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Schools looking beyond mere academics, will realise that our tailor-made programmes are a perfect spring board for broadening young minds. Exploring new destinations expands the mind. But if you want to make a difference in the world as you explore it it, your travel takes on a purpose. Participating in handpicked projects allows you to explore new cultures and communities while working alongside its members. Besides widening knowledge, sharpening leadership, developing collaborative capacity and new skills, it lends a whole new perspective of the world and you begin identify with it. A life changing experience, it can also create a lasting change in the communities that you visit. This means making a positive impact while broadening your horizons and seeing the world.

Haripad Project 1

Haripad Project 1

Project Site:- Nangyarkulangara Lower Primary School, Haripad, Alleppey, Kerala

The Nangyarkulangara Lower Primary School, Haripad is a government school which implements mid day meal program. The Mid day meal scheme is a school meal program mandated by the Government of India, designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. This particular school had a small dining hall, only half covered by the roof, which proved difficult for the children, especially during the torrential monsoons. Four teams from World Challenge, 2016 laid tiles, completed the roof over the dining area, painted the roof and the play things were given a fresh and bright new coat of paint. This was  a blessing for the children, who now not only had access to a clean and hygienic eating space, the quality of education improved with the positive vibes emanating from the smartened up space.

Project Teams


1. Buxton and Leek 
2. St. George’s College 
3. Bassingbourn Village College
4. Sackville School 
 

Haripad Project 2

Haripad Project 2

Project Site:- DKNM School, Haripad, Alleppey,Kerala

Research has shown that when children have access to a clean and hygienic toilet and wash area in schools, it improves attendance in schools, lowers the drop-out rate and the overall quality of education.  It was towards this end that three project teams worked on in DKNM School, Haripad, Alleppy. Two new toilets were constructed. The project teams were involved in every aspect of the construction of the toilets including working on the plumbing and the tiling. Furthermore, they installed 12 new taps on a new wash counter and tiled the said area.

 

Project Teams

1. Ormiston 
2. Trinity School 
3. St. Mary’s 
 

Haripad Project 3

Haripad Project 3

Project Site:- Erikkavu School.
This school was started by the local church with great intentions, unfortunately the management lost steam mid way and the children enrolled in this school suffered for it. With just a big hall serving as classrooms and the Principal’s chamber, the World Challenge Team stepped in to take urgent remedial action. They constructed walls to divide the common space into classrooms and a separate space for the teachers and Principal. The kitchen had lacked a countertop; they constructed a new one and tiled the said space. The art work and fresh new coat of paint on the walls of the school uplifted the ambience of the learning areas. The World Challenge Team involved with Erikavvu School made an indelible impression and impact on the school community and the members of the team were undeniably richer from the whole experience.

Project Teams

1. Carshalton High School 

2. Riddlesdown Collegiate 
 

Marayoor Project

Marayoor Project

Marayoor is a town in Idukki district of Kerala, India. Marayur is the only place in Kerala that has natural sandalwood forests. Ancient dolmens and rock paintings in Marayur date back to the Stone Age. Chinnar wildlife sanctuary which is one of the twelve wildlife sanctuaries and also among the protected areas of Kerala is near to Marayoor.

Project Site: Marayoor School

A kitchen was fully constructed by the team and that benefitted the students very much. The roof was earlier made with small tiles and they removed it and put iron sheet.

Project Teams

1. Droylsden 
2. St.Mary’s 
3. Vandyke Upper
 

Athoor Project

Athoor Project

Athoor is a village in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu,India. Athoor has a beautiful Catholic church which is about 50 years old. Anyone who is interested in experiencing some breathtaking natural beauty will find Kamarajar Dam and the surrounding hills of Kamrajar Lake to be an intriguing place to visit.


Project Site: Athoor Anganwadi


This school was in a very bad shape and it was almost in a worn-out state. The World Challenge Teams repaired the outside and inside walls of the classrooms. The team cemented the walls and also painted the whole area. The team’s work literally gave the school a face lift.


Project Teams

1. The Frances Bardsley Academy
2. Helena Romanes 
3. St.Mary’s 
 

Kumily Project

Kumily Project

Kumily is a town in Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Idukki District of Kerala. Kumily is known as Gateway to Thekkady and it is also known as spices capital of Kerala. Kumily is well connected with Kochi. Kumily is always a special destination for most of the tourists due to its climate. Famous tourist attractions nearby are: Thekkady, Kalvery Mount, Wagamon, Pine forest etc.

Project Site: Government Tribal Upper Primary School, Kumily


The team cemented the floor and the walls. A dining hall was also constructed. They constructed the side walls and they covered the roof with Iron sheets.

Project Teams


1. The Maltings Academy
2. West Lake Academy
3. Helena Romanes 
4. Riddlesdown Collegiate 
 

Germalam Project

Germalam Project

Project site : Germalam
The location was Jadaya Rudra Swamy Puram (JRS Puram), a tribal village at an altitude of 3300’ within the Germalam geographical area in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. We identified this village in 2006, which was chronically water deficient. This had accentuated in the last few years due to population growth and indiscriminate use of ground water. Because of the same, there was an urgent requirement of provision of water for the population & livestock of the village.

The project was divided into 3 parts:
a) Digging the Bore Well - The well was dugged before arrival of the team.

b) Constructing the control room, the retention tank & the cattle feed tank near the bore well - The control room had a switch board, the booster motor & pump and control system for its operation. The group built & positioned the equipment and carried out trials.The retention tank is meant to collect water prior to being pumped through the main line to the point about 1400’ from the tank for carrying the water to the village. It was built by the group.The smaller tank is used by the cattle of the village as required. This was built by the group.

c) Laying pipeline to connect to the existing main pipeline at the disused pump house - The laying of the pipeline & connecting / testing was the task of the group.
 

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