Kanal - to facilitate talents

Kanal is an innovative way to find the hidden talents within the young tribal children and to train them to develop their capabilities. Kanal is born out of our dream to foster values, leadership skills and artistic talents in students. At present we receive some financial help from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to conduct this programe. Around hundred children within the age group of 10- 15 years old, selected from the Unarvu centers for Kanal.

They gather once a month for two days camp at Pavana pastoral centre. The children are given coaching for the difficult subjects of their school curriculum. There is special training in singing, drama, dance, drawing, Tribal musical instruments, craft work etc. Through these the children receive a lot of confidence thus stage fear is reduced. Their creative and colorful evening cultural event is mind blowing. During Onam, Christmas and Summer vacations there are 3 days camp. They also receive an opportunity to see the world outside their home and surroundings through exposure visits.

Another attractive fact is that the organizing team and the mentors of these children are the older youth who were part of this programe over years, the maturity and creativity with which they handle the children is inspiring. In 2015- 16 there were 10 camps in which around 800 students participated. These children wait for the camp and show lot of improvement in their schools and at home.