Mission Vikarabad

78 kms from Hyderabad lies a land of opportunities- young talent waiting to be harnessed, dreams waiting to be realized. Some of us needing few of our helping hands to rise from the face of poverty and having access to basic amenities such as potable water, appropriate school infrastructure and more.

“These little hands that fear their future begging can instead bring innovation and novelty, these feet that walk hours for basic amenities- can rather bring medals for the country, these smiles that wry in the face of poverty can uplift themselves and others with equality.”

A place not remote yet lacking primary infrastructure and facilities across its schools, Vikarabad has been yearning for the Govt and NGOs to do their little bit for the upliftment of its children.
We at Parivartan are keen to change the picture- to not just volunteer and help raise the standard of schools at Vikarabad but also help them see beyond and have a glimpse of their own excellence. We aspire to do this by our planned school development activities across 56 schools in Tandur, Vikarabad over a period of four years.
Few of the activities that our team plans to undertake are:

Installation of Water Purification Systems: Almost all villages have a dearth of water supply- often a small lake or a similar water body serving as the prime source. Moreover, stone cutting being a major occupation across these villages- the water is immensely contaminated with fluoride. Fluoride is responsible for thinning of bones and tooth decay in children and is an even more toxic substance than lead-its prolonged exposure leading to damage of brain.
Our volunteers plan to install bio-water purifiers in these schools so that the children can have access to clean and potable water.

Improvement of Infrastructure: As our volunteers enter into a primary school kitchen- they see meals being prepared in extremely unhygienic conditions, uncovered roof tops leading to contamination of food being cooked with dust and other contaminants, several pigs and stray dogs roaming around in the proximity. Team Parivartan strives towards providing a better infrastructure and awareness to the school workers about health and hygiene for the wellbeing of kids.

Supply of Sports Kits:
While several of our kids have ample of sports equipment and club memberships that go wasted, few children still dream for basic sports supplies. Surya, a student of class III, approaches one of our volunteers with eyes full of excitement and says, “Bhaiya, the principal was mentioning that you guys are going to provide us sports kits. Please arrange for cricket kits as well, we love to play but don’t have any.”
There are several students at Vikarabad who have played sports such as shot put, throwball, at the national level but couldn’t win due to reasons such as lack of good shoes, improper diet and more. We believe, there lies a huge talent here and with the right support and motivation we can hearten them to win at the national and international level.

Creating Leaders at Vikarabad with YLTP:
Merely fund raising and providing amenities to the schools at Vikarabad, will make them very dependent on NGOs and the Govt. As part of a bigger goal, we wish to make the villages of Vikarabad and hence their schools self-dependent. To achieve this, we plan for empowering few individuals from each village to become leaders with Art of Living’s YLTP Programs (Youth Leadership and Training Program) to help volunteer for the development of these villages.

 

Bal Chetna Shivir

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An initiative of the Art of Living Foundation, Bal Chetna Shibir is a dynamic program for the less privileged children of society that aims to empower children and help them rise to their full potential, by way of interactive games, group discussions, creative assignments and stress elimination techniques like breathing, pranayam and meditation. At the end of the program,children are fully equipped with tools that help them deal with situations, break their personal barriers and inspires them ready to take on the everyday challenges life with a renewed sense of confidence.

Project Parivartan has conducted Bal Chetan Shivirs in various schools across Hi-Tech city and other areas, inspiring many teachers and children to lead a life with more awareness, enthusiasm and positivity. We are creating more smiles as we move forward.

Games Carnival

Due to time restrictions in some schools, we engage the kids in a Games Carnival. The outline of which is to give the participants a brief introduction and a glimpse of meditation and also engaging them in various fun-filled activities, games and interactive sessions.

Project Parivartan has successfully conducted this in various schools and looks forward to be associated with many schools as possible in the future.

Light a Heart

To create awareness and spread the message of the kids, Project Parivartan recently completed a project “LIGHT A HEART” where over 2,000 lamps were made and distributed to corporates and individuals.

The whole idea was to create awareness about the government kids and also spread the message of love during Diwali.