A H M TRUST
B. Dharmathupatti, B. Mealachokkanathapuram, Bodinayakanur, Theni District
HIGHLIGHTS FROM APRIL 2013 TO OCTOBER 2013
Many greetings from AHM-Trust.
I am sorry for not having been unable able to report to you for several months. The reason is that I suddenly felt sick and after some prolonged procedure it was diagnosed as Dengue Fever, really a vicious infection. It took me more than two months to recover and another two months to regain my full strength. I am extremely grateful to our staff and particularly to my wife for carrying out all the programs as usual.
We therefore send you a consolidated report for last six months.
SENIOR CITIZENS HOME:
In June this year we opened the Senior Citizens Home for 30 persons. The home provides all the necessary facilities for the aged. The government will take over 75 % of the running cost, which guaranties sustainability.
Senior citizen home as well as the Children’s home now run on solar energy. The Panels and all the other items were donated by an organization in Germany (Creating Smiles). The power supply is now round the clock.
Most of the photos speak for themselves.
MEDICAL CARE PROGRAM:
During the period 14,654 patients were treated in the Clinic.
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM:
We intensified our awareness program with street theatre, Exhibition, pamphlets, house visits etc. Health education in the school was important part of the education. A total coverage was more than 24,000 people. Eye camp was conducted on 2nd June and 5th August at our campus together with Aravind Eye Hospital.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM:
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Financial Service Limited approved A H M Trust as a Business Facilitator. They have issued loan Rs.3, 00,95,000/- to 104 women Self Help Group members for economic empowerment. Most of the SHG members have started income generation activities.
Training program concentrated mainly on gender sensitization and Leadership skills.
CHILD PROTECTION AND WELFARE PROGRAM:
Children Learning Centre in the villages are going on well. 668 children are getting benefit. Free note books and nutrition supplements were provided to the children. Child Rights clubs meeting are taking place regularly. We formed children federations at block level to take up the children related issues.
31 children are staying in Nesa Karangal children home. They are regularly going to school and study well, though as the photos reveal they are more keen on festivals and dancing than a daily visits to school.
We were happy to receive our supporter, The Hans Foundation, New Delhi. They visited on 3rd June 2013 and appreciated our programs.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM:
In May 2013 the training period ended and we were all happy to announce that all candidates passed. This academic year 50 students joined in the Electrical, Electronics, Computer and Tailoring Courses. We have started this year additionally one year Nursing Assistant course for the girls.
Thank you very much for all your good wishes and support.
S. Mohamed Sheik Ibrahim Stella Ibrahim Director Joint Director