Lending a helping hand to adivasis

BANGALORE: ‘Go! Make a Difference’, a four-day fun and fund raising cycle expedition from Bangalore to Gudalur, in the Nilgiris will be taken up from March 7, 2012. This initiative is to suppo

Published: 28th February 2012 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:05 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: ‘Go! Make a Difference’, a four-day fun and fund raising cycle expedition from Bangalore to Gudalur, in the Nilgiris will be taken up from March 7, 2012. This initiative is to support the Vidyodaya Tribal School — a school for the Gudalur Adivasi children and also to help the adivasi community.

‘Go! Mad cycling tours’ is initiated by ACCORD (Action for Community Organisation, Rehabilitation and Development).  Inspired by the adivasi community’s determination to make a difference, over the last 25 years, the organisation strives to create spaces for youth to spearhead causes and be able to improve opportunities for the adivasi community. A maximum of 25 participants is shortlisted for the ‘Go! Mad

Cycling tour’.

Speaking about the tour, Ramdas, managing trustee of Vidyodaya School said, “In 2000, over 737 adivasi children were going to school, in 2011 this number has increased to 2737. In order to help the children further, we intend to step up the range of innovations and start a residential school. We foresee a great future ahead of us.”

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