Post Trek Write up Social Trek 43 with Arumbugal Alayam

Thursday, April 4, 2013

31 volunteers took 48 kids from Arumbugal Alayam to Nagala West on the occasion of CTC's 5th  birthday celebration 

It was a wonderful trek with the kids and the volunteers having a good time together.

apart from having a fun time in Nagala we also did a clean up activity on the way down to our base.


the left over plates and trash was huge enough for a truck load but as we were restricted with time and trash bags we were able to collect only some few bags of garbage.


thanks to all the volunteers who stood for the cause and actively participated in the trek be it distributing food, helping in the trail or be it the clean up activity. 

a special thanks to Reshmi and Vel's University for arranging a bus for transportation for the kids and bus driver Olimuthu raja for a safe an happy journey.

Thanks to each and every one who was a part of the trek in and out.

Here is the write up by Dr.Priscilla 

Social Trek with Kids of Arumbugal Aalayam to Nagala West ( Andra )17th March 2013

Trekking is not one of my strong hold ,but my husband Siddhattha ,motivated me to this experience with the CTC. This was an experience which was heart warming and adventures.
We started off at 4:00am at Tidal Park the first pick up point, with our bag pack and all the goodies for the little one who we were so eager to meet, anxiety and excitement all packed together, alongside.
Made a couple of stops on the way to pick up the volunteers and the Trekkers and headed to
Arumbugal Aalayam . The kids were ,waiting and ready for the exciting day ahead .It was heart warming to see what little we do brings these children great joy.

There were around 48 of the little once; waiting eagerly .I was thrilled to see the enthusiasm The bus trip to Nagala West was a joy ride in itself we had fun singing and the kids dance along the way.C:\Users\Priscilla\Desktop\two.jpgAfter the travel we reached the foot hill and had our breakfast ,which was a lot to eat.C:\Users\Priscilla\Desktop\one.jpg
The trekking was filled with loads of amusing and enjoyment we laughed and sang songs
to bet the heat..
Loved the rock climbing and the freshwater streams
Reached our destination after 2hours of Trekking ,just to have more fun and more fresh water at the cute water fall.
After enjoying the water for a few hours, we had lunch and some of us napped and the others resumed the water fun.
We pulled ourselves out of there as it was time to retune. It was sad to leave but everything good eventually comes to an end .
“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sing with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.” 
 Bessie Anderson Stanley
This day proved to us that we had succeeded in a way. Thank you CTC for the experience.
Dr.Priscilla Siddhattha

Hats off to all the Volunteers.
You had brought a wonderful smile on these kids face.

Special Thanks:

Reshmi and Vel's University and bus driver Olimuthu raja:  for arranging a bus for transportation for the kids. the kids had an opportunity to have good time together all through the way. the bus ride was good. 

Paul, Thangam and Karthik: for handling accounts, food, swimming tubes

Sudhir ji : for swimming class and leading the kids and taking care of them all along the way with other volunteers

Rekha: for sending more than 100 yummy banana muffins. ( thanks.... some of us had more :) )

One and all: Who had bought chocolates,biscuits, fruits for the kids and also actively volunteering in taking care of the kids and the trek. 

please excuse for shortcomings and sorry if i had forgot to mention anyone.

Hoping to see you guys again on treks.

warm regards,


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