India

GFF HELPS Brings Mobile Library to India

GFF HELPS Brings Mobile Library to India
For the Children of Sir Owen G Glenn Learning & Information Centres– Bong, Chibbo and Pudung Villages of India 

Libraries are an important part of a student’s life. It gives the students an opportunity to explore new stories, facts and fiction to get lost into. Most importantly it builds up a reading habit which leads to acquiring new and valuable knowledge, fosters creativity and develops their communication skills. The GFF HELPS Mobile Library, inspired by Philippine Team’s Mobile Library,  covers three SOGG L&I Centres in Pudung, Bong and Chibbo. Each of these centres have 30 to 50 students between the age of 5-16 years old (Pudung has some elder students too).  

Willyn CarrascalGFF HELPS Brings Mobile Library to India
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Ginger Cultivation Training – India

Ginger Cultivation Training – India
In Deorali Gaon, Bong Busty (A rural village 5kms from Kalimpong town), more than half of the village practices the cultivation of ginger at least once a year. They have been doing this agricultural practice ever since they started to cultivate crops. Howeverthey are still practicing the traditional method that gives low yield and due to lack of knowledge about new techniques, they have not been able to improve this yield.  

Joe FisherGinger Cultivation Training – India
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Friendship Through Stories During COVID-19 Lockdown

Friendship Through Stories During COVID-19 Lockdown
GFF Nepal Representative Minket Lepcha on the power of storytelling, her journey to becoming a storyteller, and how she is using stories as a way to keep children connected during COVID-19 lockdown:

Joe FisherFriendship Through Stories During COVID-19 Lockdown
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First Aid Training Camp for the Deorali community – India

First Aid Training Camp for the Deorali community – India
The Indian Red Cross Society is a voluntary humanitarian organisation that aims to protect human life and health throughout India. Kalimpong Sub-divisional team has worked continuously for the welfare of the people under these seven principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, and Universality. 

Willyn CarrascalFirst Aid Training Camp for the Deorali community – India
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GFF COVID 19 Awareness – India

GFF COVID 19 Awareness – India
The Glenn Family Foundation Kalimpong team have been working to help people in the villages of Bong, Chibbo and Pudung since 2007. The people in these villages are particularly at risk to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, so the team felt it was important to run an awareness program and help educate these people about how they can protect themselves and their families.

Tharaka MunidasaGFF COVID 19 Awareness – India
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