Continuation of the Disaster Preparedness project in the Chennai Slum areas:
Socialistic pattern of awareness and Training have been provided to the communities in different dimensions on the matter of Disaster preparedness to avoid loss of great lives. Now, vulnerable slum areas’ people are going to be shifted from the normal congested and typical slum places to such apartments which are to be located away from the city area.
From disaster preparedness to Vertical living capacity building:
We at SPPD provide perfect and eligible mentoring and personal One to One conselling sessions to the slum communities those who are to be replaced by the Tamilnadu Slum Clearance Board – TNSCB, to the apartment living. Slum dwellers who have been residing at the horizontal residing area by forming small huts in the narrow lane. They are accustomed with open door houses, unhygienic and unhealthy style of living nearby drainage and waste water channels, normal living to gather, socially, and of course very transparent style of living with safeguard position from other people intrude in to slum area. Thus, they reluctant to shift from slum to apartment. Now SPPD takes place to educate them how far safe from this kind of pollution environmental situation to such hygienic and healthy circumstances. Each and every family has been motivated and personally counseled to be prepared. Not only for environmentally safe but also for disaster preparedness towards avoiding loss of great lives. At last, slum people are mentally prepared by knowing such facts and figures while they live in the apartment living.
Behavior Change Communication and changed status of slum people:
Such Behavior Change communication is worked out in the mindsets of people and they themselves interacting as peer discussion and FGD – Focused Group Discussion among them to arrive sustainable solutions from dark to bright side of life – living at apartments.
Mainstreaming linkage – Intervention:
SPPD made its reaching out these people with Tamilnadu Slum Clearance Board and Chennai City Corporation. SPPD is very much appreciated by the Tamilnadu Government to reach this scenario among the slum dwellers.
Indeed, this kind of changed behavior, psychologically speaking, will boost their standard of living in the society like other urban communities and definitely, their children education standard, socioeconomic and cultural changed would occur in their life. This is what expected impact of current scenario.