The World Village Project believes in a “Human Being First, Infrastructure Next” approach. This means holding a holistic view of sustainability which begins with the individual’s mindset. Along with providing sustainable solutions for infrastructure and livelihoods, the initiative is also working to bring about a shift in the mindset of individuals to create world-centric individuals not bound by any forms of discrimination, and in turn creating space for individual and collective growth.
The project aims to transform villages into thriving, self-sufficient, and sustainable ecosystems.
We are currently working towards transforming 6 villages in and around the Varadaiahpalem mandal in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India into sustainable self-reliant villages. They are Santoshpuram, Krishnapuram, Mokkala Chenu, Gandhi Puram, Dharakasthu, and Anil Puram.
These villages mark only the start and will continue to serve as a guide for people worldwide to replicate them:
Santoshpuram is a tiny settlement of 100 tribal people set in the foothills of the Eastern Ghats of southern India. It was the first village to be adopted for the World Village Project and in December of 2019 the project was inaugurated and completed. Here every thing was built from scratch.
The village houses 320 people and the World Village Project aims to transform it into a strong community and India’s first sustainable model village. This is the first village to start their very own production of mud bricks, leaf plates, and eco-friendly sustainable soaps for every day use.
Mokkala Chenu is a cosy village situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The village houses 179 people and has a total of 56 houses.
One of our key contributions has been repairing damaged houses due to the rains. So far, 12 homes have been completely renovated. Overhead tanks with water for consumption have been made available to every house.
Gandhi puram is called home by 125 people and has 42 houses. Through the World Village Project, 8 damaged houses have been renovated and a well equipped knowledge centre has been constructed.
Dharakasthu is a quaint village which houses 205 people and has 55 houses. Through the World Village Project, 40 damaged houses have been renovated, and gravel as well as cement concrete roads have been constructed in order to provide accessible pathways for the villagers.