Distributing Milk to 1000 Slum Children

 
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Distributing Milk to 1000 Slum Children

Distributing Milk to 1000 Slum Children
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Slum girl holding a cup of milk

Slum girl holding a cup of milk
The people of the slums are mainly low castes and “untouchables.” Many of them come from tribal communities. These people have migrated to the city in search of work, but lack the necessary skills to make a decent living. 30% of them are illiterate; most work as “coolies” (porters) at construction sites, “rickshaw pullers,” or garbage collectors. Given that many parents cannot provide for their children most fundamental necessities, the children are often forced look out for themselves. (view small | med | large | orig)

Western volunteers distribute milk at a slum schoo

Western volunteers distribute milk at a slum schoo
Care+Share has built a school in each of five slums, to ensure that the children - who are otherwise deprived of any educational opportunity - at least acquire basic literacy skills. In some of these slums, the schools we built are the only buildings that are standing. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls drink their daily milk at our Kandrika liter

Girls drink their daily milk at our Kandrika liter
As a part of the city’s slum clearance program, in 1999 about 1,000 families from slums throughout Vijayawada were relocated to a place called "Kandrika" - on the outskirts of town - overnight, without warning. Each family was given 46 square meters of land to put up a hut. The area, which is now home to 3,500 families, is surrounded by drainage water, so the place is infested with mosquitoes. It also lacks the most basic infrastructure. (view small | med | large | orig)

Boys drink milk at the Rajarajeswari literary cent

Boys drink milk at the Rajarajeswari literary cent
Rajarajeswaripeta is situated on the northern outskirts of Vijayawada. In December 2001, as part of the Municipal Corporation’s attempt to move people away from the roadside slums and occupied government land, about 1200 families were relocated to RR Peta from different localities. That figure has since grown to 3,500. The government, however, has only shifted families from one slum to another, without providing any of the basic infrastructure. (view small | med | large | orig)

Milk distribution to babies in Rajarajeswari.

Milk distribution to babies in Rajarajeswari.
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Baby clutching a milk packet donated by Care&Share

Baby clutching a milk packet donated by Care&Share
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Milk distribution at our literacy center in Kandrika

Milk distribution at our literacy center in Kandrika
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Project Leader

Federico Ferrara

President, Care&Share USA, Inc.
Brighton, MA India

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