The Irulas are the pre Dravidian inhabitants of the scrub Jungles of Southern India. Hunter- gathers by tradition, their expertise in catching snakes is legendary. Prior to the Indian wildlife protection Act of 1972 , the irulas were one of the leading suppliers of snake skins to the global exotic skin Industry. So successful were they that the hunting of snakes for their skins was eventually banned in 1972 to prevent the local extinction of several species. This deprived them of their main source of livelihood and initially the outlook for these skilled hunters was bleak.
In our project area, Thatchambadi and Kannigapuram, Thiruvannamalai District of Tamil nadu, INDIA. There are 50 Irulas families are living .They are lived in a Huts with minimum wages by doing collecting woods and catching Rats. Most of them are living as watcher in the brick making places and quarries. Basically they don’t have rights like living, education and consume medical facilities. They don’t have a voter ID , Ration card and any other identity card to show their citizenship in India. They comes under the ST( sheduled Tribe)The income of the family is about Rs.60. Their earnings should not sufficient of their livelihood. The real problem starts here.They are struggling to educate their children. They should not provide the basic needs such as Soap, oil, Dress, hair cutting and Medical needs. Their children are living in a critical condition as like as the ordinary children. They should not meet the basic educational needs. Their family situation should not allow them to continue their education.
Project Title : Retain the Irula community children in the school
To relieve sufferings of the Irula children and the children is vulnerable stage by giving education, health and vocational guidance to settle in life with self respect and social status.
Our ultimate goal is the project is to retain the 70 Irulas children in the school by providing Educational needs and health care.
1. Retain the Irula children in the schools
2.Establish a Tuition centre for reinforce their education.
3. Teach the Nutritional needs of children.
4. Lead the tribal community children as an educator.
5. To lead the children as a future leaders.
6. Give awareness on health issues by meeting, seminars and public intervention.
7. To provide food supplements to the Irulas and enrich the younger generations.
8. Providing school education up to 10th and plus two (Higher Secondary) levels to above children.
Way and means:
- To meet the educational need of the children.
- To provide health drinks.
- To reinforce the education of the Irula children by establishing evening Tuition centre.
- To give personality development Training to children.
- To Retain the Irula community children by holistic approach.
1. The valuable Education of the underserved Irula community must be rescued.
2. 90% of educational needs of the Irula community children will be solved.
3. The community feels better to consume Education and Health facilities in their door steps.
4. The neglected community will be getting awareness on Education and health issues.
5. The Communicable and non communicable diseases will be reduced.
- To improve the Helping nature to each other, who are all in risk?
- To Realizing the dignity of labor
- To make Healthy human relations in the society.