Jeevana and Noolpuzha Panchayath is going to sign an agreement for the successful implementation of the Jalanidhi Project. The planning for the project activities are in full swing as the project starts on 1st January 2012. The World bank aided project is monitored by KRWSA often known as Jalanidhi which aims at providing safe drinking water along with sanitation to the rural people in Kerala within a span of 2 years. The team building and orientation is in progress where Jeevana emphasis on participatory developemnt approach.
Jeevana has made a revisit of the DPP prepared in the year 2006 which was facilitated by Fr. Romance Antony, KSSF, Kottayam.The programme was inaugurated by Msgr. Vincent Arakkal.The programme aims at making a deeper look at the priority areas, issues and strategies to address these issues.Fr. Sebastian Karakkat, Director Jeevana and Z.Francis, Program Manager, Jeevana lead the process of revisiting DPP. The one day programme was attended by Priests, Sisters,GB Members,Leaders and Staff making a total of 32 members.
1.Lead farmers training supported by Nabard, 30-31 December 2011 2. New year Celebrations- 1st January 2012 3.Action Research National Review at Chennai, 8-9th January 2012 4. National workshop on tribal land rights, Caritas India, Raipur, 12-14 January 2012 5. Caritas India Golden Jubilee celebrations at New Delhi, 20-21 January 2012
Jeevana is facilitating an Action Research programme on "Alternative Farming methods for Sustainable Livelihood- a study of marginal farmers in Wayanad District, Kerala. The main objective of the research is to examine the level of competence of the marginal farmers in Wayanad in alternative farming methods besides proposing viable agriculture practices including organic farming. The project is covering 39 marginal/lead farmers of Kaniyambetta Panchayath of Kalpetta Block.This projects is supported by Caritas India and guided by Dr. D. Narayana, CDS, Trivandrum.The action research is lead by Mr. Shinto John under the direction of Fr. Sebastian Karakkat, Jeevana.
Mr. George Wahl,Kolping Germany has visited Jeevana on 15th November 2011 as part of documentation of the good practices done by the partners in India.The team was lead by Fr. Antony Raj, National Director, Kolping India, Chennai and Mr. Augustin National Coordinator.The team visited St. Andrews Group at Beypore and interacted with them on the positive changes in the families after becoming a member since 2006. Mr. George has also visited the Income Generation Programmes run by the Group and families especially by running poultry. The visiting team has appreciated the effort of Jeevana in supporting the marginalized families. The program was lead by Fr. Sebastian and Mr.Biju from Jeevana.