CARD Care is committed towards building and strengthening partnerships with donors and local sponsors who have been enabling the organization to help more children by supporting specific interventions to overcome the disadvantages and discrimination they face in everyday life.
Education to improve personal endowments, build capacity levels, overcome constrain and make available set of opportunities and choices for sustainable improvement in well being. Child support projects are one of the main activities of CARD during last few years. This programme is to provide educational support to the students from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds by meaningful participation of their parents and community. It aims at providing quality education and adequate support in their growth. CARD Care supports 4100 children through this programme. CARD Care activities include Child Focused community Development Projects (CFCD), Child Development projects CARD Care Cluster projects and Creche units. Educational kits and Christmas gifts were distributed to support needy children in their education and growth.
Christian Agency for Rural Development (CARD) and (KNH) Kindernothilfe. Germany has signed, the General Agreement for Direct Partnership with Kindernothilfe (KNH). All the projects of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church supported by the KNH will hence forth functioning under the Christian Agency for Rural Development (CARD) form 2015 April on wards. Following are the projects
CARD Light to life program started with the help and partnership of North America -Europe Mission Board. Light to life program focuses the needy and poor children and providing good education and other basic facilities. Rt.Rev.Dr .Isaac Mar Philoxenos Thirumeni’s vision and leadership is the foundation of this great program.
This program focuses on providing good education, value based education, and socio-emotional development to 1500 targeted children in seven states. Poor children are getting value based, physical, social and cognitive assistance and support. The eight centers conducts vocational training classes, regular tuition classes, counseling classes, and empowerment programmes. Regular food, school materials, school uniforms and other basic resources are providing from the centers. Through Light To life program envisions the holistic development of the children. Through this program CARD visualizes the community development. Tribal, the marginalized and the least children receives the benefit of this programme. The aim of this programme is to share the education facilities to poor children and to build up a new educated community. The eight centers promote the alternative development and educational vision according to their own contextual realities. The parents of the children are also getting vocational training and basic educational programmes. The project is organizing remedial education, Child parliament, Leadership activities, plantation drive, extracurricular activities, and sports. Games, celebrations of important days such as, Republic day, New Year day and local festivals are celebrated
Lack of quality education is one of the major problems that Dewas district has been facing. Lack of infrastructure, non availability of qualified teachers, and absence of teachers in the Government schools are issues contributed to this situation. CARD – KSK tried to address this problem by starting a few schools with primary education as the priority. Following schools are serving the community to improve the education.
Rural women’s health is the main focus of CARD. This focuses on taking care of women’s health to create a good atmosphere in the houses and build a healthy generation. Through Sureksha project and TB control programmes conscientization programmes and also rehabilitation programmes are conducting. CARD is giving a prior concern to womens health training programmes and IEC materials. The women from marginalized section are always lacks a good healthy environment. CARD visualizes and establishes women healthy empowerment programmes and community orientation.
According to Kerala State Planning Board Economic Review, ‘the provisional estimate of agriculture income of the state recorded a negative growth of 1.79% during 2009-10’. Food is a basic human need and right. Food security exists when people have enough basic food at all times to provide them with energy and nutrients for fully productive lives. Availability of food, access of food, quality and nutritional value of food and stability in provision are the main areas where food security is concerned. To improve agriculture and empower farmers is an urgent need towards achieving food security in India. Increasing and diversifying agricultural productivity is therefore important in addressing the food insecurity issue in India.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), the Farm Science Centre is a district level organization of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) set up with a mandate to transfer of advanced agricultural technologies to the farming community of the district. KVK act as a bridge between the research organization and farmers that work for solving the localized issues of farming community in agriculture and allied fields.
CARD-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, the Farm Science Centre for Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India was established by Indian council of agricultural research (ICAR) on 28th March 1995 to ensure technology backstopping to farming community and extension mechanism of Pathanamthitta Dist.
KVK, Pathanamthitta won Pandit Deen Dayal Upadaya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puruskar for the year 2017 (Zone XI). The award consists of citation and cash prize of Rs.2,25,000. Rev.K.Y Jacob, Director, CARD and Dr.C.P.Robert, Senior Scientist and Head, ICAR-KVK, CARD had received the award from Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri.Narendra Modi
Development patterns, increasing population pressure and the demand for better livelihoods across the globe are contributing to a looming global water crisis. Addressing this crisis will require maintaining a sustainable relationship between water and development, one that balances current needs against the prospects for future generations. Only 3% of the world’s water supply is fresh water and two-thirds of that is locked in glacier ice or buried in deep underground aquifer, leaving only 1% readily available for human use. In most developing countries, agriculture is the dominant user of the water, accounting for more than 85% of all water use. Agriculture water use raises significant issues of water resource management like issues dealing with water scarcity, competing demands from the sectors, irrigation service delivery and system management, water use efficiencies and so forth. CARD address these issues at different levels;
CARD has started Climate change programme during 2011. Climate change is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems.
CARD implemented two climate change project at Madhya predesh and Odisha
Livelihood activities are about minimum conditions for living a life with dignity. CARD has been focusing on livelihood promotion programmes with the motive of increasing the employment opportunities for the rural women and youth.
The concept human development indicates how equity, empowerment and sustainability expand people’s choices. At the same time it highlights its challenges, showing that these key aspects of human development do not always come together. CARD engages in developing systematic approach for sustainable development with Govt. of Kerala & Gramma Panchayats.
CARD has supported 11920 families It was at the unexpected hour and with utmost shock Kerala, our land was affected by the monsoon. The second phase of monsoon (July 14 -) had greatly affected the central and southern part of Kerala. Authorities had declared disaster alert in 8 Districts. In the first wave ,due to the southwest monsoon flood situation continued to be in grim in parts of Alapuzha ,Kuttand. Over flowing rivers and canals had submerged low-lying areas of the Kuttanad and upper kuttanad, Eranakulam District, Idukki, Kottayam,Wayanad and Pathanamthitta District. It affected the normal life of ordinary people.Findings indicate that around 30 lives were affected, 6065 families have been evacuated, 36 houses destroyed, and 1214 houses damaged, 1800 ha. of paddy crop submerged in flood water. The people could not support themselves with their normal jobs since the monsoon. They could not move easily to the mainland for accessing their needs. A threat of monsoon diseases due to accumulation of sewage waste was also clouding in. The second wave of monsoon which worsely affected the entire state broke by August 15, 2018. 391494 families have been evacuated , 1450707 people have been shifted to 3879 relief camp. In the scenario CARD could effective involve in the relief activities at Alapuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Eranakulam districts with the support of CASA, HACI, EHA, Oxfarm, KNH, Sankalp foundation and esteemed Well- wishers. Intention of the Mission• Provide food kits to the severely affected and to those who are in relief camps and isolated zones