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 Report - Activity Report (Oxfam)

 Report date: 31.10.1997

1. NGO support work.

1. 1 Disability.

"Disability Awareness Programme".

The third film devoted to the issue of "Education and Employment of the Disabled people" was shown on the AzTV-1 channel on 22.11.97 at 11.30 a.m.

The Fifth radio programme on "European Day of Disabled people" has been produced and was broadcasted on 5th November 9.30 p.m..

Meetings with an artist to design a poster creating a positive image of disabled people was held. Some drafts of them should be presented by December.

The fourth edition of the Regional Disability newsletter has been produced in Russian and English. Some materials on Disability and news from the disabled people NGOs from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia are published there. If any reader is interested in receiving a copy, please contact us.

Disability NGOs

"Bakery" project is on going. "Galaba" has finished the construction and repair work. Bread baking business has started. It was expected that the bakery would work to its full capacity by the end of November, but due to some marketing problems and poor electricity supply this capacity has not been reached to date.

"Information Centre for the Disabled people" - Project is devoted to the creation of an information advice centre for disabled people and their families members from Yasamal district of Baku, where the information Centre will be set up (potential beneficiaries are 7,000 people) and other parts of Baku due to advertising the service. At the moment the reconstruction and refurbishment work of the premises is ongoing.

Disabled Women Group (DWG) - This project is devoted to the promotion of the work of the initiative DWG to further develop it into a Co-ordination Centre of Disabled Women Organisations. The work of the psychological, information and employment subgroups is on going. At the moment DWG is in the process of creating similar groups in the districts of Azerbaijan.

Preparations to celebrate the European Day of disabled People is on track. Some articles for the Regional Disability Newsletter have been collected and produced by this group.

1.2. Women's NGOs.

"Rights of Women in Prison"- Women Rights Defence Association (WRDA) -

The project is finished. At the moment WRDA is analysing the results, and impact of the project and is making preparations for a joint workshop with the participation of the women-prisoners, prison authorities, NGO and WRDA representatives. Some findings from the project will be discussed at that workshop.

1.3. Other NGO work

Current projects under consideration for funding by OXFAM:

"Legal Advice Centre" - Independent Lawyers Centre
"Training on Rights and Laws for the IDP women " - WRDA
"Consulting Centre on further development of the private sector and farming"- VATAN
"Monitoring of Women’s Rights" (News Letter) - Human Rights Centre
"Single mothers" - Centre for the Strategic Research

Shovcat Ali-zade, Programme Officer

2. BARDA PROGRAMME ACTIVITIES.

2.1. UNHCR PROJECT

Oxfam, during the month of November, has been finalising this years activities under the UNHCR project and as such there have been few additional works since the last reporting period which include the following:

Latrines.

30 new superstructures were assembled in Mamarli under Tartar district and post monitoring for the year’s activities was carried out. In total 625 latrines have been installed so far this year.

Small Repairs to Individual Shelters.

Small repairs to 46 houses were carried out during the month. Materials were distributed to the following places in Barda North District::

Divanli Forest 7 houses
Garadagli 6 houses
Jayirli 8 houses
Jayirli Mill 6 houses
Guloghular 16 houses
Old Arija 1 house
Karimbaily 2 houses
 
The work will be done by the beneficiaries themselves and will be checked after one month by the Oxfam engineer.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Children’s Circles

The football championship match was won by Mingechevir team whilst the girls’ draught competition went to Khamtor Park. Prior to the event uniforms, consisting of shoes, shorts and shirts were distributed to the teams who reached championship level in each district. The winning teams were given prizes and refreshments were served after the matches. The final match was held at Barda Stadium and this was found to be a treat to members of the competing teams as some of the children has not even travelled or seen places other than where they live. Contact between children and even the adults who accompanied them were found to have a positive impact and therefore this should be given attention in future activities.

Sanitary Towel Packs

The distribution of the remaining cut up materials for sanitary towels was completed in November.

Community Groups

Continuous visits were made to the different communities for the purpose of informal discussions, post monitoring and generally to follow up on going team activities.

In order to delegate some of the training to the Women’s Group Leaders (WGLs) which has been traditionally led by OXFAM staff, arrangements have been made with Aiveniz from Mamarli (WGL) to share the knowledge she has learned from her trip to the USA. The topics will include leadership, networking and basic management. Aida, one of the Community/Health workers of Oxfam will join her in this task.

Emphasis was given to the expanding role of group leaders, which OXFAM is trying to diversify. Towards this end the group leaders were encouraged to:

(a) reach out to identify the people living in their respective communities as opposed to waiting for them to come to the centres,

(b) determine the profile of their community residents: skilled and professionals

(c) motivate people to get involved.

There has always been a tendency to separate activities for men and women. The culture dictates this to a certain degree. In the past there were requests to build a separate community centre for men but this was strongly discouraged. Surprisingly, a request for an additional table and stool for one centre was put forward for men’s use when playing backgammon or chess under the roofing (shelter) extension made in the centre. These additional furnishing will be kept in the centre when not in use. It could be presumed that a turning point is in the making. If men are ready to be around the centre’s premises, they are more likely to be aware of its activities, which hopefully will build up to a motivation of getting involved.

CROP PRODUCTION

Fruit trees.

In conjunction with the distribution of ECHO fruit trees, outstanding UNHCR flower seeds were distributed as follows:

Settlement No. of beneficiary Qty in packets
Gioromboy ECHO camp

348

688

Guzanli ECHO camp

552

1878

T o t a l

900

2566

Distribution Of Old UNHCR Relief Items

  Bar soap Blankets* Plastic Sheets
TERTER      
Ismailbayli

314

   
Evoghlu

212

   
Asikpara  

25

25

BARDA      
Lakh Forest

248

 

2

Shirvanli School

332

   
Beton Zavod    

1

Plastic Zavod    

1

BARDA NORTH      
Guzanli School

106

   
Gzanli Farm

114

   
TOTAL

1326

25

29

* These are goods from MSF-Holland

3. ECHO PROJECT

Fruit Trees

Fruit tree distribution was successfully carried out as shown in the table below. Each household received 5 types of fruit trees namely: apple, quince, pomegranate, persimmon and pear.

