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Journée mondiale contre le travail des enfants - 12 juin 2016

Le programme d'éducation alternative proposée par POPE favorisera la scolarisation et stoppera le décrochage scolaire chez les enfants dalits les plus défavorisés.

 

Nous vous invitons à parcourir notre site internet pour en apprendre davantage sur nos programmes et la stratégie mis en place dans le district de Thiruvannamalai pour éradiquer le travail des enfants.

 

World day against child labour - 12 June

The alternative education programme proposed by POPE will promote the school enrolment and stop the school drop outs among the under privileged dalit children.  

 

We invite you to go through our website to learn about our programmes and strategy set up in Thiruvannamalai district to eradicate the child labourism.

 

Huge floods in Tamil Nadu.

We need your help. Thank you in advance.

Request for Relief materials to the flood cyclone victims of Cuddalore district. 

Cuddalore district is one of the Coastal Districts situated to Bay of Bengal in Tamil Nadu. The geographical situation is as such that this district is often affected by the sea based and monsoon based disaster. The Tsunami disaster occurred in 2004 December and the Thane cyclone in 2011.

 

The recent Flood had completely swallowed the infrastructure of this district and the people, cattle, houses, livelihood sources to the large extent. This district has a literacy level of 71.85%. The dalits, and other coastal vulnerable group of people lost their livelihood. The drainage is poor.

 

October to December is a period of North east monsoon. The monsoon rain exceed this year. The heavy rains filled all the lakes, water tanks, water reservoirs and the rivers were with heavy water and killed hundreds of people. The rain started on 10th November and still going on. The weather fore caste indicates that the heavy rain will be there for 3 more days. Houses were filled with water. All the equipments, electronic items, cooking materials, dresses, provisions available in the houses were completely damaged. On the road, boats were moving to rescue the people. People in the ground floor went upto the roof top and they had no shelter. There was no electricity for 5 to 10 days. Lot of health problems occurred to the people. Rescue operation was delayed due to Diwali festival. Officials were on leave. This has further aggravated the problem.

 

POPE has done active services during Tsunami disaster and Thane disaster in relief and rehabilitation in Cuddalore District. Now, we are mobilizing the volunteers to provide relief services.

 

We request you to support us in this mission of extending relief measures to the victims. Please contact our partners to help these poor people.


 

With regards,

Yours Sincerely,

 

(R.L. Rosario),

Director-POPE

Inondations sans précédent au Tamil Nadu

Par avance, MERCI pour votre AIDE.

Demande d'aide pour du matériel de 1ère nécessité pour les victimes des inondations suite au cyclone dans le district de Cuddalore.

Le district de Cuddalore est un des Districts côtiers situés sur la baie du Bengale au Tamil Nadu. La situation géographique est telle que ce district est souvent affecté par des sinistres marins, ou dus à la mousson. Le tsunami a eu lieu en Décembre 2014 et le cyclone Thane en 2011. Les récentes inondations ont complètement anéanti les infrastructures du district, et affecté de nombreuses personnes, maisons, bétail, moyens de subsistance, dans une large proportion.

 

Le district a un taux d'alphabétisation de 71.85%. Les dalits et d'autres groupes de personnes vulnérables vivant sur la côte ont perdu leurs moyens de subsistance. Les systèmes d'évacuation des eaux usées est médiocre. D'Octobre à Décembre, c'est la période de la mousson du nord. Les pluies de mousson ont été trop abondantes cette année. Les pluies diluviennes ont rempli les lacs, les réservoirs d'eau, les rivières, tuant des centaines de personnes. Les pluies ont débuté le 10 Novembre et continuent toujours. La météo annonce des fortes pluies pour les trois prochains jours. Les maisons ont été inondées. Tous les équipements, les appareils électroniques, le matériel de cuisine, les vêtements, les provisions disponibles dans les maisons ont été complètement endommagés. Sur la route, des bateaux se déplaçaient pour sauver des personnes. Les personnes sont allées du rez-de-chaussée sur le toit, et n'avaient aucun abri. Il n'y a pas eu d'électricité pendant 5 à 10 jours. De nombreux problèmes de santé sont apparus. Les opérations de sauvetage ont été retardées du fait de la fête de Diwali. Les officiers gouvernementaux étaient en vacances. Ceci a aggravé le problème.

