On the Field
Kalangium training center
"kalangium" the attic of hope... it incarnates all of INDP principles.
"Kalangium" means "barn" in Tamil, the center opened its doors in 2006. Located in the Marakanam region, it is a model building, entirely built in mud-brick, and home to both traditional and modern environmentally friendly methods. The center is self-sufficient: rainwater harvesting, water recycling, improved drinking water, using solar energy and medicinal plants. Kalangium also hosts night classes (about 300 children) and daycare (about 30 children) fro Dalits, tribes or low-castes. A permanent exhibition on renewable energies can also be seen. Training sessions, conferences, debates and shows take place here.