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In recognition of the great work by SPPD – Global Giving

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Distribution of question bank books to school students

SPPD’s projects focuses on deprived children in rural and slum parts of Tamil Nadu. Our goal is to make education, health, food and shelter accessible for them. As a part of our effort toward education, question bank copies were distributed to final year school students to prepare themselves for the government exams.

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Oils spills

The oil spill supposedly from two ships that collided near the Ennore Port, north of Chennai, on Saturday, spread along the city’s shoreline further down up to the famed Marina Beach. On Monday morning, the local fishermen and the morning walkers were shocked to find not just thick black oil along the beach, but a number of turtles that were washed ashore dead.

Environmental experts said the spill could have a long lasting impact on marine life, even to the extent of causing irreparable damage.

Fisherfolk were already complaining on Sunday about finding a lot of dead fish in the sea and being unable to go fishing but the situation turned grave on Monday.

A team of scientists from coastal and ocean monitoring agencies have start ed work to predict the trajectory of oil spill and its impact on the coastal water and marine eco-system. The teams will monitor a radius of 30km from the location of the spill for the next few months as the slick can spread in all directions.

Water samples will test various parameters including levels of oxygen, pH, nitrate and nitrite and silicate in water as well as the levels of hydrocarbons in the oil. It will then be compared with the data collected from the same location prior to the oil spill.The analysis of the data will give scientists a clear picture of the impact on the water quality and the marine organisms. “Phytoplanktons (mi croscopic plants) and zooplanktons (microscopic organisms) which are at the bottom of the acquatic food chain may be affected due to the oil. Fish may also die if the oil chokes its gills. We will, however, start to see the full impact of the spill in the next few days.”

 

Exposure visit – Observe & learn

Our Evening Study Center students from 23 centres, which covers the rural areas of Musiri, Trichy District, who have not had the opportunity to a city atmosphere, were taken on an educational tour to Anna Science Center (Planetarium), Trichy which had delivered valuable source of information on solar system. They enjoyed watching the 3D films about the solar systems and galaxy, which was a different experience to them altogether.

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Sports day celebration

Sports day was conducted for our Evening Study Center (ESCs) students at SPPD Community Center. Various sports events were organized and the winners of each event were honoured with trophies and certificates by the Chief Guest of the function.2

Evening study center visit from JHC

We were pleased to have Charity Manager, Mr. Jon Crouch from Joe Homan Charity (UK) at our Evening Study Centers, which are supported by them since 2005. He interacted with the students to develop a better understanding of the activities that are carried out in the centers.

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Flood relief activities at Chennai – supported by Global Giving & individual donors

Mats, mosquito nets and bed sheets were distributed to 100 victims in the areas of MKV Nagar, Vysarpadi, Chennai.

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Stoves issued to the slum residents of Teynampet, Chennai. The highlighted feature of this stove is that it is carbon emission free and smokeless.

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Utensils kit (cooking pot, frying pan, ladles, plates, tumblers) to 300 flood victims at Dr.Giriappa Road, slum of Teynampet area, Chennai.

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Vegetable gardens for kids teach ownership and responsibility

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Pongal Celebration at our Children’s Home

Pongal Celebration at our Children's Home

SPPD wishes you all A MERRY CHRISTMAS

SPPD wishes you all A MERRY CHRISTMAS

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