Manikanda Gurukulam


Manikanda Gurukulam



The Vanavasi brethren residing in Sabarimala Pumkavanam are descended from Sabari Mata herself. Bringing them up is the duty of every Swami Bhaktha. The Temple has revenue of crores annually. However, the Vanavasis in the neighborhood live in misery. Manikanda Gurukulam will be a shelter and Residential School for Sabarimala Vanavasi children. Initially, 200 children would be accommodated here. The colonies in Sabarimala forest (1) Siffan (2) Laha (3) Saippukudi (4) Chalakkayam (5) Attathodu (6) Vimmaram (7) Perumbanmmozhi. In Addition the Sreelankan rahabilitated Colonies "GAVI" and "Pachakanam" are also in dense forest. The total number of tribal family in Poonkavanam are estimated to 350 and the population accumulated to 3650 as per village records and census. In Poomkavanam there are 8 Colonies as said above but the distance in between colonies are 3 to 5 Kms. and tedious journey by walk among wild animal in jungle make them afraid of the surrounding and hence they are not familier to our educated community. Anganavadi, balavadi, ration shop, medical help, electricity, water etc., are still a dream to these poor families. They are to be tought about needs and necessity of environmental protection, forest and wild life, primary education, in science and technology, climatology, hydrology, livelyhood, sheltering, empowerment of women, youngsters, child care, food security rules and regulations, cultural heritage and national resurgence including health care. As in the above circumstances the Sabarimala Ayyappa Sava Samajam have made several studies on their basic needs, geographical, geophysical, man power, education, economical livelihood, water scarcity, construction of house, medical care, Kids & pregnant womans status etc., To rebilitate the whole kids (Tribal) as Ist phase at Koonamkara, the trust will provide primary facilities care, education, entertainment, empowering women, employment to all adults by self employment or like any suitable job, protecting wild life, make propaganda against arrac ganja and anti social activism, teaching with help of establishing "Kinder" to L.P.School, sheltering properly and in all aspect make them self reliant and soldier of the nation for sustainable and secured development. Total cost of this project is Rs. 1Cr