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Annual Report 2009-2010 Centre for Tribal and Rural Development Trust www.ctrdtrust.org 1
Annual Report
2009-2010
Centre for Tribal and Rural Development Trust
www.ctrdtrust.org
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About CTRD Trust The Centre for Tribal and Rural Development Trust (CTRD Trust) is a dedicated
About CTRD Trust
The Centre for Tribal and Rural Development Trust (CTRD Trust) is a dedicated
voluntary organization that was established in 1988. It is registered under the Indian
Trust Act in the state of Tamil Nadu. It was established with the aim of improving
socio-economic conditions by helping the communities to overcome the grip of
poverty and ignorance.
CTRD Trust has been working for two decades in the fields of health, education,
livelihood, economy, tribal development, women development, bio-diversity
conservation, organic farming and disability among the indigenous tribal and rural
communities of the Nilgiri district.
Mission
Our mission is to provide tribal and rural communities with the appropriate tools and
knowledge to help themselves. The focus is on comprehensive and inclusive health,
education and livelihood training in order to promote sustainable economic well-
being, equality and basic human rights for all, regardless of gender, age and ability.
Vision
Our vision is the realization of empowered self-reliant tribal and rural communities
with improved socio-economic conditions without damaging their cultural and
environmental identity.
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Foreword When we, together with the local tribal leaders of the Gudalur Block, founded CTRD Trust
Foreword
When we, together with the local tribal leaders of the Gudalur Block, founded CTRD
Trust in 1988, the tribal communities were living in deplorable socio-economic
conditions. The various community development programs that we have
implemented since then have led to significant and perceptible changes in the socio-
economic conditions of our target people.
I am very pleased that this year, 4 tribal hamlets have been completely transformed
and provided with all livelihood requirements, such as housing, sanitation, water,
and street lights, through the enormous support of DESWOS, Germany and Raleigh,
India.
I want to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to all our partners; especially
to the donors, philanthropists, Central and State Government Departments,
Panchayat leaders, staff, volunteers, well-wishers, networks/CBO, various
stakeholders, banks, board members, the media, and those who have contributed
and supported us in the process of community development in our project areas.
I anticipate that all of you will render constant support to us. CTRD Trust will
continue to make various developmental interventions in the coming years; we will
continue to endeavor for the overall development of our targeted community.
RS. Ranganathen,
Managing Trustee/ Executive Director
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CTRD Staff Team • CTRD Trust has made various significant achievements during the last 22 years
CTRD Staff Team
CTRD Trust has made various significant achievements during the last 22 years
in the area of community development.
Our committed staff team is the reason behind those achievements and we
sincerely appreciate the dedication of our staff team.
We hope that we will achieve our mission with the continuous support and
contributions of our staff team.
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Our Project Area Taluk of Pandalur and Gudalur in the Nilgiris District 5
Our Project Area
Taluk of Pandalur and Gudalur in the
Nilgiris District
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DESWOS Tribal Livelihood Development Program With the support of DESWOS Germany, tribal beneficiaries, and locally available
DESWOS
Tribal Livelihood Development Program
With the support of DESWOS Germany, tribal beneficiaries, and locally available
resources, in 2009-2010, CTRD Trust has implemented the Tribal Housing Project in
3 tribal villages.
CTRD has worked for the overall development of the villages of Karikuttri, Mangode
and Thanikolly. This included housing, the construction of a community hall, water
tanks, streetlights, footpaths and other needed facilities and also creating income
generation program through revolving funding Rs.25,000 per family for cow, goats
and agricultural activates We have constructed 40 houses in the three villages along
with above benefits. The organic manure product in started recently and work is in
progress
The project also included the following training programs for tribal beneficiaries:
Masonry and carpentry training
Building and construction training
Mud-block making
Income generation programs
IGP training
Education
To promote education and to avoid
drop-outs among the deprived tribal and
rural communities, we have provided
education materials with the support of
DESWOS. This year, CTRD has
distributed 258 notebooks, 289
uniforms, 319 school bags, and many
writing materials (including blackboards,
pencils, and chalk).
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During 2009-2010, CTRD Trust has supported 660 children to attend regular school. A total of 78
During 2009-2010, CTRD Trust has supported 660 children to attend regular
school. A total of 78 children (39 male, 39
female) were enrolled in CTRD’s Morning
Coaching Centre (MCC). A total of 145
children (72 male, 73 female) were enrolled
in CTRD’s Evening Coaching Centre (ECC).
In addition, in 2009-2010,
CTRD has provided education to a
100 school drop-outs (55 male, 45 female) in
its two Bridge Schools (until March 2010
funded by the Concern India Foundation).
