Capital appeal to raise £120,000 to build 6 tuition centres in Mudamalai.

 

Charity: Grace Charitable Trust
Project objective: Create a legacy by funding the construction of 6 purpose built tuition centres within the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
Project funding: Construction of each centre £17,254

Project Length: 2 years (started September 2015)
Status: In Progress

 

Adventure Ashram runs a successful child sponsorship programme which began in 2011 and helps 400 children, living in 7 villages within or on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India, access their education.

 

Grace Charitable Trust, is the Indian registered charity that delivers this programme. The charity is run by Solomon Daniel. Child sponsors doante £150 per year to cover the cost of a child's education. This includes the child's attendance at a village tuition centre, run by a teacher employed by Grace Charitable Trust. The child goes to the centre after school. They are given help with their homework, they play games, listen to stories illustrating moral values and dilemas and practise traditional songs and dance.

 

Currently all the tutition centres take place in rented buildings within the villages. A few of the centres are used by other village groups, a few are old and impossible to use after rainfall for fear of the roof collapsing and others are too small for the number of children wanting to attend. None are child friendly. Solomon, his team of teachers and most importantly, the children, all feel that the new tuition centres would make a huge difference to their lives.

 

The first two tuition centres have been funded by Adventure Ashram supporters. If you would like to part fund or fully fund a centre, email Fritha Vincent, Project Manager & Fundraiser to arrange a meeting.

 

Click here to see Solomon Daniel interview the Headman, Rangasamy, and  teacher of the village, Thangamani. They both live in the community where the first centre is being built.


To read the tuition centre proposal in full, please click the pdf below.

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Our gap year student, Rebecca, Grace Charitable Trust's Solomon Daniel, and the sponsored children in front of our Tuition Centre on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India!

Tuition Centre!
Tuition Centre!

Progress on our Tuition Centre on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India!

Outside of the education centre
Outside of the education centre

Progress on our Tuition Centre on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India - the outside is nearly done!

Bracing the roof
Bracing the roof

Progress on our Tuition Centre on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India!

Stabilising the centre's roof
Stabilising the centre's roof

Progress on our Tuition Centre on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India!

Time to pour the concrete!
Time to pour the concrete!

Progress on our Tuition Centre on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India!

Pouring the centre's foundation
Pouring the centre's foundation

Progress on our Tuition Centre on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India!

Adding stability before the pour
Adding stability before the pour

Progress on our Tuition Centre on the outskirts of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India!

Roof slats in place!
Roof slats in place!

The ceiling is really starting to shape up!