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Catalyzing Change in Thottiapatti

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BUILD India via Crowdrise
April 10, 2011

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THE STORY:

Building Understanding through International Learning and Development (BUILD) is a student-led initiative of the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University. BUILD partners with rural communities in the developing world to research and implement initiatives for human, social, and economic development.

Our group of 30 Tufts students is currently collaborating with Thottiapatti, a village in Tamil Nadu, India, that lacks access to basic resources and job security. We are working in conjunction with locally based partner NGO Payir, which focuses on holistic development and provides employment to many villagers in the surrounding area. Our project has 3 main components:

1) Public bathroom facilities - These environmentally-friendly and low water usage toilets will ensure that villagers no longer need to walk a mile to go to the bathroom, day or night, in order to keep decency.

2) A green computer center and communal space - Thottiapatti's need for a shared, unifying space will be met by building a solar-powered community center which will house a library and an innovative e-learning computer program so that the villagers will gain practical vocational skills and have opportunities to connect with students and teachers all over the world.

3) Artisan business - This project will utilize the existing artistic skills of the young men and women of Thottiapatti to design their own products using their original Kolam designs. Please see our pictures for examples of this traditional artform!

Together, with your support, our project will bridge gaps in the community - between elders and youth, different caste groups, and men and women - creating an environment of mutual understanding and acceptance. Thank you all!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,009

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jesse Katz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • MILLENNIUM CAMPUS NETWORK INC

    $50

  • Benjamin

    $10

  • The Millennium Campus Network

    $50

  • Jill Hess

    $100

  • Becca Baer

    $25

  • The Rowe Family

    $200

  • The Gurr Family

    $100

  • Meredith Schmidt

    $25

  • Ramakrishnan Family

    $100

  • Viswanathan & Family

    $100

  • The Hurst Family

    $50

  • Mohan family

    $50

  • Joan and Robert Stein

    $50

  • Jane Oppenheim

    $25

  • The Desai Family

    $50

  • Vijayakumar family

    $50

  • Celia Sheneman

    $25

  • Jim Wollum

    $100

  • Melissa Beaudry

    $25

  • Ahmed

    $25

  • Arielle

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Karin & Fredrik

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Peter Hess & Debbie Kenyon

    $75

  • Georgi Dwight and Tom Hess

    $25

  • T & Peggy Hess

    $100

  • Henry & Odile Wollum

    $25

  • Howard Silver

    $25

  • Deborah Platek and Martin Oppenheimer

    $100

  • Caryn &larry; malitzky

    $180

  • Judy and Jerry

    $180

  • Estelle and Paul Nussbaum

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lisa & Jeremy Platek

    $100

  • Linda Levy

    $50

  • Lester Resman & Randee Gordon

    $100

  • Jack and Mary DeVerter

    $50

  • Kerry & Ben Gilbert

    $50

  • M Carlson

    $50

  • Jia Lin Hoe

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Savta and Saba Platek

    $100

  • Kala sridharan

    $25

  • choong siew foong

    $100

  • Michael

    $24

  • Richard Burton & Ben Pitchers

    $100

  • revathi and ram

    $100

  • Lupita Dominguez

    $30

  • Eleanore

    $100

  • Electa Sam

    $50

  • Andree & Jack Patterson

    $50

  • Joan H.Kurtz M.D.

    $25

  • Sanborn

    $50

  • Sanduski Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Venkataramanis

    $250

  • The tauber/Oppenheimer Family

    $100

  • Cynthia Maupin

    $100

  • Suseela Chandrashekar

    $100

  • Alice Oppenheimer

    $100

  • Chivukula Fam

    $25

  • Subramani Rajaram

    $25

  • Bhavani Chandramouli

    $50

  • Marc and Deborah Fogel

    $50

  • Evan Oppenheimer & Lia Levenson

    $100

  • Davin Searls

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

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The Team: $5,009 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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BUILD India

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

Good luck and make sure that Your goals match the needs of the village 6 years ago

Davin Searls

Davin Searls

DONATION: $25

Rena, keep up your amazing humanitarian work., and have a wonderful time in India! Eat lots of dosas and pani puri ;) 6 years ago

Evan Oppenheimer & Lia Levenson

Evan Oppenheimer & Lia Levenson

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Marc and Deborah Fogel

Marc and Deborah Fogel

DONATION: $50

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Bhavani Chandramouli

Bhavani Chandramouli

DONATION: $50

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Subramani Rajaram

Subramani Rajaram

DONATION: $25

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Chivukula Fam

Chivukula Fam

DONATION: $25

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Alice Oppenheimer

Alice Oppenheimer

DONATION: $100

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Suseela Chandrashekar

Suseela Chandrashekar

DONATION: $100

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Cynthia Maupin

Cynthia Maupin

DONATION: $100

6 years ago