Education of Green Friends’ children
60 percent green friends working with our Perungalathur MSWM project are from other state and speak Telugu as mother tongue. Over the years, it has been observed that these green friends’ in a zest to earn a living sometimes neglect the importance of providing elementary education for their children. Even if enrolled in anganwadis or schools, the distance and transportation has always been an issue of concern since the green friends (majority being women) would be at their work from 6 am onwards. Sending their children to school on time is always a challenge. This year, the dependency on local transport to reach school made 7 children of green friends to drop out from the A. C. Kamakshi Rao Middle School, Tambaram which is around 5 km from their tenements.