Monday, April 19, 2010

Heifer Visit- A photojourney through day three.

9th April 2010 was the last day of Heifer delegation's visit to Ibtada. Villages that delegation visited this day were Moreda and Bagar Rajput. Both of these villages are close to the Alwar City and Ibtada has a considerable history of Intervention in these villages. In Moreda, delegation met Anandi a very active women leader and women para vet,In Bagar Rajput delegation met a group which had received goats and had plans to transfer their goats to other groups as gifts.

SMILE OF SUCCESS:- Anandi was an illiterate women of Moreda. This introduction changed few years back when she joined Ibtada. Now She has been chairman of her group, cluster and Federation. She has trained and motivated hundred of women to improve their lives by joining Self help groups and taking other trainings. She has treated more than 1000 animals of her village as Pashu Sakhi(Woman Para vet).

Women looking at video of Passing on Gift ceremony which was pictured on them.

Passing on the Gift:- A small gift from women of Moreda to Paris.

Clive with kids.

Taking the retreat.. Leaving Moreda village.

Santo is member of Arti Goat rearing Group. She was very happy that group has changed her life. Now her position has improved in her family. Her happiness on telling her story to people from abroad was reflecting on her face.

Kids of Bagar Rajput village gathered for a group Photo.

Delegation with Arti Goat rearing Group and kids of Bagar Rajput Village.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Heifer Visit.... A photojourney through day two.

Heifer delegation on second day of its visit to Ibtada visited three villages where they saw a group meeting in one village, met a new group in second village and saw Gender training in the third village. Here are some glimpses of the second day.

(Women of group explaining basics to group members and visitors)

(Clive shooting the meeting)

(Avni(Director,Heifer India explaining to Dawn)

(Village girls checking out the meeting through a window)

(Pamela entertaining with Village women with their gifts )

(Birgittes taking portraits)

(Dawn checking out some papers while waiting for Lunch at a Woman Village Leader's house)

(Women sitting in a group meeting in village)


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Heifer Visit:- A photojourney through day one.

A delegation from Heifer Project International comprising 11 Individuals visited Ibtada from 7th april to 9th arpil 2010.
During first day Delegation visited Pratapgarh nodal office of Ibtada where they met women para vets of groups of this region. Than they went to Moridi village to see Passing on the Gifts ceremony.
Here are some moments from the first day of visit.
Delegation talking to the Pashu Sakhis(Women Paravets) in Nodal Office of Ibtada, Pratapgarh, Alwar.

(Clive ,Dawn,Whitney and Annie with Pashu Sakhies.)

(A traditional welcome to Birgittes.)

(Little Paloma with a small gift for Women of Moridi)

("And another corner stone is SHARING AND CARING"telling the guests what they have learned in training)

(Clive Overlooking the Passing on Gifts ceremony)

(Dawn dancing with the local women, Sheer joy of watching her efforts turning into success could be seen on her face.)


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Heifer delegation visits Ibtada.

Ibtada had a visit by a delegation from Heifer international fron 7th April to 9th April. This delegation consisted Mr. Clive Bailey, Ms Dawn Baillie, Ms. Paris, Ms Paloma, who belong to same family and are big supporter for Heifer international. Mrs. Birggit Lacombe, an ace Hollywood photographer was with them. She was accompanied by her assistant Ms Marian &Ms Whitney. Another members of the delegation were Ms. Pamela ( Heifer International) and Ms. Annie Bergman ( Staff writer,HPI).Ms Avni Malhotra (Director , Heifer India) and Mr. Prabhakaran(Heifer India) were escorting the delegation.

This delegation intended to visit project areas, meet women groups and see the change that Heifer International had brought in their lives. They intended to make a documentary, get some photographs and some stories from these project areas so that they can showcase and motivate people back in US about the changes brought by their efforts.

“Heifer International has been a partner of Ibtada for last three years. Ibtada is running several projects with Heifer as partner. One of the projects is Community development through livestock rearing. The main philosophy of HPI is fostering 12 cornerstones among the project partner members, leading to overall development in the lives of the members. The core to these 12 cornerstones is ‘Pass on the Gifts’.

So any member who receives any kind benefit, be it material, training, information or any other form has to pass it on to next needful member. Goat or any small ruminant is used as a tool to enhance the incomes of the families. The project also focuses on improving quality of life through various skills and interventions such as promoting gender sensitivity in the family, better sanitation and hygiene, improved nutrition through kitchen gardening, and focus on education and literacy.”

Please check out this blog again for detail reports about this visit.

Read experiences of delegation on heifer blog by Annie Bergman.