Milestone 2009-12

01

Training to Trainers with WWF – India

Under the EU – India ‘JAPSF’ and WWF – India provided training to trainers on better chemical management. Farmers were encouraged to attend FFS through which they were trained through effective demonstrations.

02

Sickle Cell Control & Awareness Program

Sickle cell anaemia, also called sickle – cell disorder is a genetic blood disorder, where the blood cells contain abnormal haemoglobin called sickle haemoglobin. Normal blood cells smoothly pass through blood vessels without any obstruction but sickle shaped cells often get entangled resulting in blockage of the blood vessels leading to severe health complications. This disease is common in the tribal belt of central India.

03

Life Skill Education to Adolescents

Imparting life skills education to youth is important to empower them to take decisions concerning their lives and become responsible citizens and parents of the future. This initiatives was facilitated by Nagpur city’s well know psychologist Shri. Ajay Dhoke (IRS) who covered topics such as health, hygiene, interpersonal communication, problem solving techniques, self-awareness, social skills, yoga and meditation.

04

MGNREGA

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. This scheme is being implemented in coordination with Collector Office, Nagpur District. The main objective of MGNREGA is to provide for the enhancement of livelihood security of the households in rural areas of the country by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

05

HIV & AIDS Awareness Programme with NMC

This program was implemented by the organization from July 2010 to March 2012. This initiative was supported by L & T under its CSR wing. 136 wards of the city have been covered wherein citizens through street plays, counselling and IEC distribution were motivated to voluntary attend ICTC for HIV testing Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Nagpur. Suspected clients were given referral slips to attend ICTC for testing.

06

Tobacco Control Programme

It is reported that in India, more than 5500 children below the age of 10 try tobacco for the first time on a daily basis. Over 10 million (1 crore) Indian children are estimated to be users of tobacco. There is an urgent need to develop engaging and innovative curriculum in school supporting their holistic development in order to empower them to take better decisions for health and education.


07

Save the Girl Child Programme with NMC

Judiciary in India had declared the year 2007 as the ‘awareness year of female foeticide’. A happy girl is the future of our country. Traditions and rituals outline the existence of the Indian girl child. Female infants are still found dumped in trash, while unborn foetuses continue to be sniffed in the womb itself. To make the citizens of Nagpur aware of this cruel practice, the organization with the support of NMC, conducted various awareness generation programs.

08

Early screening for detecting cancer

Sahyadri Foundation works on early detection and screening of cancer. Many camps have been organized in collaboration with ‘Equitas Development Initiative Trust’, ‘Radio Mirchi’, ‘Columbia Cancer Hospital – Nagpur’ and ‘Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Cancer Hospital – Nagpur’. The organization has a counselling center in these hospitals to guide patients and are technically partners with ‘Cancer Patients Aid Association – Mumbai’ on the same issues.