1. School Details:-School Name:- Panchayat Union Middle School,Address :- Panchayat Union Middle School, Lakshmi Kandan Barathi Nagar, Elamanur Post, Madurai – 625 201.Name of HM :- N. SHANTHI KALEESWARIPhone :- +919486377128Mentor Teacher:- T. U. RAJAVADIVELPhone :- +919442537181Email :- firstname.lastname@example.orgStudents Details:- K. AATHESWARAN 13 YEARS VIII STD. T. VIGNESH 13 YEARS VIII STD. M. KUMAR 13 YEARS VIII STD. K. SIVA 13 YEARS VIII STD. S. MANICKAM 13 YEARS VIII STD. DESIGN FOR CHANGE – SCHOOL CHALLENGE 2012 By Panchayat Union Middle School, L.K.B. Nagar, Madurai 625201 Our school has the strength of over 330 students. Among them more than 150are coming from Nomads family. In our area the different type of Nomads community areliving. Whipping or Flogging people (those who are earning by whipping with lash forlivelihood with their children), Bull nodding masters (those who are earning by making theirbull nodding for livelihood with their children), Narikkuravas ( those who are hunting forestanimals and selling the ornaments, etc.), Blabbering foretellers(those who are foretelling for
2. their livelihood with their children), Astrologers, Day maskers(those who are masking asHindus god such as Anjanayar, Ramar, etc.), Blacksmith( those who are making iron itemssuch as vessel, etc.) , Muslim Fortune Predictors (those who are foretelling by religiousmyths), Muslim Sooth sayers, Muslim Incense Makers or Perfumers(those who are incense)and wandering shepherds, etc.. In our area there is an increasing rate of school drop-outswhich is the highest drop-out in Madurai district, Tamilnadu. When we were informed about DFC – School Challenge Contest, we took thesame problem as our working task.TITLE :- ABOLITION OF NOMADS DROP-OUTS OF SCHOOL GOING CHILDRENChallenge Week :- September, 2012FEEL… We , the school children, had a mental problem and FELT that we need to dosomething for the Nomads Drop-out Children of our age group who were neglected.Education plays a vital role. Nomads poor children particularly from rural areas are severelyinfected with illiteracy. There is an increasing rate of school Drop-outs in our area.IMAGINE…. Design For Change is a golden plan for us. We thought for Literacy drive forour Nomads children. We planned to motivate the parents of Nomads Drop-out children to join themin schools and Alternative Innovative Education Centre (AIE Centre is available in ourschool by Sarva Shiksa Abiyan). We spent a particular time with them as they might not agree in the first time. The Team members and friends planned to visit the children and explainedthe importance of Free and Compulsory Education which is Fundamental Right, Free NoteBooks, Geometry Box, Cycle, Bus Pass, 4 set Uniforms, Atlas, Laptop, Foot wear, NoonMeal with egg and vital grains, Bag, Colour Box, Scholarship and Incentives etc.DO… We, the Literacy Drive group, visited the parents of Nomads Drop-outchildren and explained Free and Compulsory Education which is the Fundamental Right of achild, and Free Items which are supplied by the government.
3. They refused to join the school just because they were not able to meet theirfamily expenditure and look after their new born babies, pet animals etc. At last convinced them to join their Nomads Drop-out children in school andAlternative Innovative Education Centre. The children are trained through an innovative,friendly approach.Our motive - We decided to do the best we can to bring about vision, joy and hope in theeyes and lives of Nomads Drop-out students. The Design for change provided the opportunity for us to learn about and doservice to fellow human beings who are Nomads Drop-outs. We too felt very much satisfied that day. This was continued on the remainingdays and we are proud to say that it is still going on.SHARE… Almost 50 students are getting benefited by this DFC school challenge. They feel comfortable. They ar joyful and enjoying school life which once seemed to be lost. Their parents are happy to see their Nomads Drop-out children getting FreeEducation , who can write , read and speak English without fear. Though the Design For Change-Challenge week is over, we have permanentlylaunched DFC Club in our school now. More than 40 students have become the members ofit. Overcoats and permanent batches have been arranged for them for their identity. DFCmembers are helping not only the Nomads Drop-out children who are forced to beg and roambut also are extending their fullest co-operation in maintaining the cleanliness in the schoolcampus and gardening. DFC is now well known and being appreciated by the Parent TeacherAssociation, Village Education Committee, School Management Committee, PanchayatPresident ,members and also the public.Head Master :- N. SHANTHI KALEESWARI
4. Mentor Teacher :- T. U. RAJAVADIVELTeam Members :- K. AATHESWARAN 13 YEARS T. VIGNESH 13 YEARS M. KUMAR 13 YEARS K. SIVA 13 YEARS S. MANICKAM 13 YEARS