Anna, Laura, Lisette, Lotte, Kelly, five students from Radboud University Nijmegen

Five students Anna, Laura, Lisette, Lotte, Kelly,  from Radboud University Nijmegen where in RASTA for one month in August 2010, to conduct a study on “waste treatment by rural households” as part of the community outreach Project.


Students enjoying tree planting with Ms. Omana, Director of RASTA

Ms. T.K Omana is one of the three finalist for UNEP Sasakawa Environemnt prize in 2007

Posing over the tree guard after planting. These students are very keen in protecting the seedling planted.

RASTA observed world environment day with various activities such as tree planting,awareness programmes etc . A programme was organized at the Government upper Primary school, Kambalakkad on 5thJune where students actively participated in tree planting. RASTA Director, Ms. Omana delivered key not speech to the assembly and planted a tree in the campus.

interaction with President and Members of the Kaniyambetta Panchayath

Radboud University Students vist RASTA

A group of  15 students from Radboud university, The Netherlands visited RASTA to learn about the impact of  ICT application in rural development. The team visited local Panchayath offices to look at IT enabled planning and monitoring, hospitals using tele-medicine services, Village Telecentres, Akshaya project and schools. The team also interacted with farmers, women groups and members of the indigenous communities.

we are very much impressed by the systematic documentation, transparency and accountability mainatined by the National Rural Employment Guarentee Programme and widespread application of ICT in education” said Prof .Thei Vander Weide and Prof. Nicole Flipson after visiting the Panchayath office Manantavady.