KOCHI: Every small effort counts. Sanchari Koottayma, a gathering of young travel enthusiasts in the state, have initiated #Notebook, where willing persons can donate notebooks, pen, pencil, instrument box, school bags, umbrella to ensure the lesser privileged children in the state get to go to school. ‘Let these children smile along with your kids, this academic year,’ read posters set up by the Sanchari Koottayma, across the city.
“Our aim is to ensure that under priveleged children also get the opportunity to go to school. We have identified tribal hamlets where families can’t afford the basic educational needs of their children. The families don’t have the capacity to purchase new items every year,” said Sanchari Koottayma ad Ullas.
The Ernakulam unit have zoomed in on a population of kids at a tribal hamlet in Idukki. “ We are in talks with the principal at the school,” he said.
Following their footsteps, Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam units have also placed boxes, and Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Kasarkod and Bangalore units are in planning phase.
Sanchari UAE Unit is also supporting this initiative.
There are a total 12 collection centres set up in Kochi where the public can donate the items. The collection centers and contact details include:
Perumbavoor Silk and satin 9496447301,
Muvattupuzha Sheesh shoppe 9496447301,
Ankamaly No 1 weddings collection 9496447301,
Sremulanagaram Central mobiles,
Shameer Ali 9447021714, Aluva legend dresses
9496447301, Kothamangalam Cekilos
9846914408, Paravur hotel Aiswarya 9447105520, Vypin 8281769186,
Eranakulam Sibi home near Kaloor Stadium 9947441414.