Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Activity Update November 2017: Tadoba


Free health camp at Bhagwanpur: Dr Sarangdhar treats patients

Students at Dewada learn about nature through a nature game

Conservation Officer: Mr. Ajay Poddar
Field Assistant: Mr. Kishor Dudhbarai
Highlights of the month:
·      5 anti-plastic drives and programmes to remove monsoon shrubs - 135 villagers participated
·      4 women SHG meetings where 38 members from the groups attended
·      5 VEDC meetings were organised - 40 members attended
·      Selected 7 unemployed youths for four-wheeler driver training
·      10 environmental education programmes including film shows, games, bird watching organised - 386 students attended. 
·      Medical camps in 6 villages – 354 patients treated


On November 3rd, 14th, 16th, 17th and 29th we organised village cleanliness and anti-plastic programmes with villagers and students of Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools of Katwal, Khutwanda, Sitarampeth, Kondegaon and Adegaon. 
Programmes were organised to clean the areas in and around the villages and to clear the monsoon shrub growth around the hand pumps and wells to prevent man-animal conflict as these shrubs provide shelter to snakes and scorpions.
Environment Education
On November 18th and 29th, we organised environmental education programmes including class room lectures, nature trail and bird watching. 58 students of ZP school, Khutwanda participated in the activities. They were keen to learn about the biodiversity and its importance. They also enjoyed bird watching while learning about the species.
On November 20th, 21st, 22nd our team visited ZP schools of Kondegaon, Khutwanda, Katwal, Bhamdeli, Sitarampeth, Dewada, Adegaon and Chorgaon with our education van to show various wildlife documentaries, films. A total of 328 students attended the programmes.

Education Van:

Employment Cell
We organised 4 self-help group (SHG) meetings and 5 village eco-development committee (VEDC) meetings, focusing on alternative livelihoods which would reduce dependence on the forests. 78 villagers attended these meetings. 
We introduced them to district level vocational training and employment schemes like lantana furniture training, hospitality courses under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojna (DDUGKY) etc.
7 youths submitted their documents for training in driving four-wheelers.
Details of the programmes are given below:

 Our team visited buffer villages and selected 8 more eligible youths this month for training in driving four-wheelers. Candidates from previous training programmes who benefitted from the training motivated others who have approached us for the same course. We have compiled a list of 38 eligible candidates for training.
Mobile Health Unit
Team:  Dr. Sarangdhar Pawar, Co coordinator: Mr. Ashok Athwale. MHU driver: Mr. Gajanan Shanware
6 camps were organised by us in November in which a total of 354 patients got free treatment and medicines.

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