We have been doing very good despite the busy schedules. There has been a momentum recently and it is up to each one of us to keep the bell ringing.
As you all know, we visited Cherlapalli open air jail recently, thanks to the initiative of Prasanthi & Madhavareddy garu of BOSF. Around 20 Members visited the jail from different Group. Most of them are from ASWA.
- We interacted with Prisoners and collect their requirements (check at the end of the mail or attachments)
- We distributed Inspirational Books
- We try to motivate them with our words
What we can do
- Planning to verify the requests received and extend our support to as many based our funds status
It has been a very heartwarming experience to understand the hard realities; inspirational to meet an official who wants to go above and beyond call of duty in improving the lives of the people under his command and extremely happy to meet a living example of a person who has grown from rags to riches with sheer determination and enormous will power.
As shared in the mail (hope most of you have gone through them), the requirements are multi-folded and definitely within the reach of the spirited members of our forum.
I request the groups to come forward and share the responsibility in addressing these requirements. Let us serve the purpose of the visit.
I share my views and request the groups/members who are skilled in particular area to come forward to offer your support.
I request Venkatesh /Srinivas to coordinate the effort, to follow up and see to that the updates are shared. He is in loop for all the action that is taken by me post our visit to the jail.
ACTIVITIES THAT CAN BE TAKEN UP IN JAIL
A. Yoga - Manavata Srinivas garu
B. Art of Living - Prasanthi
C. Jeevan Vidya (already done)
E. Counseling Sessions - Thiagarajan garu through SEVA
F. Certificate Course on Gandhian Values - Sriram garu to co-ordinate with Prasad garu of AP Sarvodaya Mandal
G. RTI Session for the Prisoners - Prasanthi to take help of Balagangadhar Tilak garu
RERUIREMENTS OF PRISONERS
A. Cycles - 10
B. RO Water Plant
Diwaker Reddy garu will try through Rotary. We need one or two volunteers to try to raise fund through any other source.
FOR PRISONERS' FAMILY MEMBERS
A. Financial Support for the Education of the Prisoners' Children
A. Enquiry to be done at the respective location - Anand garu and/or any other volunteer who hails from particular place
B. Announce the requirement for fund
C. See to that it is spent for the cause the amount is raised
(B and C will be responsibility of the NGO who comes forward to fund the particular student(s). All of us will coordinate and help)
B. Livelihood Opportunity to the family members of the Prisoners
We can take the inputs and guidance from Akshara Muralidhar garu
A. Sewing Machines (for one family, the requirement will be addressed by Mrs. Madhavareddy garu)
C. Widow Pension for Parent
Will look forward for a positive response from each one of you.
Those who missed the first visit can plan to participate in the second visit which is most likely be on 13th July, 3 pm to 5 pm.
It would really be great if we speed up the process and come up with a plan of action and owner for each activity.
Courtesy : Prasanthi, BOSF
Love all - Serve all
Amma Social Welfare Association (ASWA)