Handicraft and Spices Unit

  • Sale of spices at STM amounted to Rs. 10,400
  • Christmas stalls in three corporate houses yielded a sale of Rs. 24,000
  • Cutting and tailoring classes are going on smoothly, trainees have learned few handicraft items besides drafting and cutting of basic dresses like skirt, camisole etc.

Bal Vikas Kendra

  • Bal Panchayat was organized to discuss and resolve child-related issues and problems.
  • The NFE kids took their first assessment in December. Progress reports will soon be shared with the kids and their parents.
  • Result of half yearly examination for School going kids has been declared; all the kids have performed well and secured good rank. Parents of the kids went to school on result declaration day.
  • New syllabus for the second half of the year (January to April 2010) is being framed and the classes will commence 6th January onwards.
  • During Bal Sabha on 30 December, 2009, kids shared their resolutions and dreams for the new year. There will be a grand lunch on 5th January 2010 to welcome the New Year and to mark the beginning of new session at Parichay after a short break of 4 days from 31st Dec 2009 till 3rd January 2010.

Gyan Ganga Project on Mental Retardation

After successful completion of orientation-cum-training program for the community workers and surveyors, survey work in two of the areas have started and is being conducted smoothly.

Two of the community women have been trained to assist the surveyors during the survey. These women will assist during follow up, home visits, counseling and guidance sessions as well. They are well groomed now and have become confident enough to conduct such sessions.

A change worth mentioning here is that outlook of the women who participate in such surveys has changed drastically. They look more like career women when they move in the area for survey and other project related works.