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  1. The education programme for the tribals and marginalised people at Binpur 2 Block, a village of West Medinipur, at Jiagaunj in Murshidabad and at Torshachar in Coochbehar, in West Bengal, has been incorporated in the process for total empowerment. Through meeting, discussion and educational programmes the issues like exploitation by money lenders, inhuman practice of witch hunting, targetting widows and single woman, starvation, migration and human trafficking, development of hygienic sense as well as over-all development of the region, more particularly infrastructure development in inaccessible villages etc. had been raised successfully.
  2. Both in Murshidabad and Paschim Medinipur districts, the initiatives regarding capacity building, campaign and networking on reproductive health targeted different vulnerable and marginal groups. They are pregnant women, adolescent boys and girls, sex workers, construction workers, migrant workers, truckers etc.
  3. Several times the devastating flood in Purba Medinipur was a lesson and turning point for MCCDR. The evaluation of our relief and rehabilitation work showed that many more lives and property could have been saved if the people were prepared for such an emergency situation in advance. So to avoid the disastrous situation MCCDR launched a community-based disaster management programme. The main purpose of the programme was to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, making positive and sustainable changes in their lives, and thereby reducing their vulnerability of such type of emergencies in the future.
  4. MCCDR undertook some awareness generation programme on Health Education in different educational institutes. Through its awareness generation programme, MCCDR realized education about AIDS might be more appropriate and effective if it was carried out within a comprehensive framework.
  5. This year our organisation organised a Nursery / Social Forestry programme which would help growing plantation in some villages as a guard against environmental pollution. Our organization distributed 3,000 fruit plants like lemon, mango, gouava, sapada etc among the villagers in Medinipur.
  6. We run one vocational unit for unemployed women at Amlasole (Banspahari Gram Panchayet, Block Binpur 2, Paschim Medinipur) and are going to start one at Bahadurpur village (Murshidabad district) for unemployed women for which the survey is already done. Amlasole is a tribal village in Paschim Medinipur. Our vocational unit produces various type of articles. We have been able to mobilise the children of poor Savars (tribal) into the training programme, which has given them a platform to generate their earning. But again we haven't been able to reach out to all the target population as yet.
  7. We organise two awareness camps with regard to Youth welfare at rural level for addressing the physical / health related issues.
  8. HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme, Treatment Preparedness Programme particularly for the PLWHAs (People living with HIV/AIDS). PLWHAs are working directly with us particularly for HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme, Treatment Preparedness Programme, and Advocacy programme. We make them more responsible by inducting into different committees, sharing with key-role position at management too. Besides these programmes we have also initiated something relating to self-help group (SHG) formation, malaria preventive activities, human rights awareness programmes through performing arts and cultural activities like drama, workshop, seminars etc. in collaboration with Roopkatha. All activities are mainly conducted at Purulia, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur, Coochbehar, Murshidabad, and North 24 Parganas in West Bengal, India.

    MCCDR has been engaged in the awareness and prevention of STD/HIV/AIDS in Purulia, Murshidabad and Coochbehar for last four years with the help of some local bodies. The programme has contributed to achieve the followings :

    • Increased knowledge and awareness on STD/HIV/AIDS
    • Increased treatment
    • Right usage of condoms and promotion of condoms through social marketing
    • Bring behavioral changes in adults
  9. The problems faced by the rural people especially in the backward districts like Paschim Medinipur, Murshidabad are loss of livelihood, large-scale migration, distress sale of assets, hunger related diseases and starvation deaths. The basic sustenance of the poor is depending on their livelihood options and opportunities. MCCDR has been addressing the livelihood needs of the poor families by mobilising women of the tribal and other backward communities people in villages. Promotion of agriculture and forest based livelihood initiatives and soil and water conservation measures have been adopted to address livelihood problems both in short and long-term. MCCDR provided training and credit support to some poor tribal and dalit families for undertaking income generation programmes. The women in the region through the formation of self help groups have successfully initiated livelihood activities for cultivation, fish rearing, producing vegetables etc.
  10. The organisation has laid an emphasis on different sports, games and musical programmes as sources of recreation to the dull, monotonous life of the villagers and school-going students and that of the physical and mental growth of the village youths and children.
  11. Our organisation this year conducted two environmental awareness camps. The first camp was organized at Bahadurpur (Murshidabad district ) in June, 2005 and the 2nd camp organized at Amlasole in July 2005 during Aranya Saptaha.
  12. Two basic books already being published for our school children, written by Dr A. Roy. Third book is also published. All these three books are meant exclusively for our student in our informal schools. We are not selling these books in the market. We have given these books to our students free of cost.
  13. Dr Arup Roy, Reader in Physics in a College in Kolkata, has been unanimously selected as Chair Person in our Amlasole Unit.
  14. Following our request Forest Department of West Bengal has extended their kind co-operation to our Amlasole Unit. Department has already made a good road helping students, teachers and local people to reach school from the plain land to the hills where school is built. And they have also provided two sources of drinking water (underground).
  15. Our Third book written by Dr Arup Roy, for our school children at Amlasole (East Midnapur, W Bengal), at Jiagaunj (Murshidabad, West Bengal) and at Torsar Char (Coochbehar, W Bengal) has already been published.
  16. Our Fourth book for the development of these students’ mathematical aptitude is on the verge of completion.
  17. A seminar on World Environment Day (5th June, 2008) was celebrated at Amlasole with support of Amlasole unit and MCCDR Members.
  18. Aranya Saptaha (Aforestation Week) was celebrated in July’2008 distributing plants among local people at Amlasole.
  19. The school children were taken to Digha for an exposer visit (during 12 to 14 April 2008).
  20. On 15th August, 2008, a seminar on the role of Tribal People in Idian Freedom Movement was conducted in Kengora village at Amlasole.
  21. On 15th November, Birsha Munda birthday celebration was conducted along with a fair.
  22. On 30th December Sabar Adhikar Dibas (Sabar Rights Day) was celebrated following different cultural programmes and sports.
  23. On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda birthday (the Indian Philosopher and social reformist) on 12th January, 2008 , a seminar was held at Amlasole.
  24. A cultural programme was held which included a question answering session with local administrators, policy makers and SHG group members. It also included sports and cultural events. Recently, the annual fair at the end of December 2008 was held at Amlasole. Most villagers spontaneously participated in the fair conducted by MCCDR, being assisted by a Kolkata based NGO. All students, teachers and assisting staffs of the Amlasole unit (school) took part in the annual fair. The fair included different activities of our students and local community Besides, the fair helped promoting self help group (SHG) formation training, strengthening programme etc. For this purpose an advocacy programme was also launched at different levels including Government sectors.
  25. A full fledged self help group (SGH) promotional and strengthening programme has been going on in different blocks of Murshidabad district in West Bengal. Many SHGs (149) have been formed by us in those localities. The members of these SHGs have been doing sufficiently good in terms executing their rights in different social and government service sectors and, thus, becoming economically independent and socially aware to a good extent.



'Future site' for orchard development



Hands together to develop bright future



Hands together to develop bright future


Toilet



Students outside the Class-room



Dress Materials & etc.
being distributed



Mid-day Meal being served



At Class-room



Children with MCCDR &
Roopkatha at Coochbehar.



Now Children living with smiling face at Amlasole
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Showing confidence: Teachers & Students at Amlasole School
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