SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING TO SELF HELP GROUPS
Training on food preservation, preparation of vermin compost, tailoring classes, repairing of sewing machines, preparation of leaf plates and cups; manufacture of sanitary napkins, agarbatti making, book binding; manufacturing of wire-baskets, paper packets and phenyl; typing classes, cultivation of paddy straw & mushrooms, cell phone repairing, embroidery training, jewellery making and screen printing.
FARMERS CLUB ACTIVITIES
Digging wells, promoting latest techniques to cultivate rice, developing vermin compost units, awareness about organic farming, promotion of crop insurance and Kisan Credit Cards. Popularisation of tuber crops, maize cultivation, mango and cashew plantations.
Basic computer training for rural youth, digital literacy programme in Tamil, tuition centres in villages, value based education and so on.
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Initiate construction of check dams, plantation of different fruit saplings, promoting forestry species and herbal plants.
Promotion of low cost sanitary toilets, soakage pits, segregation of waste and waste management and clean water facilities.
Health awareness camps in village schools, anti-anaemia camps for girls, immunisation for children, regular outreach services to disabled individuals, services through out-patient clinics, antenatal checkups, family planning interventions and nutrition.
Unless communities are mobilised for resolving local issues, health care for all can never become a reality. It was this focus on the comprehensive development of the village that allowed us to engage the women and tackle the challenges they faced – poverty, low self-image, illiteracy, low status and so on.– Dr. Kshama Metre, National Director, CORD