Alappad Project

Project started in 2008 – Alappad. A tsunami hit area

By 2008 academic year, 10 children between the ages of 10 and 13 were sponsored by the Ted Foundation and a telephone box and medical fund were given to the school.

As at July 2013 – We now support 152 children!

The Headteacher, Head of the Parent/Teachers Association and the Ted Foundation Indian and English branches.

A beautiful place destroyed by a tsunami. New houses, fishing boats and nets can now be seen but there are many people struggling to find a sustainable income.

Sunil to the left and Jobby (pronounced Joby) have been working tirelessly on the project from the first feasibility study in November to the purchase of the telephone box and the school bags in January 2008.

The selected students have to maintain a pass mark of at lest 60% for their school work in order to qualify for anothe year’s sponsorship. That ensures attendance and encourages them to get the best out of their education and they may also have their sponsorship extended t ocourses after school.

The parents are struggling to feed their children properly, but the school provides them with a midday meal.