VERMICOMPOST PRODUCTION TRAINING WORKSHOP
25th September 2020
Vermicompost production and it's use not only makes the soil nutrient rich, generates revenue by increasing crop yield and reduces dependency on chemical fertilizers, but also a scalable version of this model could also be used to manufacture and package ‘Vermicompost’ as a gardening product, creating an additional source of income for the farmers. Thus making farming sustainable and farmers self-reliant.
Three community vermicomposting units were set up at Tridipnagar, Jharkhali and a workshop on Vermicompost production was organised at Prameya Pathshala. In the said program, the 100 women of the Tridipnagar Gram Unnayan Mahila Samiti (Prameya Mangrove Action Committee) were trained by the renowned vermicomposting expert and social entrepreneur,
Mr. Animesh Mondal.
Expantion of Prameya Mangrove Nursery
12th September 2020
This year we expanded our nursery to grow 1,00,000 mangrove saplings which will be nursed by the 100 women of the Prameya Mangrove Action Committee (Tridipnagar Gram Unnayan Mahila Samiti), and will be planted in an area of 22,324 sqm in front of the village. This will help protect the village and its mud embankment from future cyclones and sea level rise.
Initiation of 'pushti'
a child health & nutrition Programme
9th September 2020
COVID 19 is already an educational crisis, to stop it from becoming a nutritional crisis for the children as well, we at Prameya Foundation have initiated "PUSHTI" A Child Health and Nutrition Programme in collaboration with Echoes Project and Asha Covid Action Team. This programme will ensure that the children studying in our Prameya Pathshala receive adequate nutrition in the form of mid day meals 4 times a week including a day of milk and biscuits for the next 10 months. One cannot learn on an empty stomach, so before we resume our daily educational curriculum, "PUSHTI'' is the first step in ensuring that these children get adequate nutrition and access to continued learning.
Medical Camp at Jharkhali, Sundarbans
5th July 2020
A medical camp was organised amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, during this camp the doctors did preliminary health check up on 177 people and also provide them with necessary medication. Each person availing the medical camp had to maintain strict social distancing norms, go through a sanitization process, and wear a mask that was given to them.
Embankment Repair Post cyclone 'Amphan'
4th July 2020
Super cyclone Amphan destroyed parts of the mud embankment of Tridipnagar, Jharkhali. To prevent salt water from entering the village and destroying the agricultural lands Prameya provided 500 HDPE bags which were filled with soil and stacked along the embankment to provide a temporary shield before the relevant authorities could come rebuild the embankment properly.
Child Nutrition Kit Distribution at Prameya Pathshala
28th June 2020
COVID-19 has become an educational crisis, to stop it from becoming a nutritional crisis as well we have taken a small step towards ensuring that every child in Prameya Pathshala gets adequate nutrition and access to continued learning. We distributed 100 Child Nutrition Kits to our students with the help of Echoes Project.
Covid 19 Relief Distribution
17th May 2020
Covid 19 has severely impacted livelihoods all over the country. Prameya reached out to support the vulnerable communities of the Sundarbans who play a critical role in conserving its natural resources. With the help of your kind contributions, we were able to provided ration boxes containing biscuits, puffed rice, edible oil, chatu, soya beans and other essentials to 125 families in Tridipnagar village of Jharkhali, Sundarbans. We really want to the thank each one of our contributors and also the wonderful volunteers from Touch of Earth organization for making this a success.
Mushroom Farming Workshop for Women
11th March 2020
Women play a critical role in managing natural resources on both the family and community levels and are most affected by environmental degradation. Hence, no conservation effort can ever succeed without empowering the local women. Keeping this in mind, we have initiated a skill development and capacity building program for the women of Tridipnagar village in Jharkhali, Sundarbans. As its first project, a Mushroom training workshop was organized and held in the Prameya Pathshala premises. Experts from the Kalyani University's Adult Literacy department were present as trainers.
