|Volunteer at Chorgaon, cleaning canal for spillover water|
During September, Satpuda Foundation also organized a workshop on snake bites. During the monsoon, snakes come out of their pits as these get flooded and there is greater occurrence of humans being bitten by snakes. Deputy Director of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Mr. Kadaskar, had asked us to organize workshops to provide knowledge to the members of the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) on how to deal with snake bites. We arranged for a doctor with experience in snake-bite treatment, to address the members of the STPF at Pangdi (Kolasa Range). The doctor, Pankaj Kohole, was part of our Mobile Health Unit visiting Tadoba.
On September 6, Bandu organized an anti-plastic programme at Kutwanda in which 21 students of the village’s Zilla Parishad Primary School participated. Bandu explained the harmful effects of plastic on the environment and the need to keep plastic litter and waste buried so that they aren’t blown by the wind into jungle areas. The children first cleared the main road of the village of plastic litter and waste and later cleared the school premises as well.
|Adegaon plantation programme|
On September 12, Bandu organized a programme at Adegaon to follow up on plantation of saplings done earlier in the monsoon season. This is to ensure that saplings planted during the monsoon are alive and have sufficient protection from grazing livestock. 14 students from the village school joined Bandu in the programme. Photo below.
On September 11, Bandu organized a programme at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Bamdeli to dig a compost pit into which students and school staff can drop their meal leftovers and other organic litter. 10 students of the school and one school teacher joined Bandu in this programme.
|Compost pit in Bamdeli school|
|Learning how to make eco-friendly Ganesh idols in Moharli|
|Palash plants at Bamdeli school|
|Patches of Palash plants on Katwal school campus|
|Sitarampeth - free medical camp|