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Support Free Play and Learn Center
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    A X Vino Babu P Rayen
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    A X Vino Babu P Rayen

    from Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu

Free Play and Learn Center Providing opportunity for kids.

I beg your patience and understanding in reading the following message precisely in order for you to exactly know the importance of this fundraiser campaign being initiated exclusively for the welfare of these poor children belonging to our disadvantaged society.

Child labor has been a bigger social issue in India too. Child labor keeps the kids from attending regular school. Education is the movement from darkness to light. There should be no second opinion that education is the most powerful weapon for any child in this world. Education is the unique base for the children's future.

Tuticorin is a well-known city in Tamilnadu State, India. The nickname of this city is "Pearl City". It has got a very big seashore. So lots of fishermen are inhabiting very close to the seashore of Tuticorin for centuries together. Tuticorin is the 2nd largest place in India in the production of salt.

So the people belonging to the disadvantaged society are working as laborers in the widespread salt pans in and around Tuticorin for hours together everyday and receiving a small amount of money towards their wages.

Fishing also has been one of the traditional trade of Tuticorin and surrounding places. But they are still striving hard to earn their living by venturing into the sea for fishing. 90% of this fishermen community is still below the poverty line not only in Tuticorin but across our country.

Their kids are not getting educated well. Due to poverty they drop out from the school more earlier before completing their studies. Their parents cannot afford to have their children educated in a convent school or in an English medium school. These children are longing to go to a convent school along with other kids of their age group in vain.


My name is Vino Rayen. I am a 62 year old married Christian man living in Tuticorin since my birth. I am proud to say this fact that Tuticorin has been our hometown for many generations. I am a post graduate M.A. (History) and was working for a general insurance company for many years and have retired from the service of late. I am a Yoga aspirant too. I've been practicing Yoga for about 37 years since 1981. Please watch my own video of Yoga below:

In the beginning, we were running our play and learn center for 4 academic years in our home itself. Needless to say that we are using gas stove for cooking. So, the educational department of Tamilnadu Government instructed us not to run the school at home.

Based on their objections we are urgently seeking for a suitable rented building for the time being. We also want to build a new play and learn center during this academic year with the cooperation of the goodhearted sponsors like you across the world. We have to do it phase by phase systematically as follows:

We want to give free education to all of our students who are the kids of the parents of disadvantaged society. Our school should be called FPLC (Free Play and Learn Center).

Phase One:
In the first phase we want to give free education to at least 20 kids who are still living in a poor financial condition. All schools will be reopened during the first week of June this year. So the time is very short for us to initiate necessary efforts by and by.

We need a small van like this for our students.

Temporarily we are seeking for a suitable rented building with water facility and electricity to reopen the school by the first week of June, 2018. It would cost around $200 per month x 12 months = $2400.  

For 20 kids - 2 sets of Uniform + Notes & Books + Transportation Charges + Salary for the teachers & school-maid $250 x 20 students = $5000 per year.

In order for the students to commute from home to school at free of cost, a smaller and cheaper van is essential which would cost $5000. (please see the image of the van above)

So, for the First Phase we want to receive a donation of $12400 within 3 weeks from now in order for us to reopen the school and to give 100% FREE education to 20 students belonging to our disadvantaged society. 

Education only can shape the future of these kids. We were imparting basic knowledge to these children for the past 4 years. Our school comprises Pre-kindergarten & Lower Kindergarten. We will have Upper Kindergarten in the forthcoming academic year.

Phase Two:
God willing, we want to purchase the very adjacent 10 cents of land @ $6500 per cent in order for us to construct our Free Play and Learn Center for the disadvantaged kids. We would like to teach our kids some extra curricular activities like dance, Yoga and child games.

Goodhearted people are humbly requested to extend their helping hand moderately by sending their substantial contributions and help us purchase the adjacent land to construct our free play and learn center for kids from the age of 3. 

Why this fundraiser campaign?

This is after all a small project of a Free Play and Learn Center, only for the poor kids of our disadvantaged society. We want to give them 100% Free Education, Free Lunch, Free Books & Note Books, Free Pens, Pencils and Crayons. Beyond all, we want to provide them Free Transport facility too in order for them to attend the school regularly. God willing, this Free Play and Learn Center should expand phase by phase as a bigger school in the years to come with the fullest support of the donors in this world.

Minimum Target of 20 kid-students June 2018 – May 2019:

We are seeking for the wholehearted support of the existing donors of Milaap for educating at least 20 disadvantaged kids in this academic year of 2018 to 2019. The parents of these kids are belonging to the poorest section of our society. Most of the parents of these kids are working as manual laborers for a meager daily wage and some of them are jobless. Nonetheless, some parents are addicted to liquor.
Children are the future leaders of this world. Education is the only base that would help them create a brighter future. Due to utter poverty, lots of children in our area are unable to attend the school every year. Sometimes, they are forced to panhandle in the bus stand, railway station, shopping areas and in all other common places. The parents of these children cannot afford to send their kids to the school.

Help our kids get rid of child labor:

Please take a closure look at this image. This is fact that lot of such children are forced to engage in child-labor for pennies. In turn, they are misguided in the wrong way from childhood itself. In the first phase these children should be saved by allowing them to have education at free of cost. We want to provide transport facility for the kids to attend school regularly. We also want to give them lunch in our school itself at free of cost. (Please read meticulously the story section of our fundraiser taking your precious time)
I humbly request the existing donors of Milaap to share this fundraiser campaign in your respective circles like facebook, twitter, and all other social platforms for the sake of the poor children of our disadvantaged society. It would be a great help if each and every one of you come forward to raise funds by running a support campaign. God Help us.Read the story
In turn, we will be enabled to offer free education to the kids belonging to this disadvantaged society happily. Please support us wholeheartedly for the sake of these poor children in this initiative. Thank you all in advance.

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