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Hyderabad city students get a feel of tribal life

Hyderabad city students get a feel of tribal life
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Students and faculty from department of mass communication of Loyola Academy conducted an initiative ‘Beyond 103.

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Alwal: Students and faculty from department of mass communication of Loyola Academy conducted an initiative 'Beyond 103.' Theyzeroed in on a tribal area and took an oath to help them out in providing basic amenities. Students explained many things to the tribal kids and even gained some knowledge about living with having basic sources.

  1. Raise funds, vow to provide more amenities in hamlets
  2. Loyola Academy students learn about ways of the tribal

"I used to work for Humans of Hyderabad, where they focus on the human stories and came through a video on the tribal people of Bhadradri in Kothagudem on their social media page. I chose this place as I know that HOH shows only factual information and thus we decided to focus on them and help them out,"says Hima Bindu, Lecturer in Mass Communication.

She added, "We struggled for 3 months at a stretch in collecting funds, planned very carefully to implement this and make it successful. With all the funds we havegot, we purchased 10 rice bags of 25kg each, 100kg each of toordal, moongdal and red cowpeas, stationery items, two camping beds, Sports items, emergency medicines and clothes for all the age groups."

"Overall, 27 students from the batch have attended this camp, where 3 lecturers accompanied them. I am very happy with this initiative.We have done a great job and are pretty sure that they came back with abundant love and blessings," says VJ Bharati,

"I left Hyderabad and have been living in that tribal area for last three years to help those people and take care of their health. This is for the very first time where students took an initiative, donated lumpsum funds and stayed with us in these hamlets. They adjusted really well and made everyonehappy. Everything they donated will be distributed among the habitats for children's midday meals in their schools," says Dr Narender

Some of the students said that it was absolutely an amazing experience for them, living very close to nature, completely away from the digital world, understanding different psychological behaviors of the tribal people, and observing their struggle which taught us a lot.

"The respect they (tribals) gave us, we have no words to describe. The walks were even more beautiful where we got a chance to use the cell phone and cameras only for capturing the moments and nothing else," they added.

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