MANGROVES PLANTATION SUNDERBANS
To celebrate 100 years Soroptimism, to mark the SI centenary project and to plant tress for a brilliant future, SISK as part of NASI of India took up the task of planting 1000 mangrove saplings of two species Sundar and Goran at Dulki and again 400 saplings of Kakra and Gewa were planted in Sonaga in the Sunderbans. Partnering with Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage, an NGO that works with marginalised women, SISK resolved to re-built the mangrove, prevent soil-erosion and most importantly mitigate the negative impact of climate change.
In order to rebuild homes for the Amphan victims, the club went in for a poster fund raising exercise. With Immediate Past President Reshma Narwani at the helm, the club raised money in record time for distribution to different agencies to provide relief due to the massive destruction caused by the cyclone Amphan. SISK joined hands with Ayush Sarda of Ek Packet Ummed and undertook the reconstruction /repair work of 150 homes in 2 villages Piyali and Bali Island of Subderbans, the worst affected area. Tarpaulin, mosquito nets, baby food, horlicks, biscuits were distributed to about 100 people of Krishnachandrapur, Mathura in Sunderbans through NGO run by Mr Chandan Maity. SISK also distributed food packages and other essential materials amongst 200 families in Gosaba Island in Sunderbans through a NGO Institute of Indian Mother & Child (IIMC). Conribtions were made towards the repair work of IPER building and Free Primary School damaged by the cyclone. 2000 sanitary napkins were also distributed to women affected by the cyclone.
FRUIT PLANTATION IN SUNDERBANS
After the Amphan struck SISK undertook fruit plantaion in the Sunderbans, the mangrove Delta in West Bengal. India. In colaboration with our partner RIHAD, SISK planted 46 indigenious fruit trees in the super cyclone ravaged villages of Paranikho of Canning Block in the Sunderbans. The proceeds of the produce sold will sustain 25 families in Paranikho.Planting trees in the mangrove delta is the best way to prevent soil erosion and actively combat climate changes.
Under ‘Green Umbrella’ a national project by National Association of Soroptimist International of India (NASI), SISK planted 8 different varieties of saplings at the Indian Life Saving Society. Members adopted Neem and Ashok plants , nurtured them for a year and then handed them over to Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) which was then planted in the city. SISK was part of a plantation program at Deshapriya Park alongside Mother Earth Foundation.