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  project name ~ Balamandiram

category ~ education - child




  Project Name





BCT (Bhavatula Charitable Trust)RIM (Rejuvenate India Movement)



education - child






Andhra Pradesh

  Budget Approved


$ 4500


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Srinivas Krovvidy


College Park









AID was among the pioneers of stimulated volunteer concept. After helping the formation of Rejuvenate India Movement, Dr. Parameswara. Rao started working on Balamandirams. In this project children from various villages actively participate in Our Jeevansaathis Ravi & Aravinda were impressed with the project and they also wanted to volunteer with the schools. The project consists of:Karya Kartha (KKT): volunteer boy or girl in 10-13 age group. Karya Prerak (KPK): village animator, trained youth
Karya Sura (KS): Mandal or taluk level
Karya Nirvahak (KNV): Modal voluntary
Dr. Rao felt that working with children might have a long term impact rather than just working only with elders as BCT has been doing for last 30 years.





it was acknowledged that boys and girls in the age group of 10-13 years could function as good catalysts for developmental action experimenting taking place in 169 villages A cadre of educated youth in the villages were being identified and trained to be the change agents, one per 5 villages. As of Sept 2001, 41 youth have been trained. They were covering 169 villages. The objective was to add 10 more young agents and expand the program to reach 300 villages.





The objective of the project is to support a few active, enthusiastic and committed youth between 20-35 years of age and who are at least X passed. They are given an animator''s training for 3-4 weeks. Each such young person adopts 5 villages to start with and take up the role of KPK. Each KPK selects 25-30 volunteer boys and girls in the age group of 10-13 in a village. They could be school going boys or girls, school dropouts and even illiterate. These selected boys and girls need to be service-oriented and willing to give upto 2hrs a day for undertaking some development activity or other. These boys and girls are called KKTs.



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