Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Sattechiwadi' included as one of the best practices published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2012 submitted to UNCCD. It gives an account of the activities implemented in Sattechiwadi (a hamlet of Hivargaon) Maharashtra and how specific land degradation problems were addressed.
It was at a crucial time, the women of the project villages requested WOTR to initiate health activities in their villages. Th eir focus was on children. Th at was when the fund from the Becker-Cordes Stift ung and the Rotary Club of Hagan came in. WOTR was able to initiate the project Responsible Parenthood and an Action for Positive Change’ with a focus on the mother and child. Later on the project expanded to include all in the village with a section giving att ention to an oft en left out group – the adolescents. Health education, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene and the provision of very simple medicines (basic tablets and home remedies) for common ailments were provided following extensive training of the Woman Health Promoter.