Malladhi Subbarao, age 35, is a mason by profession who hails from a village called Velladam in Andhra Pradesh, India. He settled down in the village of Gudem Madhavaram after getting married and has lived there for ten years now. Gudem Madhavaram is the first village that has been chosen for the implementation of the Child Focus School Development project.

Malladhi has two children, a boy and a girl. His daughter who is four years old is enrolled in UKG at the SDA School and his son is 2 years old. His wife stays at home and takes care of the children. Malladhi belongs to the scheduled caste, a caste group which has faced centuries of oppression and discrimination.

Since Malladhi lives in a village, the frequency of him getting work is minimal. As a result, he finds it difficult to pay the school fees for his child’s education. By employing him in the renovation of the school in September, the CFSD project was able to help him earn enough to pay the school fees for his daughter’s education.

Malladhi Subbarao said, “The work has helped me meet my needs and the needs of my children.” He has agreed to continue supporting the project with his skills for the upcoming WASH activities for sanitation improvements.