Awareness Campaign to Recycling Unit
Through this campaign, we aim to sensitize people on reusing, reducing and eliminating the usage of disposable plastic items from their day to day lives. Through this P4 campaign, we are gradually succeeding in lowering the amount of plastic-related harmful chemicals around us. The service is designed to reduce the requirement for the landfill disposal of plastics packaging waste, which until now, has been the option for country like India. Landfill disposal is already overburdened in Visakhapatnam City and subject to increasingly tight environmental legislation.
The project gives a good platform for 110 rag pickers, 50 settled rag pickers and their families by bringing them a good price for their waste. Currently, 4 people are working in this project. Hopefully, 11 – 15 people would be employed in 2019-20. As a part of the project, we aim to launch a weekly mobile clinic for the rag pickers and nearby people. They are being trained about the plastics and hazardous waste handling and safety measures. Safe Sex & HIV counseling sessions are also planned for this rag-pickers group.
Rivers, Seas & Mother Earth are also indirect beneficiaries as they would not get polluted wherever collection and reprocessing takes place. This PW Handling & Recycling Project will contribute to a cleaner local environment, maintaining pure surface and ground water, healthy soils, and clean air. Noteworthy, a clean local environment will immediately benefit the most vulnerable groups of society whose livelihoods often depend on the natural resources available locally.
Humanitarian-aid for Education & Livelihood Processes (HELP)
Unemployment is a major problem in India now and it is increasing. A survey has been conducted to find out areas in which unemployed youth can fit. The Society has come up with simple two solutions a) choosing a field that have much demand for manpower b) training procedure. The Society is helping youths with a) jute/ cloth bags making b) Security Guards c) Cab-driving d) Nursery. These type of jobs may not bring a good salary to run a family yet it is helpful to have a normal life. With the funding from individual donors, we are able to help a couple of interested people.
Peacekeeping & Nonviolence
Based on SDG #16, this is a campaign developed to spread ‘Gandhian Ideas’ in theory and in action. Diffuse full knowledge and create awareness on its utility to the present and future generations. How true it is! “The earth can satisfy every need of man but not the greed of the man.”
Safety Means Alert on Road in Traffic (SMART)
This project is targeted to reduce the amount of traffic accidents in the city and their consequences by following the road safety measures. It aims to increase the safety level on local roads, encourage walking and bi-cycling in the city and improve the urban space. It focuses at reducing number of deaths and injuries caused by traffic and consequently decreasing the number of road accidents. Frequent accident data studies and analysis happen in IYFS to identify safety actions that are necessary to achieve improvements. Road safety implementation plan will be laid out and will be presented in the most effective way.
Make Each School Student Aware of Green Environment (MESSAGE)
IYFS has began this initiative to teach the students in Govt schools about conservative methods and create environmental awareness in all aspects. Our purpose is based on “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” Secondly, the Society helps the students in Municipal Schools financially or with basic necessitates.