Thursday, April 25, 2013

Exposure Visit to WORD

St. Joseph's Home for Children, a NGO based at Kalugumalai in Tuticorin district, who is also a partner of Terre des Hommes, Netherlands visited WORD in Namakkal on 23rd and 24th April 2013 for an exposure visit to Project Blooming Buds and the TdH-NL Revolving Fund for Relief of Poor Program. 

On 23rd April 2013, Mr. M. Rajmohan, Program Manager oriented the staff of St. Joseph's Home for Children on Project Blooming Buds which focuses the prevention and protection  of children from various exploitative situations in Namakkal and the socio/economic development Program through the support of Terre des Hommes, Netherlands. They also interacted with the Project Staff on the various field level strategies, field based issues and the best practices. They were oriented on the various documentation methods. In the afternoon, they visited the project sites at Namakkal visiting the exploited families and SHGs. 

On 24th April 2013, the team visited the administrative office of WORD at Pallipalayam where Mr. R. Sathyamoorthy, Project Co-ordinator oriented them on the socio/economic development program supported by TdH-NL Revolving Fund for Relief of Poor Program. Mr. P. Gnanasekar, Accountant oriented the team on the accounts and financial procedures. 

The team also visited the SHGs who are benefitting from the TdH-NL Fund for Relief of Poor Program. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Follow up Family Visit

The staff from Rural Institute for Community Education- Mathagondapalli Model School based at Mathagondappalli village next to Hosur has visited WORD from 17-18 April 2013. They have visited the families of children who are studying at MMS enrolled by WORD. They had interactions with the parents and caregivers of the children and assessed the family situation. 

Under Blooming Buds Project with the support of Terre des Hommes, Netherlands, 26 children from WORD are pursuing their education and Mathagondapalli Model School.

Micro Scale CDM Biogas of WORD | Preparedness Assessment Visit

Visit in an end user family in RasipuramMs. Gita Peters, Projects Manager, Tech Team of Fair Climate Network, Bangalore visited WORD from 17-18, April 2013 to assess the project preparedness of the Micro Scale CDM biogas Project. 

She had discussions with the Project Staff about the crucial checklists and visited the end user families where the domestic biogas plants were recently built and commissioned in Namakkal.

Camp Rainbow 2013 | Fun For Children in Summer

This year too, 12 children have been selected to Camp Rainbow 2013 which is to be held from 20th May -24th May 2013 at Chennai. 

The Camp Rainbow aims to engage the HIV infected children with life skills education with fun filled games and activities. Frequent follow up programs with the children are also held throughout the year. We at WORD are also happy to be part of Camp Rainbow 2013. In the year 2012, 12 children have attended the Camp Rainbow between May 7-18, 2012. 

The Camp Rainbow is jointly organised in India by Y. R. Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research  and Community Health Education Society (CHES) in support with Serious fun Network, USA.