Settlement Households
Gioromboy ECHO camp 348
Guzanli ECHO camp 552
T o t a l 900

Production and Distribution of Sheets, Woven Floor Rugs and Knitted Clothing

The first batch of collected finished products was undertaken within the month. Update on each district is as follows:

Knitted Clothing:

  N. BARDA S. BARDA TARTAR ECHO TOTAL
THIS MONTH 417 364 617 398 1796
TOTAL 417 364 617 398 1796

Floor Rugs (palas)

  N. BARDA S. BARDA TARTAR ECHO TOTAL
THIS MONTH 0 68 39 35 142
TOTAL 0 68 39 35 142

The above items have been produced by 674 vest producers and 174 palas producers in ECHO camps, other IDP communities and amongst poor local families.

Equipment for Disabled

Four pairs of crutches were distributed in ECHO settlements, 3 in Sheki and 1 in Mingechevir. These were a donation from UMCOR

Water Schemes (ECHO CAMP)

During the month for a 234m pipe to bring a cold water supply to the bathhouse in Mingechevir camp from an adjacent pipeline has been completed.

Water Schemes (Small Settlements)

This month the water scheme to supply water to Hassangaya Cattle farm was completed.

Latrines

This month 40 latrines have been completed in Goranboy ECHO camp and 111 in Sheki ECHO Camp.

ECHO Bath house Improvements.

A contract has been signed for the repairs to the existing bathhouses in Yevlakh and Mingechevir Camps.

Washing Places

The current situation is as follows:

LOCATION NO OF PLACES COMMENTS

Mingechevir ECHO Camp 6 Completed
Goranboy ECHO Camp 12 Completed
Sheki ECHO Camp 17 Completed
TOTAL 35

Rubbish Collection Points

The installation of 7 collection points in Mingechevir ECHO camp was completed this month.

Shelter Repairs

This month work has been continuing on the repair work at Barda Cotton Factory Building and Internat.

School Room Repairs

In November we did partitions and electrical work to existing prefabricated classrooms in Yevlakh, Sheki and Goranboy ECHO camps. This will allow them to accommodate extra classes, which will avoid the necessity to teach different level children in the same room. Blackboards for these new classrooms have already been ordered.

Sun/Rain Shelters

This month work was completed on a contract for 29 sun shelters in Yevlakh, Mingechevir and Sheki. A new contract was signed for 70x3mx4m shelters and 21x2mx2.5m shelters in Yevlakh, Mingechevir and Sheki camps. A contract for 50x3mx4m shelters in Goranboy camp was signed and the work has been almost completed.

Children’s Groups’ Materials

The football championship match was won by Mingechevir team whilst the girls’ draught competition went to Khamtor park. Prior to the event uniforms consisting of shoes, shorts and shirts were distributed to the teams who has reached championship level in each district. The winning teams were given prizes and refreshment served after the matches.

The final match was held at Barda Stadium and this was found to be a treat to members of the competing teams as some of the children has not even travelled or seen places other than where they live. Contact between children and even the adults who accompanied them was found to have a positive impact and therefore this should be given attention in future activities.

Community Groups’ Materials

Continuous visits were made to the different communities for the purpose of informal discussions, impromptu visits to community residents, post monitoring and generally to follow up on going team activities.

Emphasis was given to the expanding role of group leaders, which OXFAM is trying to diversify. Towards this end they were encouraged to

(a) reach out to identify the people living in their respective communities as opposed to waiting for them to come to the centres,

(b) determine the profile of their community residents: skilled and professionals

(c) motivate people to get involved.

Additional furnishings (Blackboards and stools) were distributed to Yevlakh, Mingechevir and Sheki ECHO camp community centres.

Distribution

The 4500 fruit trees were distributed to 900 beneficiaries in Gioromby and Guzanli ECHO camps.

Amendments

The amendment related to the agricultural project in Yevlakh ECHO camp was approved and, though it was late we succeeded in procuring and planting the seed for 75 hectares under the close supervision of the Oxfam agriculturalist. The main activities were tilling, harrowing and sowing the land. Before the end of the month it was being irrigated and the fields were being watched over by guards equipped with bird scaring pyrotechnics.

The beneficiaries were delighted to have a chance to get out and do some work towards supporting their families rather than just sitting at home waiting for distributions. The men from the camp are taking it in turns to work on the site. The only remaining part of the budget is the application of Amicol pesticide in the spring.

4. NOVIB INCOME GENERATION PROJECT.

A community worker has been recruited to promote the saving and credit programme in the field. Another female community worker will be recruited soon.

Initially 10 groups will be encouraged to start savings programmes. But if other groups want to start saving programme on their own initiation they will be welcomed. However, for six months, as pilot programme, the support will be given to only 10 groups. This programme can be expanded to larger groups after that period.

Project co-ordinator in conjunction with the Regional Advisor have now completed the Oxfam norms and conditions for the saving and credit programme.

5. OTHER ACTIVITIES

Distribution Of Old Echo Production

Remaining stock from the 1996 ECHO grant were distributed alongside the DFID items. The following items were distributed:

  SKIRTS TROUSERS SHIRT
OLD TOTAL

127

85

112

BARDA      
Guzanli School

9

0

9

Guzanli Farm

11

0

11

TOTAL

147

85

132

Kishor Nath Sharma and Oxfam, Barda staff



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