Here are details of various projects we have run around the country..
From Scavaging to School, but only if you are lucky
… Child Aid is trying to support a young girls rescue centre for Street Children in Salem. Children live around one of the biggest rubbish tips in Southern India, which is their home and their place of work, children as young a five and six `work` on the rubbish tip collecting goods to sell, not saleable goods in our world, bottles, tin cans, paper, it is an existence which cannot be imagined. The AAK project provides a safe home for some of …
In Tiruvannamalai we have become involved in a small project to provide schooling and safe housing for a number of children, who have no parents. The children in this small home, for the first time, are enjoying childhood and schooling. They live in the home … but as every the home is expanding and Child Aid is seeking larger premises.
When the Big Tsunami happened, Child Aid was one of the first smaller charities on the scene. We were told, `don’t rebuild our homes`, they could do that. As fishermen they simply wanted the ability to work again and that meant boats. Child Aid managed to have built five ocean going boats with powerful engines, in which three families in each boat took control. Five boats meant that at least fifty or sixty people began to reconstruct their living. Child Aid also helped coastal village …
This was Child Aid’s first major project, children in five villages in the Vandavasi area were supported for schooling and general well-being, each individual child was sponsored by a sponsor in the UK. It was a big task and most sponsors sponsored their child up to +2 standard, the equivalent of advanced level. At least these children were set on the road for a better life..
Girls of Keryala
We have ventured Into the hill areas of Keryala supporting a rescue mission in this very remote area. All these girls live in the hills in Makkiyad, Keryala. Either their parents have been unable to support them or indeed they don't have parents at all. For a girl growing up in rural India, this is nothing less than a catastrophe. Child Aid stepped into help and make their lives more secure and hopeful.Relaxation for these girls is doing homework, believe it or not ! But …