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