Home for children and skill training centre for women
 Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India

 

THE CONTEXT OF YOUR INITIATIVE

We started this children home because Cuddalore district is one of the under developed area, industrial area, and lots of street children and child labour can be found in this area.

So we started this center to protect them and give them safe life. Regarding training for women, in our area lots of women do not have proper education and skill training, so we started this project in this center.

THE ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT AS PART OF YOUR INITIATIVE

15 children are staying in our centre .
We are providing tailoring, computer education and embroidering to rural women.
We are also providing organic agriculture training.
Eco tourism centre.

WHO IS INVOLVED FROM OUR GROUP?

10 staffs and 5 volunteers
100 local families

WHICH PARTNERS ARE YOU WORKING WITH ON THIS INITIATIVE?

Local social welfare board
District child protection office
Village leaders
Local NGOs
Schools
Agricultural department

At the beginning in 1992, we started working with street children in Cuddalore district.

Then we constructed a permanent centre for them with the support of Emmaus International and now we are having permanent home for street, poor and orphan children, both boys and girls, providing them food, accommodation, health and education in this centre. Till date we have supported around 1000 children.

We are also providing different skill training to poor rural women to empower their life. We are having an organic multi farm to produce income and run the centre for long time towards sustainability.

FUTURE PROSPECTS

- We are continually supporting street, orphan and poor children by providing them with food, shelter, education etc. for their successful development.
- Raising awareness for the usage of alternative energy through solar power.
- Running water management & sanitation programmes for local communities.
- Promoting large scale organic farming in rural areas and terrace kitchen gardening in urban areas with marketing feasibilities.
- Working for environmental protection.

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS AND THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THIS INITIATIVE

For past 24 years we have provided support to more than 1000 street, orphan and poor children in Cuddalore district. Some of them are now grown up and well educated and settled in their life.

We also provided training in different skill for around 1500 women in our area. Most of them are now in good jobs and also started their own business.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR INITIATIVE?

We got appreciation certificate from the local government department.
Our group got good friendly support from local people.

WHAT ARE YOUR PROSPECTS?

We plan to open an Emmaus shop to sell our farm products and also handicrafts made by our women to get more income to run our activities constantly and moving towards self-sustainable.

About

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Initiative sponsors

Selva Arokia raj


Location

Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India

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