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Continous Help for Boarding Kids

"Arivu" supports 40 school children in Neerpair.

The students attend "Dr. R. Arulappa Higher Secondary School".

Members of "Arivu" finance school uniforms, writing materials, books, meals etc. and support the education of orphans and children from extremely poor families and they hope to help the students on their way into a better future.



Rice, rice, rice - what else?

"Arivu" strongly focusses on the nutrition of the students in Neerpair: the meals consist mostly of rice with a thin lentil gravy (dhal) eaten three times a day. Lunch is financed by the Indian government, the other meals are provided by "Arivu" and "Aktion Indien".

This diet is short of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. "Arivu" is discussing with the responsible people in India how to improve the situation.

Once a week there is a boiled egg for everybody. During harvest season there are a lot mangos from the plantation next to the boarding. The students are eagerly watering the trees.

Recently, the prices of basic food stuff like rice have risen ernormously. This is in part due to speculation on international markets.

Education on development politics

Arivu works closely together with the Albert-Schweitzer-School, a higher secondary school in Nienburg/Weser located in the Northern part of Germany. Arivu is open for all youths and willing to work with other schools as well.

In 2006 four young people travelled with a group of teachers and parents to Neerpair. After that journey Arivu was founded. Again in 2009 three of those students were in the group that went to India that year.

In 2009 it was a school exchange project that took place under the title "Finding one's job in Germany and Indien: From school yard to work place". Sponsors helped to finance the exchange to India which was successfully carried out over a course of 3 weeks.

For 2010 a return visit was planned. Due to financial shortage it had to be cancelled.

In 2011, nine partners from India came to Nienburg to work with their German counterparts on a project titled "Ecology on the school yard: We are planning and building an Indian theme garden". The students found out facts about their ecological footprint and developed strategies to cope with climate change.

The project took place from June 11 to July 7, 2001 and was a great success.

In autumn 2012 a group of 15 students went to India. Again, Arivu was successful in gaining pedagogical and financial support from ENSA for the project "Water as a human right: How much water am I due to?"

Education is an important goal of Arivu. At all events and projects it is present in the minds of Arivu's members. All help projects are carried out with the aim to "help for self-help" and for the betterment of people and their societies in both Germany and India.

A Wall Around the Campus

Große finanzielle Anstrengungen haben Arivu und andere der Arulappa Higher Secondary School und der Grundschule verbundene Organisationen (Aktion Indien e.V., eine Schule und ein Freundeskreis in Belgien, private Unterstützer) unternommen, um eine Mauer um das weitläufige Schulgelände zu finanzieren. Diese Mauer ist eine Auflage der indischen Regierung, die damit auf Vorkommnisse in Nordindien reagiert, bei denen Kinder von ihren Schulen verschwanden. Ein Zusammenhang mit Organspenden wird diskutiert.

Öffentliche Schulen erhalten staatliche Unterstützung beim Bau ihrer Mauern. Die Arulappa School als Minderheitenschule muss den Bau allein finanzieren. Es gab Stichtage nach denen der Schulbetrieb hätte eingestellt werden müssen, wenn nicht bereits mit dem Bau begonnen worden wäre. Baumaterial wie Zement und Ziegelsteine sind sehr teuer in Indien und bewegen sich aufgrund der Rohstoffpreise fast auf deutschem Niveau. Um Kosten zu sparen, haben die Verantwortlichen beschlossen, Zementsteine selbst zu gießen. Die Mauer ist bis auf die Seite bereits fertig und zum größten Teil auch finanziert.

Past Projects

Successful projects already finalized you can see on the page "past projects". You can find it on the left hand side.
Or you can click here: Öffnet einen internen Link im aktuellen Fenster"Past Projects"