The knowledge of basic first aid is crucial as it helps to save lives while promoting healthy, secure and safer environment. We never know when an injury may happen to us or the people around us. Knowledge about basic first aid is thus very helpful to take care of critical situations. This training session will be useful to not only the trainees but the society as well.
It gives us an immense pleasure to share with you an overview of the GFF Helps Project India in the year 2020. This year has been an unusual one for the entire world and I believe we are all being able to adapt the new normal. As Sir Owen wrote in one of the key mission statements “To give hope where there is despair”, we GFF HELPS India team, have been putting our best foot forward to help the individuals and communities at large in this time of turmoil we all have been in, with the pandemic taking its toll all around the world.
Willyn Carrascal2020 End of the Year Review – GFF HELPS India
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is an agricultural department of the government of India, the department is situated in various parts of the country which focuses on the rural agriculture. In Kalimpong the Kendra has been working since 1993 looking after the two districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong and is known as “Darjeeling Krishi Vigyan Kendra”.
Willyn CarrascalTraining and Sapling Distribution with Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Like in many parts of the world, football is one of the most captivating sports in the hills of Kalimpong. Every child has played football once during their childhood but due to lack of proper guidance and motivation, many of them are unable to pursue their goal in the field of sports. Especially during the COVID19 lockdown the children were not able to go to school and play their loved sports with their friends.
In India, the whole trajectory of the Covid19 infection is moving upwards more sharply. Recognising the importance of diet in maintaining immunity, we at GFF HELPS India started a Vegetable Garden Project, drawing inspiration from GFF HELPS Philippines’ project.
Willyn CarrascalStarting the ‘Vegetable Garden Project’ in India
Apart from taking nutritious food, physical activity is very important in order to stay healthy. Yoga being a practice for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing was originated in the ancient India. It is one of the ways to stay healthy during the times of COVID19. Children normally have an active life than most of the adults but given the situation in this pandemic, even the students are not as active as they used to be
during the pre-COVID19 era. They are now forced to stay indoors and there is not much movement in their daily lives.
Willyn CarrascalYoga and Evening Walks for Boosting Immunity in India
Bong, Chibbo and Pudung are rural villages in Kalimpong, India. Most of the people inthese villages are economically disadvantaged with low education levels, which has led to a lack of awareness about various services that the government and private sectors are providing.
Joe FisherPostal Department Information and Awareness – India
For the Children of Sir Owen GGlenn 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 HELPSMobile Library, inspired by Philippine Team’s Mobile Library, covers three SOGG L&I Centres in Pudung, Bong and Chibbo. Each of thesecentres 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
In DeoraliGaon, Bong Busty (A rural village 5kms from Kalimpong town), more than half of the village practices the cultivation of ginger atleastonce a year. They have been doing this agricultural practice ever since they started to cultivate crops. However, they are still practicing the traditional method that gives low yield and due tolack of knowledge about new techniques,they have not been able to improve this yield.