SUSTAINED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT -Combat HIV/AIDS,Malaria &other diseases
BRIEF NOTE ON THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
1 HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme
As part of our Scouting activity, we conducted an awareness programme on HIV/ AIDS for six months from 1-8-2016 to 31-1-2017 at the Pravachambalam Resident’s Association area in Thiruvananthapuram District.
Prior to starting the activity, we had met the District Medical Officer (DMO), and the Kerala Aids Control Society Officials to know more about AIDS and also to collect pamphlets for distribution during the house visit. Along with the house visit we conduct a Survey to assess people’s awareness on AIDS/HIV disease. It was found that people are aware about AIDS, but some misconception is there among the people on the spread of the disease. However, our awareness campaign brings in people aware about AIDS/HIV and mode of precautions to be taken to keep away from the disease or the spread of the disease.
2 Ensure Environmental Sustainability
To propagate the importance of environmental protection and importance of sustainability, our troop conducted an integrated environmental campaign for six months. The programme includes distribution of saplings, planting of trees, classes for resident’s association members and house to house visit sensitise the people.
The following are the activities done as part of the programme:
I. Meeting with environmentalist Smt. S.Anitha, Dr.C.P.Aravindakshan and Sri.V . Harilal to discuss
about our project and to prepare a framework for the activities.
ii. Identification of trees and plants in the compound of Govt. City HS, PMG, Thiruvananthapuram.
iii. Collection of seeds for planting and distribution.
iv. Distribution of seeds at Barton Hill Colony area, and planting of seeds.
v. Visit to Charchira Pond near to District HQ of S&G to study wetland ecology.
vi. Discussion with Soil Conservation and Pollution Control Department Officials to know more about issues and remedies in the field of soil conservation and pollution.
vii. Visit to Barton Hill to identify soil erosion issues and to take preventive measures to arrest soil
viii. Visit to Museum and Zoo Thiruvananthapuram to study various activities related to Biodiversity and Ecosystem conservation.
ix. Visit to Palayam market to study waste management and functioning of Biogas Plant there.
x. Visit to Barton Hill Colony to meet the residents of that area to propagate the waste management methods like Bio-composting, Bio-gas plants, etc.
Marching through the above said programmes, which begin on 3-9-2016 and ends on 22-2-2017 gave us great happiness and got an opportunity to interact with people and be part of saving the planet from environmental degradation and Climate Change.