23. DONBOSCO – VILATHIKULAM

Profile

Don Bosco Vembu Vilathikulam is located in Tuticorin District. It was started in the year 2000 and it works to create a society with communal harmony, socio – economic growth of the under privileged community. Particularly child laborers school drop – outs and marginalized youth & women.

Activities

 

 

  1. Promotion of women self help groups and providing regular income generating, and capacity building training for effective functioning.
  2. Awareness and sensitization programmes through the cultural group “SIRPI”and promotion of native art.
  3. Children’s parliament to educate and empower the children to become the future leaders.
  4. Youth group to organize community development activities.
  5. Children’s library “Karisal” in 45 different locations.
  6. Boarding for poor children.
  7. Vocational training centre provides training to the poor youth in typing, tailoring, and computer skills to increase their employability.
Vision of Vilathikulam
 VEMBU visualizes “Society which is holistically developed and sustained where every human being is ensured human dignity and social justice based on equality”

Mission of VilathikulamVembu is committed to build and empower marginalized communitiesspecially children, women and youth, enabling them to analyze their human rights situations and design their life in a more responsible and sustainable way through community mobilization, sensitization,  livelihood, capacity building and advocacy

Details of Conferers

NAME

ROLES & RESPONS-

IBILITIES

CELL NUMBER

E-MAIL ID

P Alexander Thiviya Ad: SAYAL

9176594592

dhiv.alexsdb@gmail.com

P David Lawrence R/Dr: VEMBU

9443734419

larasdb@gmail.com

S Jesumani Prabhu BA Eng 2

P Jeyaraj Bharath Dr: SAYAL

9688207760

bharath0404@gmail.com

P Varghese Anto A/Ad/YS

9597322687

antosdb@gmail.com

P Vijayan Vincent V/Pp/Cd

9976715542

veejaibeem@ymail.com

S Vijayan Sebastian PT 2

Profile of Vilathikulam
1. Name of the society registered: Don Bosco Mission, Vilathikulam.
2. Year of starting                            : 1994, September 24.
3. Address of the institution           : Don Bosco Mission,  Vembar Road,
      Vilathikulam – 628 907, Thoothukudi district
      Tamil Nadu, India.
Specific objective of the institution :
1. To instill integral faith, biblical and ecclesial knowledge in the faithful, through evangelization and catechisms.
2.To aim at total elimination of child labour and to offer every child the right to education, health and recreation.
3. To offer to every youth a positive self – profile, necessary skill training and employment.
4. To offer families their dignity, security and equip them with sustainable means of development.
Activities and programme details :
S.
Name of the Activity
Year of Starting
No. of.
Expenses per year
Funded by Govt., Foreign, Province
No
Beneficiaries Now
1
Boarding House
1996
70 children
5,00,000
Foreign Agency
2
Group Activities (Women, youth and Children)
2000
500 women, 300 youth and 1000 Children
2,00,000
Foreign Agency
3
Evening Study centres
2000
1000 Children
5,00,000
Foreign Agency
4
Vocational Training (computer, typing and tailoring)
2000
300 youth
2,00,000
Foreign Agency
5
Private coaching for 10th Std students
2007
75 students
50,000
Foreign Agency

 

 

Details of the sub centres :
S.
Name of the Activity
Year of Starting
No. of.
Expenses per year
Funded by Govt., Foreign, Province
No
Beneficiaries Now
1
Street and Slum Children rehabilitation at Madurai
2006
500 children
2,00,000
Foreign Agency
Extension Services :

S.

Name of the Activity

Year of Starting

No. of.

Expenses per year

Funded by Govt., Foreign, Province

No

Beneficiaries Now

1

Kovilpatti (Evening study, women SHG, youth groups)

2006

500 children, youth and women

5,00,000

Foreign Agency

 

 

 

 

The Project detail :

S.
Name of the Project
Name of the Area covered
Funded by Govt., Foreign, Province
Year of Implementation
No
1
Child labourers Rehabilitation Project
Vilathikulam Block
Cordaid
2001
2
Sigaram
15 Villages around Vilathikulam
Individuals of Netherlands
2004
3
Programme Project
Women of Vilathikulam region
Dmos Comide, Netherlands
2005
4
Emmaus
Sponsorship for 10 children
Children Care, Switzerland
2004
Details of the NGO :
S.
Name of the NGO
Name of the Area Covered
Activities
Area / activity
Contact person
No
Co – operation
1
Vidiyal
Vilathikulam Block
SHGs, Evening study
Common Trainings for children and women
Dr. Jothimani
2
SCAD
Southern Tamilnadu
Community Development
Medical camps
Mr. Stephen, Project Coordinator
3
SUMAI
 
 
 
 
4
Kalanchiyam
Tamil Nadu
SHGs
 
 
5
Bharadha Matha Makkal Iyakkam
Vilathikulam Block
Issue based activities
 
Sri. Rengan
6
Agni Siragugal
 
 
 
 
7
Dhan foundation
Tamil Nadu
Water shed management
 
 
8
India Rejuvenile movement
All over India
 
 
Mr. K.S. Kumaravelu
9
ASSEFA
Tamil nadu
SHGs
 
 

Socio – Economic Profile of Vilathikulam

Area Population

 Location of the institution     : Don Bosco Mission, Vilathikulam.

