Report of month of August 2020

(a)Nandanagar Indore community Medical care and Nutrition at Ujjain Dewas
By following all the rules and regulation of lockdown sisters took risk and tried to provide the needs of leprosy patient, for 70 families at Ujjain Dewas Horlicks, milk powder, soap and Medicine Distributed by sisters Kiran Damor, Meena Joseph, Urmila Tigga Meena Dung dung and Asha.

(b) Nandanagar Community medical care and Health education at Hammukhedi:

  • For 65  families of leprosy patients provided Medicine, Horlicks  and milk powder  at   Hammukhedi, for the boosting of the immune systems and preventive care.
  • 35 Lepers children due to lockdown unable to go to school for them bag, soap and biscuits distributed in promotion health and hygiene. (c)

(c) Nandanagar Community Medical care and Importance of Education at Ishawas:

  • Due to lockdown children are unable to go school and they are attending online classes from their own house.
  • Medicine and Biscuits distributed for 40 leprosy patients at Ishawas. They were also told of how-to self-care during this pandemic to keep themselves safe.
  • School Bag, soap and Biscuits for 29 lepers’ children so that when school re-opens, they are mentally ready for the schooling and they have needed educational materials.

(d) Nandanagar community Hand wash follow-up and Education program at Pallia:

  • Sr. Kiran Damor and Sr. Asha spoke with lepers’ children   on importance of hand washing while follow-up of health and hygiene.
  • Majority of them know about hand washing and 50 o/o were practising because these children go to our St. Joseph Convent school Pallia and they are the one change maker for their families and relatives. During the Lockdown at home they were practising by seeing them others also following the same and when not practising our school children remind them.
  • Hand wash with soap 20 children participate in this program.
  • School bag, soap and biscuits were distributed for 20 children.

(d) Nandanagar community Ration distributed:

  • Sisters of Nandanagar community helped 12 poor families who really in need for them gave Ration the relief packages.

(e) Nandanagar Dispensary Community:

Nandanagar dispensary health care and Medical care support was given by sister Kiran Damor and sister Meena Joseph for 23 patients. Those   who were affected cold cough, fever, diarrhea vomiting, Headache, stomach, weakness and scabies etc. They also were constantly reminded of handwashing the good habits in regular basis.

(f) Family visit at Nandanagar Community:

Visited to a poor family.  They are 3 children 2 girls and 1 boy,.3 of them are good in study. This year 3 of them passed in board exam and got good mark. Due to lock down they are waiting to go for admission. Youngest one will be 1st year collage her name is poonam,2nd one Sanu 11th class and 3rd one his name is Sonu will be 9th class.  Their mother expired due to cancer, going to be 2 months. Their parents were very hard worker. They depend on daily wages. Their parents desire to educate all children but now father is all alone to fulfill all three children’s dream, though he is hard worker and lockdown then also working but not permanent not regular.

2. Pallia school community:

  • Sisters of Palia school community regularly visiting the families of students and motivating them and making them understand how to do studies at home and to follow the online educations and instructions.
  • Pallia School staff celebrated Independence Day. Due to lockdown children unable to participate in this program but then 9 children and 21 staff   participated in this program.

3. Ambadocher community:

  • During the lock down people of the Ambadocher were facing lots of the problems people of this area are very poor and they were finding difficult to get necessary thing to manage the family.
  • Sisters of Ambadocher community helped the poor families by giving food items –Sugar, oil and rice and needed things when they approached.
  • Awareness program was organized for the villagers on Covid -19. They told them about the importance of social distance and the use of mask.
  • They also organized sanitation program for women and youth and said about the hand washing and gave surf and soaps.

4. Pushpnagar community:

  • Pushpnagar community sisters helped 6 families by giving ration.
  • And promoting fruit plantation to Mr. Amar singh the gardener. This people live in the colony and do have space to plant so they were given opportunity to plant in the convent premises.

5. Sagar community:

Sagar is a new community. Sisters involved in school department and due to lockdown, they are busy in giving online classes to the children.

6. Jhabua Community :

Community of Jhabua sisters gave ration to 40 families. Those who are due to lockdown unable to go for daily wages.

7. Janakpur Community:

Sisters have done paddy replantation and after one month it is coming up very well.

