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Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan( NYKS ) field visit to TYCL Office

On 22th December 2018, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS) team made field visit to TYCL office at Puducherry. 31 district co-ordinators of NKYKS has participated the experience sharing session in TYCL office. It was 2 hours of discussion. Mr.Suresh (TYCL Administrator) has facilitated the session and also gave introduction about TYCL. Mr.Francis kulandai Raj(Puducherry Helpline Fellow) has shared about projects of TYCL. And Dr.Siva Mathiyazhagan(Founder, TYCL) has connected virtually, shared his experience and also answered the questions raised by the NKYS team.

Mr.Francis Kulandai Raj(Puducherry Helpline Fellow), Presented a research paper on “Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy: Key Learnings from Puducherry Youth Helpline” at the National Conference on Suicide and Self-Harm held at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. A very Proud moment and highly appreciated by panelists. Our Sincere gratitude to “Mr. and Mrs. Krishna and their extended family” & Aditi Sriram(Puducherry Youth Helpline Donor) for their continuous encouragement and support.

On 10 December we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). While the declaration has established enduring human rights principles for everyone, everywhere and has become a central guiding force for the United Nations, the full reach and scope of its impact is often overlooked – or taken for granted.

On 8th December 2018, TYCL has organised a panel discussion on HUMAN RIGHTS for 70th Anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at EAT MY CAKE, Puducherry. It was a 4 member panel of human rights stakeholders from different department. The discussion was facilitated by Mr.G.Rasaiya(N’KaNa Fellow). And the panelists are

  • Ms.Rachna Singh PPS, Superintendent of Police
  • Dr.Vidyaa Ramkumar, Chairperson District Local Committee, Sexual Harassment at Workplace, Government of Puducherry
  • Ms.Bindu Modi, President, Satya Special School
  • Ms.Lakshya, Crisis Co-ordinator, Sahodaron

The panel discussion took 1 hour 45 minutes and panelists has discussed the human rights in Puducherry on following aspects:

  • 1.Impact of 70 Years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • 2.Three Key issues on Human Rights
  • 3.Existing policy for the key issues
  • 4.Required mechanism for the key issues
  • 5.Role of youth in Human Rights
  • 6.Strategies for ensuring Human Rights

The discussion panel was broadcasted on 10th December 2018 in Facebook Channel And telecasted in LifeStyleMedia TV channel on 17th December 2018.

On 2nd December 2018, the monthly planning and review meeting for the month of November was held at TYCL office (First Sunday of every month, there will be monthly review and planning meet for volunteers at Trust for Youth and Child Leadership office to review last month activities and plan for current month activities). 11 members were attended the meeting. Mr.Rasaiya (N’Kana fellow) facilitated the entire meeting.

As per our regular flow, we started the meeting with reflection (discussion about any social cause) on the topic of “Why there is a deviation of focus between rural and urban areas during natural disaster and what is the role of media”. That was the very interactive and informative discussion which took 25 minutes and concluded by Mr. Francis (Puducherry Youth Helpline fellow) that “There is many discrepancies in rural and urban disasters. Though the disaster level has equal to both areas, rural areas facing more problem than urban cities. Media lost their focus in rural areas in spite of bandwidth distance, economy, time duration, etc.”

Then the meeting was turned into review and planning for the following projects/process: N’Kana, Puducherry Youth Helpline and Ecosystem Based Leadership Program, Administration, Finance. And the respective coordinators to the above projects gave their august month updates, activities planned to do in current month.

1. Mr. Rasaiya (N’Kana fellow) shared their updates:
– There is need of Mentors for the children.
– Planning to have individual meeting with children to ensure their dream and motivation.
– Regular volunteer follow up
– Preparing documentations

2. Mr.Francis (Puducherry Youth Helpline fellow) updated that
– Approached the department of CRB and Health regarding Suicides in Puducherry .
– 30 Calls(6 female and 21 male) arrived for Youth Helpline, in that 22 are benefitted and 5 in process.
– Ready to present paper on suicide for the CDD conference at Gujarat.

3. Mr. Francis( ASER SURVEY) shared that First instalment of stipend has been collected and distributed, Summarized document sent to ASER office and shared the financial status of the project.

4. Mr. Rasaiya(Youth Resource Center) shared that Office was used to collect the Relief materials for Gaja cyclone disaster. After that process, work camp was organized by the volunteers to ensue the discipline activity(Cleaning, arranging the things in desired place) of office.

5. Mr. Rasaiya(from Administration wing) shared that
– New interns hired from Calicut and Cuddalore.
– Organised a special talk with Dr. Vidya Ramkumar in collaboration with 92.7 Big FM for sensitising Child Rights Day.
– Few volunteers have requested for ID cards(Trust for Youth and Child Leadership).
– Ms. Jasmine (Fellow, Full Bright) will be volunteering with us from December and she will be coordinating for our Annual Report.

6. Ms. Kamali (HYL) updated that the Concept note finalised for Harvesting Youth Leadership, two resource persons confirmed their availabilities, works are deligated to HYL team members and Planning for venue confirmation, Press release, Promotion, Application, Fund raising in December month.

