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Prijin - Selected for The Social Hackathon 2.0

Updated: May 21, 2021

Prijin S Kumar completed his graduation in BSW from Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of social work under RTMNU university and currently pursuing MSW disaster management at Loyola college of social science under Kerala University. Now he is an active volunteer of NSS and he did an internship in MSSRF, LES and Sneharam in Trivandrum and during the UG time he had participated in many campaigns including the Aqua rally walk for water. His goal is to work for the upliftment of the weaker community and to build schools in Tribal areas especially in the North Indian region


In current scenario, it is an urgent need of the time to address the issues like sea erosion and flood in the coastal area.


To find vulnerable location in Trivandrum coastal area and build up a "mini forest" for reducing physical vulnerability of the region. The project will be done with the collective community participation


While tracing back from Kerala flood 2018 to recent cyclone TAUKTAE, more than hundreds of human death, loss of livelihood and several rehabilitation schemes has been taken place in coastal area. The life of people in the region is inconsistent with the constant disasters. So it is important to prevent such disasters in long term sustainable method.



One of the main vulnerable groups in Trivandrum district is people in coastal area fishing community. Hence, we understood that it is important to make efforts to prevent main disasters such as sea erosion and flood up to limit. In the case of prevention, natural long term methods are more effective than sea walls and tetrapod's. So we plan to develop a project which can prevent soil erosion by absorbing water through huge tree plantation, and we came to the idea of mini forest. Our initial plan is to plant several varieties of flaura with participation of community members in Trivandrum


  • To reduce the physical vulnerability of the coastal region. the objectives are; Ecological conservation, protecting the human life, reduce the cost of rehabilitation by the government, to reduce the disaster risk


  • GOAL 13: Climate Action


Apply now for The Social Hackathon and receive $250 along with mentorship to put your ideas into action!

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