Water and Sanitation
Water and sanitation projects are organized by STARS. These projects aim at facilitating access to safe, adequate and sustainable water. Also, sanitation and hygiene services are made available to the people. STARS collaborated with the Government of Kerala for implementing water and sanitation projects and successfully executed two projects which supplied drinking water and sanitary facilities to more than 5000 people.
STARS have implemented two Jalanidhi projects of Kerala Government supported by World Bank. Both the projects have successfully completed and provided water and sanitation facilities for thousands of people. The Jalanidi project was successfully implemented in two Panchyths. The details are:
- Villyapali Gramma Panchayath
The project was started in 2015 and was completed in March 2019. Twenty-two water users groups that included 1516 members were formed. Twenty-two drinking water projects were formed. One hundred and fifty six families benefited from these projects. Also 293 toilets were constructed. Ground water recharging and source protection systems were set up in 3 major water sources. Toilets were constructed in all the schools in this Panchayat as part of the social sanitation programme.
- Aralam Grama Panchayath
The project was started in 2013 and was completed in 2016. 26 water users group that included 3519 members were formed. 26 drinking water projects were executed for 3519 families. In addition to these, 651 toilets were constructed. Also 6 check dams were constructed for ground water recharging. This project was quite successful in making drinking water reach 1000 families.
Paper Recycling Unit
With a view to ensuring zero-waste campaign, STARS the social development wing of CMI St.Thomas Province, Kozhikode established a Paper Recycling unit with the support of German Consulate & St.Joseph’s College, Devagiri at Ashakiran Special School campus, situated at Devagiri in Kozhikode Corporation of Kerala State. It has been looked upon as a model project that could be carried out in the Ashakiran campus. A new working shed was constructed for the waste segregation under this project and machineries were installed for running the waste recycling unit. Now the unit is fully operational. Training for the special children and the family members were given special training on how to recycle the waste and make the recycle products by using the new machines. About 25 children with disabilities and their parents are the most beneficial group of this project. Now the skill training for the children with disabilities and the parents are in progress in this new recycling unit.
Pipe Composting Project
It was a project for waste management. As part of this project, Anganwadis were encouraged to use natural manure for growing vegetables. Food waste at Anganwadis was collected every day. This food waste was kept in a six-foot by four inch pipe till it decomposed. Then it would be ready to be used as manure for the garden plants. This project was executed at 400 Anganwadis in Kozhikode Corporation. This project helped many low income families undertaken by the department of Social Work Apostolate of St. Thomas Province, Kozhikode.
Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) Project
STARS has been chosen by considering its developmental works by the State Government of Kerala, as it has selected the organization as one of the implementation Support Agency (ISA) in 16 Grama Panchayats (10 Grama Panchayats in Kozhikode, 04 Grama Panchayats in Kannur & 02 Grama Panchayats in Wayanad).
JLG Groups No of total JLG is 91 (not 25)