Education  India Project #27580

Back to School - 300 Children in India

by Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society
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Back to School - 300 Children in India
Back to School - 300 Children in India
Back to School - 300 Children in India
Children provided school materials
Children provided school materials

It is summer vacation time for school children. Current school year has ended and the two months of time for the parents is also a time to find resources for the new school year. There is need for new uniforms, fresh shoes, fresh school bags, books, umbrealla, instruments box, school fees. It is always a burden at the beginning of the school year.

We are looking at providing school materials to all our summer camp children from nearby slum. We have also identified many chidlren from the district of Trivandrum through our helpline for children. We are gathering resources to support a minimum of 300 chidlren this year too.

We aknowldege gratefully the contributions in the past. We do require more resources to meet the needs for the current year too..

Flood affected chidlren with school materials
Flood affected chidlren with school materials
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chenda classes
chenda classes

Sustaining children in education is increasingly becoming a challenge in Kerala society. Increasing technological advancement has created great interest in children and there is a movement towards increased use of cell phones and other electronic gadgets.  Still existing old system of education does not interest chidlren as there are so many creative games, social media to occupy children. The system of education needs to be updated urgently.

We have found a new method to reduce dropouts and restore them in education. We found that children are very much interested in learning the traditional percussion instrument of Kerala named 'CHENDA'. So we identified dropped out chidlren and set up chenda classes. Due to their interest they have been very regular to these classes. Slowly we brought in a rule that those who attend school only will be given chance to learn the instrument. All the 17 children are now regularly attending school.

A special word of gratitude to our benefactors for the support provided to sustain our kids in education. Your contribtion does impact the lives of chidlren!

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When we work at the grassroots we understand that all the hype about 100% in the so called erudite Kerala is a myth. There are increasing numbers of school drop outs in Kerala.

Why this discrepency?

The educational system in the state is no more of interest to many chidlren. Children in this society  have many more things in their life that interests them; most important among them are cell phones (games, sociel media etc), televisions, video games etc. Our system of education is still black boards, learning by rote and majority of our teachers belong to the old system. There is need to use alternative education methods making use of the latest techniques and teaching methods that interests chidlren.

We have been looking at dropout chidlren who needs to be provided with basics in leteracy, language and maths so that it is possible to bring back interest in chidlren to learn lack of which is also due to the fact that even higher grades of chidlren are not literate.

Our child helpline is always an important to identify drop out children in the district and we provide them shelter and basic education to rejuvenate them and send them back to school.

Thank you for your great supports which will indeed continue to help to susutain chidlren in education.


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Education Material Distribution

To Ockhi Cyclone Affected Children

Ockhi Cyclone strengthened further on December 1, triggering a red warning for the fisherman in the city of Trivandrum. Durring the time Over 1,000 people from the coastal hamlets were evacated to the relief camps.

According to the fisheries department, Government of Kerala; 85 deaths were reported in Trivandrum, and over 1,000 people were evacuated to the relief camps. Four months after Cyclone Ockhi, Survivors and Kin of the deceased still counting losses, awaiting for the compensation from the central and state governments

A sombre atmosphere prevailed in the coastal villages of Valiyathura, Poonthura, Vizhinjam, Pozhiyur and Adimalathura as an after effect of ockhi cyclone.

Social workers from Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu society visited the relief camps in Valiyathura, Poonthura, Vizhinjam, Pozhiyur and Adimalathura. The team interacted with group of fisherman, children and women folks living in relief camps. The team found a scare prevails among the fisherman; some of them are doubt if they will ever be able to get back to work again. Poverty lingers in these coastal hamlets.

Those families were incapable to provide their children with education materials for their children, due to the ockhi cyclone. The noble contribution our Donors helped the society to provide education materials (including: school bags, pen, pencil, instrument boxes, water bottles, notebooks & Umberlla) to the children affected by ockhi cyclone.

On 2nd June the children affected by ockhi cyclone from Valiyathura, Poonthura, Vizhinjam, Pozhiyur and Adimalathura, were gathered in the Govt. Fisheries school Auditorium at Valiyathura. Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society organized a one day motivational camp for the children affected by ockhi, inorder to overcome from their emotional trauma.

Kathy Calvin mentioned “Giving is not just about making a donation; it’s about making a difference”. Thanking all our Donors for their contribution in making a difference in the life of the children affected by ockhi cyclone.

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Eduaction Material Distribution at karimadom Slum

Dreams summer camp was a month long exclusive summer camp for the children, who are attending evening tuitions as part of KEEN initiative. The main objective of the summer camp was to help the dreamers of today, to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu society networked with various NGOs and government departments, and thereby helped the children to be better dreamers.

Educational materials were distributed to 100 children who attend evening tuitions at Don Bosco KEEN tuition centre at Karimaom Slum on 3rd May 2018. The education materials kit includes school bags, Pen, pencil, pencil boxes, instrument boxes, umbrella, and water bottles. Fr. Thomas P.D, Director, Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society distributed the education materials during the valedictory function of “DREAMS” 2018 and the program  was hosted at Karimadom Slum. 

We would like to thank all our Donors for their kind support. Your Small help propelled this young dreamers towards greater things. 

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Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society

Location: Trivandrum, Kerala - India
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Fr. Saji SDB
Trivandrum, Kerala India
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