We are providing students with new uniforms and tree planting in honor of one of our dearest donors. (Photos for the trees should be available the end of September 2022.)
Planting Trees at Arulchandru Rural School, Tamil Nadu
Katchathanallur is a poor hamlet surrounded by many villages, which is 7 kilometres from Arulchandru Special School (Paramakudi) for the Mentally Retarded. A number of children from this poor neighbourhood do not have access to quality education due to poorly run state schools. Expensive private schools are out of their reach. Considering their plight and on the basis of the request made by the villagers, the board of directors for Angelo Province decided to open a rural school with the name ‘ARULCHANDRU RURAL SCHOOL’. The land to build the school was purchased from a benevolent villager who parted with his property for a token cost. With the support of a few donors, construction of the school has started. The rural campus shall be green by planting 100 indigenous trees of different types (see below):
Millettia Pinnata (Pongamia Pinnata)
The cost of planting one tree (including sapling, transport, ground digging,
sand filling, manure and tree guard to protect from cattle) is 500.00 Rupees (US$ 6.75).
Uniforms for the Children of Arulchandru Special School for Mentally Retarded, Paramakudi
Arulchandru Special School for Mentally Retarded was built with the support of Kindness In Action, USA. Now the special school has 64 special children with various types of mental retardation. After the Covid-19 induced lockdown and closure of school, the school was re-opened on 13 June, 2022. Currently, the children are badly in need of uniforms, as most of the children are vulnerable. We plan to provide them with two pairs of uniforms per student.
The cost of one uniform (including sewing charges) is 800.00 Rupees (US$ 10.80).
Latest news (23 August 2022)
Uniforms arrived (see photos below).
Please note that not all children can be photographed due to their physical condition.