Village visit timeline

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November 2014

Key activities:
-Bamboo craft workshop
-Self help group development (bank accounts, management training, conflict management workshop facilitated with theatre methods by Sujata)

Participants:
Linda Lehto, project and partnership managing; Henri Halla-Aho, managing training programme; Drakhya Gogoi (AIACA) management trainer; Rakesh Patra, personnel from the local partner RAWHAA; Lalon, local designer; Sujata, facilitator from Natya Chetana.

June 2014

Key activities:
1 Vocational training programme implementation (dyeing methods for Bamboo)
2. Self Help Group (SHG) formation and management training
3. Developing partnership cooperation
4. Identification of literacy and numeracy teachers

Participants:
Linda Lehto, project and partnership managing; Henri Halla-Aho, managing training programme; Richard Sirén, planning the village house; Drakhya Gogoi (AIACA) management trainer, capacity building of partner NGO RAWHAA; Abhijit Paul, designer implementing vocational training
Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra

 

May 2014

Visit by Tim Bird, in company of RAWHAA representatives, for documentation, photography, videoing and interviews of the villagers in preparation for DocImages.com online documentary about the Odisha village.

 

March 2014

Key activities:
1. Updates from the December 2013 trip to the village
2. Training program financed by Finnish Foreign Ministry
3. Engaging the community
4. Project planning with partners
5. Research data collection

Participants:
Pia Polsa, expense tracking, documentation, development cooperation, academic research; Henri Halla-Aho, supervising and planning new designs; Drakhya Gogoi (AIACA) management trainer, capacity building of partner NGO RAWHAA; Abhijit Paul, designer implementing vocational training
Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra

 

February 2014

Visit by Tim Bird, in company of RAWHAA representatives, for documentation, photography, videoing and interviewing the villagers.

 

December 2013

Key activities:
1. Repairing of roofs damaged by the typhoon Phailin
2. Engaging with the community
3. Project planning with partners
4. Preparing proposal for Village House planning

Participants:
Katariina Nyqvist, expense tracking, documentation; Richard Sirén, supervising and planning the village house, repairing roofs; Linda Lehto, development cooperation research/project and partnership manager; Drakhya Gogoi (AIACA) capacity building of partner NGO RAWHAA;

Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra

 

May 2013

Key activities:
1. Strategic planning for expanding the support to the community
2. Community discussion on the share of roles and responsibilities as well as ownership
3. Identification of a new partner at the national level (AIACA)

Participants:
Elina Trann-Guyen, development advisor; Linda Lehto, development cooperation research/project and partnership manager, Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra

 

February – March 2013

Key activities:
1. Preparatory assessments and analysis as part of project planning
2. Product development
3. Village house related fact finding

Participants:
Anssi Salminen & Laura Pettersson, trainees at Tikau Share from Hanken; Tim Bird, photography/documentation; Cristoffer Langensjöld, trainee supervision, Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra

 

March 2012

Key activities:
1. Health camp
2. Vocational training program continues
3. Mapping village and doing workshop with the villagers about the needs for the village house
4. Partner/s identification, evaluation and training

Participants:
Taina Snellman, chairman of Tikau Share ry; Katariina Nyqvist expence tracking, documentation; Helena Sandman Architect Ukumbi ry; Aura Pyykkönen doctor; Ea Söderberg photographer. Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra

 

November 2011

Key activities:
1.Training program

2. Engaging the community
3. Project planning with partners
4.Handing out clothing donations from Finland. Finnair as sponsors for the freight

Participants:
Taina Snellman, chair of Tikau Share ry; Linda Lehto Development project coordinator; Ea Söderberg photographer; Tim Bird, journalist, Blue Wings/Finnair magazine. Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra

 

June 2011

Key activities:
1. Training program continues
2. First production for lampshades designed by Finnish designer Ilkka Suppanen, delivery to Finland
3. Delivery of blanket donated by Finnair, clothes, metal plates and bowls, plastic for roofs for the village

Participants:
Linda Lehto, Development project coordinator; Pia Polsa professor/researcher (Hanken) Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra

 

November 2010

Key activities:
1. Partner/s identification, evaluation and training, capacity building
2. Training program continues, first health checks
3. Interviews of the village participants for both Tikau Share and research purposes
4. Delivery of clothes, chickens and rice for the village

Participants:
Taina Snellman, founder/chair of Tikau Share ry; Linda Lehto Development project coordinator; Pia Polsa, professor/researcher (Hanken School of Economics), Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra, Nirupama Patra

 

October 2010

Key activities:
1. Starting the first training program
2. Mapping recources and needs

Participants:
Bhawani Dhar, coordinator; Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra, Nirupama Patra

 

February 2010

Key activities:
1. Mapping resources, governmental contacts and local partner’s (RAWHAA) activities
2. Skill-level assesment of the artisans
3. Interviews with artisans

Participators:
Taina Snellman, founder/chair of Tikau Share ry, Mirkku Kullberg as assisting travel companion, Local Partner RAWHAA’s staff: Rakesh Patra, Rajesh Patra, Nirupama Patra

 

First visit to village in Odisha, February 2009

Key activities:
1.Visiting Odisha area for the request of local officer to help the village
2. Planning of the development model
3. Developing training program combined with humanitarian aid with a small self-funded budget

Participators:
Taina Snellman, founder/chair of Tikau Share ry; Ea Söderberg, photographer

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