8. Sagda Jabalpur Community:

  • During the lock down sisters are stitching the order cloths and masks.
  • Sr. Manju Sisodia teaching tailoring to a girl who is interested to learn under skill development programme.

9. Baspatra community:

  • Sisters of Baspatra community told about personal hygiene and hand washing and gave shops to Nagma and Neelima. They are also doing follow-up of handwashing and observing its impact in their lives. A sister who sees health care says that people who are regularly practicing handwashing are happy and healthy less affected by the seasonal sicknesses.
  • Education support gives to  Sanjit Indwar.
  • Sister is giving nutrition food to Sanjit.

10.  Ponkodihi community

  • Sisters helped poor widow to put boundary wall (Fencing) for rearing of country Pig.
  • Conducted drawing competition for children. Children were very happy and interested to participate in drawing competition.
  • They have been doing follow-up all the projects like education (tuition, solar lamps), agriculture(farmers, seed from govt.), Sanitization, latrine building according to the times. They are trying their best to motivate people to cooperate them and understand their own needs for their own developments.

11. Gopinathpur Odisha 

  • Gopinathpur a village come under the Panchayat of Khamar, Block : Palahara, Dist : Angul, Odisha. The Gopinathpur is located in interior where the nearest railway connectivity is more than 75km and Bus stand is approx. 21km. The area is tribal belt area where majority population believed in Hinduism and only 10 -12 families are belonging to Christian community.
  • The public transport facilities is not available even in day light too, so villagers are depending upon own arrangement. The current facilities is not available 24/7, the medical facilities is not available. There is not a single government office or building is not available near the convent or within 10Km. The road condition is somehow good but few sections are very miserable during the rainy seasons. The power cut are common things in this area, and after dark if power supply is not available then the entire area of the convent is dark.
  • According to the sisters and others villagers, the movement of the wild animals is frequently shown near the convent after dark such as beer & wild elephant. And it is not safe to go outside after darks. Even it is unsafe to go the church and to their own fields after darks due to wild animal’s movements.
  • Considering all the aspects of the mission and we have given a title called “SATHY” which means friendly with the people of the areas while engaging ourselves in the raising of human dignity of all castes and religions basically for women, children and youth then preserving the wild animals and forests.
  • The SATHY is meant for creating a bridge with locality and sisters and gain the confidence during any panic situation like attack of wild animals and any other natural or un natural accidents. The locality is male dominated society that is why the wild life conservation theme is use on which the male members of the families can involve and the mind set about the people will be change.
  • The title SATHY is having 3 categories such as Wildlife Conservation, Women Empowerment, and Youth.
  • Wild Life Conservation is the local issue which has started since last 15-16 years and villagers are suffering a lot due to the interference of Wild Elephant in their locality. The farmers are losing their livelihood in interval of time due to the rampage of crops by the wild animal. The SATHY is designed after lookout the issues and the solution. The Convent plays a vital role when this continues its activities in Gopinathpur as well as others nearest area of Palahara region.
  •  Women Empowerment is the process to aware the women of the villagers regarding other option of income rather than selling of local wine (Handia). The SATHY have another category related to them i.e Women Empowerment. Gopinathpur area is mostly tribal area and the main source of income is Paddy Crop and seasonal Mahua collection. But most of the family are involved in local bear manufacturing and selling. Through this the women have option to choose some other trade for income purpose such as Broom manufacture, Jelly Jam by using Papaya, Mahua Laddo, Mahua Pickles, Mahua Biscuit and many more. The sisters are trying to train women to stitch their wearing garments since market is very far from the village and it has no transporting means to buy easily even if they need urgently.
  • Youth Empowerment and involve in social responsibilities activity is necessary for upcoming generation. Youth is the future of all community and we need to communicate with them in every interval of time so that a relationship will be build-up and they can share their problems and though directly with us. They are in learning stage, which means we need to guide them time to time, counselling, share of information, provide platform to them for express their ideas, and we should provide awareness to them regarding the consequences of any crime or bad habits.

All this above three models are design by looking towards the future of the community, as well as the improving life style of the community. Gopinathpur is the men society, by help of this title the women can establish their importance in their society.

Thank you !