The Boys Towns

 At present BTS manages 5 Boys Towns:

  • Athoor Boys Town
  • Nilakottai Boys Town
  • Pannaikadu Boys Town
  • Rajapalaiyam Boys Town
  • Tirumangalam Boys Town

These are home to around 239 boys between the ages of 11 and 17. 50 students will be in each Boys Towns.

 
 

 

DSC08596The Boys Towns are run by the boys themselves, with Directors on hand to offer guidance. Each Boys Town has its own elected Parliament consisting of a Chief Minister, Speaker and Ministers for Finance, Home, Agriculture, etc. Together they discuss and debate issues and make plans for how to address them. This helps them develop leadership abilities and gives them ownership of the project.

At evenings and weekends a full itinerary is in place including indoor and outdoor club activities (chess, stamp-collecting, crafts, Social Service, Green Earth, bird-watching), sports, computer lessons and weekend outings to places of historical interest.

Each Boys Town grows and sells crops to bring in additional revenue to reinvest in the Boys Town.