Jayasurya sponsors ‘Snehakoodu’ for the underprivileged, hands over first house
Mollywood star Jayasurya has extended a helping hand to homeless families with a social service project titled ‘Snehakoodu’. Under the project, the actor aims to construct five houses per year for the underprivileged. The project was officially launched by handing over the first house to a poor family.
The first house under the project was constructed within 30 days. 'Snehakoodu' project is being implemented in association with Neura Panel, a Kochi based firm which is engaged in low-cost construction of houses to help people who lost their house in the floods. Thin concrete panels are used to construct the houses under this project.
At present, houses are constructed under Jayasurya’s initiative for those who own land. At the same time, only those who are not benefited by the government’s Life Mission project are eligible to apply for the ‘Snehakoodu’ project.
Under the housing project, a house of 500 square feet including two-bed rooms, kitchen, hall and bathroom will be constructed. Around Rs 6 lakh is estimated for the construction of a single house.
It is reported that the construction of the second house under the scheme will commence soon.
A family including a woman and her differently-abled son at Ramamangalam is the first beneficiary of the project. The family who was struggling to make ends meet had never dreamt of having their own house.
Jayasurya sponsored the construction of the house in the land donated by Choice Group MD Jose Thomas. Representing Jayasurya, actor Rony David handed over the keys of the house to the family.
“I met Subin Thomas, director of Neura Panel when I attended the foundation laying ceremony of Thanal Veedu project under MP Hibi Eden. At that event, we talked a lot about the company’s social service during the floods. During that time, we planned the ‘Snehakoodu’ project and decided to launch it. The major attraction of the project was the completion of house construction within a short time. I hope I will be able to construct more houses for the underprivileged. Eligible people will be identified and five houses will be constructed every year,” said Jayasurya.