Background: Puthalpattu

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Project background

  • Hello Friends,
    Welcome to Puthalpattu community. Puthalpattu community lies in southern India roughly halfway between Bangalore and Chennai, 26 kilometers from the town of Chittoor.

  • Chittoor District is on the southeastern fringes of the state of Andhra pradesh in India, which is part of the extremely backward ‘Rayalaseema’ region.   A considerable majority of Dalit community lives in this region.

  • Puthalpattu is a rural community of 7.000 inhabitants. It lies in Southern India roughly halfway between Bangalore and Madras, 26 kilometers from the city of Chittoor.

Village facts

  • Puthalpattu is one of the revenue head quarters in Chittoor district. Puthalpattu Mandal is a rural community of 7.000 inhabitants consisting of 21 Revenue villages and 24 Panchayats. It lies in Southern India roughly halfway between...

  • Improving the lives of young children and women is a commitment expressed throughout our work. A significant part of our work involves providing direct services to children. Importantly, we also engage and collaborate with parents. We...

  • Most of the children attending the creche centres have not ventured far from their local villages. Recently Scan-India organised a day trip designed as a fun learning experience. Thanks to some local funding we were able to hire a mini-bus for...

  • Improving the lives of young children and women is a commitment expressed throughout our work. A significant component of our work involves provision of direct services to children. Importantly, we also engage and collaborate with parents.

  • We are working among the ‘Dalit’ communities who are considered as the lower castes in the Indian social hierarchy. Th