Health
CTRD has made comprehensive health interventions with the support of DESWOS;
we have covered 50 tribal hamlets. In 2009-2010, a total of 1768 patients (821 male,
947 female) have been screened.
We have implemented the following health care activities:
Sickle-cell anemia care and support- 275 person total HB test & follow up
care & support for HB test for 187 person below 8gm & 10gm patients
Anti Nodal Care and Post Nodal Care. Anti Nodal Care for 52 mothers check-
up, counseling information about the Govt. scheme, Immunization, vitamin
tablets & follow up , for 48 Post Nodal Care mothers we have provided baby
kit & Nutrition food.
Infant care
Regular health check-up and medicine distribution done through satellite
health center and home visits
Govt. Health insurance coverage Introduced to the tribal families
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Raleigh International- India Sanitation Project In 2009-2010, with the support of Raleigh International, CTRD has constructed
Raleigh International- India
Sanitation Project
In 2009-2010, with the support of Raleigh International, CTRD has constructed 40
sanitary toilets for deprived Sri Lankan Repatriates and poor rural communities in
the villages of Ealamanna and Karthadu.
The construction of the sanitary toilets was carried out by two batches of
International volunteers from Raleigh India. During the construction period, the
volunteers stayed with the community and became acquainted with their culture and
tradition.
As a result of this project, the beneficiaries have toilets near their houses and are
thus relieved from the need to venture outside during the night. This has greatly
reduced confrontations between humans and wild animals.
Housing Project
This year, CTRD has realized another Model Tribal Village with the support and
participation of Raleigh International India.
In the Muttilmoola tribal hamlet, we have constructed 7 houses and 7 toilets. All the
constructed houses contain smokeless Chula and revetment walls.
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Also with the support and participation of Raleigh, India, we have constructed a community school in
Also with the support and participation of Raleigh, India, we have constructed a
community school in Muttilmoola village.
The beneficiaries of the project were the Kattunayaka tribal communities.
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Raleigh Society
In partnership with Raleigh Society Singapore, we have constructed the CTRD
Community Hospital in Devala, which is located in the Pandalur Block of the Nilgiri
District in the state of Tamil Nadu. The construction of the hospital was executed by
two batches of Raleigh volunteers. The hospital was inaugurated on November 28,
2009.
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This 10 bed-hospital will provide the following services: • Laboratory facilities and health • • •
This 10 bed-hospital will provide the following services:
• Laboratory
facilities and
health
screening
Centre for sickle-cell anemia
Counseling centre
24-hour Pharmacy
Pregnancy ward for ante-natal and
post-natal care
Eye care centre
Ambulance facility
Outreach camps
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SNEHA
Strengthening Networks for Eye Health and Advocacy
In partnership with Sightsavers
CTRD has implemented the
Strengthening Networks for Eye Health
and Advocacy (SNEHA) Project in the
Udhagamandalam (Ooty) and Coonoor
blocks of the Nilgiri District in February
2009.
Beneficiaries’ coverage 2009-10
BLOCK
TOTAL
LOW VISION
TOTAL
VISUALLY
IMPAIRED
M
F
M F
M F
OOTY
45
42
27
7
72
49
COONOOR
53
39
19
37
72
76
TOTAL
98
81
46
44
144 125
It is the firm belief of both CTRD and Sightsavers that no one in the project area
should be needlessly blind; those with irreversible blindness or low vision should
have the same rights and access to services as their sighted counterparts.
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Rehabilitation to our visually impaired Beneficiaries Sl.No Govt. Assistance Total 1 20 2 10 3 ID
Rehabilitation to our visually impaired Beneficiaries
Sl.No
Govt. Assistance
Total
1
20
2
10
3
ID Card
Bus pass
Pension
Assistive Devices
M/O Training
DLS Training
Economic Development
06
4
35
5
38
6
85
7
10
Through
its
focus
on
advocacy, and
through the training and deployment of
advocacy agents, this project promotes
quality health services for visually
impaired persons and it seeks to facilitate
their
entitlement to
government/institutional subsidies, as
well as their access to rehabilitation
services. We also support local Disabled
Peoples Organizations (DPOs) and Blind
Peoples Organizations (BPOs) in making
the services accessible.
Active Advocacy agents Identified and Trained in mobility / Orientation, Daily
Living skills, Eye care and Available Govt. Schemes
BLOCK
NO.OF TRAINED RESOURCE PERSONS
OOTY
41
COONOOR
71
TOTAL
112
This year,
the World
Sight Day
was observed in the presence of District
Disability Rehabilitation Officer, a
controller of District Blind Control Society,
a Member of the Legislative Assembly,
the Director of Health Services,
representatives from Disabled Peoples
Organization and Blind Peoples
Organization, volunteers and the general
public. Together with these participants,
WSD Raleigh was conducted from the
Ooty bus stand to Charring Cross.
