Thamarai Education projects (www.thamarai.org) offer education to 130 children in rural villages, Tamil Nadu. The current wave of COVID 19 is very difficult for families, children are particularly in need. We, at Thamarai Education Projects, are committed to working towards the full potential for all. We have adapted our after-school programs to provide daily learning calls, emotional check-ins, and home drops of education supplies.
The current wave of Covid is hitting India extremely hard. Children are especially vulnerable and need to continue their education for their overall well-being and to build awareness on health care, safety protocols, and immunity-boosting. Thamarai has been providing education to marginalized village children for the past 15 years through youth facilitators in a big sister, big brother type environment that inspires all to stretch towards their full potential.
We are providing a direct service to children in their homes with 2 hour learning calls, education supplies, a regular support table in the middle of the village distributing materials. We also provide education in health and well being, including immunity boosting, safety protocols, and social responsibility.
Children have been impacted hugely during 2020-2021 with schools closed many children are bored & parents concerned about the loss of education. Family life is strained as parents are daily laborers and many out of work. Mothers are reporting increasing levels of tension and alcoholism affecting the whole family. A recent survey by the Tamil Nadu Women's Collective in 62 villages in our state indicated that at least 81% of rural families reported some form of domestic violence.