Jueves, Abril 25, 2019

Noticias de Calcuta a través de Father Mathew

Kolkata 1

Nos agradece nuestra ayuda en la construcción de camas y pupitres para niños de la calle recogidos e instruidos por los padres salesianos en Calcuta.

En la financiación del proyecto hemos participado 9 RC´s, la Fundación distrital, la delegación de Bizkaia del COAVN, y la Fundación Mikel Uriarte

A. Your kind gift has not only helped our children to get proper sleep but also providing them with better health conditions, the major advantage of the beds are :

1. The beds are designed for proper installation of mosquitoes nets, which prevents them from mosquito and other insect bites, thus it is a prevention against various diseases such as dengue, malaria and chickengunya which are very common diseases in our country. 
2. The prevention of the afore-mentioned diseases has saved precious resources. Don Bosco Ashalayam being a charitable institution is completely dependent on donations to fund its activities. Our resources are stretched and it’s a daily challenge to feed, clothe, educate and nurture 500+ Home children and providing services to another 4000+ children in the DBA’s outreach programs, therefore even a saving of few rupees is a matter of great significance for us. 
3. The beds come with an in built storage cabinet which offers a space for storage for clothes, stationery and toiletries safe and intelligent storage system insures protection against pests, moths and dirt. This facility has also brought about changes in the day to day life of our children now they have storage and can keep their belongings neatly and keep things in order.
4. The importance of sleeping on the beds creates dignity in our children, compared to the streets a bed is only a dream for them. Your kindness has made their dream come true, now they have sound and comfortable sleep during the winters which would protect them from the cold. During summer it would protect them against the heat generated from the floor. A comfortable sleep keeps them fresh and attentive in class next day, good sleeping habits would result in better grades in school.

B. The new desks have the following advantages;

1. Each child is having his own desk, this has motivated them to spend more time on their individual studies.
2. The storage capacity enables them to store all their books and stationery materials.
3. Proper sitting posture prevents backaches and spondylosis.
4. Sufficient light acquired on the desk compared to floor, prevents eye problems and sight complications.
5. It builds dignity and equality among children not making them feel inferior to children from normal families.

C. All the beds and desks were made in the Carpentry section of DBA’s Vocational Training Centre under the guidance of the Carpentry Instructor. The process of making the beds and desks provided our trainees with valuable experience and helped sharpen their skills.

El 17.09.2018 14:03, Adela Lameiras escribió:

Situación actual (septiembre 2018) del proyecto máquinas de coser en la India


Según informa nuestro corresponsal en el RC Ahmedabad, Lalit Sharma (ver abajo) para mediados de octubre 2018 se habrá completado el proyecto de entregar (tras el pertinente entrenamiento) 350 máquinas de coser a jóvenes de la casta de los intocables en zonas rurales en el estado de Gujarat en el NO de la India

We have provided training to additional 45 girls at Dhahdhuka and will be giving them 45

sewing machines by 20th sept. With it we will be 



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Noticias finales desde Bandel (India)

Bandel julio 1

Greetings from Bandel!

As Promised here I am sending you some photos with the children. When I sent the final report they were at home because of the holidays given by the government due to the excess temperature. I will be sending in two or three mails.

Now they are back and classes are normal.

The children are so happy because of the beds and desks. Now they are at ease both in the study hall and dormitory because of the new desk and beds. They send you their loving thanks and prayers.

Once again thanks for the support and be assured of my co-operation and prayers.

Yours affly


Datos de Don Bosco Ashalayam de Calcuta recibidos de Fray Mathew


April – June 2018 (Q1) Outreach at a Glance

Children assisted through Child Help Desk 317

Children in DBA’s Open Shelter 208

Children restored back to their families 203

Children referred to Child Care Institutions 110

Kolkata Outreach FSP; Children contacted 716

Children attending National Child Labour Schools (in 5 Centres) 247

Children in ASSP Schools (in 11 Centres) 498

Children immunized in ASSP Centres 3442

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Maquinas de coser: Informe del grado de avance desde la India

sewing 1Namaste from India

1.Workmanship of the Usha Japanese machines: Unlike our traditional sewing machines these machines are a bit trendy,efficient and capable of having stitching 10 different types of patterns. Since these are very delicate and hence are nor advised to handle without proper training. So we have sent a team of trainers from Usha machine suppler to each club and to impart practical training to each beneficiary. This has ensured that the usual wear and tear will be bare minimum. 
Even after such vigorous training any mechanical problem arises, the company's helpline number immediately takes care of such difficulties. As far as the long term efficiency is concerned we have inquired in depth every where in the market including its arch rival Singer machines and they have replied positively. RID 3060 is continuously taking these machines under their GG projects for last 3/4 years.

2.Selection of beneficiaries: we faced maximum problem in re identifying the beneficiaries. When we planned the project it was 2015-16,when we took feed back from each clubs. During these days everything changed ,the club presidents,beneficiaries, stitching mathod and patterns and above all beneficiaries' expectation. So we wrote and talked to clubs reviving the process again. 
We set certain parameters for the beneficiaries: a) lady should be poor,2) should have done basic stitching course,3)she must give us her address proof like Adhar Card or Voter identity card ,4) her photo,5) undertaking to keep the machine in running condition,6) she must earn from our machines to support her family. 
Though it is a lengthy process ,but we stick to it and did have obtained all these proof from each beneficiaries to whom the machines have been given.Rotary club Adipur not only identified the ladies but also got them training under clubs' supervision .

3.We have also distributed some machines to clubs for establishing a permanent vocational trainning center for imparting training to needy ladies in future.

4. First Distribution: We distributed first major lot in our district assembly in presence of DG,DGE,DRFC and RI Grant Officer Chandra Palmer and the reaction of the beneficiaries was very satisfying moment for every one of us.

5.Balance distribution: we have distributed 190 machines so far.As this time is the change over time in all clubs,our progress will be a bit slower .Heavy monsoon will also make things difficult for us. our major beneficiary very old associate, Premalaya Institute will complete all formalities by 15.7.18 and we well be able to complete the project by 31.08.2018.

6.I have filed an online progress report of our project which you please authorise along with one more Rotarian.

7. I have formed a new club here in Ahmedabad viz: RC Ahmedabad Riverfront and in future will be communicating as a member thereof.