Back to the Roots (BTTR) project has been transforming villages in Telugu States for past 7 years. This project revived cultural heritage, restored family values and promoted health and hygiene in many villages and also made many of them self-sufficient and self-governing model villages. Several of them have received various awards including Swatch Bharat, Alcohol Free, and Plastic Free awards- below email has some details. Some of the project trainees became sarpanchs for their respective villages.
Sudhakar Garu is the project director. He earlier worked in US for 10 plus years, left his great career in US and moved back to India to help the villages. He has been working full time for BTTR project for past 7 years and empowered several villages. More details of project including key achievements are below.
About Sacramento Projects
Sacramento group plans to adopt two villages and help them transformed. The potential villages identified are Astanagurthy, Khammam District from Telangana and Venkampael, West Godavari from Andhra Pradesh. The work has started in Astanagurthy in last month. BTTR team walked through the village and is working with villagers on a development plan. Eight youth members were given Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP). They have started teaching Yoga at schools and also did demographic survey of village to better understand their needs. As a first development project, BTTR is going to help the village in building 170 bathrooms with the help of Mandal Development Funds and BTTR funds.
We need approximately $25,000 for two villages every year for 3 to 4 years and need your support. We are the lucky souls – Universe has given us so many things and we were helped by people knowingly and unknowingly. How about sharing some of our happiness with the people in the two villages?