Our Indian Outreach Efforts
Partnering with Overseas Volunteers for a Better India, OVBI and Vyakthi Vikas Kendra India (VVKI), Suvidha International Foundations supports river rejuvenation projects in six districts of Andhra Pradesh, Kadapa, Anantapur, Chittoor, Kurnool, Srikakulam, and Prakasam.
About the effort
The proposed project of over 300 crores utilizes a comprehensive and scientific watershed management approach to implement managed aquifer recharge in order to improve groundwater levels and rejuvenate the rain-fed rivers that will bring back the glory of the riverine ecosystem. The project also involves eco-restoration, which includes educating farmers, tree plantation on the river banks, greening the hillocks, and involving the communities to understand the importance of preserving, conserving, and keeping the water free of chemical dumps. The project engages and involves the communities in six districts through trained youth and women volunteer leaders throughout the three-year project duration.
Suvidha International provided sewing machines to 27 women in Astanagurthy and Kadapa. A month-long training is in progress for 12 women in Astanagurthy.
It is Suvidha’s goal to educate and empower women in the rural villages of India where quality education is hard to come by. It is important to raise the next generation to be strong-willed leaders who can shape our world.
Supporting Daily Wage Workers
Suvidha International helped the daily-wage workers and needy families in Telugu States during COVID-19 crisis by providing essential grocery items. Suvidha provided twelve to fifteen essential items to over 350 families in Astangurthy, Sammetavari Gudem, Wyra and Khammam.
Suvidha also provided fruits and essential grocery items to COVID-19 families during 14-day quarantine period.
Suvidha International Foundation provided vegetarian festival food including breakfast, lunch and dinner to 300 plus residents of Annam Seva Foundation on the occasions of Vijaya Dashami and Deepavali.
Suvidha International provided laptops to fourteen financially challenged students to support their online classes as well as to provide them the training on basics Microsoft skills, coding, and communication and writing skills.
Educating the Youth
Suvidha plans to spend one-third of funds for educational supporting activities. It is currently providing financial support to nine financially challenged rural students. Suvidha provided scholarship of Rs 5,000 each to top ranked
10th grade student (SSC) in 9 high schools and additional Rs 5,000 to the topper of nine schools in Wyra Mandal this year.
Tree Planting in Villages
Suvidha planted about 1,000 trees this year in villages Astanagurthy, Samtteavari Gudem, Gollena Pahad and Wyra. Suvidha team also plans to plant additional 1000 to 2000 trees along the road next year.
These trees will serve to offer sustainable farming practices and will leave a lasting mark on the environment of these villages.
Funding Clean Water Plant
With the help of Back to the Roots (BTTR), a mineral plant of 1,000 liters/hour capacity was built to provide drinking water to the village at nominal costs. BTTR director Sudhakar garu started the plant on June 9th, 2018.
Additionally, Suvidha helped Telangana Government in building 140 toilets in Astanagurthy with partial financial support. The project was implemented with the help of Back to the Roots.
Suvidha conducted a youth camp in Vizag for a week, teaching children fundamentals of leadership, time-management, communication, responsibility, commitment, teamwork, and discipline.
A four-day yoga camp was also conducted to improve the overall well beingness of people in the villages. Twenty people participated in the camp and learned yoga, breathing techniques, and also meditated. Yoga & Meditation Camp was conducted with the help of Back to the Roots.