The West Utkal Agricultural Centre at Diptipur is in a remote and especially disadvantaged area at the Western edge of India's Orissa state. Some of the local problems continue unchanged year on year - the frequent failure of late summer rains jeopardises the vital rice paddy crop, for example. Other aspects of this project are new - a women's empowerment programme and community health outreach.
Jeevan Jyoti, the other project OA is currently supported in India, is in some respects a complete contrast, set in a slum of Mumbai (Bombay). While a children's pre-school is at the centre of Jeevan Jyoti's work, women's empowerment and community health again feature in the project's broad-ranging programme, bringing hope to a further group of India's many needy men, women and children.
Whilst the resources are suitable for your harvest weekend, they are equally useable at other times.
OA's Appeal Resource Pack and Video - order now!
The pack includes:
- Resource Book packed with information, activities, ideas for children, worship materials, recipes, puzzles. - A pair of posters, colourful leaflets and gift envelopes - Your choice of either a CD Rom with several PowerPoint presentations plus printable documents, photos, and artwork, or OHP transparencies with scripts. - There are three video programmes - one on each of the two projects (these both last 10min), plus a 5 min presentation touching briefly on the work of both projects - available on DVD or cassette. See the five minute video online here - the real thing is much bigger!
Watch the India video.
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OA resources can be used at any time of year.
You can order by
- On-line (all major credit/debit cards accepted) - see above - Post: download a pdf order form (see following) - Phone or email OA admin office
We ask for a contribution of £5 towards production costs and postage.