Women Health Workshop and Distribution of Sarees and Toiletries
22nd February 2020
A workshop was held in the Prameya Pathshala premises on the health and sanitation issues of rural women. The members of our Prameya Mangrove Action Committee were the main participants while the discussion was facilitated by Mayuri Bhattacharjee who is a Gender Rights activist and a Climate Reality leader. The women were also given sarees, and health kits with Dettol and Boroline.
Mangrove Plantation Programme 2nd Phase
19th January 2020
Second phase of mangrove plantation and embankment repair initiative by the women led Prameya Mangrove Action Committee at Tridipnagar village in Jharkhali, Sundarbans.
Initiation of Prameya Pathshala at Jharkhali, SUndarbans
15th November 2019
‘PRAMEYA PATHSHALA’ a community education and skill development centre at Tridipnagar, Jharkhali is running successfully with 70 students. This pathshala provides free tuition classes along with qualitative knowledge and practical skill development classes to children belonging to the communities that are most vulnerable from the effects of Climate Change. Our overall goal is to utilize education as a means of integrating the principles of sustainable development with humane values and perspectives in order to create a sustainable society.
Formation of a Mangrove Nursery and Prameya Mangrove Action Committee
22nd October 2019
The women of Jharkhali's Tridipnagar village came forward and formed a Mangrove Action Committee to take charge of Prameya's Mangrove Nursery and our future plantation projects under our Mangrove Conservation and Restoration initiative
Climate Change Vulnerebelity Assessment Survey at Gorkhey and Samanden
7-12th October 2019
Himalayan region is one of the most vulnerable areas where the effects of climate change are getting real every day. Our climate change impact/vulnerability assessment survey revealed that the picturesque forest villages of Gorkhey and Samanden have not been able to escape the adverse effects of global warming and climate change. The locals unequivocally accepted that their livelihood is getting affected adversely because of climate change. According to them erratic rainfall, decreased crop productivity, man-animal conflict along with hotter and longer summers have become frequent phenomenon over the past couple of years.
Plantation Programme at Dhotrey, Darjeeling
5th June 2019
Planation programme at Dhotrey forest village in Darjeeling district.
Annual Sports and Cultural Event at Gorkhey and Samanden
5th January 2019
‘Gorkhey and Samanden Annual Sport and Cultural Event’ was held in Samanden, a picturesque Himalayan village in the Darjeeling district with the message- “Fight Climate Change & Save Himalayas through Community Participation”. Encompassing our aforesaid ulterior idea, children of different ages participated in an athletic meet and cultural program. The event brought together the locals of the two villages, their day was well spent playing football, indulging in joyful conversations, singing and dancing to local tunes. The programme gave them the much needed break from their daily chores.
Toy Distribution at Jharkhali, Sundarbans
25th October 2018
While growing up, most of us had a favorite toy that we would hold on to, no matter where we went, didn't we? But for many children in rural India, toys still remain a luxury that cannot be had. Toys are only one out of the several other things that these kids are deprived of. Poverty and misery are social truths, but can we really afford to have children around us growing up unhappy? Keeping this in mind we decided to bring fun and play into the lives of underprivileged children of the Sundarbans by distributing toys.
Singalila Policy Signature Campaign
Clean up programmes alone won't bring any change. For creating an impact, stringent policies are needed. Keeping that in mind, Prameya initiated a community based awareness program and a signature campaign on it's proposed 'Singalila Policy' and held group discussion at the villages inside the Singalila National Park.
Prameya’s proposed' Singalila Policy' for the sustainable development in the area includes:
1. A complete ban on plastic bottles and polythene in the entire trekking route.
2. Construction of waste segregation bins.
3. Public bio-toilets.
4. Waste disposal and recycling strategies.
5. Medical emergency facilities for trekkers, tourists and locals.
6. Immediate repair of the Shrikhola Bridge.
The said proposal along with the signatures of the villagers was submitted to the District Magistrate, Divisional Forest Officer and the Chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.
