In Kongappadam village of Kerala, a man named CD Sajid Kumar, 46 years old is helping the Dalit youths to get an education. He started a programme titled ‘Ente Kongappadam’ ( my Kongappadam). This programme has changed many lives.
Moreover, Kumar returned from Dubai in 2013 and saw that not a single student from that colony had been admitted to the college, reported The Indian Express. Some hadn’t even managed to complete their primary schooling. After watching this gruesome conditions of education in society Kumar launched the free education programme in 2013, where he took tuitions for students of classes 6, 9 and 10 from the colony. Since then, the programme has helped 38 students pursue education beyond class 10 and five students who went on to complete their graduation. Several students even enrolled in diploma courses.
Around 174 Dalits from the Cheruma Scheduled Caste community have been residing at Kongappadam, part of the Akathethara village panchayat. Digital education through the laptop and Television is also the part of the programme. According to Express, Kumar spends around Rs 8,000 a month to keep the programme running.
Sini K, 17, who enrolled himself for an undergraduate course in a college, credited his academic accord to the programme.”Earlier, we had no culture of studying at home. We would come home from school and help our parents in the fields or sit around doing nothing. Now, we all spend a few hours studying at home.” said Sini. So this is really a Good News for the society that such kind people are there to help others. You can also watch the Documentary on ‘Ente Kongappadam’.