Taluk       : Vilathikulam

            Panchayat : Vilathikulam Town Panchayat

            Town : Vilathikulam

Geographical area covered by the services of the institution :

              Geographical area in Kms : Ettayapuram Taluk – 19 Kilo meters

              Taluk                               :           Vilathikulam

              Blocks                             :           Pudur –  22 Kilo meters.

Socio – Economic Profile of Tuticorin District 

Statistics Provided the Government of Tamil Nadu Presented by Vazhikaatti

Area and Population (1991 Census)

   Sl. No.

Name of the Taluk

Area in Hectares

Male

Female

Total

1

Thoothukudi

21706.2

 162671

 160009

  322680

2

Tiruchendur

  33330.83

 131196

 146046

  277242

3

Kovilpatti

  88851.99

 142094

 146379

  288473

4

Sathankulam

  34379.26

   46420

   54991

  101411

5

Srivaikuntam

  55620.84

   94289

 100851

  195140

6

Vilattikulam

109789

   79057

   82290

  161347

7

Ottapidaram (SC)

  72972.97

   54033

   55594

  109627

District Total

416651

 709760

 746160

1455920

 

 In this district the percentage o effective literacy (excluding children in the age group 1-6) is 74 %.  The numbers of educational institutions available in this district are as follows:

 

                    a)   Arts and Science Colleges – 12

                    b)   Medical College                  – 1

                    c)   Engineering Colleges          – 3

                    d)   Agriculture College             – 1

                    e)   Fisheries College                – 1

                    f)   Colleges for Special Education – 1

                    g)  Primary Schools                         – 1076

                    h)  Middle Schools                            – 284

                    i)   High Schools                               – 73

                    j)   Higher Secondary Schools         – 97

                    k)  Teachers Training Colleges        –  3

                    l)  Government Polytechnic              – 2

A Government Polytechnic in the name of the greatest Tamil Poet Subramania Bharathiyar is functioning from 1982 exclusively for girls at Ettayapuram.

Fact Points

Majority of rural poor youth in Tuticorin District are uneducated.

They become child labor at an early stage.

Unemployment problem in Tuticorin is on the increase.

Awareness about child labor and literacy is very low in the rural area of the district.

Only a few marginalized youth get proper counseling and guidance.

Intervention

Don Bosco Vilathikulam has primary school where 150 rural students are educated.

750 Child labour of Tuticorin are educated through child labour school.

Creation of job opportunities to 100 marginalized youth is done by Don Bosco Vilathikulam.

The women get benefited, through the women’s groups in 20 villages.

The Need

More number of social awareness program about child labour has to be done in Tuticorin district.

Marginalized youth of Tuticorin has to be educated inorder to bring down the date of drop outs fully.

Address

VEMBU Don Bosco Mission

Vembar Road

Vilathikulam

Tuticorin district 628 907

Phone: 04638 234469/233430

 

 Keela Eral

Profile

Don Bosco Mission Keelaeral was stared in Tuticorin District Since 2000. It is working for the rural poor Dalit of the Tuticorin District. It caters to the technical education and formal school education of the rural poor Dalit.

Activities

Parish Ministry:Parish Mission with six sub-stations; Village Animation: Evening Study Centres, Primary School, Youth Groups, Women Self-Help Groups, Children Parliaments, Boarding and CFCA; Community College:DTP, Two Wheeler and Four Wheeler Mechanism, Electrician, Welding and Computer Hard Ware.

Fact Points

In Keelaeral more number of dalits is uneducated and their families are economically very poor.

Drop outs and street children are found on the streets of Tuticorin.

Lack of awareness, education and employment among the youth.

Some rural poor youth become anti-social elements of the society.

Intervention

Don Bosco Keelaeral educates the poor Dalit by giving them valuable technical education to 300 youth.

Awareness Program and counseling given to 100 rural poor youth.

Creation of Job opportunities for 150 students in various companies each year.

The Need 

More counseling and guidance for Dalit youth have to be started.

New job oriented courses have to be implemented.

Dalits in Tuticorin district have to be educated.

Job Placements cells have to be started.