Building a Sustainable Home for the Janani Girls
"When you let your own light shine, you unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
Janani is a home for disadvantaged but brilliant young women in Puducherry, South India. Founded and run by Prime Trust, Janani is at a crucial stage in its development. We must build our own home meeting government specifications, or it will be closed. We choose to see this as an opportunity to create something wonderful that will benefit our girls, the local community, the natural environment and everyone who chooses to help us.
Our vision for Janani is of a fully sustainable home. We imagine a place built to last, using natural materials and fuelled by solar energy. We want the girls' food to be sourced from an organic garden planted on the premises and tended by them, assisted by other local people. We are looking for talented and conscientious people with a broad range of skill sets to help us in making our dream a reality.
What we need for the home
- Money to buy land and cover legal expenses
- An architect to help us to put together and oversee the completion of a viable plan
- A lawyer with experience in India to help us navigate a legal and fair deal
- Building materials
- A greywater recycling system, water butts and pipes and plumbers to fit these
- Reclaimed wood to make furniture (tables, bookshelves, beds, benches, desks, shutters, shop fittings, etc.) and carpenters who can make these for us
- Solar panels and fitters
… and so many other things! Please let us know if you have ideas to help us in building our dream home
What we can offer in return
- An opportunity to learn and to do something with your skills and abilities
- A home away from home in beautiful South India
- Publicity for your business/organisation
- Lots of fun new friends!