SKILL TRAINING AT PUDUKOTTAI
AWARD involved in providing garment making training for poor women at pudukkottai district through NIFT- TEAC (Exist at Tirupur) under the ministry of textiles. Aim of the program is to eradicate their poverty through skill building and creating employment opportunity. As per this project we trained 21 women from 01.04.2016 to 06.06.2016 and another batch of 20 women from 15.06.2016 to 20.08.2016. totally forty one women got training, skill certificate and got employment at winner Tex and Rathick impex companies. So AWARD believe in poverty alleviation through skill India.
GIRL CHILDREN PROTECTION AWARENESS PROGRAMES- CULTURAL ACTIVITY
Award NGO conducted two days 26.08.2016 and 27.08.2016 awareness program on “Protection of girl children” by cultural activity covering Bargur, Thamaraikarai and Thasanpalayam. For the program we involved and collaborated with Tamil Nadu Social defense, local panchayat representative from Bargur panchayat and Bargur Range officers. The district DCPO Mr. Suresh and Bargur range officer Thiru. Balakrishnan, and Bargur panchayat president Mrs. Rajammalharidas and other panchayat ward members attended the program. There are about 755 people have attended the program
WILD ANIMAL PROTECTION
There are 33 small villages and hamlets at Bargur reserve forest area which comes under westernghats hills range. Many kinds of wild animals such as elephant, Bear, tiger, leopard, dear, wild goats and forest pigs are living in this forest. To protect forest is important for these animals because they provide shelter, food and space for their living. Above all to preserve bio-diversity as well as to attract sufficient rain, the forest is important. So AWARD NGO by collaborating with forest department we provided one day awareness training to the members of forest protection group. About 75 people attended the program. Forest officials and range officer also participated in the program.
WOMEN SHG AWARENESS
Women at rural area are living under poverty. To eradicate their poverty, we formed them as women self-help group, motivated them to open a bank A/C in the name of the group and motivated them to get into small savings. We also got them loan support through ICICI bank for their income generation activity. We also trained them on how to run such a income activity in profitable way. Dueto this they are prevented from private money lender who charge very high interest. We trained them on how to run SHG, to maintain records, to write A/C and minutes and how to approach the banker and other supporter for their entrepreneur activity. We trained about 350 SHG covering Anthiyur, Ammapettai, Nambiyur and Erode.
PARTICIPATORY RURAL APPRAISAL
AWARD NGO done PRA- Participatory Rural appraisal program at Bargur hills covering following villages namely- Kongadai, Kuttaiur, Ussimalai, solagari and madam. The aim of the PRA is to findout what are the resources are available at their villages and what are their needs. It also aimed to know the status of land availability at their villages namely how many acre of land available from patta land, porampokku, forest land and so on. About 80% of the village people attend our PRA. After PRA completion we explained about the findings to the people. They are surprised and happy to know their own village details.
TRIBAL PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT MEET PROGRAM
We organized one day tribal people develop meet to get access for various government schemes such as marriage benefits, old age pension, benefits for conceived mothers, ration card and community certificate. We organized people from ten villages namely- Bargur, Ussimalai, Solagarai, Othanai, Devarmalai, Anaipodu, Madam, Thinnakadu, Ossure and Kondadai. About 456 attended and benefited from the programs.