SaveTheHills(STH) is a group of concerned citizens who are raising awareness about landslides in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya.
Many landslides are the direct or indirect result of human interference and preventable if sufficient care is taken.
As such, unless we begin a comprehensive and sustained program towards landslide management, prevention and mitigation, the consequences of ignoring years of human callousness will, in the future be devastating.
Monday, July 15, 2013
STH ACTIVITIES : Awareness camp in rural areas - Basilakha, East Sikkim - 13 July 2013
On 13 July 2013, STH was in Basilakha Bustee ( N 27°15.508’ / E 088°34.969’) East Sikkim, as part of the Disaster Management / Tree Plantation program organised by Amdogolai C.D.C ( Child Development Center). There were 70-75 people in attendance mostly women and children.Among the many topics related to landslides and extreme weather that were covered, STH spoke about the importance of community capacity building both as a preventive as well as a responsive measure against landslides.
We'd like to thank Amdogolai C.D.C and the members of Compassion International, who were involved in organizing this camp.