COMPLETED ACTIVITIES:

  • 1.Rural Education Programme for children of destitute community:

    Sabuj Mon a Rural Children’s Education programme located at Bhagabatipur has been funded by  Members of  SBCDRC to provide congenial learning environment of the children coming disadvantaged section of rural society.

   Under this project one Pre primary schools have been functioning with 85 students. There are  two classes  Nursery & Upper nursery as per Govt. Primary Education format. Drawing at & Craft, Music, Physical education etc. are being taught here beside curriculum to activate their creativity.

   In these school capacity building of the teaches has been a continuous process. Three training of the Educators have been organized during this academic year. The  training was basically on Integrated Learning Improvement Programme as per the D.P.E.P. guideline. One exposure visit to another school was organized fo the teachers in order to enrich their knowledge, capacity and capability.

   Educational and  Recreational Materials were provide to the children for their recreation  and some Teaching Learning Materials were also provided to the children to facilitate the learning.

   One picnic had been organized as part of the  Children’s recreational activities at Bhagbatpur Crocodile Project, South 24 Parganas. The students enjoyed the trip with a mild trepidation to be in close proximity of the lazing reptiles.

   Each month health checkup camps are being organized for the students of the school. Hepatitis B vaccinations of all the students have also been completed. Health cards are maintained by the teachers to ascertain the health status of the students attending the schools for monitoring improvement.

  •  2.Sustainable Livelihood Initiative for the poorest project (Parivar)

    District South 24 Parganas in one of the undeveloped districts in West Bengal.  Kulpi is the most backward block in the district. 15 villages in the block are in the worst situation. For this  SBCDRC and “ The Enabler Foundation (TEF) jointly selected the area for their Sustainable Livelihood Project. SBCDRC has selected 300ultra poor beneficiaries who are generally starving one or two times in a day. 25 no. of beneficiaries are beggar out of 300. Most of the families are suffering from malnutrition and poverty-related diseases. Most of the children are far away from education and proper nutrition.

   The program broadly addresses two sets of objectives with a few sub-objectives in the process of having a positive impact. The Objectives are.

   I. Initiate Income generating process for the poorest by providing conditional see rants and graduating them to become micro credit clients after 34 months.

a. To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the poor

b. To improve the health the health status of these poorest families

c. To improve the families’ educational condition

   II. Community mobilization and building a safety network for these poor through the formation of a Village Development Committee (VDC) and with local government participation.

   III. Fields guides are introduced for Primary treatment of assets like goat, sheep etc. Every day they visit the household, fine out the animal health related problems and take care to solve it.

   IV. Accountant has already introduced in every SHG. They maintain the accounts.

· The three major components of the programme are:

· Formation and up gradation of SHG (Bank linkage)

 · Health Care

Performance on indicators according to the project participants

· Women who have graduated—258 (86%)

· Women who can continue without any support 157 (52%)

Economic Capital of Women / Women who

· Have assets worth over Rs. 5,500– 259 (86%)

· Savings over Rs.800– 173 (58%)

· Diversified into one or more business activity –246 (82%)

Social capital of women / women who

· Know & articulate the objectives of the SHG –279 (93%)

· Awareness on specific social problems and their solutions—283 (94%)

· Take all care for the family’s hygiene and sanitation—261 (87%)

· Undertaken on linkage with government program –242 (81%) to linkages– 63 (21%)

  • 3. Disaster management program supported by GOONJ, New Delhi

    In July 2014 the summer heat was subsiding to the early showers of monsoon. Even before monsoon could cool the dry patches another natural disaster called cyclone hit the coastal area of Mausumi island in West Bengal.  It has flooded the villages and hit at least Three thousand people. Massive tidal waves ravaged scores of coastal villages.  Let loose its fury in the state of West Bengal and left behind in its trail untold misery. Thousands lost their homes and means of livelihood in a matter of days. Looming over this was a health calamity waiting to happen as dead cattle and stagnant water threatened to become the nesting house of epidemics. This situation needed immediate action. Thousand people wee left homeless after the water had washed away their houses and their livelihoods.

