Why a boundary wall or electric fencing is inevitable?
Of course, the graveyards of several people who have been killed in wild attacks especially by elephants reminds us to have a boundary wall. Even though the protests are going on, the forest department efforts are not enough for the security of the people. A very small number, who can afford, protect themselves and their properties with electric fencing and boundary walls. Tribal people and financially suffering families are always in threats. Almost everyday elephants walk through the village and people either use crackers or keep silence to escape from them.
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In the weekdays, our children come to the project in the evenings and we serve their dinner, classes, individual counselling and care. Our property doesn't have walls or fencing which causes security issues. Our kitchen and hall which is used for classrooms are also in threat. Our property is adjacent to one tribal colony and electric fencing will help them also.
Why it is important for us to stay in the village?
This rural village, Thottamoola, over the top of a small hill, has more than 300 families and 10 tribal colonies within a radius of two kilometres. Suicide, school drop out, poverty and alcohol abuse rates are very high here. Less than five tribal children have completed their 10th standard and most of the children stop education even before reaching high school. Many children go for day labour and both father and mother of Paniyar tribal children are drunkards. If the centre is not within the community, there is very less chance to serve them better.
What we are doing?
We started the project with six children in 2011.
At present we have 60 children and their parents participating in our programs and making huge changes in their lives. We help them to build excellent character, high competence, learn financial principles and guide them about the environment. We provide food, school supplies, clothes, educational classes, special training and love. We make sure that the childre attend the school without fail and check the improvement of their health and hygiene.
Our last Christmas program that depicts the tremendous change happened to our kids.
What is the budget for the boundary wall?
Our property is 38 cents. It has 157-meter circumference to build a wall. We plan to have electric fencing on one side which is open to the forest area and other sides concrete walls. The total budget will be Rs. 380000.
Thanks a lot for spending the time to read our need. We request you to share this fundraiser with your friends and relatives, pray for us and contribute what your heart says. Thank you very much for your generous heart.
Yuva Social Movement.
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More links on wild attacks near our village