7. Mr. Rasaiya(Child Rights Day) said that regular follow up for venue, session on “Mind handling techniques” was conducted at Kottakuppam HSS and got many response.

8. Mr. Saravanan (Gaja Cyclone Relief Activity) said that they assessed the damage caused by Gaja Cyclone in Delta Region, identified affected areas, planned to initiate relief activities and finished the relief work dedicatedly. Planned to prepare the report and submit by December.

At last, meeting hall turns to show their gratitude and next meet will be on 6th January 2019.

As continuation of relief activities for badly affected delta region by GAJA cyclone. We made our second relief trip to Pamani village in Nagapattinam district and Nookannukadai village in Thiruvarur district. We had collected/brought relief materials and packed into family kit. Relief Kit includes Rice 3Kg, Mosquito coil, Candle, biscuits, match box, groceries, water bottle, sanitary napkins. More than 300 kits were packed and distributed 150 kits for each village. Also 30 tarpaulin, 150+ blankets are given to much needed people. Trip was taken by two vehicle with 6 volunteers in each. We had supported around 300 families.

On November 16, the DELTA regions of TamilNadu was affected by the natural disasters called “GAJA Cyclone”. Affected districts in TamilNadu are Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam, Thanjavur, Pudukottai & Tiruvarur. The major occupation for those districts are Farming and Fishing were totally affected. Many of the people lost their house and livelihoods. Still millions of people in relief camps.

To support those people, TYCL has initiated the relief activities. We have identified some badly affected villages Pallatheyru, Kameshwaram, Poovaithadi. And we created a drop section at TYCL office for relief materials collection on November 20. We have collected rice, groceries, candle, mosquito coil, blankets, new dresses, water etc., and packed it as family kit. And we transported and distributed the materials to more than 100 families of the identified affected area on November 22.

On the occasion of International Child Rights Day’18, Trust for Youth and Child Leadership organized a special training session for the Students of Government Higher Secondary School, Kotakuppam on “Mind Managing Techniques” for school children to prevent from abuse and violence. This session was facilitated by Mrs.Rekha Padmanaban, Motivational Speaker. Around 200 students are participated. The event was coordinated by Mr.G.Rasaiya(N’KaNa Fellow).

The monthly planning and review meeting for the month of October was held at TYCL office (First Sunday of every month, there will be monthly review and planning meet for volunteers at Trust for Youth and Child Leadership office to review last month activities and plan for current month activities). 20 members were attended the meeting.

Mr.Rasaiya has facilitated the entire meeting. As per regular process flow, we started the meeting with reflection (discussion about any pressing issue on society) on the topic of “Is metoo movement in social media is needed or not?”. It wqs concluded by Mr. Francis that “metoo movement is very essential action against the harassments. It is a platform for women to open up and fight against their individuality cause. Though it is good platform, it also has some negative options like other movement so we cannot oppose the entire movement”.

Then the meeting turned into review and planning for the following projects/process: N’Kana, Puducherry Youth Helpline, Eco-system Based Leadership Program, ASER survey, Administration, Finance. And the respective coordinators to the above projects gave their august month updates, activities planned to do in current month.
1. Mr. Rasaiya (N’Kana fellow) updated that meeting are conducting regularly, documentation for 2 month was ready.

2. Mr. Francis Kulandairaj(Youth Helpline Fellow) updated that

  • They participated in Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Govt. Arts and Science College to observe World Mental Day 2018 organised three-day workshop on Policy and governance in Chennai.
  • They going to file RTI regarding Suicides in Puducherry to CRB.

3.Mr. Aravind (Eco System Based Leadership Co-ordinator) updated that venue Confirmed Satya Special School for Eco System Based Leadership Program and they got Children & Volunteers availability. Proper team meeting are going on. They prepared the Schedule and confirmed.
4. Mr. Francis Kulandairaj(Youth Helpline Fellow) updated about the ASER survey status. Read More.

At last, meeting was bind up with gratitude and next meet will be on 4th November 2018.

France Volontaires Inde has invited TYCL team for French Volunteering Day celebration, Since TYCL was giving their continuous support to the programs of Volontaires Inde. Our Volunteers had met with Consulat général de France à Pondichéry Ms. Catherine SUARD. And discussed about the programs of TYCL and Intra cultural exchanges.

Two days workshop on “ECO-SYSTEM BASED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM” was held at Satya Special School. 25 Children from Jaly Home and CDC Dhibrayapet Puducherry were identified by the ECO-SYSTEM BASED LEADERSHIP team. Most of the children are from 7th to 9th class. Around 10 Volunteers were engaged in this event.

The workshop were covered the components of eco-system by engaging the children and youths(volunteers) through interactive sessions and activities. The sessions were listed below:

Self and Our Dream
Family
Friends
Community
Society
Political and Governance System
Education and Work
Environment

Each session includes a activity. After these segments. Overall 2 days recap was taken by the trainer. Some of the children had summarised the workshop. And at the end children had given their feedback in written as well as verbal. Finally, the trainers had review meeting about event.