SCAD Oorani AidCamp

Tamil Nadu - July 2019


This is a two-week project based initially at the SCAD campus in Cheranmahadevi and then Vilathikulam, Tamil Nadu. The project takes place between 27 July – 11 August 2019.

The total fundraising target is £1,350. This is divided into a registration fee of £425 and a fundraising target of £925 which is due by 3 June 2019.

Local woman collecting water

Tamil Nadu has been faced with the growing problem of water shortage for some time and the situation only seems to be getting worse for the people who live and work in the region. Drought is a real and growing challenge and people are faced with the need to walk, sometimes for several kilometres, to reach the nearest source of drinking water.

One of the ways that we can help local people cope with this lack of access to water is by helping to renew the traditional water capture and storage systems or Ooranies.

Volunteers will be able to help complete the repair work during their time at Vilathikulam as well as plant trees around the bunds and reconnect the water supply to key parts of the village, helping dozens of families.

Local women gathering water

Prior to the week in Vilathikulam volunteers will have had the chance to see and experience the diverse range of programmes that SCAD operates to support some of the most vulnerable adults and children in the area.

The Itinerary*

* Please note the itinerary above is for illustration purposes only and may be subject to change.

Additional Information
Accommodation will be at the SCAD campus at Cheranmahadevi and local hotels elsewhere.

Volunteers are responsible for booking their own flights and arranging their visa, insurance and any vaccinations as required. Guidance is provided wherever possible.

It's always hot in southern India – even what the locals call the "cool" season has daytime temperatures of 30ºC (86ºF) or more, so pack "hot". The monsoon season in Tamil Nadu runs from July to November – in theory. It's very fickle and some years it hardly rains at all.

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