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 Education  India Project #40972

Support Education in Rural India

by Auroville Unity Fund
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India
Support Education in Rural India

Summary

Since 2006, Thamarai Educational Projects have provided educational services in marginalised villages next to the international township of Auroville in Tamil Nadu, India. Our current projects support children from these villages, through after-school projects for around 90 children and a playgroup project for 36 children. In addition, regular health care and well-being programs are provided at local schools and at work units/villages centres for adults with a vision to promote conscious living.

$10,000
total goal
$9,296
remaining
15
donors
3
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Over the years, Thamarai has worked to counter poor literacy skills, low-income level and alcohol addiction, a major problem, leading to other issues such as debt, domestic abuse and children discontinuing education due to lack of finance. Many parents are unable to support their children academically due to English being the language of study.

Solution

Access to educational resources and opportunities change lives. Our after-school project supports children with their academic as well as personal growth. Programs include English classes, digital literacy, leadership, arts and health activities along with homework support under the guidance of facilitators. Our playgroup enables children to be prepared for school curriculum and also allows women to pursue their careers. The health program brings awareness and skill to manage family health.

Long-Term Impact

Our projects have been running in the villages for the past 13 years. The children who once attended our after-school projects are now college graduates and the facilitators many of whom lead and run the current Thamarai programs. The health programs have and will continue to improve the conditions of the villages as people become informed about health and well being, reduce alcohol consumption, focus on community development and education and see themselves as agents of change.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.thamarai.org
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Organization Information

Auroville Unity Fund

Location: Auroville, Tamil Nadu - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Auroville Funding
Project Leader:
Bridget Horkan
Auroville, Tamil Nadu India
$704 raised of $10,000 goal
 
19 donations
$9,296 to go
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