'A Fistful of Grain'
Under this scheme, grains are collected from the city school children and given to organizations that provide mid-day meal to under privileged children. In the process, the children learn to care and share with their less fortunate brethren.This is an on-going project.
The schools where the project was undertaken are:
Birla High School
South City International School
La Martiniere for Girls'
The beneficiaries of this project over the years have been:
Free Primary School
Institute of Psychological and Educational Research (IPER)
Mother Teresa's home
MEDICAL AWARENESS CAMPS
Eye check-ups held for the local community.
Awareness on Breast & Cervical Cancer.
Awareness in Osteoporosis & Arthritis, followed by bone density test and screening for diabetes
Awareness programme on the theme ‘How safe is food from farm to table’ conducted by our member Dr Gita Chatterjee. A Sanitary vending machine was installed in Pareshnath Balika Vidyalaya in Dhakuria in collaboration with Inner Wheel Club of South Kolkata. An onsite incinerator ensures zero contamination in handling and safe disposal of used sanitary napkins. On Menstrual Hygiene, awareness programmes are held at intervals to promote silicon cups which are sold at a subsidized rate to underprivileged women and girls. Recently, SISK organized an Awareness programme on Mental Health ‘Think On It’. Violence against women and girls has a tremendous effect on their mental health. It can lead to post-traumatic stress, depression, sleep and eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and attempts. To cope with all this, a Cell has been initiated, whereby a Psychotherapist will come once a month to counsel the women and girls. A Programme for the wellbeing of Senior citizens was also held.
AMPHAN RELIEF WORK:
In order to rebuild homes for the Amphan victims, the Club went in for a poster fund raising exercise. With President Reshma 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 Umeed and undertook the reconstruction/repair work of 150 homes in 2 villages Piyali and Bali islands of Sunderbans, 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 distributed food packages and other essential Materials amongst 200 families in Gosaba Island in Sunderbans through NGO Institute of Indian Mother & Child (IIMC), – Contributed towards the repair work of IPER building damaged by the cyclone. – Contributed towards repair of the Clubs adopted Free Primary School. – 2000 sanitary napkins were distributed to women affected by the cyclone.
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