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Vulnerability Mapping in Kasaragod Updated On 2018-04-06

Kudumbashree Mission developed vulnerability mapping as a tool to identify the issues/demands through the collective action of the community. Through this process the vulnerabilities prevailing in each and every locality was identified and the needed help was provided. The first phase of vulnerability mapping was done in 28 panchayaths, which means 2 panchayaths each from every district. In Kasaragod District, vulnerability mapping was done in Pallikkara and Kallar Panchayaths. By successfully conducting vulnerability mapping, the issues prevailing in these two panchayaths were identified and the needed assistance was provided. An impact study was also conducted along with. Let’s look into the details on how Kasaragod District Mission had done vulnerability mapping in Kasaragod!

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Snehitha gender help desk at schools in Thiruvananthapuram Updated On 2018-04-03

Snehitha is a 24 hour working gender help desk. The main aim of the center is to provide help and support to those women and children who are in distress and provide voice for their issues and concerns, also to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change. Snehitha also looks to enhance the socio-economic status of young, underprivileged women by empowering them with self-confidence and the required skills to enable them to become independent and contribute to family and society.

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Students trained under NULM’s Skill development programme get placement in RCC Updated On 2018-03-26

National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM), a centrally sponsored scheme has been launched in Kerala as a continuation to the erstwhile Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) to alleviate poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor. Kudumbashree Mission is selected as the Nodal Agency for implementation of the project in the state. Executive Director of Kudumbashree is functioning as the State Mission Director of NULM. State Mission Management Unit has been set up to support the mission director in implementation of the project. Likewise City Mission Management Units have been set up in all the selected cities.

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Livelihood for the Mothers of Endosulfan affected children of Kasaragod Updated On 2018-03-26

During 1976- 2000, the Plantation Corporation of Kerala aerially sprayed endosulfan, a persistent organic pollutant (POP) over an area of about 12000 acres in nine villages in Kasaragod district to eradicate tea mosquitoes in the cashew plantations. More than 3000 people living near, downstream and downwind of the estate were affected by debilitating rare diseases like mental retardation, cerebral palsy, cancer etc. Later the pesticide was banned in 2000. Studies conducted after the ban of the pesticide show significantly higher concentration of endosulfan products in environmental media like water, soil and lake sediments and human blood, even in a village 25 km away from the sprayed area. Even today, the issues caused by the pesticide didn’t have come to an end.

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Skill Development Program in BUDS Institutions at Thiruvananthapuram Updated On 2018-03-22

The children who face mental challenges need regular care and help. Raising a child who is mentally challenged requires emotional strength and flexibility. Whether the special needs of the child are minimal or complex, the parents are inevitably affected. Parents of such children commonly experience extended emotions and would be undergoing severe stress over the years. It was in the light of this reality that, Kudumbashree launched BUDS Institutions. The first of its kind was started at Venganoor Panchayath of Thiruvananthapuram District. in 2004.

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Calling Bell Programme of Kasaragod District Mission Updated On 2018-03-21

Calling Bell Programme of Kasaragod District Mission can better be defined as an act of pure compassion. The initiative put forward by the district mission proved and made the society aware of the duties that what Kudumbashree can do for the society is immense. The Calling Bell programme also made the society realize that a single act of kindness could bring in many changes. Let’s see what district mission had done to consider the destitute in the society!

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Grama Kiranam Programme of Kasaragod District Updated On 2018-03-20

The Grama Kiranam Programme of Kasaragod District Mission stands out unique because of the innovative idea that it put forward. The District Mission thought out of the box and brought about this noble initiative. Fighting back all the gender issues, the district mission equipped the women of Kasaragod to prove themselves the sheer confidence that they have within. Unleashing the strength within them, the Kudumbashree Women of Kasaragod will start climbing the electric posts very soon! The initiative not only brings about the women to the forefront but also proved that no task is impossible for women and in short, gender is not a barrier. Let’s see what had Kasaragod District Mission did to make a difference and how did they made it possible!

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Space for Kudumbashree at horticorp outlets in Thiruvananthapuram Updated On 2018-03-19

Kudumbashree is the state poverty eradication mission which has a motto ‘poverty eradication through women empowerment’. Kudumbashree aims at Economic empowerment and Social empowerment of women also. The mission mainly depends on Micro Enterprises for economic empowerment of women. More than 15000 ME units are operational now.

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Safalam Cashew Processing Society of Kasargod Updated On 2018-03-18

Safalam Project implemented in Kasaragod involves the collection and processing of cashew nut grown in the district by the local rural women, who are the members of Safalam Womens Cashew Processing Society. The society operates and manages 13 cashew processing units, which includes one Central Grading and Packing Centre at Chattanchal and twelve primary processing units, spread across 12 Grama Panchayaths, which function in a hub and spoke format. The membership comprises of 74 women. The society produces 21 grades of Cashew, Cashew Pickle and Cashew Syrup. The Safalam Cashew processing society of Kasaragod had touched the lives of many. The District Mission of Kasaragod had been extending enough support for the society. Let’s find out how the Safalam project stands out unique in the crowd!

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Elderly programmes in Kollam Updated On 2018-03-15

In the present scenario where Kerala is all set to witness a demographic transition with a rise in the proportion of aged in the total population along with declining growth rate of the population, mobilizing the elderly into a platform to tackle the multiple dimensions and manifestations of poverty, holistically, through concerted community action has paramount importance. The care of elderly has turned out to be a major developmental issue in Kerala. Considering the growing rate of aging population as a grave issue to be addressed in Kerala a pilot intervention on Elderly Inclusion was launched in the year 2015-16 under NRLP (National Rural Livelihood Project). The project was launched as a pilot intervention in two blocks Namely Mulamthuruthy Block of Ernakulam and Chavara Block of Kollam covering 5 villages.

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