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Observation of days related to Environment :

The Foundation observes the days related to environment which are listed below:

World Environment Day

Earth Day

International Day of World Indigenous Day

World Ozone Day

Competitions for Indigenous Children :

The children of indigenous communities have very little recreation. To provide recreation, to impart leadership skills and self confidence, the Foundation conducts competitions for the children and encourages them by giving prizes for their participation.

Creation if environmental awareness :

To create environmental awareness and to protect the planet, the Foundation has printed pamphlets and distributed to people, with a clarion call to conserve the forests from pollution and deterioration.

Pamphlet on Anti Plastic Campaign :

A pamphlet on anti-plastic campaign in vernacular Tamil was distributed to students, tribal people and the communities that reside on forest fringes. (PICS-2)

Pamphlet on Ozone Day:

When the Foundation celebrates Ozone Day, a pamphlet is distributed on the importance of the Ozone, its present condition and the need to protect it, by minimizing the release of Green House gases.

Anti-plastic Campaign:

Kanyakumari district administration has banned plastics carry bags from April 2010 in the district. To enable the Kaani tribal community to desist the use of carry bags, alternative bags are provided to them by the Foundation.

Horticultural Saplings distribution:

The tribal communities are in constant conflict with major animals such as elephants, sloth bear, panther and minor animals such as wild boar, porcupine, monkey, mountain bats, Malabar giant squirrel etc. The agricultural crops are perennially subjected to heavy destruction by animals.

As an alternative to this, horticultural saplings such as lime, sour lime guava are distributed to them, to reduce crop raids by animals.

Tree planting

We encourage the tribal people to plant horticultural saplings to promote the concept of domestication of horticultural plants and thus aid in keeping the earth green.

Welfare Measurers: Dresses:

We supply dresses to the tribal people including children.

Note books:

The foundation helps students pursue their studies, with note-books, school bags, calculators, fees and others requisites. Literacy percentage is very low among the Kaani tribe especially the girls literacy rate registers a very low percentage. The education of girls is discouraged at the attainment of puberty and we encourage and motivate girls to pursue their education.

Medical Help:

The Foundation helps people who need medical help. It has helped a person who fell from a tree, while collecting pepper. In the accidental fall, seven of his left ribs suffered fracture. As the tribal people resort to the indigenous from of treatment, he took treatment from a Siddha medical practitioner.

Documentation of culture:

The Foundation documents all the traditional cultural aspects, so that they should not be lost to posterity.

Non-formal Environmental Education :

The Foundation provides non-formal environmental education to the tribal communities by lectures and visual demonstration of pictures. The environmental education components consist of materials based on the themes of observances related to forest biodiversity and environmental issues facing humanity.

Service projects :

The Foundation helps the people who are in need of basic materials for life. Accordingly, it provides clothing, floor mats, nutritional supplements, warm cloths, rain coats, mobile phones etc.

Research on Ethno-botany :

Kaani tribe has a rich knowledge in ethno-botany and the Foundation is engaged in documenting them through research papers published in journals. For this, the Foundation has made an understanding with research scholars in universities and research departments of colleges. The Foundation has tie –up with research scholars in documenting the mushroom biodiversity of Kanyakumari forests in the Western Ghats.

Mushroom Research

The foundation with the help of the tribal people has identified 10 edible mushrooms in the wild with the guidance and technical expertise of the Centre for Advance Studies, Madras University. The Foundation is helping the research scholars to study the mushroom biodiversity of Kanyakumari forests, in the Western Ghats.

Herbal Medicinal Plants:

The Foundation is documenting the herbal medicinal plants of Kanyakumari forests, with their local names, species names and the uses of the herbs. It is trying to propagate the endangered species through tissue–culture.

About Tribal Foundation

Tribal Foundation is a registered Trust, registered in 2009, created by a team of social activists, who have a track record of serving the poor and needy for two decades. The Foundation has two tribal people as trustees, who are inhabitants of the forest in Kanyakumari District in the Western Ghats.

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11 July 2015