Coordination Committee Meeting
Snehitha @ School is a special initiative programme of Snehitha Gender Help Desk was launched. The programme was inaugurated by Shri. A.C Moideen, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala at the function held at Government Higher Secondary School, Puthuveli, Kottayam on 4 October 2019.
The programme was piloted in 3 schools in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It was on finding the programme to be successful that the same was extended to all other districts. It was started to extend the services of Snehitha to the adolescent students in the district, to help them to ventilate their personal, behavioral, family and learning issues. From the cases reported at the Snehitha Centres, it was understood that the violence against the children and their issues should be addressed. And it was understood that there exist the need of personality development training and gender development activities among the children. Snehitha would act as a 'friend' to the students.
The support of the legal clinics functioning at the Snehitha Centres would also be made use of at the 'Snehitha @ School' programme. The service of Snehitha counsellor will be made available in the school, which would benefit the teachers, students and parents. Also, the services of Snehitha @ School would be available at the school if any emergency comes.
Kudumbashree mission launched E-Nest for the geo-tagging the 43 lakh Kudumbashree families which would smoothen the Micro Plan preparation from the grass root level. The programme was inaugurated by Shri. A.C Moideen, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala at the function held at Chaithanya Pastoral Centre Auditorium, Thellakom, Kottayam on 4 October 2019.
The programme aims at identifying the needs of the families with the help of Geographic Information System. On understanding the needs of the each families, plans would be prepared and compiled bin the ADS level and in the CDS level and would be included in the priority project lists of Local Self Government Institutions and Kudumbashree. The survey for the programme would be started soon.The data received would be checked by the officials and plans would be prepared in NHG level, ADS level and CDS level.
Social Development Plan, Livelihood Plan, Livelihood Plan, Basic Development Plan and Resource plan would be prepared in the NHG level. The micro plans of the NHGs would be compiled in the ADS level and the ADS plans are prepared. In the CDS level, the ADS plans in the area is compiled and is submitted to the Local Self Government Institutions. From the suggestions received from the CDS level would be compiled in the district level and would be submitted to the district/ block panchayaths. The need analysis would be carried out in the district level and the Kudumbashree District Missions would submit it to the Kudumbashree State Mission. Based on this, Kudumbashree would modify the future projects for the families. Kudumbashree had already been implementing the projects like Yuvashree, Prathyasha, Destitute Free Kerala, Snehitha calling Bell, Special NHGs etc. E-nest would help smoothen the Micro Plan preparation from the grass root level.
Mother Kitchen from North Paravur started supplying food in steel boxes to Kochi Metro Rail Limited. They had tied up with Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) for supplying homely food in steel boxes to the employees of Kochi Metro. The freshly prepared homely food is packed in steel boxes (dabbas) and are distributed to the employees of Kochi Metro. The food is served by the Mothers Kitchen functioning at North Paravur which functions under the North Paravur CDS of Ernakulam district.The Mothers Kitchen was set up as part of the Self Employment Programme Component of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). Kudumbashree Mission is the nodal agency for implementing the centrally designed programme, National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) in Kerala. The Mothers Kitchen functions under North Paravur City Mission Management Unit.
The dabba system stands out unique that only Rs 40 is charged per meal which includes rice with sambar etc including fish curry. The steel boxes are later collected and are brought back to the Mothers Kitchen. The unit is now distributing food in 100 dabbas now. They are making an income of Rs The members of the unit makes around Rs 8000 as monthly income.
Kochi Metro is maintained environment friendly. The dabbawala system was implemented to discourage the employees from bringing food in plastic containers and with the launch of the dabbawala system, there has been a decrease of plastic waste across all the metro stations. The Mothers Kitchen is also serving food to the Metro canteen.
Kannur District Mission launched 11 branded items of 10 Kudumbashree enterprises from Kannur. The products were launched by Shri. Ramachandran Kadannappally, Minister for Ports, Museums, Archaeology and Archives, Government of Kerala at the programme held at District Panchayath Hall, Kannur on 7 September 2019.
The products include Chocosoft Chocolate of Kottiyoor CDS, Payasam Mix produced by Oorjjashree Nutrimix unit, Yahoo Biscuits, Sahyashree Honey, Chaithanya Woolen Clothes, St. George Orgo Cleaner of Peravoor CDS, Shysol Cloth Chappals of Kannur CDS, Gokulam Agarbathi of Thripangottoor CDS, Nightingale Nighties produced by Kudumbashree Apparel Parks, Active Plus Liquid Cloth Wash produced by Koothuparambu CDS and Vibrant Shirts are the branded products launched by Kannur District Mission. The Chocosoft Chocolate is the first ever chocolate produced by a Kudumbashree enterprise. The Orgo Cleaner produced from waste clothes is also an innovative enterprise launched by Kannur District Mission. By launching the branded products, Kudumbashree Mission aims at securing more market for the products of Kudumbashree micro enterprises from Kannur.
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The float presented by Kudumbashree Mission during the procession marking the end of Onam Celebrations 2019 stood out by reflecting Kudumbashree members's resilience, compassion and commitment towards the society. The float's theme was based on the socially commited activities of Kudumbashree Mission post floods of August 2018. Floats were designed based on Kudumbashree's women construction groups and ARISE (Acquiring Resilience and Identity through Sustainable Employment) programme, which Kudumbashree has launched to create self employment opportunities by extending skill training.
Kudumbashree women has therefore been rewriting history by undertaking works in the construction sector. It was on anticipating the huge shortage of labour force in the near future because of various determined Government campaigns of mass housing,that training was extended to women in construction sector. So that groups of micro contractors could be formed, who can take up the construction of houses of poor and needy, in addition to taking up of bigger projects. As a part of LIFE mission more than 2.5 lakhs houses are being constructed in the state which provide huge employment opportunity for women construction groups. Further, once the construction groups completes 3/4 houses, it is aimed to upgrade them to become micro contractors for taking up various works of local self governments. Training is given by taking up the construction of the beneficiaries of various government schemes like PMAY(U), LIFE etc.
Post floods, ARISE programme was launched after identifying that there exist many job offers in these sectors, through the livelihood survey during October 2018. During the unprecedented floods of August 2018, as many people lost their source of livelihood and many of them became jobless for months. Government of Kerala entrusted Kudumbashree to identify new source of livelihood for them and therefore Kudumbashree framed a livelihood project comprising of various programmes in micro enterprises and skill training sectors. A survey was conducted to identify which all enterprises hold the maximum job opportunities and as a result 10 job sectors were identified. It was understood that, the number of service providers are too less in plumbing, electrical work, electronics repair, day care, housekeeping etc. On realizing that, it was decided to extend training and help them start enterprises in these sectors. And ARISE Programme was launched.