Our volunteer programs in Kerala are based in the local urban slum areas of Mattanchery. Some of the social problems faced in this community include alcohol abuse and domestic violence, both of which stem from income, education and thus well paid jobs. The community is mainly conservative Muslim background and children do not have the right environment for growing up as for many parents education is not a priority, as they do not earn enough to pay bills and basic necessities let alone school fees, books and uniforms for their children. As a consequence, young ones end up playing on streets, pick up bad habits and often drop out of school and can not pursue any career that they may have potential for. Girls end up getting married at an early age and often becoming home makers and never completing their education.
To help the community of Mattanchery we have partnered with a local school M.A.S.S in this area supporting with education initiatives that we feel can help some of the social problems faced by this community in the long run. As we can not directly change the culture or impact social change we are focusing on children of those who are facing problems. We are helping children as well some women in the area by getting volunteers to support with daily tutoring and English classes, assisting and training local teachers, Spoken English classes, school renovations and raising health awareness in the community through workshops.
Aid is paramount to this community and by having more volunteers signing up we are able to provide financial support, improve educational facilities and motivating the community to think about the future of their children. To encourage children to attend school, in consultation with M.A.S.S school management and community members, we have given scholarships to 40 children at the primary school whose parents are facing difficulties. The benefit of giving this scholarship is that it encourages families to continue to send their children to complete primary education and use their savings for other needs and relieving families from financial burdens that they may be facing.
When you join our volunteer opportunities in Kerala, Dharamshala or Kolkata we ensure that you can make a real impact and part of your funds will go towards providing aid to the community and help us continue the work that we do. Look up our range of programs by clicking here
Here is a list of all the children we are helping for the new school year 2015/16 thanks to all the volunteers who signed up for 2014/15.
|MOHAMMED SWALIH||KG 2|
|SANADIYA P. S||KG 2|
|MOHAMMED ILLYAS.M.S||KG 2|
|AADHIL MOHAMMED .P.A||STD 1|
|MOHAMMED SHAFI .K.S||STD 1|
|FIDHA FATHIMA.AA||STD 1|
|MOHD. ZAYYAN.C.M||STD 2|
|SALMAN FARIS||STD 2|
|MOHAMMED UNAIS.E.K||STD 3|
|MOHAMMED AMAN.M.A||STD 3|