|Ghatpendari - Our field assistant Bandu at an open well |
which was fenced to prevent animals falling in
|Ghatpendari - Our field assistant Bandu Uikey and volunteers|
repair a hand pump
|Ghatpendari - Our field assistant Bandu Uikey leads team |
on patrol in fores
|Ghatpendari - Students of village's primary school show off their work |
in a drawing contest organised by us on World Wildlife Day
|Ghoti - SF's Mandar Pingle and Dilip Lanjewar|
explain benefits of solar lanterns to villagers
| Our field assistant Dilip leads team |
in cleaning waterhole in fores
|Kirangisarra- Volunteers clean waterhole in programme|
|Kirangisarra - Volunteers dig waterhole in a programme organised by us|
|Kirangisarra - Waterhole dug by our team in voluntary programme|
|Kolitmara - Our field assistant Bandu with students on a nature trail|
|Kolitmara - Our field assistant Bandu teaches |
new recruits of Forest Dept. how to test quality of water in waterholes
| Kolitmara - SF's Bandu speaks about conservation|
to students and new recruits of Forest Department on World Forestry Day
| Kolitmara - Students on rally organised by us |
and the Forest Department to celebrate World Wildlife Day
|Kolitmara - Volunteers collect plastic litter from the jungle |
adjoining the village in a programme organised by us on World Forestry Day.
Kolitmara - Villagers dig compost pit as part of our programme
to reduce use of chemical fertilisers in wildlife areas.
|Salai - Students take out rally for water conservation on World Water Day|
|Sawara - Our instructor Ishwar Dhawale teaches|
village children how to use different software packages
|Suwardhara - Dr. G. Bhasme examines a patient at our free medical camp|
THE FULL REPORT:
During the month of March, Bandu Uikey assisted Forest Department staff and VEDC, Ghatpendari village to fence 14 open wells. The open wells were posing a threat to the wildlife. In the past there have been many instances of wild animals like tigers, leopards, wild dogs, spotted deer, sambhar deer etc falling and dying in such open wells. In order to prevent such accidents in future and to protect wildlife, the open wells were identified and fenced.
During March our team assisted 2 unemployed youth in getting job locally. We helped forest department in identifying the right candidates as daily wage laborers to work in the forest on fire protection.
Mobile Health Unit (MHU)
Mrs. Saiyabai Nikam, aged 42 years, resident of Shiladevi was suffering from high fever and viral infection. She is a daily wage worker and was troubled by the ailment. She was unable to visit a hospital as she said it was difficult for her to pay the bills. When Satpuda Foundation set up its routine medical camp in Shiladevi on March 11, Mrs. Saiyabai paid a visit to the camp. Dr Bhasme, who was accompanying the Medical Health Unit, diagnosed her and provided her with appropriate medication. On regular follow up by Bandu Uikey, she informed that her health had improved thanks to the treatment. She promised that she will assist Satpuda Foundation in our activities in future.