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Rural Reconstruction Upper Primary (R.R.U.P.) School was established in 1936 in the village of Ullannur in the southern Indian state, Kerala.  The school was started as part of a rural development effort headed by the late visionary Sri. M.K.Varghese, the first graduate from that village.  R.R.U.P. began as a vocational school with students learning trades such as bee keeping, weaving, poultry farming, book binding, carpentry, and agriculture, to name a few. Following the Second World War, the school shifted to a more traditional education system and remains that way today.  R.R.U.P. is a private school with a current student body of about 50-60 students from low-middle income families.  Unlike schools that charge tuition, R.R.U.P. is free for students to attend, but because of this, it is not an English medium school, which is why the need for volunteer English teachers is high.  In today’s global economy, to obtain a job outside of their small village, a good grasp of the English language is a necessity for the students. The students’ primary language is Malayalam and their English level is low to medium, but they are well-behaved, respectful, and extremely eager to learn.  Come join the welcoming Indian teachers at R.R.U.P. and help make a difference in these children’s lives!

  7 comments for “About

  1. arathi
    December 2, 2014 at 5:44 am

    I like to be part of this group. How will I contact with you?

  2. Donna Bucklow
    December 26, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I will be in Kerala in January and would love to volunteer (I am a primary teacher from Australia). What do I need to know?

  3. RODNEY
    May 24, 2015 at 6:47 am

    I AM A RISING SENIOR STUDYING AT AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN UAE. I WOULD BE GLAD TO VOLUNTEER FOR THREE WEEKS IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015. MAY i HAVE MORE DETAILS ON THIS PLEASE?

    • Daytona Barker
      June 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Yes- more details can be found on the FAQ portion of the website. Please email keralavolunteer@gmail.com should you have any questions after visiting that section.

    • Daytona Barker
      September 10, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      There are more details on in the FAQ section of the website. Please let me know specifically what you’d like to know..

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