Humble humanitarians of Hyderabad
It is an incredible story of how a group of students from a teeming city of international standards travelled to a nondescript hamlet in faraway boondocks and worked with enthusiasm to draw the famished and frail children to school with gusto.
It is an incredible story of how a group of students from a teeming city of international standards travelled to a nondescript hamlet in faraway boondocks and worked with enthusiasm to draw the famished and frail children to school with gusto. The young members of Hyderabad Youth Assembly, a permanent project for Street Cause (Established in 2009) have only one aim - to attract the children of Dubba Tanda, a remote village in Yedapalli manadal of Nizamabad district to schools.
Dubba Tanda is located 210 km away from the State capital, Hyderabad. It is just a four-and-a-half hour journey from Kacheduga Railway Station (three-and-a-half hours in train and one hour in auto from the station to the tanda). The members of the group were overwhelmed when they were welcomed by the ecstatic kids of the school and its headmaster. And in no time, they pulled up their socks and set to work. They toiled hard in the scorching heat and painted the school in pristine white.
Dingy walls with peeling paint were no more seen. Their aim was to promote interest in children to attend the school in their locality, by making it a better looking place and they were glad that they could make it. The primary school consists of a single room, which serves as a classroom for 1st to 5th graders, with a strength of 22 students (average) in each grade. But sadly, students did not have the facility of benches.
They sat and studied on cold concrete floor. So, the group members decided to give them reasons to love their school a little more. Hence, they furnished the school with eight wooden benches (4-seater). Besides, the team could not let go of the opportunity to interact with kids and conduct fun games. They also treated them with chocolates on account of Christmas, emphasising on the virtue of giving.
The place of their visit was also had another alarming problem. High mosquito density due to unhygienic surrounding was causing deceases of various kinds. So they took it upon themselves to provide the residents of the tanda with mosquito coils and repellents (50 boxes) and create essential awareness to prevent diseases resulting from poor hygiene.
“Our task of making the school a better place to study gave us immense satisfaction and helped us to know that we are moving in the right direction of creating a brighter tomorrow for everyone,” said the members of Hyderabad Youth Assembly. Hyderabad Youth Assembly came to being in 2011. Students from various Engineering, Business, Pharmacy and Management colleges across Hyderabad are its members.