THE HOME AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR THE ORPHANED AND THE ABANDONED CHILDREN
1. Regional Context (Bangalore, Karnataka)
Modern Industries produce more goods at cheaper prices initially, that too with lesser manpower. Thus they throw out of jobs large number of people, the traditional workers. The traditional craftsmen who were till then engaged, in providing those very same goods and services to the Society, in the rural and semi-urban areas, are suddenly thrown out of business. They can't compete with the modern industries, particularly when it comes to price, numbers, quicker delivery schedules, finish,
quality etc. But, once the traditional workers are out and disperse, winding up their shops and establishment, the Industries show true colour, increasing the prices, lowering qualities, reducing their production deliberately to create scarcity conditions to increase further prices. Thus, these modern industries in Bangalore, lead to loss of jobs, growing unemployment, loss of earnings of the poor, lack of purchasing power of the weaker sections, and consequent increase in poverty and misery all around.
2. The Aim of the Project
The ultimate aim of the project is to construct a home and a vocational training centre to the orphaned and poorest children of the society. Irrespective of caste, creed, and language we admit and treat everybody together as God's children. Take from the societies of Karnataka and send them back to the same societies after proper education, formation and training in some skills. And, therefore, they would remain as inspirational persons of their society.
3. Vocational Training Centre
Dance, paintings, Music and musical instruments play very vital role in the life of man in a civilized society. It not only promotes man for a happy life but also helps to earn for a decent life. Every child should be trained at least in one instrument is our purpose. Childhood is the best period to be trained for the basic lessons of dance, music or in any other kind. The following subjects can be included in the centre.
Indian and Western music; both vocal and instrumental.
Paintings and Drawings
Training in crafts work
4. The Present Structure
There are thirty children at present in Snehasadan. All are studying in different classes. We cannot admit any more children to Snehasadan since our infrastructure lacks more facilities. A number of children comes everyday requesting for shelter and help. Besides that we meet so many less fortunate children in the street and rural villages when we go for our regular visit. Therefore this problem can be solved to certain extend by expanding Snehasadan with proper facilities and good structure.
Information about the existing structure
Dormitory 1 (800 sq.f.)
Study hall 1 (650 sq.f.)
Prayer hall 1 (650 sq.f.)
Rooms 2 (550 sq.f.)
Kitchen 1 (550 sq.f.)
Store room 1 (200 sq.f.)
Bathrooms and toilets 5 each
5. The Need of Increasing Facilities
The extending hands of psychological support and relief from the pain of abandonment will mould them to come up with beautiful dream about their lives and society. There are more than 1000 new cases of parentless children reported in Bangalore itself every year. Do we let them die abandoned in a corner? Or do we give means to save these children's a precious lives? We may not be able to make all the children of India cared for and educated. However, by doing what we can for a few of them at least, we make a big difference in their lives. Our dream is to see Snehasadan become a bigger institution by our collective efforts. It will be enable us to continue our support and help to children of Snehasadan until they are able to join the mainstream of life. Nevertheless, there is a noble and enlightened thought that no deserving child should be deprived of the opportunity to have a home and an education because of the tragedy of his birth to parents who could not afford to ensure that he has the opportunities that other children have. This would help Snehasadan to admit 100 children from the different parts of the State.
7. Activities of the Centre
The following activities are intended to provide to our children
We treat all the children in such a way that everybody should feel that Snehasadan is their home itself. They are loved and cared here and corrected in time. Besides these the integral formation and all round development is given importance. There will be a mother with them always to look after their needs and to share their feelings.
Education is most important aspect of one's life. The systematic knowledge will help one to live well and peacefully. Hence we take much care and concern about each child's education. After the higher secondary studies we promote and encourage them to go for higher studies or for some vocational skills. So that they will be able to earn enough means for their livelihood.
Mere food and education would not, at any cost, help any one to reach his or her goals. They should be treated with all human love and concern. Physical, intellectual and spiritual formation must be given well. Therefore Snehasadan takes a special attention to deal with these sides of our boys. They are given adequate training and classes in this regard.
All are with some skills and talents; there is no one without any capacity to any field. So these children are exposed to different fields of training at the time of their study itself. This gives them confidence and courage to take up their own field of work after their initial period of education. Our centre would provide them all the possibilities for acquiring enough knowledge in some particular fields of his interests. At the same time this new endeavour would help to fetch some local income, which may partially support the home in the future.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROJECT
Members of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC) are already actively involved in this field. There is one member who holds degree in Fine Arts from Bharathidasan University, Trichy. And also we have to collaborate with the like minded people who are qualified in that field.
2. MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
2.1. Construction of a Home for 100 Orphaned and Abandoned Children and a Vocational Training Centre.
Two Dormitories (743 sq.f.)
One Study hall (743 sq.f.)
One Prayer hall (743 sq.f.)
b. Vocational Training Centre
Eight Class rooms (360 sq.f.)
2.2. Furniture and Equipments for Home and Centre
The furniture for residence and the equipments for Centre shall be obtained from the place.
70 beds and pillows, and 140 bed sheets and blankets, pillow covers
70 mosquito nets
25 benches and desks
8 black boards
10 dining tables and 70 chairs
12 mirrors, shelves, bath room cabinets
Shelves, tables and chairs for director's room, staff room, record room and administrative office
Utensils to kitchen, shelves to store room
Instruments for the Fine Arts Centre
TV, Video recorder, stereo, computers for children
The Society has a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Registration Number and an Account with STATE BANK OF INDIA, Kottayam (Thirunakkara Branch), and (Account No. 1029943758-0.
Expenses at a Glance
|2||Water tank, pipe line etc||5,00,000.00|
|5||Computers, T.V, Stereo, D.V.D||3,00,000.00|