Ongoing Projects - Bridge Builder Program (BBP)
Bridge Builder Program ( BBP )
KKF-Weltwaerts, Germany deputes two German Volunteers every year under the Bridge Builder Program ( BBP ) to NMCT.
Ms. Finja Strobel & Ms. Maria Kraus Volunteers from Germany have visited NMCT and stayed at Abhaya Students Shelter from August 2017 to March 2018.
The Volunteers get the opportunity to learn through active assistance and contribute to the interventions of NGOs. Accordingly they teach English, Yoga and Skill Building. They also get an insight of the project activities with specific reference to poverty and livelihood and they support in documentation of case studies of project activities, including special assignment for KKS supports.
By involving and participating with the local Community and events they increase the intercultural Competence.
Bethammal's family background is extremely meagre. Her parents are both illiterate. During her childhood the family moved around to sell handicrafts made by her father, so their living place was just a tent. For the children's education they later settled in Coimbatore and established themselves a small thatched hut. Bethammal dropped out of school before she had completed her 5th standard and was about to work as a child labour in the construction field.
The NMCT identified her and admitted in Abhaya in 2008 and it gave her the chance to continue her studies. Abhaya home took care for higher studies upto completing the Nursing course. Now she is the Warden and Nurse taking care of the Abhaya home and children.