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EYE CARE SL.NO ACTIVITY ACHIEVED 1 Eye care Awareness Program in schools 3 2 Eye care
EYE CARE
SL.NO
ACTIVITY
ACHIEVED
1
Eye care Awareness Program in
schools
3
2
Eye care awareness Wall Painting
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3
Cataract Referred to DBCS
80
EDUCATION
We took initiatives and made our beneficiary students to appear in their
public examination through Scribe method.
SL.NO
EDUCATION
ACHIEVED
1
SSLC Public exam
4
2
HSC Public exam
3
3
School Drop out enrolled in mainstream
education
8
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Organic Farming In partnership with the National Centre for Organic Farming (a central government agency located
Organic Farming
In partnership with the National Centre for Organic Farming (a central government
agency located in Bangalore), CTRD has implemented the Organic Farming Project
in 2009.
The primary goal of this project is to promote organic farming and to encourage
existing non-organic farmers to adopt organic farming practices instead.
1500 farmers had registered for our organic farming project. Through our regular
training program and follow-up activities, this year, 700 farmers have been actively
converting to organic farming. CTRD has taken initiatives to facilitate organic
certification of these qualified organic farmers.
Sl.No
Name of the Dept.
Name
of
the
No.
of
Farmers
Subsidy Scheme
Benefited
1
Horticulture
Plantain subsidy
109
2
Horticulture
Organic manure
issued
140
HADP
In 2009-2010, CTRD has worked
with the Government on the Hill Area
Development Program (HADP) for the
Erumad macro water shed, which
comprises four macro shed areas (areas
where rain water from natural gullies and
streams is collected).
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As part of the project, CTRD has worked with Agricultural, Forestry and Horticulture officials to examine
As
part
of
the
project, CTRD has
worked
with
Agricultural,
Forestry
and
Horticulture officials to examine the micro
water shed areas. The needs of the people
and the area have been assessed, providing
a very good opportunity for
the
local
community to
benefit
from governmental
development projects.
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Tribal Development Activities
Due to inaccessibility, some of the tribal
hamlets still lack basic amenities such
electricity, water, roads and sanitary
facilities. We have formed SHGs in
these tribal hamlets and we have
organized them in order to obtain these
much needed facilities. We have also
assisted them in obtaining ration cards,
old age pension and other available
government welfare schemes.
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Through Adivasis Development Initiatives (ADI Network-Supported by PWDS-DATA)
we have covered 25 tribal hamlets; we have implemented capacity-building trainings
and economic development activities. Through the Forest Rights Act, we have made
sure that the tribal hamlets claim their rights.
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Women Development Program During 2009-2010, CTRD has continued to focus on the social, economic and political
Women Development Program
During 2009-2010, CTRD has continued to focus on the social, economic and
political empowerment of women by organizing them into Self-Help Groups. In
cooperation with the Tamil Nadu Women Development Corporation, we have formed
both tribal and non-tribal SHGs in our project area.
Now, there are 700 CTRD active SHG groups in total (including 90 Tribal Groups).
We have engaged in follow-up activities, and the organization of meetings and
capacity building trainings for the members. We have also set up Cluster Level
Federations in order to organize the SHGs.
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TRIBAL CHILDREN ART CLUB
CTRD Trust aims to enhance the skills and capacities of the tribal and rural
children by organizing various awareness and life skill training programs.
The Consolation Foundation, France, has supported drawing skill trainings for
the tribal children. Between June 2009 and March 2010, 444 children have attended
these trainings. Competitions have also been organized in the tribal villages to
improve the skills of tribal children.
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In December 2009, together with Mr. Itamar Cohn, an outdoor instructor from Israel, the Awareness Program
In December 2009, together with Mr. Itamar Cohn, an outdoor instructor from
Israel, the Awareness Program on Climate Change has been organized for the tribal
children. A total of 38 children have attended the program.
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Natural Calamities Rehabilitation
During
natural
disasters, CTRD
supports those who have been affected
with the support of DESWOS, Germany.
CTRD has rendered support to the
affected families of the June 2009 heavy
rains in the Pandalur region. We have also
supported victims of the November 2009
landslides and heavy rains in the Ooty and
Coonoor areas.
CTRD has provided construction materials, kitchen utilities, blankets and
other rehabilitation materials to the 100 affected families.
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Visitors to CTRD Mr. Mark Ashby Country Director Raleigh International, Mysore Ms. Ramya Robertson - Asst.
