NON FORMAL EDUCATION (NFE) AND EVENING TUITION:We implement 3 non-formal education centers in the Rameshwaram islands with the financial support of Premadhara, Germany. The NFE centers provide life oriented literacy to the 8 to 18 years old children of fisher folk community those who are dropped out of schools and never entered in to the schools because of their poor socio economic background in the island villages.To
avoid further more drop ratio among the school children we are providing
supplementary education through evening tuition centers to promote better
studies especially among the children in 9 coastal villages of Rameshwaram Islands
covering 712 children. Apart from education, the students are engaged in
physical education, indoor and outdoor games, sports, drawing skills,
etc. Children Club is another component of this
program to prepare the children to stand on their own in this competitive
world. Opportunities are provided to explore their hidden potentially and
develop their skills. We are proud to see the children’s development in
education and in other fields.
SKILL TRAINING TO THE GIRL CHILDREN ESCAPED FROM TRAFFICKING:
With the financial support of Premadhara, Germany we have been providing skill training for the girl children who escaped from the clutches of trafficking. The main purpose of the program is to rehabilitate the girl children from their critical situations, free them from the mental agency and psychological depression, to promote self confidence and self sustainability, to prepare them how to face the community to prepare them how to escape during critical situations etc., We organize skill training on Tailoring and Embroidering to the selected 20 girls under 2 batches every year. It is a 6 months course to make them well verse on the skills related to ready-made garments and designing and to earn a regular income through the skills to sand on their own legs without expecting others. The program is successfully progressing towards the right direction. Apart from this training program, a production for the young girls has started to promote income for their livelihood and to promote their economic sustainability under the banner women cooperative. This program is a boon for the girls who were trafficked. Now the girls are mentally strong to against any kind of atrocities done against them.
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM: 2 children those who lost their parents during Tsunami disaster at different places have lost their hope of life, the children those who are good at education were helpless to continue their education was selected to avail the benefit for their education. With the support of Premadhara Germany, we are helping the children at Rameshwaram to continue their education. Even though the support is small, the amount we pay Rs. 500/- every month will be of very helpful to the family they are attached with the children have receiving the support from Premadhara for the past 8 years. It is really a boon for the parentless children to continue their education.
CARE AND SUPPORT TO HIV INFECTED AND AFFECTED CHILDREN: 90 orphaned and vulnerable children were selected from Ramanathapuram District throughout, who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS for the program. They have been regularly provided with Psycho socio, health and educational support. To free them from stigma and discrimination, the other children in the community are sensitized to treat the children with affection. They are included in the children’s clubs to mingle freely with the normal children and hence, they participate in the competitions on sports, games, general knowledge, co curricular activities etc, They are taken for entertainment tours every year, provided with school fees, school bag, school uniforms and other regular supports. They are encouraged to live like of normal children. We organize school sensitization programs to get support from schools and provide special care and support from the Teachers. The get together meetings helped the children to receive the relevant support from the government.