The Kids Collective (Kuttikkoottam) is formed of more than 150 children whose education Pallium India supports.
They are all children from families where the breadwinner died or is paralyzed; they did not have a lot of brightness in their lives.
Some of our volunteers – Brigadier Oommen, Rema Ramparasad, Leela Devi, Mr Sen and others – felt that they need more than books and school fees and thus was born the Kids’ Collective.
During three days of the summer vacation, 37 of the kids got together for a summer camp where they could learn and play and have a bit of fun. Two days in JMM Center and one day of outing to the zoo and planetarium.
And what amazing talents they displayed! Painters, writers, public speakers – the group had them all. They certainly gave us a treat.
We thank Dr Richa Sood and Dr Amit Sood from the Mayo clinic whose contribution was enough for the conduct of the summer camp. There were many other donations – all that is going to a fund for the continued support from the children. As we write this, a career guidance program for selected children is under way!