Women empowerment and livelihoods

Women empowerment is the main objective of SIDS. It implemented various programs of the legislations enacted to protect the rights of women so as to enable them to achieve equality in all spheres of life. The organization organize seminar/workshop/meeting each year with the semi- literate, literate and disadvantaged women who are facing greater constraints. The programs were organized to impart practical knowledge about the basic legal rights and remedies, various types of violence against women and its salvation, etc.

Community Health development with health education and nutritional care.

Malnutrition results from a poor diet or a lack of food. It happens when the intake of nutrients or energy is too high, too low, or poorly balanced. Under nutrition can lead to delayed growth or wasting, while a diet that provides too much food, but not necessarily balanced, leads to obesity. Poor diet may lead to a lack of vitamins, minerals and other essential substances. Too little protein can lead to Kwashiorkar symptoms of which include a distended abdomen. A lack of vitamin C can result in Scurvy. Malnutrition during childhood can lead not only to long term health problems but also to educational challenges and limited work opportunities in the future. To create awareness among mothers SIDS organized awareness camp/seminars on Nutritional Care and community health development.

Child protection and quality education

The aims and objectives of starting the school are the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing. It has also objectives to provide a rich, stimulating and caring environment in which the child feels happy, safe, secure and confident. To help all children to be happy, confident and enthusiastic learners. To enable each child to reach their full potential by fostering self- esteem and a sense of achievement. SIDS has started a Pre Primary School since June,2018. First, the enrollment number of the students was 15 in the age group 0-5 years. Seminar with the parents regarding child rights is also held.

Environment protection and conservation of biological diversity

It is known to all that the Sundarban is flood prone area and the area has been crisscrossed by rivers. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature about one third of all known species in world are threatened with extinction. SIDS organizes Seminar/workshop/Training/Rally/Awareness camp each year with the local youths, Panchayat representatives, students, SGSY groups and local elite persons. The aims of the Seminar were to aware the local responsible persons regarding clean environment, importance of the existence of mangrove eco-system and conservation of biological diversity and their symbiotic relationship with men and animal.

Water, Sanitation and WASH programs

Water is one of the most vital resources. When water is polluted it is devastating not only the environment but also to human health and communities. Without safe drinking water a living being simply can not survive. Polluted water is not just dirty-it is deadly. Each person on earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking , cooking and simply keeping themselves clean. Clean water is vital to our health, community and economy. In Sundarbans area clean water is available from deep tube wells. So cement concrete platform surrounding tube- wells is very required. SIDS constructed many platforms. Awareness programs on importance of toilets and use of toilets, hand washing before meal, etc. are implemented in various ways.

Water Resource Management

Water Resource Management is the process of planning, developing and managing water resources. Water Resource Management also entails managing water related risks, Including flood, droughts and contamination. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Water related disasters account for 70% of all deaths related to disasters. Proper utilization of water in our homes too can save the precious resource. Water management teaches us to use a limited amount of water whenever required. SIDS implemented various programs in Water Resource Management. Reputed cultivators, Panchayat representatives, local elite persons, Social activists, Youths and representatives of women organizations participate in the various programs water resource management.

Ration distribution among Coronavirus affected households

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease. Coronavirus are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in humans and animals. It has rapidly spread in the world. The poor families of this area have no basic ideas regarding prevention of Coronavirus disease. The laborers of the poor families go to other states and other countries like Saudi Arab, Katar for regular jobs. Many go to other districts like Burdwan, Hooghly, Jalpaiguri for working at cold storages, rice mills, etc. After declaration of lock down by the Govt. the laborers came back to their houses and then the Coronavirus disease is rapidly increasing in the target area.

Door to door visit by the volunteers for creating awareness among the people and maiking announcement is also done in the target villages. Masks, sanitizer and soap distributed among the poor families for increasing their habits. Rice, flour, etc. were distributed among jobless poor families but affected by Coronavirus.

Relief distribution among AMPHAN affected families

The Sundarban has seriously been affected by the cyclonic storm AMPHAN. The people of this area are dependable on agriculture, fishery, daily labor, etc. Due to cyclonic storm, agricultural field and fishery have been damaged by the overflowing of saline water and the houses of the poor families have been fully destroyed. SIDS distributed Tarpaulins, Dhutis, Sarees, Rice, Flour, Musur dal and Edible oil among the affected very poor families in a few village. The members of the organization collected the money from the donors as donation. Local people helped the organization for relief distribution.