The current situation is that the Ilanthalir Illam, at Karungulam consists of 4 toilets 4 bathrooms and one room for dress changing. There is also an open space for the small children to take bath using water from the common tub. There is a shortage in the number of bathrooms and toilets. The plan is to build new ones and renovate the ones there are present.

Ilanthalir Home for Children

Karungulam is 60 kilometres away from Tiruchirappalli, south east India. There are 47 Children (girls only) in the age group of from 8 to 16. Necessary buildings for the stay of Orphan and other disadvantaged children have been constructed over the years. Still, the Government is insisting upon new regulations for the stay facilities for orphan and disadvantaged children.

Presently, the orphanage is being looked after by the Franciscan Sisters of St.Thomas. There are 3 Sisters and 2 other Staff who take care of Children in the place of parents and relatives. Karungulam and the surrounding areas are drought prone and have dry lands which dependant on monsoon for single crop cultivation in a year. Due to climate change less fresh water is available for cultivation. Hence, many farmers have left agriculture and are looking for alternate employments. Often migration of men and sometimes of the whole family affects the education of children. The villagers utilise Ilanthalir home as a safe shelter until they go for their employment in other areas.

Need for the Project

The current situation is that the Ilanthalir Illam, at Karungulam consists of 4 toilets 4 bathrooms and one room for dress changing. There is also an open space for the small children to take bath using water from the common tub. There is a shortage in the number of bathrooms and toilets. The plan is to build new ones and renovate the ones there are present. 7 toilets and 7 bathrooms will be constructed namely one for every 4 or 5 children. Out of these two toilets and one bathroom will be built for children with disability.

Expected Outcome of the Project

  • 7 new bathrooms and toilets
  • Friendly manner having modern fixtures, proper sanitations, drainage system for waste water and also to ensure regular supply of quality water 
  • More privacy since orphans and children can have shower inside rather than outdoors. 
  • Less waiting time spent for availability for bathroom especially for the morning to go to school 
  • More hygiene  due to better drainage. 
  • The increase in the number of bathrooms and toilets will allow us to increase the intake of students from next year to 60 students