Happenings

Communities from different part of the country is celebrating harvest festival (Makar Sankranti, Lohri,Bihu, Pongal, etc) between friday and sunday. On this occassion, SES is planting a seed named “Centre for Climate Change and Health (CCCH).” The purpose of the centre is to study environmental health and contribute to policies to combat climate change affecting health, environment, agriculture and livelihood. Climate change is a bane to planetary health as well as increasing pollution. It is a huge problem affecting the biotic and abiotic health with major attenuation to air, water, and soil. Our initiative aims to work for planetary health restoration for a cleaner, greener, and healthier future of our planet.

Mr. Rahul Jain from @welthungerhilfe and Mr. Sangram Rai Chaudhary from 'Pravaah' recently visited our Shohratgarh, Siddharthnagar field and interacted with women farmers and stakeholders from our Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs). ... During the interaction, farmers shared their past work experiences with FPOs and future plans regarding production and marketing of 'Kala Namak' rice variety. Topics like production, marketing and institutional building too were thoroughly discussed.
Visiting guests also closely interacted with women farmers about FPO membership and their contribution in strengthening the FPOs.

A training themed 'The Brand Called You' was recently conducted at Gaur Bheet, Lucknow within our 'Girl Boss' project in association with @global_glow . The participating adolescent girls were explained about brands, their logos, maskot, taglines and were asked ... to sketch brands they know or have seen around themselves.
This was a 'Level 8' training which helps girls reflect on how they present themselves to others and how they want to appear professionally based on their passion, skills and strengths. This level also focuses on communication through social media.

OctobHER', a month-long initiative dedicated to amplify girl’s voices kick-started from 7th of September with support from @global_glow
The initiative started with a local summit on the issue of 'Physical Autonomy and Sexual Reproductive ... Health and Rights' in Katra area of Lucknow, UP. This summit was lead by adolescent girls belonging to economically weaker sections of the society. The objective of the summit was to provide adolescent girls a platform so they may discuss issues relating to Physical autonomy and sexual & reproductive health and rights, while finding adequate solutions to these problems through an open dialogue with parents and stakeholders. Ms. Rita Banerjee, Retd. General Manager - SIFPSA:State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency (an independent body working for family planning services) was invited as a distinguished guest at this summit. Ms. Banerjee interacted with girls and oriented them over various thematic issues relating to their reproductive health. The summit was attended by adolescent girls, parents, stakeholders and local activists.