250 children live in this village yet there is no school, and it is a long way from the city, and the families are very poor. The family above own enough land, but they have only a palm leaf hut in which to live. The owner of the land is the mother (Krishnawari), but her children (Dennis 17, Steven 14, Livingstone 9, and Pravinraj 7) have had no education. She would happily donate land for a school to be built in Ponnalai. A school with 5 class rooms and furniture would cost 23,000 to build and 3500 to run each year. If you or your school or organisation feel you can fund a school building in this poor village area , please email Bob Uppington (Chair of Trustees, SHIVA Charity) at
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