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Manjalmedu 2008

  1. 1. Place of visit :MANJALMEDU Date:15 &16.09.2008. Group: IV
  2. 2. <ul><li>Department of Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>I MSW – Slum Visit </li></ul><ul><li>Group IV </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  3. 3. <ul><li>Jain Mary.S </li></ul><ul><li>Arokia Mary Eddolin.A </li></ul><ul><li>Dinesh Kumar.R </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna Prabhu.M </li></ul><ul><li>Divya Lakshmi.L </li></ul><ul><li>Sayira Banu.A </li></ul><ul><li>Rengarajan.P </li></ul><ul><li>Nanmaran.C </li></ul><ul><li>Ganesan.M </li></ul><ul><li>Suresh.T </li></ul><ul><li>Karthik.G </li></ul><ul><li>Ramachandran.E </li></ul><ul><li>Suresh.S </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  4. 4. <ul><li>Slum is a run down area of a city characterized by Sub standard housing and lacks tenure security. </li></ul><ul><li>Slums are usually characterized by urban decay, high rates of poverty and Unemployment. </li></ul><ul><li>They are commonly seen as “ Breeding grounds ” for social problems such as crime, drug addiction , alcoholism , mental illness and suicide. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  5. 5. <ul><li>Very near to Arapalayam Bus Stand . </li></ul><ul><li>Next to D.D Road </li></ul><ul><li>Within Corporation limits </li></ul><ul><li>This area is shared by 25 th and 26 th wards </li></ul><ul><li>Member of 25 th ward is P.M.Mannan, Deputy Mayor, Madurai Corporation. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  6. 6. <ul><li>It was used as Garbage dumping ground and open toilet until 1970’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Construction work was initiated in the year 1970 and completed in the year 1974. </li></ul><ul><li>Developed as Housing Colony for Corporation Sanitary Workers. </li></ul><ul><li>This area is divided into </li></ul><ul><li>. Manjalmedu-Indra nagar </li></ul><ul><li>. Manjalmedu-Mini colony </li></ul><ul><li>. Manjalmedu-Poonga </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  7. 7. <ul><li>There are 39 blocks –each with 4 houses/portions. </li></ul><ul><li>4 families in each block. </li></ul><ul><li>There are totally 144 houses in 4 streets. </li></ul><ul><li>Mini Colony has 9 blocks – 36 houses. </li></ul><ul><li>Later alterations and constructions were made to accommodate new family members. </li></ul><ul><li>Hence now there are 8 families in each block. </li></ul><ul><li>Houses for rent is also available but only for relatives at Rs.300-500/month. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  8. 8. <ul><li>Each block has 2 portions in the ground floor and 2 in the first floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Each portion consists of a hall,kitchen, bathroom and toilet. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  9. 9. <ul><li>Men: </li></ul><ul><li>Dominantly Corporation Sanitary Workers and Scavengers. </li></ul><ul><li>Washermen </li></ul><ul><li>A very few other govt. employees. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  10. 10. <ul><li>Women: </li></ul><ul><li>Fw are Corporation Sanitary Workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic maids. </li></ul><ul><li>Rag pickers. </li></ul><ul><li>House keeping in private companies and houses. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  11. 11. Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  12. 12. <ul><li>Educational facilities are very poor. </li></ul><ul><li>No school functions inside the slum. </li></ul><ul><li>Only10 % of the children pass 10 th standard. </li></ul><ul><li>No library facilities available. </li></ul><ul><li>Only an Anganvadi (Children centre) is functioning in the slum. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  13. 13. <ul><li>Government Schools : </li></ul><ul><li>. Velliveethiar Govt. School </li></ul><ul><li>. Sethupathy Hr.Sec. School </li></ul><ul><li>. Government Girls Hr.Sec School Private Schools: </li></ul><ul><li>.St. Britto Boys Hr.Sec. School </li></ul><ul><li>.Holy Family Mat. School </li></ul><ul><li>.Capron Hall Girls School </li></ul><ul><li>.Bala Nursery School </li></ul><ul><li>. Ananth Memorial School </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  14. 14. Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  15. 15. <ul><li>There are two SHG s (Self Help Groups)functioning in the slum. </li></ul><ul><li>They are not involved in any production activities. </li></ul><ul><li>They collect monthly subscriptions and circulate the money as Micro loans. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  16. 16. <ul><li>Drinking Water is supplied on alternative days. </li></ul><ul><li>Every Street has 2 motor pumpsets and Sintex tanks which provides water for daily use. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  17. 17. 15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  18. 18. <ul><li>Roads are in very poor condition. </li></ul><ul><li>Open ditches are frequent. </li></ul><ul><li>Some roads have been removed for underground drainage and yet to be laid. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  19. 19. <ul><li>Liberation Panthers (Viduthalai chiruthaigal) is the dominant political party in this area. </li></ul><ul><li>D.M.K has won in the Local body elections. </li></ul><ul><li>Political parties have organized a Tuition center for the children. </li></ul><ul><li>But now this center does not function because of political reasons. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  20. 20. <ul><li>There are no shops inside the slum. </li></ul><ul><li>People should buy groceries in shops near by Arapalayam. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 3 petty shops selling eatables for kids is available. </li></ul>Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV 15 &16 Sep 2008
  21. 21. <ul><li>One ration shop is located inside the slum. </li></ul><ul><li>Other 2 shops are located outside the slum. </li></ul><ul><li>Caters the needs of people living inside and also outside the slum. </li></ul><ul><li>Highly influenced by the local politicians. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  22. 22. <ul><li>Rice is the staple food of this area. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually rice is bought from the ration shops. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality depends on price and the people prefer to buy rice at bulk quantities. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  23. 23. <ul><li>Sri Kaliyamman is the principal deit y of this area. </li></ul><ul><li>Another 2 small temples are located inside the slum. </li></ul><ul><li>Hindus are dominant in this area. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  24. 24. <ul><li>St. Joseph- a Catholic church is located very near to the slum. </li></ul><ul><li>Church of Christ- a Pentecostal missionary is located inside the slum. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  25. 25. <ul><li>Celebrated once in a year – in the month of September(Avani). </li></ul><ul><li>Other festivals include –Pongal,Diwali,and Vinayagar Chaturti. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  26. 26. <ul><li>Free color tv is pesent in almost all homes with cable connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Many theatres are located in this area. </li></ul><ul><li>. Mathi theartre </li></ul><ul><li>. Guru theartre </li></ul><ul><li>. Solamalai theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Tea shops and petty shops are the usual meeting places. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
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  29. 29. <ul><li>Very low literacy rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Unhygienic environment and surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>Open drainage – which becomes breeding place for mosquitoes. </li></ul><ul><li>Unauthorized slaughter houses- main reason for garbage accumulation. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of unity among the people on political background. </li></ul><ul><li>Money lenders- reason for poor economic conditions. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
  30. 30. <ul><li>Prohibited drugs like Kanja are easily available. </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to many Wine shops . There are 7 Wine shops in and around the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Victims of many diseases usually skin and respiratory- as they are exposed to various kinds of garbages wastes and sewage water. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
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  32. 32. <ul><li>Only by providing educational facilities, slums can be developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Political awareness among people is necessary to demand their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Education on leading a hygienic life can be provided. </li></ul><ul><li>People should work to improve their quality of living and leave their political ideologies behind. </li></ul>15 &16 Sep 2008 Slum Visit-Manjalmedu Group IV
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