   The cyclone are now faced with the aftermath;

· Destroyed and damaged houses, shorelines and roads

· Saline water flooding fields and fresh water fisheries

· Rapidly spreading diseases such as diarrhea, skin conditions, colds and malaria

   SBCDRC had responded immediately with support of GOONJ, New Delhi providing Cloth (Shirt, T-Shirt, Saloer, Sari, Pant etc), Food (Rice, Dal, Muri, Mayda, Motor , Chhola, Tea etc), Sanitary napkins, Blanket, School Bag etc. for the survived victims.

  • 4.Social Forestry Programme

 

   Because of limited financial resources, the poor people of rural West Bengal depend on the environment for their basic needs, such as water, food, shelter. When environmental degradation occurs, the capacity of poor people to make decisions that contribute to their well-being is undermined. So it recognizes that environmental problems cannot be solved without addressing the interrelationship between the  environment and development, population and economics.

   Hence, SBCDRC have broadened its interests in environmental issues focus on natural environments, natural resources, problems and other related social or economic dimensions for improving the quality life living within the carrying of supporting ecosystem.

Building up Capacity

   Capacity building in environmental management among the people was undertaken through awareness programs. These programs were also supported by training and orientation to disseminate the use of renewable energy. The capacity building programs were further consolidated with programs for the sustainable protection, regeneration, and management of environment and energy resources. Thus providing the anchor for coordinated action on sustainable development was an important theme of all the programs.

  • 5.Plantation Programme

   SBCDRC believes that the practice of afforastation  can be improved by allocation of planted plants to specific individual and groups in specific areas. SBCDRC therefore thought of intellectualizing the process of plantation and conducted tree plantation and conservation programs which were reported and observed as successful. This program was implemented through the plantation of 2000 plants in 6 kms of roadside, which coves three villages like Dakshin Roypur 3 No. Gheri, Patki & Kaikhali. These programs have been introduced in all branches of the bank to grow more and more trees aiming to eradication of poverty, proper use of fallen land, increase of tree production facilitating herbal treatment and development of enviroment.

  • 6. Book Distribution &Rural Library “ Bhagabati Devi Pathagar” supported by Govt. of West Bengal

    SBCDRC also maintains a student book bank, which distribution textbooks among the meritorious but disadvantaged students of the community studying up to class 10 in the high schools.

   It also runs a library in its building for its own students as well as for the community. The Books are on various subjects both in English and Bengali and the numbers range over 600. Supported by District Library , Govt. of West Bengal

  •  7.Games & Sports

    Our organization has been organized various type of games during this year. This year the organization was conducted the sports during 25-30 December 2014. The games would be made better relation among all  stages of people. In this year the events was basically dependent on folk base. Organizations have given prize to the winners and in the day about  150 nos of children  were attended.

 

  • 8.Animal Health Chekeup camp

   Our society has taken a drive to protection of natural animals, Birds  and domestic animal. In this connection we have taken a base line survey the area. We have noticed that on the analysis of survey data that the said nature gradually destroyed from the area. The features told us the causes of obsolescent animals / creature are

i) To use of fertilizers unscientific way at agricultural field.

Ii) To be polluted of environment due to lack of ignorance of people.

Iii) To kill of animals for their meat.

    We also faced that natural ancient fish which was available in the area can not visualized in the day.

   SBCDRC also organized a Animal Health Chekeup Camp on 27th April 2014 at the office premise. On the day, eminent and specialist doctors from Kolkata visited the Society and throughout the day Examined Animals. All the services were provided to the villagers in favour of nominal fees. A total of 85 animal were examined through out the day. A nominal amount of Rs.10/- was charged to the villagers  for registration by the Society. This initiative has proved to be a success and society is now planning to organize more such camps in its operational peripheral areas in future.