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
Political and Governance System
Education and Work
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.
The Annual Status of Education Report, or ASER, is the largest citizen-led annual survey of children in rural India. Facilitated by Pratham and conducted every year since 2005, the survey seeks to understand children’s status of schooling and basic learning in India. Each year, almost all rural districts in the country are surveyed with the support of volunteers from local organizations and institutions such as your organization. ASER reaches over 600,000 children (aged 3 to 16) annually through 25,000volunteers.
Over the years, ASER has become a vital policy input, both nationally and internationally. For example, the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) chapter on education defines mastery of basic learning as an explicit objective of primary education. In addition to this, with the New Education Policy coming out soon, it will be important to continue our focus on children’s basic learning levels, as we have been doing previously.
ASER 2018 has been scheduled for the months of October – November in all rural districts of Pondicherry, beginning with a 5 or 6-day state-level training, followed by a 3-day district-level training and field work over the following weekend. Full participation of master trainers and volunteers in these training is mandatory. After the training, 30 randomly-selected villages will be surveyed in each district. In each sampled village, 20 households will be randomly chosen. In these 20 households, all children in the age group of 5-16 years will be assessed on basic reading and arithmetic, as well as the application of these skills in some everyday tasks.
TYCL had facilitated the ASER survey in Pondicherry. Around 40 student volunteers from various college in Pondicherry were trained for the survey. And the trained volunteers were surveyed 30 villages across the Pondicherry. Mr.Francis Kulandai Raj(Puducherry Youth Helpline Fellow, TYCL), Ms. Anitha & Mr. Arun has coordinated and facilitated the entire program.
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In order to observe World Mental Health Day – 2018 an interactive session on Mental Health and Suicide prevention held in Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Arts and Science College, Pondicherry. The session was facilitated by our Puducherry Youth Helpline fellow Mr.Francis Kulandai Raj(Youth Helpline Fellow). Around 150 students were participated the session.
On 7th October 2018, the monthly planning and review meeting 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). 8 members were attended the meeting. Mr.G.Rasaiya facilitated the entire meeting. Around 10 Volunteers were participated in the meet.
As per regular flow, the meeting started with reflection on the topic of “Are we are giving equal space for women to explore around?”. That was the informative discussion for 20 minutes and concluded by Dr.Siva Mathiyazhagan(Founder TYCL) that “Don’t block our women to go out in terms of safety! Let them explorer”.
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) updated that meeting are conducting regularly, documentation for 2 month was ready.
2. Mr. Francis (Youth Helpline fellow) shared that
3.Eco-System Based Leadership team has planned to organize 2 days workshop for Jaly Home and CDC children.
4.Mr.Rasaiya updated that Story telling workshop on “LIFE of GIRL CHILD” for creating comics & poster for Women And Children Development Dept. Puducherry was held at JALY Home.
5.Admin team has updated that “Dr.Siva Mathiyazhagan(Founder TYCL) had represented TYCL in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2018 at New York.
At last, meeting was bind up with gratitude and next meet will be on 4th November 2018.
On 30th September 2018, the follow up of the creative story telling workshop for children on LIFE of GIRL CHILD held at JALY Home. The session was facilitated by Rasaiya(N’KaNa Fellow). Around 30 Children were participated and supported by 7 volunteers. Children were split into 5 teams and had created individual stories by written as well as drawings.
On Sunday 23rd September 2018, a creative story telling workshop for children on LIFE of GIRL CHILD held at JALY Home. This workshop was organized based on request from Women And Children Development Dept. Puducherry. The purpose of the workshop was getting the own stories from children on the LIFE OF GIRL CHILD for creating comics and poster.
The workshop was facilitated by Mr.Kumar Shaw, Bicycle Traveller across India. The event was coordinated by Mr.Rasaiya(N’KaNa Fellow) and Mr.Francis Kulandhairaj(Puducherry Youth Helpline Fellow). Totally 28 children were attend the program. Around 10 volunteers were supported the program.
The workshop was started with Induction of the program by Mr.Rasaiya. After that Mr.Kumar Shaw took over the show by Engaging children with some comical story and activities. Then he had started creating a story by collective inputs from children and splits the children into 5 team. He asked each team to come up with a story by drawings.
After drawing, he asked each team to write the story in a chart paper as a written document. And the children consolidated their drawings and written document with a creative grafted file from chart papers, sketches and old magazines.
Finally, each team had presented their story in front of all.
On Monday 11th September 2018, an informative session on “Mental Health First-Aid” for the students of Department of Social Work, Pondicherry University was held at Seminar Hall(1st floor), School of Social Sciences & International Studies, Pondicherry University. The event was organised by Mr.Francis(Fellow – Puducherry Youth Helpline) as part of Puducherry Youth Helpline’s suicide prevention awareness events. Prof.A.Shahin Sultana(Professor Dept. of Social Work) gave welcome address. ‘Mental Health First Aid’ session was facilitated by Ms.Erinda Shah (Founder & Managing Director, MHFA India) and Dr. Alphonsa George (Program Officer, MHFA India). The session was concluded by Mr.Francis with his vote of thanks. Around 120 Students were attend the session.
On 2nd September 2018, the monthly planning and review meeting 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). 16 members were attended the meeting. The entire meeting was facilitated by Ms.Sivasankari.
As per regular flow, the meeting started with reflection on the topic of “Kerala flood and disaster management towards it”. That was a informative discussion for 25 minutes and concluded by Dr. Siva Mathiyazhagan(Founder of TYCL). He concluded that “Other state people gave their fund or contribution directly by the online portal of Kerala Government, Government of Kerala was very keen that what are the products was needed for their people and how to distribute the collected products to the needy, Kerala disaster is reminder that the importance of nature to all over the Indian ”.
Then the meeting turned into review and planning for the following projects/process: N’Kana, Puducherry Youth Helpline, International Youth Day, INAGI, 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 the regular meetings were held between the children and volunteer, they are undergoing Eco-system based leadership training with proper documentation and the challenges facing by the volunteer. For this month, we have planned to find different professional mentors for the children. And people gathered in the meeting was gave their suggestions towards it.
2. Mr. Francis (Puducherry Youth Helpline fellow) shared
3. Mr. Joyson (International Youth Day Mentor) shared the impacts of IYD event which was held on 11th August 2018. He updated the account details of IYD and book launch. Reviews of “She Tales” book in Flipkart.
4. Mr.Saravanan(Eco System Based Leadership) said they conducted the training program for N’Kana children. Eco system based Leadership training was completed in JOLY Home and they are checking the availabilities of children in other homes. Dr. Siva Mathiyazhagan suggested some modules to Eco System team.
5. Dr. Siva Mathizhayagan(INAGI Mentor) updated that 8 homes got current supply and planning to conduct Medical camp. Swelling Foundation showed their interest in building Community Hall.
At the end, meeting was bind up with gratitude practice and next meet will be on 7th October 2018.