Some events from 2014 to 2017.
Tree Plantation Campaign: This 1st of July AROEHAN with Tata Motors has successfully planted 10,000 trees on Forest Land in Jawhar in collaboration with the Forest Department . These trees have been planted over 40 acres of land and will be maintained by the Joint Forest Management Committees.
AROEHAN’s Tree Plantation Campaign has been designed in a way so as to provide livelihood opportunities for the people of Mokhada and Jawhar. Carefully selected tree species that are suitable to the local terrain have been given to local farmers. AROEHAN sponsors the sapling and manure cost while the farmer ensures maintenance of the sapling thereby guaranteeing the survival of the tree.
This year AROEHAN will be planting over 1.25 Lakh trees in Mokhada spreading over 800 hectares of land. The trees are a combination of 60% fruit bearing and 40% other varieties and will be planted in collaboration with local farmers, they include: Ber, Moha, Mango, Cashew, Bael, Neem, Tamarind, Karanj, Jambhul, Pangara, Peepal, Guava and Seetaphal.
Notebook Distribution in collaboration with Youth for People. Photo: Artnest
Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe performing for the children of Mokhada. Photo: Artnest
Notebook Distribution Drive: AROEHAN in collaboration with Youth for People distributed over 2 lakh notebooks to children in Mokhada and Jawhar. Youth for people has been raising funds for notebooks for children in Mokhada for the past 3 years. This year, the children were also entertained by Kabir Cafe – a Mumbai based music band that sings songs based on Sant Kabirs poerty.
Medical Eye Camp: Aroehan in association with National Association for Blind organised a free medical eye camp in Mokhada on 26th December, 2014. The people were provided free eye testing followed by free eye operations for identified patients on the 27th December, 2014 at Jawhar hospital.