 

POPE s'est beaucoup impliqué durant le tsunami, et le cyclone Thane, pour porter secours et mettre en place des programmes de réhabilitation dans le district de Cuddalore.

 

Maintenant, nous mobilisons les volontaires pour fournir de l'aide d'urgence. Nous faisons appel à vous, pour nous soutenir dans cette mission pour étendre les mesures d'aide au plus grand nombre de victimes.

 

Merci de contacter nos partenaires pour aider ces pauvres gens dans la détresse.

 

Recevez nos meilleures salutations,

 

RL Rosario

Directeur POPE

Man-made disaster in Dalit colonies of Dharmapuri district

 

Tiruvannamalai, 14th November 2012

 

Dear Sir, Dear Madem,

 

Greetings, please find below the report of the Violence Against Dalits in Dharmapuri District on 7th November 2012. The affected people are living without any assets, so POPE is planning to involve in Relief process for this helpless people by the means of cloths, mats, school bags, notebooks, cooking vessels etc.

 

I am requesting your mercy for these affected Dalits.

 

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,

 

Rosario,

President-POPE

Dharmapuri district disaster 14 11 2012
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Une catastrophe humaine parmi la colonie dalit dans la région de Dharmapuri

Tiruvannamalai, le 14 novembre 2012

 

 

Mesdames, Messieurs,

 

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous notre rapport concernant les violences à l'encontre des Dalits dans le district de Dharmapuri le 7 novembre 2012. Les personnes touchées ont perdu tous leurs biens, ainsi POPE prévoit de se porter au secours de ces pauvres gens en leur procurant des vêtements, des nattes, des cartables, des cahiers, des ustensiles de cuisine, etc.

 

Je demande votre aide pour ces Dalits affectés.

 

En vous remerciant,

Très sincérement.

 

 

Rosario,

Président - POPE

 

Dharmapuri district disaster 14 11 2012
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The south-east of India is hit by Cyclone Nilam

 

Le cyclone Nilam a frappé la côte Est de l'Inde 

 

 

Wednesday 31st October 2012

 

We have very strong rain since yesterday, we had a big storm and cyclone formed in Bay of Bengal near Chennai. The Governments of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry announced the Government Holiday today. The Cyclone hit severely the Northern districts of Tamilnadu and also Pondicherry. It starts to move from sea at 4.30 pm and we are having big storm and rain, the losses in the coastal belt are not yet calculated. The both state Governments announced one day more holiday for the Educational Institutions and Colleges.

 

 

Mercredi 31 octobre 2012

Il pleut très fort depuis hier, nous avons eu une grosse tempête et un cyclone s'est formé dans la baie du Bengale près de Madras. Les gouvernements du Tamil Nadu et de Pondichéry ont annoncé que les élèves seront en vacances aujourd'hui. Le cyclone a frappé durement les régions du nord du Tamil Nadu et de Pondichéry également. Il a commencé à se déplacer vers 16 heures 30, nous avons de gros orages et de grosses pluies, les pertes sur la côte ne sont pas encore évaluées. Les gouvernements des 2 Etats ont annoncé un jour de fermeture supplémentaire de tous les établissements scolaires.

RL Rosario
Directeur de POPE

 

 

 

Friday 9th November 2012

 

Fortunately the Nilam Storm has not affected to much the Tamil Nadu but it destroyed few places in Andhra Pradesh.

 

The cyclone killed eight people in Tamil Nadu and three in Andhra Pradesh. It also destroyed more than 200 electric posts and about 100 trees were uprooted in Chennai. About 3,800 people have been evacuated in Mahaballipuram.

 

Chennai Law colleges exam has been postponed.

