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Arun Anil - Selected for The Social Hackathon 1.0

Anil is a BCA graduate from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and currently pursuing MSW Disaster Management at Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram. He is an active volunteer of National Service Scheme (NSS) since my Higher Secondary Education. He had served as the Volunteer Secretary of NSS during my UG and PG days. He is an active member of an NGO named TEAM WEYUVAHH, working for the betterment of youth and children. During 2018-2019 Kerala Flood, he participated in post-flood rehabilitation and cleaning works in Pathanamthitta (in 2018) and Nilambur (in 2019). During the onset of COVID-19'19 pandemic, he started volunteering under the District Collector and District Administration, Pathanamthitta and served for more than 300 days. He have done internships at Keystone Foundation, Nilambur and Sneharam Center for social action, Anjengo. He would love to see the cheer in others life. He can do wonders for the upliftment of many !


SOCIAL ISSUE

Anjuthengu is a coastal panchayath and town in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. It is the coastal area of Arabian sea which is densely populated with people belonging to all age groups. Most of them are fishermen. Major issue of the Anjengo community is the lack of awareness on education and professional quality

Some of the social issues that the Anjengo Community are :

  • We came to observe that there are a large number of school drop-outs due to lack of family support and less importance for education.

  • Those children who are interested to pursue their higher education or graduation are not given any guidance like when or where to apply for a course, which course suits them better etc...

  • No help is provided to the children who wish to appear for any entrance examinations for their higher studies.

  • There is no awareness among the people regarding their opportunities in getting jobs through competitive exams like PSC.

  • Since many of the people of the community are fishermen, their living standard and financial stability is very poor. And mostly men are the only income source of the family. This reduced the confidence of the women.


PROPOSED SOLUTION

  • Giving proper orientation and guidance for the students in their school level itself, we hope to solve many of the issues to an extent.

  • One major thing through which we can bring development to the community is by giving awareness to the parents of children in pursuing their education and promoting them to attain a sustainable job.

  • We can assist the children by giving proper career guidance classes and giving them proper directions to get admission to their dream course.

  • Providing assistance to those in need of entrance preparation for their higher studies. We can help them in their registration procedures and further procedures to enrol in the best institutions.

  • Conducting a PSC registration campaign and giving them directions for appearing in for the competitive exams. Thereby we can ensure that many of them from the community get jobs.

  • We can make sure gender equality and women empowerment if women starts to earn, and they become financially secure. This builds their confidence too!

  • Information base to have an understanding of scholarship availability and attaining them

CONCERNS

We believe we have the power to make changes in society by using the skills we already have. Since we are MSW Disaster management students, rehabilitation and reinforcement of marginalised sections are our focus areas. The issue in Anjengo is one of our study topics, and we are researching it as a part of our fieldwork. We would like to promote women empowerment in that area through activities such as skill set enhancement programs and diversifying livelihood options to bolster their socio-economic status.


PROJECT: Horizon


DESCRIPTION

The project is mainly focusing on enhancing the living style and educational quality of the people. In order to achieve the goal, the project is mainly giving awareness and guidance to the student community regarding the importance of quality education and securing a job. Through this project we are trying to develop a platform for them to seek help for getting admission for their dream course or institution and make them self reliable.


AIMS & OBJECTIVES

  • To uplift the community of anjutheng to a next level in their educational status and living standard


SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

  • GOAL 4: Quality Education

 

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