Change Agent

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Children, youth, women & farmers from six villages in South Solapur are actively involved in awareness and capacity building programs. They wish to be agent of change and fulfill their responsibilities towards the preservation of environment. Children from a school learning through a street play team about their responsibilities towards environment.

Reason of Rejoicing

These poverty stricken tribal laborers at Chopda have now a good reason of rejoicing. 58 of them have collectively received 45 goats & 40 hens. They are now too passionate about rearing & multiplying those animals and birds. For sure these will add some income & reasons of happiness to their families. Thanks CWR, USA.

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Restoring Childhood

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A child performs her dance while others wait for their turn. It was a recreational program arranged at Daund. These are child laborers. While some work at brick making sites, other support parents in their works. HCC carries out a project with Equmenia for such children to restore their lost childhood. The project is ongoing for children at Chopda, Gulbarga and Pune too.

Library Thrill

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The students of HCCEM School at Nannaj are very happy, because their long awaited LIBRARY room is now ready to use. The students are enjoying reading books in it. They are more exited because very soon they will be reading e-books thru desktop computers installed in the library. Special thanks to Sanctuary Columbus Church, Ohio.

Absence of Water : A Crawling Disaster

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Sonali Gunvant Koli, is 15, and a high school student.

Sonali's parents are manual labourers. They are poor and have lots of problems. Two goats they own are their only property. Sonali’s school is situated at a distant location from her house. But above that, the major problem is complete scarcity of water facilities at the place they live in. There is neither hand pump, nor well nor tap nor even any open well. They have to walk at least half a kilometre from their house to any water source. And it is Sonali, who has to fetch water for her family every day. Usually, girls in poor Indian families are responsible to collect water for domestic consumption. This has often delayed her arriving at her school.

She complains about pain in her head, waist, back and neck. She knows the reason for her pains. She carries heavy vessels full of water on her head and waist at least four times every day. She often falls sick. Because of lack of water, she often has to compromise with cleanliness. Her family members also speak about falling sick very often. Thus sickness and money spent on treatment is becoming a worry for the family. Not having sufficient water can be a slow and silent disaster for a family. This needs to be resolved immediately.