 

 

 

Vendredi 9 novembre 2012

 

Heureusement, Nilam n'a pas trop touché le Tamil Nadudu mais il a détruit des centaines de maisons ainsi que des centaines d'hectares de champs de coton ou de riz en Andhra Pradesh.

 

Le cyclone a tué huit personnes dans le Tamil Nadu et trois dans l'Andhra Pradesh. Il a également détruit plus de 200 poteaux électriques et environ 100 arbres ont été déracinés à Madras. Environ 3.800 personnes ont été évacuées à Mahaballipuram.

 

Les étudiants en droit de Madras ont vu leurs examens reportés.

 

RL Rosario

Director POPE

 

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Chennai, today!

Why and how to help us?

Over the years, POPE organized the Dalit community for development through the formation of youth groups, formation of self help groups and community groups, non- formal vocational training, children’s development programme, Dalit movement building, fighting for the rights of Dalits, training, awareness development, Tsunami relief and rehabilitation etc.

 

Though we have achieved tangible results for the Development of the Dalit community, what we have achieved is not sufficient. Miles to go before the journey of development ends. We had a review and evaluation of what we have done, what we were unable to do, what we have failed, the strengths and weaknesses of POPE. In the light of this, we want to achieve the following objectives in the next decade. The experience what we had during the last 2 decades is the stepping-stone to reach the objectives of 3rd decade.

 

Objectives of next 10 years

  • To consolidate and document the programmes and experiences of POPE to the suffering community, especially to Dalits in India.
  • To develop the resource centre for the entire India on “Dalitology” and “Dalit empowerment” as a powerhouse to generate energy.
  • To develop the infrastructure like building, library, LCD projector, over head projector, power point presentation, audio visual aids, conference hall, hostels, canteen etc., to conduct short term and long term residential training programmes for the Dalit NGOs, Dalit leaders, Dalit youth, women leaders etc., for building a National level movement on Dalit empowerment.
  • To organise conferences on Dalit issues by bringing Dalit intellectuals/policy makers/leaders for the possible policy level changes through the Advocacy/lobbying.
  • To develop model legislation on various Dalit issues and influence the Government for meaningful socio-economic change.
  • To conduct various need based vocational training on different trades of employability for the under privileged and unprivileged young Dalit Boys and Girls.
  • To conduct ‘Action Oriented Research’ and ‘Academic oriented research on Dalit Arts, Science, Literature, Culture, deprivation and make the findings available for all Dalit community / NGOs in India / Government for appropriate intervention programmes. 
  • To organise State level Dalit Networks and form a National level federation for the Dalit community.
  • To recognize and encourage young Dalit writers, professionals for influencing the Dalit community for a change and for the meaningful social change to the entire suffering community.
  • To develop ‘Corpus fund’ for providing educational scholarship to the deserving Dalit students for their technical job oriented courses and for the higher level professional and administrative education.
  • To construct and only equipped 20 bed rural have hospital with a provision of rural outreach clinics to promote the health stating of the deprived rural community.
  • To establish friends of Dalit (FOD) amours the national and antinational community to support the cause of Dalit for their Empowerment.

 

How can you respond to our needs?

Asking more information on the selected issues/problem.

  • Itemized project proposal with the approximate cost.
  • Indicate how much you can contribute and for the purpose.
  • Send your questions and concerns.
  • Introduce POPE to other potential donor / individual supporter and against friends of Dalit (FOD) in yean own country to support the Dalit cause for their empowerment.
  • The time scale to achieve the above objectives is 10 years. Indicate how many years you wish to support us or on which year it may be possible to help us.
  • You can be a volunteer to mobilize resources or can be a volunteer to develop the campus on infrastructure development or to share your expertise with us as a volunteer / visitor.

We have calculated the unit cost of each programme to the under privileged Dalit community and also others at their needs. You can indicate your choice / interest to support one or many members. You are requested to share this information with others who are interested to help the suffering humanity and the less privileged, marginalized, unorganized Dalits.

You want to help us, please contact us or one of our partners

Look at the last page "Partnership".