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A comprehensive glimpse of Goonj's efforts in Drought affected areas

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Goonj's RAHAT efforts in Drought affected areas

  1. 1. Goonj’s relief & rehabilitation efforts in drought affected areas ( April - July 2016)
  2. 2. What might be dirty for us is actually water for many!!
  3. 3. Water is needed.. but there are invisible aspects of Drought too !! No crop Lack of income generation avenues.. High costs of daily need material Higher interest rates charged by the local money lenders Limited opportunities and lack of access Education affected due to lack of basic facilities Rampant MigrationLivestock affected Menstruation Sanitation & hygiene practices affected
  4. 4. Goonj’s appeal
  5. 5. Communities came together to resolve their own issues during the water crisis..
  6. 6. Local Wisdom & Resources turned into tools to address the issues.. Goonj decided to digs well, restore water bodies, create water channels, make check dams, clean ponds under its flagship initiative ‘Cloth for work’
  7. 7. Dirty & Dried wells
  8. 8. Community took it in their hands and added local wisdom and intelligence
  9. 9. 106 Wells cleaned and repaired & 13 New wells dug
  10. 10. 21 Ponds cleaned, repaired & 9 new ponds made
  11. 11. After Before
  12. 12. Community in action
  13. 13. Glimpses of ponds created
  14. 14. Soak Pits made for rain water harvesting & Ground water recharging
  15. 15. Canals were made for irrigation
  16. 16. 22 Check Dams & reservoirs made
  17. 17. Few more glimpses..
  18. 18. 182 water resource management activities like deepening, making, repairing & cleaning of wells, ponds, check dams & soak pits
  19. 19. Agricultural Activities : Land bunding and irrigation channels
  20. 20. Infrastructural Development Road making, repairing, building community learning spaces, toilets, bridges and drains
  21. 21. Anganwadi made by community members in Jharkhand
  22. 22. Sanitation Activities undertaken in and around villages..
  23. 23. Tree plantation & nutrition gardening..
  24. 24. Madhya Pradesh (159) Uttar Pradesh (primarily Bundelkhand region) (115) Chhattisgarh (65) Maharashtra (27) Jharkhand (16) Odisha( 6) Total: 388 activities including agriculture, water resource management, sanitation, infrastructure Number of ‘Cloth for work’ activities undertaken in various drought affected states
  25. 25. Rahat-Kits received as a part of ‘Cloth for Work’ activity comprises of general clothing, woolens, Shoes, sujni/blanket, dari, toys, tarpaulins, umbrella/cap, utensils etc.
  26. 26. x Total number of families reached: 7800
  27. 27. Menstruation : Due to lack of water, women’s struggle to deal with menses multiplies..
  28. 28. Team Goonj went ahead in breaking the deep rooted culture of taboos, shame & silence. Close interactions with women and adolescent girls to create awareness around the topic..
  29. 29. Using ‘MY Pads’- hand made cotton cloth pads as a tool to open up the taboo issue, sharing better health practices and providing a viable solution to their monthly needs.
  30. 30. Education Another focus area is to reach the basic learning material in resource deprived schools and anganwadi’s
  31. 31. Kids receive basic school material.. Not as charity but as reward
  32. 32. Quality interaction with children on many issues. Brings out aspiration to bring change in their own environment. Young minds participate and initiate various activities.
  33. 33. Re-thinking about their existing spaces.. Making kitchen gardens, decorating classrooms, sanitation around school, quiz, projects on social issues, understanding their surroundings etc.
  34. 34. LAL FAMILY FOUNDATION JJ MAMTORA ROSALEEN MULJI SHIRDI SAI WORSHIP CENTRE LTD Our Sincere Thanks to.. And hundreds of individuals, schools and companies for supporting our efforts in drought affected areas for relief & rehabilitation work .
  35. 35. Our Long-term Plans.. Under the ‘Rahat : Drought’ initiative Goonj will work in 4 major areas through ‘Cloth for work’ activities. •Cleaning, repairing of available water source (hand pump, ponds, wells , soak pits, check dams) •Making new wells, ponds, canals, Water sheds, check dams for water conservation & Rain water harvesting pits •Build community bathrooms •Road, Canal cleaning •Personal Hygiene •Cleaning & repairing community spaces: roads, hospitals, religious space, play grounds.. 2. Sanitation 1. Water
  36. 36. Sanitation•Create livelihood opportunities from local resources we are aiming at 100 Vaapsi kits •Pisci-culture •Small grocery stores, tyre puncture & repair shop, tea stalls etc. 3.Livelihood •Plantation •Kitchen gardening •Land Bunding •Awareness around water usage in agriculture 4. Agriculture
  37. 37.  In the second phase of our implementation under the ‘School to School’ initiative we will target schools, anganwadies , informal centers to reach out essential learning material supply & will also revive infrastructure as per need.  We will work with women on creating awareness around the menstruation under our ‘Not Just a piece of cloth’ initiative . Our Long-term Plan.. (Contd.)
  38. 38. These areas have been under drought for many years, despite rains in some areas this year, economy will take a long to come back on track.. For us this is a disaster which needs more work and attention.. Do join the effort by contributing money and material Please refer- For money-http://goonj.org/page_id=22576/ For material-http://goonj.org/page_id=22873/index.html Connect with GOONJ.. (H.O.)- J-93, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi- 110076 Write to us- mail@goonj.org Web- www.goonj.org www.facebook.com/goonj.org www.twitter.com/goonj

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