1-5th June 2018
Clean and Heal the Sandakphu Trail
1-5th June 2018
Prameya Foundation's “Clean and Heal the Sandapkhu Trail" was a community based waste collection drive which went on for five days. A total trek of 43 kmswas covered from Dhotrey - Gairibas - Kalipokhri - Sandakphu - Gurdum – Srikhola. We collected more than 100 kgs of plastic waste and another 50 kgs of glass bottles. They were sent downhill for recycling. We are thankful to the soldiers of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Forest Department personals of the Singalila National Park for joining and supporting this initiative.
Responsible Tourism Workshop at Dhotrey, Darjeeling
10th January 2018
The only model of development suited for the Himalayan ecosystem is sustainable development. Keeping that in mind, through our Responsible Tourism Programme we aim to promote a healthy growth of tourism, providing direct financial benefits to the local communities while conserving the local flora and fauna at the same time. In this light, a workshop was organised on Sustainable Tourism with the members of the Guides and Porters Association at Dhotrey. A survey was also conducted regarding the sustainability of present tourism practices there.
Evening Tution Classes
at Jharkhali, Sundarbans
5th November 2017
"If the poor cannot come to education, education must go to them." Finally a dream coming true one step at a time. Initiation of Prameya Foundation 's ‘Community Education Program’ involving 25 students and 2 teachers at Tridipnagar, Jharkhali, the last human habitation in the Sundarbans, where tigers frequently stray in search of easy food. Just one of the many projects that needs to be done. Prameya Foundation will focus on the construction of the 'Prameya Patshala' an outdoor tuition centre next.
Environment Awarness Programme at Jharkhali, Sundarbans
3rd July 2017
No conservation effort can ever succeed without the involvement of the local community. Environmental awareness programmes like these fosters a sense of connection to the natural world, promotes sustainable development and encourages conservation of irreplaceable natural resources and vulnerable plant and animal species.
Mangrove Plantation Programme
17th June 2017
The world needs mangroves, but in many parts of the world they have been lost or degraded, along with their valuable services like coastal protection or fisheries enhancement. Restoration is necessary. With that in mind, Prameya Foundation organized a mangrove plantation and restoration programme at Jharkhali, Sunderbans. The villagers, especially those associated with BondhuPoribarSamiti, have worked extremely hard, both in the foreground and background, helping us organise the programme with ratification from the Panchayat, the Forest Department, and other authorities.
Annual Sports Prize Distribution at Jharkhali, Sundarbans
10th February 2017
Prameya Foundation distributed prizes to the participants who had taken part in various competitions in an annual event organised by the Bono-Mata Club in Jharkhali Village, Sundarbans. We provided all the awards which were distributed in the event. We have been fortunate enough to be backed by a team of very motivated and dedicated colleagues who collected donations from distinguished people for the smooth running of the event.
Dustbin Distribution at Jharkhali, Sundarbans
7th February 2017
The KEEP CLEAN GO GREEN awareness movement is an effort initiated by Prameya Foundation which aims to move the Sunderbans from a "moderately clean area to a truly clean area." The Movement is led by the sincere members of Prameya Foundation and supported by the local Panchayat, Coastal Police Station (Jharkhali), Forest Department (Jharkhali) and last but not the least the local people there. The awareness programme flagged off with the installation of 10 dustbins at different parts of the Jharkhali village and Jetty Ghat. The members of our institution taught the locals about the importance of cleanliness and the various techniques which will maintain a sustainable environment and help keep the Sundarbans clean.
Notebook and Stationaries distribution at Sundarbans
30th September 2016
Prameya Foundation organised an event in the rural areas of the Sundarbans, West Bengal, particularly in Jharkhali, to provide notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers and chocolates to the under privileged children who are deprived of education. The head of the Panchayat body, the members and the locals had extended their support which ensured the smooth running of this event. We wish to thank them for their assistance and acknowledge the support rendered by them.