On the 68th Republic day, PSA donated a Steel Books cupboard to KAVARAPATTI Higher secondary School in Viralimalai block of Pudukottai -District for the use in it’s Library.This was done during the Republic Day function at the school in the presence of the Head Master, teachers, some of the parents and Mr.A.NAZURUDEEN, “Excell Builders” Trichy,the Guest of honour for today’s function.
We will be giving the 500 books as requested by the school shortly. Thanks to Mr.Guna, a volunteer for accompanying me. Thanks to Mr.SivaKumar, the Headmaster for his great leadership. Let me thank all the well wishers who contributed to express this solidarity to these rural children.
JohnPeter.A (26th Jan 2017).
PSA gives a call to its well wishers and the general public to provide their possible assistance to setup a Library across rural schools in Tamilnadu. It is an opportunity to give back to society. Children in villages desperately wants books other than their text books to read. Most of the rural schools have no libraries.
“This initiative will transform the atmosphere in rural schools where students hail from impoverished families, but have great aspirations of growing with life. The inspiring books will also instill in them human values, perspective and critical thinking. Those who read raise so many questions, have distinct values and proactively interact with their parents who have not had the fortune to be exposed to new thoughts and ideas”. Says Mr. John Peter, the secretary of PSA.
All the donors and contributors will be provided with feedback on the execution and impact of this educational Mission.
PSA is conducting a seed bank activity involving farmers and rural students. They are encouraged after a brief orientation to collect tree seeds available in their neighbourhoods. These seeds are again used to raise a nursery of tree samplings in key villages. Today, (31.12.2016) a farmer from Sengulam village (Mr.Kulandai) brought ‘PALMYRA’ tree seeds collected by him.
Mr. Kulandi bringing Palmyra tree seeds
PSA has launched a forum called’ friends of Trees’ with the aim of fighting climate change through green initiatives in Manikandam region of Trichy, District, Tamil Nadu, India. As many as three hundred rural students from classes 6 to 10 grow a variety of plants around their houses or farm lands. 2000 saplings have survived and are set to become big trees, providing an extended green cover in the locality. PSA provides saplings of fruit bearing, medicinal, nutritional and flowering trees for children to choose according to their interest. The children attend a brief orientation before they plant the trees. The orientation includes topics like causes of climate change, the role of trees in fighting climate change and basic steps to be followed while planting and growing trees. The children are encouraged to record their involvement, growth of trees, problems faced and so on.
PSA rewards these “green heroes’ with certificates and prizes as a token of appreciation.
“It is heartening to note that this green campaign is gaining good acceptance from children.
New kids in the surrounding villages volunteer to grow trees as part of this initiative”, says Mr. John Peter, the Secretary of people’s solidarity Association.