We aim to establish a centre for the homeless and offer them services to improve their quality of life. Our project will provide empowerment, counseling, de-addiction and vocational training to help these individuals to have a transition from a life of poverty and to integrated them into our society.
The Homeless community in Puducherry face many challenges such no housing, unhygienic stay on the roadside, illetracy and alcoholism. The community is not aware of the government schemes available and they do not make use of it. With the above said scenario, they are unable to integrate themselves with the society.
In 2017, with the support of a Dutch volunteer, we started this initiative. Many awareness generation programs on alcoholism, personal hygiene, domestic violence and women rights were conducted. People in the community are motivated to form a micro credit group to save money and to get credit from the bank so that they can start their own business or to start a new business. We arrange access to vocational training on tailoring and embroidery and the children are motivated to attend summer camp.
To empower and support these individuals reintegrate into society without having to live on the streets. Updates Prime Trust with its team supports the individuals by providing awareness education on Saturdays provides counseling, support the children with school supplies. The children are motivated to attend evening remedial classes at our centre.
Additional Documentation This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
Oct 22, 2019
Janani Home: Help underprivileged girls in India
By S.M. Arasu - Founder Director
Summary This project aims to help, transform the lives of underprivileged young girls living at the Janani Home by providing for their needs that range from food, shelter to an excellent all-rounded education. Challenge Some girl children in Pondicherry and neighboring district of Tamil Nadu are not provided resources they need to acquire a good education, live a safe life. The children have to overcome many obstacles that women in India have to face. The children are discriminated against getting equal education, food and other opportunities like her male counterparts. In some worst cases, children pushed into prostitution and child labour or they are forced to take care of their siblings leaving their education. Solution Janani home provides dignity, proper shelter, food and structured day for the young girls living there. Their stay is comfortable, clean and supervised by dedicated members. They attend evening school daily and various extracurricular activities such as art, yoga, dancing and singing and playing musical instruments are offered. Prime Trust also provides the girls with access to quality medical care by inviting a doctor every month. Long-Term Impact This consistence and active work being done at the Janani home is sure to leave lasting and positive impact on the girls who call this place home. The girls will be brought up in an environment that will equip them with the tools to lead a self-reliant life. We remove the children from neglectful and abusive homes, and give them a chance to be surrounded by loving individuals. The nutritional, medical and educational care they receive will create a structured and safe life. The Janani home also provides a safe place where they girls can be nurtured, as children, and become productive members of society, when they reach adulthood. Additional Documentation This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf). Resources http://www.primetrust.org https://www.facebook.com/Jananihomeforgirls/ Instagram Twitter
Oct 21, 2019
Micro Credit Program for underprivileged women
By S.M. Arasu - Founder Director
The objective of this program is to empower 50 women to start or expand small businesses of their own by providing micro-credit loans or grants.
It is impossible to bring people out of poverty trough charity alone. It is pertinent to empower them economically and make them self-reliant. In the patriarchal society, women face a wide range of challenges such as illiteracy, alcoholism, limited employment opportunities and predatory lending and the resulting debt-trap.
This project aims to provide small loans either free or with low interest to the women who are pursuing small businesses of their own. The award of loans will be based on established small business activity or to invest in a new activity. Requests are coming from many women for additional funding for expansion of their business.
The outcome of this project is to make the women self reliant and self sustaining. By empowering them, they get financial independence that they rightfully deserve. The women are in a position to take a decision in her family. They will also have access to support systems and safety nets that they otherwise would not have within their own families.