Visitors to CTRD
Mr. Mark Ashby Country Director Raleigh International, Mysore
Ms. Ramya Robertson - Asst. Branch Manager, Concern India Foundation
Ms. Fathima - Concern India Foundation - Mumbai
Mr. Srinivas Sawant - Area Director, SightSevers Mumbai
Ms. Swetha Choormani Programme Officer Sightsevers, Mumbai
Mr. K. Srinivasan - Organic Certification Inspector, Coimbatore region
Mr. Nambirajan - Prog. Officer, ADI Network, Madurai
Mr. Mohanraj – Consultant, ADI Network, Madurai
Mr. Dharmalingam – ADH Horticulture Dept., Gudalur
Mr. Danaraj P.O - TNWDC The Nilgiris
Students & Faculty from Vidyasager Institution Chennai
Sdudents & Faculty of Social work from Sri Andal Collage Trichy
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Memorable events of the year 27.4.09 – DESWOS Project Inauguration 11.8.09 – Sanitary Toilet Project Inauguration
Memorable events of the year
27.4.09 – DESWOS Project Inauguration
11.8.09 – Sanitary Toilet Project Inauguration
2.10.09 – Kattunayakkan Tribal Model Village
28.10.09 – World sight Day Celebration at Udhagamandalam
28.11.09 – Tribal Hospital Inauguration
8.3.10 - Celebration International women’s day 2010
Our Funding Agencies
DESWOS Germany
SIGHTSAVERS UK
RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL – Mysore
RALEIGH SOCIETY – Singapore
GEF/UNDP/CEE/AIRBUS/RALIEGH INDERNATIONAL
TNWDC (MAHALIR THITTAM) – The Nilgiris
HADP – The Nilgiris
ADI Network – Madurai
CONCERN INDIA FOUNDATION
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Our Sincere Thanks to Individual Donors:- Mr. Leonardo Mr.Dorothea Altofer - Italy - Italy Abroad Volunteers:-
Our Sincere Thanks to
Individual Donors:-
Mr. Leonardo
Mr.Dorothea Altofer
-
Italy
-
Italy
Abroad Volunteers:-
Miss. lucy Picher
-England(UK)
Mr. Itamar -Israel
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Our Bankers FCRA Account Non- FCRA Account INDIAN BANK Indian Bank Panchayat complex, Pandalur Post &
Our Bankers
FCRA Account
Non- FCRA Account
INDIAN BANK
Indian Bank
Panchayat complex,
Pandalur Post & T.K
The Nilgiris – 643 233.
Panchayat complex,
Pandalur Post & T.K
The Nilgiris – 643 233
SOUTH INDIAN BANK
Uppatty Bazaar
Uppatty Post
The Nilgiris –
Our Auditor
M/S KANNAN & Co
Moosa sait Complex,
commercial Rd.,
Udhagamandalam.
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Accountability and Transparency No remuneration, sitting fee or any other form of compensation has been paid
Accountability and Transparency
No remuneration, sitting fee or any other form of compensation has been paid to any of
the board member, Trustee or shareholders. The Chief functionary gets honorarium
only from project funding.
The following Reimbursement Have been made to board members.
Traveling expenses to board member – Nil.
No other Reimbursements have been made to any board member, trustee or share
holders.
CEO’s Remuneration
RS. 1,80,000
Traveling expenses to CEO
RS.
37,500
Remuneration highest paid to Staff
RS.
8,000
Remuneration lowest paid to Staff
RS.
1,000
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Our Trust Board Members POSITION AREA OF SL. NAME AGE SEX ON OCCUPATION COMPETENCY NO BOARD
Our Trust Board Members
POSITION
AREA OF
SL.
NAME
AGE
SEX
ON
OCCUPATION
COMPETENCY
NO
BOARD
1
RS.RANGANATHEN
50
MALE
MANAGING
SOCIAL WORKER
NGO
TRUSTEE
MANAGEMENT
2
N.PARVATHY
38
FEMALE
TREASURER
HOUSE WIFE
WOMEN &
3
RN.SUMITHRA
43
FEMALE
SECRETARY
VOLUNTEER
CHILDREN
WELFARE
COMMUNITY
ORGANIZING CBO
4
K.KESAVAN
61
MALE
MEMBER
LEADER
SOCIAL WORKER
COMMUNITY
5
M.K.CHANDRIKA
50
FEMALE
MEMBER
ORGANIZER
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Our sincere thanks to District Administration and other line deportments and stakeholders for being with us
Our sincere thanks to
District Administration and other line deportments and
stakeholders
for being with us
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