On October 11, 2023, the TGG Foundation received a call for help through “Faryaad,” from Ms. Lali M. R, an Anganwadi teacher. Ms. Lali visited our office to express her concerns regarding the upkeep of the building and the facilities provided for the overall well-being of the children. In response, the foundation’s Chairman reached out to Mr. Krishnakumar, the Panchayat member of the Ward, who proved to be cooperative and proactive in detailing the challenges faced by the Anganwadi. Mr. Krishnakumar also highlighted the financial constraints the Panchayat encounters in fulfilling all the requirements of the Anganwadi. Subsequently, Mr. Thankachan, a member of AIMSC, facilitated the initial stages of the discussion.
In our quest to make a positive impact on our planet, every intervention should be driven by a valid purpose, serving the common good while optimising the use of available resources. It is imperative that such endeavors involve the active participation of all segments of society. Furthermore, these actions should be selfless, undertaken with a thorough understanding of both their short-term and long-term impacts.
At the TGG Foundation, our commitment to responsible intervention is unwavering. Before embarking on any initiatives, we prioritize the conduct of a comprehensive Need Assessment Study (NAS), engaging with all stakeholders. This ensures that our actions are well-informed and align with the actual needs of the community. Taking a proactive approach, Mr. Mohamed Najah, a dedicated BSW student participating in our Bridging-the-gap program, has undertaken the responsibility of conducting the NAS. His findings and insights are detailed in the report, which is available for review at our office. We believe in transparency and accountability, and as such, all subsequent actions taken by the Foundation are meticulously documented below for public awareness and understanding.
11/10/2023- Date of receiving Faryaad.
14/10/2023-Matter assigned to Mr. Mohamed Najah, a BSW student undergoing Bridging-the-gap program with TGG Foundation to conduct a Need Assessment Study.
16/10/2023 –Meeting with the Panchayat Member of the Ward Mr. Krishnakumar held to discuss about the working model, compliances, rules and available funding and its utilisation.
17/10/2023 –Met other stake holders and took their review
18/10/2023- Met other stake holders and took their review
09/11/2023 – Need Assessment Study report presented by Mr. Mohamed Najah. Food quality, Nutritional Values, Hygiene, How much the children liked the food were also a point of obervation in addition to all other information shared on the report.
15/11/2023 – Ms. Shalini, a nutritionist is invited to be present in a joint meeting to discuss the Executive Summery of the Need Assessment Study.
17/11/2023 – The first meeting with key stakeholders held at TGG Foundation’s Camp office, which was attended by the Panchayat member Mr. Krishnakumar, Anganwadi Teacher Ms. Lisi, AlMSC Members, and Nutritionist Ms. Shalini and it was chaired by the Chairman of TGG Foundation
18/11/2023 – Panchayt Member & Anganwadi Teacher has been asked to depute a coordinator from AIMSC to coordinate with TGG Foundation to study the priorities for a smoother execution of the renovation project in a time bound manner.
Present Status- Coordinator appointment is pending