A group of 11 students from Keio University of Japan visited Kudumbashree to study about the poverty alleviation activities being implemented by Kudumbashree Mission in Kerala. The students visited a Neighbourhood Group at Karakulam Panchayath, interacted with them, attended class room sessions on Kudumbashree three tier system, micro finance activities, livelihoods etc. They also visited the Panchayath office, interacted the Local Self Government members and officials and also visited CDS offices and micro enterprise units.
Giving boost to diagnostic facilities, Kudumbashree Mission launched a Medical Lab at Parappanangadi, Malappuram. Named as 'Alpha Medical Lab', the lab is set up with the help of the centrally designed programme National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). It has started functioning during February 2018. The Alpha Medical Lab is launched under the leadership of Smt. Shilpi, Lab technician who has experience of 15 years in this sector. It is under the Self Employment Programme (SEP) Component of NULM that Alpha Medical lab is launched.
A two member group under National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) has recently started cut vegetable unit in Kochi Corporation. The unit markets the product labelled as 'Fresh Vegetables'. Cut vegetables for Avial, Sambar, Thoran etc are cleaned, cut and hygienically packed and are being sold. Peeled garlic and small onion are also sold in this manner. The unit also used to sell jack fruit and jack fruit seeds during its season.The cut vegetable unit was inaugurated by Smt. Soumini Jain, Mayor Kochi Municipal Corporation on 9 July 2018. Smt. Jensy Saji and Smt.
ശാരീരിക- മാനസിക വെല്ലുവിളി നേരിടുന്നവര്ക്ക് ഡിഡിയുജികെവൈ നൈപുണ്യ പരിശീലനം രാജഗിരി കോളേജ് ഓഫ് സോഷ്യല് സയന്സിലെ ആദ്യ ബാച്ച് പഠനം പൂര്ത്തിയാക്കി
The Persons With Disabilities (PWD) batch of DDU-GKY pass out from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi. Dr. K.T Jaleel, Minister, Local Self Government Department gave away the certificates to the candidates who successfully passed out after the completion of the course on 31 July 2018.
Kudumbashree Mission's Arogyasena reaches out to the flood prone areas of Kuttanad. It is for preventing the spread of epidemics that Kudumbashree's Arogyasena made the timely intervention at Kuttanad.
In the model of Paravoor urban service team, 4 U, new urban service team was started in Kochi Corporation. Shri. A.B.Sabu, Welfare Standing Committee Chairperson, Kochi Corporation inaugurated the urban service team on 30 July 2018. The teams are set up with the help of the centrally designed programme National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). A total of 20 persons are identified for the group. The group includes Plumber, Electricians, Painters, drivers, masons, beauticians etc.
A group of five transgenders from Kozhikode District is all set to enter into group farming after this Monsoon season. A Joint Liability Group named 'Punarjani' had been formed under Kudumbashree Kozhikode District Mission. The transgenders will bring their cultivated crops to the market very soon. It is envisaged to ensure the supply of pure organic vegetables to the public thereby helping the sidelined communities like transgenders earn their livelihood through group farming.They launched the programme by sowing the seeds in a grow bag at Kudumbashree District Mission Kozhikode.
Kudumbashree Malappuram District Mission is all set to launch 'Shree Taxi' associating with the National Health Mission, Malappuram. It is a convergence programme of Kudumbashree Mission and the National Health Mission. As per the programme, the 'Shree Taxi' would take the pregnant women to the hospital and also take the mothers and newborn babies after delivery from the Tirur Government Hospital to their homes. Smt. Rahmath, mother of a mentally challenged kid, who was struggling to make her livelihood would be the driver of the Shree Taxi.
Kerala became the first state in the country to ensure the proper inclusion of street vendors in the society, by issuing Identity cards to them. For rehabilitating the street vendors in a proper and effective way, it was decided to extend skill training to selected 1000 street food vendors. The training programme was conducted as part of the Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL). It has been designed to provide RPL training to 1000 street vendors this year.During the first phase, 200 street vendors from 10 Urban local Bodies were trained. The first phase training had almost been completed.
To promote the products of Kudumbashree members, Marketing team of Kudumbashree Mission conducts monthly office fairs. The office fairs were conducted at State Mission office located at Thiruvananthapuram and the Kudumbashree District Mission offices across the state.The District Missions were directed to conduct at least one fair in their districts by the Kudumbashree State Mission. A few districts took initiative to conduct the fairs at the CDS level as well. To attain more promotion for the products within the employees was the desired outcome of the programme.