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Meeting with ZMOE India secretary

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Green Ambassadors Network meeting

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Green Ambassadors Plantation

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School Biodiversity

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Freshwater biodiversity

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CeFHA Staff with KNH Staff

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Staff meeting

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Community meeting at Yasidipalem

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Centre for Humanitarian Assistance Trust

works with the indigenous communities,
especially women and children, in and around Visakhapatnam Dist., Andhra Pradesh,
South India.


“To establish a just, egalitarian social order through the participation of communities to create self sustenance and self reliance for individuals, Families and Communities”

Energising the Community


To explore affordable. green energy sources and right-size them for the community to take part in the setting up and managing these.

To consider and advance alternative energy as a mainstream mechanism for community development

Improved Solar Fish Dryer


  A low cost solar drier was developed by the core team of the Department of Science and Technology and implemented in the project area. Three dryers have been so far been constructed for test / demonstration purposes. The model has to be popularized among the women for greater utilization.

  The main function of the drier is to absorb solar heat which is used for drying the products. A black colour is painted over the Surface of the rectangular cement chamber. The products

to be dried are placed inside the chamber on the surface. A framed plastic sheet is provided to cover the products. Holes are provided on the up side of the dryer and they act as ventilators so that moisture from the product can be driven out from the enclosed chamber and the drying quickened. With this facility, weeks of drying time is now reduced to a day or two, thanks to greater efficiency.

Village Anuku-Solar Lighting, T.V. & Community radio Project


     CeFHA implemented solar energy in Remote rural village and trained the village women and youth as barefoot solar engineers, who install and repair the solar equipment. The barefoot approach aims at providing poor rural communities with the necessary skills and confidence to tackle their own needs and problems. The implementation process is a community driven and the communities made a collective decision to implement the solar energy. Today the community has taken the total ownership and responsibility for the solar panels and equipment. This has improved every day of the life for women. The light from the solar energy provides women and their families with new livelihood opportunities and increased income. The children educational opportunities were increased. Surplus time due to indoor light in the evening has played a significant role in the women and children’s education in the villages. This village has a literacy course for women group members and children had greater opportunity to go to school. The literacy courses in the women group gave women opportunities for education; civic education; health and hygiene, pre and post natal care and discuss on the other issues of land, water and forests & protection of forest and NREGA.The energy is traditionally a male dominated field worldwide this project initiatives which build the capacities of women through skills, experience and authority, serve as an example of others. The barefoot project exemplified here the potential and necessity for developing energy interventions as a tool to work for gender equality. Only the inclusion of both women and youth perspectives ensure sustainability and optimal use of energy solutions.

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In village Anuku, all the 22 families are supported with one light in the house and 3 street lights are installed for the village community. The T.V. is installed for the children to learn lessons on Mathematics and Other subjects and stories. The community radio is used for the children education and information and news for the community.

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