• Trivandrum, Kerala
  • +91 95670 92702.
  • Trivandrum, Kerala
  • +91 95670 92702.

On 11 January 2019, CSCF organised a monthly meeting for the mentors and mentees from 10 villages with a training session on involvement in social issues. The session was handled by Mr.R.JyothiBasu;CSCF Executive member and Doctoral research student of Hyderabad Central University. He explained the relevance of joining hands together for social causes and the mining issue of Alappad;a coastal village of Kollam district . During the training session, all the members expressed their interest to involve in the SaveAlappad campaign and the meeting decided to visit Alappad on the next day to express solidarity of CSCF. Jyothibasu and 10 mentors led the journey to Alappad. 30 mentees were joined in this campaign and they distributed leaflets on mining issue in Alappad to the train passengers during the travel from Trivandrum to Karunagappally. In karunagappally Bus stand, the mentees prepared badges and pluck cards with Save Alappad slogans with the help of mentors. It was a great idea to make the pluck cards in a public shed where thousands of people come across.We made a street campaign by holding these slogans in the streets of Karunagappally. All our social media coordinators live casted these campaigns in online for a wide reach. Our team visited the protesters and expressed our solidarity to them. Mentees made a signature tree in the protest hut with solidarity slogans and drawings.Later we also visited the mining area and got in touch with environmental and social issues ofAlappad caused by mining. We understood that more than 80 km2coastal land is already disappeared because of the mining and the existence of this coastal village continues as a question mark for the past few decades. Mentees shared their campaign experience in their social media timelines for reaching it to many of their circles.Via this innovative mode of campaigning, our mentors and mentees brought Alappad social issue to more than 50000 people.