I am fundraising to "Build A Classroom" in a remote village for underprivileged tribal / rural children.

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Open the minds of tribal/rural children in a remote village close to a forest in southern India to the possibilities of a “Virtual Classroom”.


Why am I fundraising?

With a strong classroom, many children can study in a conducive environment unperturbed. With access to e-learning in the future, the lives of these children (who are mostly first generation going to school) will change enormously. It will help them grasp the opportunities in the world enabling them to have hope for a bright future!

Background:
Thiru Oli NGO works tirelessly towards the implementation of welfare initiatives for the underprivileged rural community which includes tribals (adivasi / indigenous) in South India.

Thiru Oli works mainly on programs in the field of:
  • Education
  • HealthCare
  • Community Development

Current Situation:

We are conducting tuitions and other educational activities for the tribal and other underprivileged rural children in the open air as of now. There is no electricity here and there is danger of wild animals as we are located very close to the forest.

The NGO is located in a village called NallurVayal which is around 30 kilometers from Coimbatore city on the foothills of the Siruvani hills in Tamilnadu in Southern India.

The photos show how the tuition and other educational activities are conducted in the open:
Tuition conducted in the open.Tuition conducted in the open.Tuition conducted in the open air.Tuition conducted in the open.

Since the beginning i.e. 2004, we have had a thatched hut where the tuitions and other educational activities have been conducted. This hut has been periodically damaged by elephants as we are located near the forest.
(When elephants come out of the forest in search of food and water, they walk through our huts. This has been happening for several years.)

Adding to this problem, this year due to the heavy rains in Tamilnadu, our huts have been washed away.

Need:

We have started to build a single 17 feet by 17 feet room at a height of 20 feet to allow elephants to pass below freely. We could use this classroom for conducting tuitions and all our other educational activities.


Future Use:

If we are able to install solar panels on the roof of this classroom we will have electricity to conduct virtual classes through Skype. That way educated volunteers like you can teach our children in the remote location.

Please help us build this classroom!

Proposed Image of the classroom

Proposed Image of the classroom

What do I plan to do with the funds?

The funds collected will be used to complete this classroom for the underprivileged tribal / rural children. Once the classroom is completed we can resume our educational activities in a safe classroom.

This classroom will benefit around 80-100 children.

FAQs

  • Why is the cost of construction of a single classroom so high?

We are located in a very remote location very close to the forest (as tribals live close to the forest). There is no proper access route to the NGO office. Besides there is no electricity here. Hence to transport the construction materials, as well as using a generator for welding etc. the cost of this classroom is Rs. 5 lakhs.

  • Has the construction of the classroom already started?
Yes. 

Pictures depicting the work done till now:Digging the ground to place the metal pillarsDigging the ground to place the metal pillars
Generator and other supplies arriving at the remote locationGenerator and other supplies arriving at the remote location
Base of the Pillars FabricatedBase of the Pillars Fabricated
Planting the base of the pillarsPlanting the base of the pillars
Planting the base of the pillarsPlanting the base of the pillars
Erecting the metal pillars above the groundErecting the metal pillars above the ground
Metal Pillars erectedMetal Pillars erected

We have managed to put up only the metal pillars on which the classroom will come up. Work has stopped at this point due to lack of funds.

Please help make this classroom a reality!

Enable us to bring the light of education into numerous deserving lives!

Please donate now!





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