The KIRAN Village in Varanasi, a city with 1.2 million inhabitants located on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, was founded in 1990 by “Sangeeta” Judith Keller. The Swiss nun recognized the enormous need back then for rehabilitation facilities and a center for disabled children and young people in this region.
School and training facilities for some 360 children
Today, some 300 children and young people from the surrounding areas attend the school, with a further 60 also living there. In addition to schooling, the KIRAN Village offers apprenticeship positions in the area of horticulture, carpentry, and tailoring, as well as in the village’s own “Prosthetic & Orthopedic Workshop”, where orthoses, prostheses, and other aids are manufactured for children affected by polio and other diseases.
Geberit team with eight apprentices to renovate toilet facilities
The majority of the toilet facilities in the KIRAN Village are in very poor condition. The Geberit team with eight apprentices has set itself the goal of renovating as many of the facilities as they can during their two-week stay in October/November 2014. They will be supported by the employees from the KIRAN Village and a Geberit employee from India, who will also be responsible for the completion of the work and the subsequent maintenance.