Work is finally under way on our most ambitious project to date – the construction of an eco-friendly children’s village, named ‘Paradise’, which will provide a home for 1,000 orphaned and underprivileged children from Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India.
The village will create a safe haven where children can be nurtured and realise their full potential, creating a self-sustaining and mutually beneficial community based on the pursuit of happiness through the common good. The village will also lead the way in construction, using recyclable materials and ‘green’ technologies for electricity, water, sewage and edible plantations.
In addition to school buildings and housing for children and their care workers, there will be a health centre, sport and art facilities, rooms for visiting volunteers, edible gardens, a care home for the elderly and community buildings. A school for the blind is also planned as an integral component.
Also, it is our intention to demonstrate that rural village life can be a bliss compared to ill-planned urban development, with a lot of slums creating misery.
The Village will be a model development and we hope to stem, or stop, the rural-urban migration.