Our Work in Action 

A Harvest Of Love

"What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action”

-  Meister Eckhart

Mr.Dwaraknath Reddy believed in not only giving away all his wealth to the development of

indigent communities, he participated actively in understanding their issues, and finding solutions that

gave them relief from penury, and brought back dignity in their lives.

 

The work and activities undertaken by the Trusts he established, including DRRT (Dwaraknath Reddy Ramanarpanam Trust), and RDRCT (Ranjini Dwaraknath Reddy Charitable Trust) are a testimony to his spirit of service and concern to improve the lot of those who lacked opportunities to live in peace, harmony,

and justice.

Our Approach and Solutions

Infrastructure Development and Housing

Whether it was in the slums of Bangalore, the villages of Chikkaballpur, the remote rural hinterlands of Chittoor district, a tribal community forced to live in an urban setting, or the village in Tamilnadu that was close to drowning due to floods in a nearby lake, DRRT reached out over and over again to urban and rural communities, supporting the poor to live with better security and dignity.

 

Dwaraknath Reddy lit the lamp of hope along with Manikyam, a leader in G.Byappanahalli slum, nearly two decades ago.

 

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This slum was formed in the mid ‘80’s with families bulldozed from different parts of the city and dumped most inhumanly in G.Byappanahalli by the State Authorities with no access to proper community amenities. (PICTURE OF THE SLUM HUTS HERE-CODE INFRA-1B)

DRRT stepped in to resolve their immediate water, toilet, waste management and community center problems. (PHOTOS AVAILABLE-INFRA CODE 2 WATER PICS, CODE 3 TOILET RENOVATED, CODE-4 WASTE MANAGEMENT BUCKETS DISTRIBUTION, HEMA CAN PLACE PICS AS BEST HERE).

Now over a thousand families have access to their own individual amenities and DRRT ad succeeded in giving immense relief to the families, especially women.

(PICTURE OF APPA, SANDHYAMMA , ME ETC STANDING WITH PEOPLE IN THIS SLUM- CODE -5)

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Infrastructure Development and Housing

Whether it was in the slums of Bangalore, the villages of Chikkaballpur, the remote rural hinterlands of Chittoor district, a tribal community forced to live in an urban setting, or the village in Tamilnadu that was close to drowning due to floods in a nearby lake, DRRT reached out over and over again to urban and rural communities, supporting the poor to live with better security and dignity.

 

Dwaraknath Reddy lit the lamp of hope along with Manikyam, a leader in G.Byappanahalli slum, nearly two decades ago.

PHOTO-CODE IT-INFRA 1A to come here

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This slum was formed in the mid ‘80’s with families bulldozed from different parts of the city and dumped most inhumanly in G.Byappanahalli by the State Authorities with no access to proper community amenities. 

(PICTURE OF THE SLUM HUTS HERE-CODE INFRA-1B)

DRRT stepped in to resolve their immediate water, toilet, waste management and community center problems. 

(PHOTOS-INFRA CODE 2 WATER PICS, CODE 3 TOILET RENOVATED, CODE-4 WASTE MANGEMENT BUCKETS DISTRIBUTION to be placed below

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Now over a thousand families have access to their own individual amenities and DRRT had succeeded in giving immense relief to the families, especially women.

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Shelter Programs and Access to Basic Necessities

Hosakerehalli slum, which was renamed as Janashanthinagar after AVAS and Rotary Club of Bangalore jointly initiated an insitu rehousing program. But despite the shelter program being successfully implemented the community had still not the infrastructure sanctioned. There were no drinking water connections and electricity.

Without these basic necessities the toilets were also dysfunctional.

DRRT intervened to support the provision of these amenities through public water connections, access to electricity in households. The immense relief to the community, and success of the housing project were immeasurable and this housing project also went on to win the National Habitat Award.

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Rights to Infrastructure 

The slum dwellers of Sanyasikunte slum lived in appallingly deplorable conditions. Their huts were partially on a rocky bed, partially by a storm drain and some on the garbage filled heaps with ill health due to lack of infrastructure. Despite all these hardships the slum dwellers were constantly 

threatened by evictions and demolitions.

AVAS took the leadership to find housing solutions and DRRT and RDRCT intervened to give families 

immediate relief from lack of infrastructure. Helping build block of toilets, get public water taps and help with shelter programs, the voluntary organization and the Trusts supported the poor lead a better life.

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Self Supporting Community Centers 

Apart from supporting immediate relief measures in providing minimum infrastructure, DRRT and RDRCT invested in constructing a number of community centers in different areas.These turned out to be the best common community asset that people used for innumerable purposes: 

  • Children's day care centers

  • Health centers

  • Skills generation centers

  • Community meetings

  • Youth activities

  • Computer training centers

  • Inter faith sharing centers

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The centers are established at various slums : 

  • Vyalikaval

  • Krishnayanapalya 

  • GMPalya 

  • Bhandhavyanagar

  • Janashakthinagar 

  • Sudhamanagar 

  • G.Byappanahalli 

  • Wahab Garden 

  • MRS Palya

  • Koramangala along with SIT-KC

  • Nallakaderinahalli village along with SIT-KC

  • DWARAKA center, Bhaskarpet in Srikalahasthi

  • SWECHA center, Satsangnagar, Madanapalli

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Support to Educational Institutes

 

 Schools have been constructed or rebuilt at:

  • Nacoldev (Nakkala Colony Development)
    - Learning Centre for the tribal families

  • Kandawara and MRS Palya - the government higher secondary school

  • DRIK Patashala in Chittoor

  • Satsang Rural School in Makonda, Madanapalli

  • DRIK DWARAKA Academy at the DRIK VIVEKA Campus

Infrastructure has been provided in different Government schools: 

  • MRS Palya Government school was renovated, refurbished all classrooms, provided desks, chairs, tables, musical instruments and computers

  • Varthur Government school-Rebuilt simple girls toilets, renovated classes , provided tables, chairs, uniforms and stationery to children

  • Kandawara Government school was rebuilt to provide girls toilets, renovated classes, provided tables, chairs, uniforms and stationery to children

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  • Gandlakothur primary school - Provided uniforms

  • Pulicherla Government High School - Provided chairs, desks, and other kitchen utensils

  • Inagaluru Government primary school -Provided water tank facilities, repaired class rooms and play items

  • VMPalli government school - provided stationery and uniforms to children

  • Doddaganahalli Government school - fencing to protect school premises, and other supports

  • Nalllakaderinahalli Government school -stationery and other required support

  • Motlur Government school - uniforms, stationery and other infrastructure supports

  • Community Classes and Government Schools - Imparting knowledge and skills

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With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Workshops is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.

 

Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.