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Help Our Village School
of Rs.18,03,022
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  • AG

    Created by

    Alexis Gnanapragasam
  • PP

    This fundraiser will benefit


    from Dindigul, Tamil Nadu


Dear Friends,
We are making this appeal to you to help the rural children study.
I am Alex Gnanapragasam, the Managing Trustee of Paul Peter Charitable Trust, a Registered Public Charitable Trust (Registration No. 44/2016,      14/10/2016, PAN No. AADTP1683M) with 12AA certificate (No. AADTP1683M/05/17-1/T-0057), making this appeal to you on behalf of the Trust, which has taken up education of the rural children as its main objective.   Even before the birth of the Trust, we have been involved in providing proper facilities for the rural children to study. We were instrumental in collecting funds to put up a building in Maravapatty, an interior village in the Dindigul District of Tamilnadu. We also, at our cost, had arranged for the transport of the far away rural children to school. We have been doing this for three years now. But as we need the support of the well wishers like you, we would like to take you as partners in this venture. Hence, this project for fund raising.

Seeing the need of the place at present, we would like to offer our services in the following areas:

1. Repair & Renovation of the School Building: The village primary school, located at Maravapatti and has been running since 1950, has a strength of about 400 students from KG to Std 5.  About 20 years ago we had helped the school in putting up a new double storey building. Today it is badly in need of some repairs and painting.  The staircase and balcony railing wall is broken and there are some cracks on the walls and ceiling.  Since it is a primary school, the children’s safety is at risk.  Hence, we would like to do these repairs, paint the building, do the wiring and provide light and fan for the classrooms.  Besides, depending on the availability of funds, we also would like to add another floor to the existing structure so that the children may have a comfortable space in the classrooms. Your contribution for this cause will enable hundreds of rural children studying in this school for the coming years shape their lives for a better future.
2. Overhead Tank for Drinking Water:  Being located in a dry area, the village is going through an acute shortage of drinking water.   Seeing this situation, we, the Trustees have already drilled a bore well for a depth of 1095 feet at a cost of Rs 1,54,000 a few months back. By God’s grace, we have struck a good water source. Now we would like to build an overhead water tank with a water pump, store water in it with a provision for the villagers to collect drinking water.  With such a provision the school children as well as about 200 families stand to benefit, who otherwise have to walk at least a kilometer and carry the drinking water needed for their household.  To materialize this, we appeal for your collaboration.
3. Classroom Furniture for a Rural School:  All these years the students have been sitting on the floor of the classroom.  I too studied like that in the same school in my childhood days.  About 20 years ago, with the generosity of our well wishers  we were able to put up a new building, but without any furniture and light or fan.  Till today it has been running in the same way.  Now, on the occasion of its renovation, we would like to provide furniture for the classrooms, so that the children may have a better facility to study.  We would be grateful to you if you could become partners in this endeavor by joining us.CLASS IN SESSION ON THE FLOOR
4.  School Van: Although we have hired an old jeep to transport the children, the vehicle has to make 4 trips to transport about 60 students to school every day.   As a result not all the children are able to reach the school on time. It becomes more expensive too, given the poor condition of the roads, the old jeep and the driver’s salary.  Hence, we would like to buy a new van for the school.  Your partnership in this venture will be rewarded by God.

Dear collaborators, you may not be in a position to take up the entire list on this appeal.  Still, you can become our collaborators by choosing an area that you would like to sponsor. 

The children and the villagers will appreciate and be grateful to you for any donation you give them, big or small, and God will reward you and your family for your gesture of kindness and generosity to His people.

Sincerely yours,
Alexis Gnanapragasam
Managing Trustee
For Paul Peter Charitable Trust

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