PALAKKAD: The Nallapadam Project of Malayala Manorama has chosen St.Gregorios English Medium School, Nellippathy, owned by St.Thomas Ashram, Attappady.
This surprise gift was for organizing and implementing socially committed projects in Attappady where more than 60 adivasi children died due to malnutrition recently.
The prize was distributed by famous Movie Artist Suresh Gopi at a function held at Sholayoor Govt. Tribal Higher Secondary School in Attappady.
The projects undertaken by the school help the children suffering from malnutrition at Kottamala hamlet of Sholayoor Grama panchayath in Attappady. This initiative was undertaken by the students in the context of recent children’s death in various adivasi hamlets in Attappady due to mal nutrition.
The students and teachers of the school conducted survey in the Kottamala adivasi hamlet to take an account of children suffering from diseases and malnutrition. They also collected data regarding the number of pregnant women, feeding mothers and old people in the village. The students decided to provide nutritious food to 55 children, pregnant women, feeding mothers and old people in the village.
The Aarogya Poshanam Project of the Malankara Orthodox Church, implemented by the St.Thomas Ashram, Attappady was an inspiration for the students to take up this project. They started collecting a daily contribution of Rs.3 from each student and providing cooked egg, boiled milk and bread to the needy on holidays and free time during week days.
The prize was received by students, Aswin Easwer, Acsa Alex and Nallapadam Coordinators Sofiya Mathew and P. Kumary.
Now the students are planning to distribute Onam gifts to the adivasi children of the Kottamala hamlet which was adopted by St. Gregorios English Medium School for providing nutritious food.