale and healthy.
Successive journey on Disaster Preparedness
Society for Poor People Development (SPPD) has been working in the disaster affected poor slum habitations since the heavily disastrous deluge that shook the city of Chennai in the year 2015. Disaster Preparedness is carried out as a continuous intervention by SPPD in association with Global Giving and Red Cross in the slums here.
For past three months we have been demonstrating and educating basic precautions that should be taken among children, youngsters, adult and aged people.
We are providing whistles for children and guiding them to make alarm when they are realizing that they are not in safe circumstances.
We are leading them into the world of awareness about personal hygienic and lack of hygienic habitual actions which may lead into or causes severe diseases during the disaster.
We demonstrate the first aid procedure to handle health problems towards breathing when they are in need of emergency treatment, and what are the methods and procedures should be carried out to stop fire before spreading vigourously and how to carry emergency patients those who are under major injuries. For these whole training activities we have chosen 150 community members, among them we have trained and summarize the list as 50 voluntaries and provided Emergency Medical Kit.
All these activities are taken place at the areas of Dr.Giriyappa Salai and Kovil, M.k Radha Nagar, Thiru V.KA Gudiyiruppu at the broad surroundings of Teynampet in Chennai.
And the sufferings of the poorest communities, who live in the hundreds of slum settlements was unthinkable indeed so SPPD team have involved to bring up betterness in their life. We would like to thank you for generous support and you have become a part of this intervention and extended a helping hand to prevent the loss of the lives and heavy damages of the hapless poorest communities living in our slums.
We would like inform our special gratitude to Mr.Shann Lakshmanan, Chennai flood Fundraiser.